SMG SIGNS PHIL HUGLEY (AKA) GTAR PHIL & THE CHANK
Once again at the perceived summit of accomplishments, Phil felt the call to move on from West Point Academy, Tye Tribbett and many other major artists in his supportive role. He is now turning his attention towards a mainstream non gospel music career and has formed new band under a new stage name that had been given to him by the Nashville recording and performance community. In December 2013, Phil began writing for what would become Gtar Phil & The Chank, band whose sound would center on early 80’s dance funk and soul music. He brought along longtime production collaborators Thad Witherspoon (drummer) and Kiko Negron (percussion and keys) and added new friends Alex Bachari on rhythm guitar and female bass player extraordinaire, Ryan Madora. To round it out he called on two singers that he had worked with in a previous funk band who turned out to be two of the best writing partners he’s ever had- Quinton ”Q” Coleman and Kim Mont. Together they began working on a new album that will be released 1st Quarter 2015, but the powerhouse team is readying their first single for radio “Beautiful People” under the hand of legendary producer and songwriter Jesse Boyce. After Phil connected with Boyce his new music really began to take definition and he has seen his career grow by leaps and bounds as an artist and a businessman. He recently has been accepted into the prestigious Leadership Music Program in Nashville, TN and will be a member of the 2015 class.