— - Mark Gabrich
“Phil is one of my favorite singers on earth ”
— Billy Sheehan
“Phil's voice is unique with this twisted, insane timbre and phrasing. It possesses urgency, confidence, bravado and deep. ”
— Peter Criss | Kiss
“Phil has a very expressive voice with power and range that hits the stratosphere ”
— Lou Gramm
PHIL NARO is a Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award winning performer for singing the theme song for the cartoon “6Teen”, as well as in internationally acclaimed composer, singer, songwriter/producer and guitarist.
Naro’s career began in his hometown of Rochester, New York at the age of fifteen where he performed in a variety of popular High School bands.
Word of his amazingly powerful voice and his tremendous four octave range quickly spread to the bar bands where he pursued his musical career.
Naro is best known as the front-man for Billy Sheehan’s band, “Talas”. In late 1980’s, while Naro immersed his talents writing and recording songs with other musicians in Rochester and Buffalo, bass player, Billy Sheehan [www.billysheehan.com] from Talas was in search of a lead singer for his band. In late 1983 Billy found the voice of the band in Phil Naro. In 1984 after numerous performances, the band recorded “Live Speed on Ice” at L’Amour with Relativity Records in New York City which simultaneously made the top ten charts in both England and Japan. While with Talas, Naro enjoyed great success on a unique American heavy metal tour, performing with many of the 80’s top attractions such as: Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s Rising Force; Anthrax; White Lion; Quiet Riot; and Iron Maiden.
By now Naro was a much sought after lead vocalist and was discovered by respected producer Eddie Kramer who had worked with Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrex and KISS. This discovery resulted in Kramer recommending Naro to Peter Criss [www.peterctriss.net] former KISS drummer, who was preparing his solo career. At the helm of Criss’ solo project, two of Naro’s songs, “Bad People” and “Blue Moon over Brooklyn” appeared on Criss’ 1995 release, “Cat 1”. While he was creating music with Criss, Naro also wrote songs for Lee Aaron’s 1989 multi-platinum selling album “Body Rock” and provided his powerful voice in studio work with Grammy winning producer Tom Lord-Alge, known for his work with Billy Joel, The Cure, Steve Winwood, Marilyn Manson and The Rolling Stones.
In 1994, Naro teamed up with John Rogers (Brighton Rock, Long Tom and the Dusty Danglers) to form an acoustic duo dubbed as “The Phil & John Show” [www.thephilandjohnshow.com] to play the Ontario Club Circuit. They play both originals and covers of some of the most beloved songs of our time. In 2006, they released “The Phil & John Show Cover Art” and are finishing up their follow-up release to be available in 2017.
In December 2014, former manager in the late 90's for "The Outfield" Band found Phil on YouTube singing “Your Love” by “The Outfield”. He contacted Phil to see if he would be interested in being part of his charity album for a rare disease his son was a survivor of called “Kawasaki Disease”. Phil always being up on supporting good causes in any way accepted his offer.
In February 2015, with the assistance of Ben Crudup, they wrote and released “On Your Way Down” for the album “Songs from the Heart: Vol. 1” [www.itunes.apple.com/us/album/on-you-way-down-feat.-phil/id969755291?i=969755313] [www.cdbaby.com/cd/thedaveharrisproject5/OnYourWayDown#.VQn3jyZpmlY.facebook]
Also in February of 2015, Phil was asked to sing “Fallin’ In Love” with Julian Lennon, Brian May, and Ben Crudup.
“Fallin’ In Love” was released on March 30, 2015 by label Murdock Entertainment and can be purchased on iTunes, CDBaby and Amazon.
In January 2015, Phil had the honor of being asked by Gene Cornish [www.genecornish.com], from Rochester, New York, who in 2012 was inducted into the Rochester Hall of Fame, and from the popular 1960’s soul band, “The Rascals”, to be lead singer of his 2015 tour called “Gene Cornish & The Dangerous Lovers featuring Phil Naro”. The band consists of: Gene Cornish; Phil Naro; Gary Van Scyoc; Steve Holley; Mark Brandenburg; Billy Alessi and Bobby Alessi.
January 2016, Phil was asked by Bruce Pilato of Pilato Entertainment Marketing & Media LLC to be the lead singer for his new band “The Platinum Rock All-Stars”. The band consists of: Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, Ozzy) on drums; Gene CornishGene Cornish (The Rascals) on guitar; Geoff Downes (Buggles, ASIA, Yes) on keyboards; Phil Naro (Talas, Peter Criss Kiss Army; Brian May, Julian Lennon) on Vocals and Guitar; Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy, Whitesnake, Blue Oyster Cult) on bass; Ron Thal "Bumblefoot" (Guns N Roses) on guitar. Combined, these 6 musicians have been responsible for over 150 million records sold to music fans!!!