Since childhood, I’ve always been fascinated by the magic of musical symmetry and structure. I improvise and compose musical patterns simply because it feels so good: it brings solace and catharsis. I enjoy virtuosity and complexity but also intimacy and simplicity. I love dark, melancholy music but also sweet, soothing sounds. My music has classical, jazz and pop influences and I work under different project names. Using the name Phil Best, I play classical music in my own accessible style alongside my own compositions and improvisations including a project of meditative piano pieces also shared on my website Hypnotic Piano. As PJ Best, I play and sing my own jazz compositions and songs and as Louie Harrison (my Grandma’s name was Louise Harrison) I sing and produce jazzy soul RnB songs. I want to offer music that is expressive and deep, not impressive and shallow. Making music for me is all about telling stories, communicating deep meanings that are beyond words, in a way that is clear, natural and unpretentious. I work hard, constantly practising to develop my piano and singing skills and improve my command of musical language but only to generate a stronger emotional and spiritual connection to the inner source of music which is universal – something we all know and share!