“Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals are unlike any other cymbals I’ve ever played. The warmth and complexity of the overtones radiating out of these things are a pleasure to the ears. The sonic range I’m able to achieve from these cymbals within my setup is exactly what I’ve been looking for; a dark, warm crash to dig into, a light, higher crash to accent with, and a ride that is controllable when I’m pinging away but also opens up when I dig in. I’m also a big fan of the 16” 61st Anniversary hats which are both dark and sloshy when open, and tight and controlled when closed.”
Phil Maloney is a Canadian musician and filmmaker from St. John's, Newfoundland, who is best known as the drummer of the indie-rock band Hey Rosetta!.
Phil has been immersed in music his entire life. He began at the age of 5 by playing piano for 6 years until entering into the percussion world. He explored percussion through his high school jazz band and the orchestral Avalon East District Band for 6 years. During this time, he went on to play in the orchestra pit for three musicals which where he met Josh Ward, bassist of Hey Rosetta!, and was quickly ushered into the band. Since 2007, Phil has played with Hey Rosetta! as well as a variety of other bands spanning many genres including the instrumental heavy rock band “Surgeon” and his brother’s band “Steve Maloney & The Wandering Kind”.
Along with music, Phil’s other passion lies in filmmaking. Growing up he was always using his family’s 8mm camera to make homemade short films. When he first hit the road with Hey Rosetta! back in 2007 he bought his first real camera and started documenting their journey together. Along with a few videos he made for Hey Rosetta!, he has made others for Newfoundland musicians The Once and The Dardanelles. He has also been on a slew of various commercial shoots for both local and national ad agencies including Parks Canada and enRoute/Air Canada.
Phil currently lives in St. John's, NL.