Ex-Budgie drummer; Ray Phillips formed 'Six Ton Budgie' in 1993

Six Ton Budgie


Ray Phillips formed Six Ton Budgie in 1993. As well as playing his signature double bass drum kit, Ray sang lead vocals as well as playing drums.
Six Tone Budgie recorded 3 Albums, but the hard-hitting rock band performed best as live, which won them a solid fan base throughout the UK as long-term trio of Ray with bassist, Tom Prince and his son, guitarist, Justin Phillips .

Their sets included the Budgie classics 'Breadfan', Crash Course in Brain Surgery, Wildfire, Napoleon Bona Parts 1 & 2, Forearm Smash and In For The Kill.

The band toured the UK extensively through the 1990's, initially with Sam Lees on guitar, later Justin Phillips; and Jason Marsh on bass, later Tom Prince.
Six Ton Budgie had an Autralian-based Fanzine, Sabre Dance, which attracted subscribers throughout the US, Europe and Japan.

Six Ton Budgie released three albums: 'Unplucked' in 1995; Ornithology, 1996 and 'A Bird's Eye View' in 1999.

See more about the work of bassist, Tom Prince

Justin and Ray Phillips with Tom Prince - Six Ton Budgie Tredegar live

Six Ton Budgie

Justin Phillips - Guitar/Vocals
Ray Phillips - Drums/Vocals
Tom Prince - bass, keyboards & piano

1993 :
Sam Lees (guitar)
Jason Marsh (bass)



Six Ton Budgie CD covers

A Bird's Eye View 1999

Birds Eye View by Six Ton Budgie

Unplucked 1995









Tom Prince, Ray Phillips and Justin Phillips - Six Ton Budgie, live.

Six Ton Budgie live

1993 UK Tour

Six Ton Budgie tour



Ornithology 1996

Ornithology cover

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