Phillip Ingram (born July 11, 1958) is an American musician. He is perhaps best known as being the brother of James Ingram, the two-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist.
Phillip Ingram was raised in Akron, Ohio. He came from a musical family with six brothers and sisters who all sang and played instruments but only Phillip and his older brother, James, pursued a musical career.
In December 1976, the band Switch was formed with Phillip Ingram, Greg Williams, Jody Sims, Bobby DeBarge, Tommy DeBarge and Eddie Fluellen.
Switch was signed to Motown Records in May 1977 and went on to record five albums for the label. Their first album went platinum with such hits as “They’ll Never Be”, “I Wanna Be Closer”. Their second album went gold, which included “Best Beat In Town” and “I Call Your Name.”
Starting in 1984, Ingram went behind the scenes writing for various artists and working with various artists, films and commercials.
He still sings and records for television and radio commercials, works on films, radio station IDs, and recordings. In addition, he is working on production of new and upcoming artists along with Rex Salas. He has toured with Sheena Easton and a new incarnation of Switch.
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