Phillip E. Hardy
Phillip E. Hardy is a writer and musician with a diverse range of abilities and interests. Hardy began his drumming career in the mid 1970s, occasionally filling in as substitute drummer for Los Angeles punk band The Weasels, as well as jamming and recording at the legendary Masque with musicians including Dean Chamberlain and The Skulls. He also recorded with Walter Egan of Magnet and Steel fame. During the 1980s he twice worked with Asylum Kids bassist and vocalist Dino Archon in bands named DV8 and Symbol Positive playing at Club Lingerie, Madame Wong's, and The Troubadour and on the Radio stage at the 1984 LA Street Scene. During the early 1990s, he fronted his own band Badge of Honor playing numerous live shows and had original songs featured on KLOS Radio Best of Local Licks show. In a May 9, 1994 Music Connection magazine review, Hardy’s vocal style was compared to Harry Chapin and in a July 4, 1994 article described his drumming “As precise as the tick-tock of Big Ben and rocks like a runaway renegade. In 2004, his album Old Dog, New Tricks was released and received positive reviews from publications including Fufkin magazine, Ripping Tracks and IOM magazine. Hardy has recently played with several blues and rock artists including Joe Houston, Guitar Shorty, Marcella Detroit, and Finas Tasby; and recently opened for classic rock band Canned Heat. On September 3, 2006 Hardy joined The Lively Ones (Pulp Fiction Film Soundtrack) playing drums and singing lead vocals for a concert at the Orange International Street Fair. He now plays live with them on a regular basis. Currently, his primary musical project is as drummer for the Long Beach based band New Blues Revolution. The band recently played at the LA Music Awards at the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood. The band also has a series of live shows planned for the winter and spring of 2011. He is the author “Kingdom Of The Hollow, The Story Of The Hatfield’s And McCoys”. In a December 2006 review, Roundup magazine described the book as "an action-filled, fictionalized account of the feud, with a strong sense of place, rich descriptive narrative full of regional detail, and crisply drawn characters." He has finished a new revision of his historical fiction work about the feud, which will soon be available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. He is currently writing for The Marshalltown Chronicle and has recently had his work published at Hackwriters.com. Hardy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 2001 and a Master of Management from the University of Redlands in 2003. He is a Stanford University Certified Project Manager.