Orlando started out playing the clarinet. He was "first chair"clarinet in the Arundel High School Band in Gambrills,Maryland. At the age of fifteen he learned to play the saxophone, and the next year he picked up the bass guitar. Raised in a home with a piano, he played the keyboards informally all his life. Orlando also is a great song writer. He wrote the song "Emotions" on Starpoint's "Restless" Album, and has co-writin many others. Orlando plays the bass guitar, saxaphone, and does background vocals, when he's with Starpoint.
Throughout the years Orlando has worked and recorded with other artist!
He was the leader and lead vocalist for the popular Caribbean music group Mama Jama from 1987-1995. He recorded bass on the multi-platinum debut LP of Grammy Award winning artist, Toni Braxton! He has performed in the company of several well known groups including Patti Labelle, Ashford & Simpson, Kool & The Gang, Natalie Cole, Luther Vandross, Morris Day of the Time, Blackstreet, and many more.
Orlando now sings, plays a tenor pan (Steel Drum), saxaphone and keyboards, for his solo performances, that features Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Latin, Smooth Jazz, and other styles of music with Caribbean flavor. Check out his website: www.OrlandoPhillips.com