Phil Legg

Futureproof founder, Phil Legg has a prestigious background in the industry that leaves him well placed to recognize seeds of potential and create the right promotional vehicle for each artist.

Born in sleepy Dorset, things soon livened up when Phil followed his passion for music and moved to London in 1978. The risk paid off and he joined band Essential Logic as part of what Rolling Stone journalist Greil Marcus referred to as ‘Britain’s post punk pop avant-garde’. Playing guitar for the band alongside Lora Logic of X Ray Spex as well as later joining fellow luminaries of the scene The Members, it’s clear that Phil’s credentials as an artist are rooted in the punk movement. One of Rough Trade’s earliest signings in 1979, Essential Logic released their debut seminal album ‘Beat Rhythm News – Waddle Ya Play’ before going on to grace the hallowed stage of John Peel’s show, recording various BBC sessions for him between 1978 & 1981. The band also enjoyed an esteemed live career performing with the likes of Joy DivisionIggy Pop, Teardrop Explodes, Human League, The Pop Group, The Normal, Scritti Politti, The Raincoats and The Slits and establishing a place in punk history.

Essential Logic

Following Essential Logic’s demise, Phil switched sides at the recording studio and went on to work with an array of notorious artists as an engineer/producer including Depeche Mode, Terence Trent D’ArbySadeDesreeThe WaterboysThe Rolling StonesBoy George, Erasure and many more.

In the 90s Phil’s remix work was with artists like De La Soul, PM DawnLisa Stansfield, Whitney HoustonEternal, had his own composition used on Sony Playstation’s Gran Turismo and even scored music for the documentary ‘Life, Death & Damien Hirst’, used to publicise the Enfant Terrible’s New York show.

In 2000 Phil created Futureproof, launching it as a hugely successful clubnight and later turning it into the highly regarded company it is today. Showcasing its artists in the most fitting environment – whether it be nationally respected venues, London hotspots or something a little more on the edge (like their 2009 ‘Late at Tate’ event for Tate Britain) Futureproof work with up-and-coming bands to see that they reach their full potential.

Phil has worked his way through the music industry from the ground up, driven by his own steely determination and conviction. He is constantly seeking out prospective artists with a boundless enthusiasm for new music. A taste that is at once discerning and eclectic, Phil is always open to new acts regardless of genre or what stage they are in their career and pushes them as far as possible. There are many strings to his bow- Guitarist, producer, engineer, promoter, digital distributor and consultant – and his experience and status is entrenched in the music industry. In his 35 years in the music business, Phil has worked tirelessly with both celebrated and budding artists, seen and worked on both sides of the industry and understands the importance of promotion at every level.