Arrivals and Departures, the new record from singer-songwriter, rocker-folker, coffee drinker, and dog walker Phil Ayoub is finally cleared for landing in 2010!
Arrivals and Departures finds Ayoub (pronounced A-Yoob) reuniting with Tim Bradshaw, who produced his solo debut Schoolbus Window Paper Heart. Bradshaw, keyboardist and guitarist with David Gray, John Mayer, is an inventive producer and extremely talented multi-instrumentalist. The record also features drumming from the ever cool Kevin Figueiredo from the band Extreme. Sessions for the album were split between Massachusetts and Stoke-On-Trent in the U.K.
The new record contains 13 songs written in and amongst terminals, coach seats, security offices, food court Sbarros, on runways, baggage claim belts, during strip searches, random bag checks, and 10-minute chair massages in airports and airplanes all over the world. As well as in the kitchen of his parents’ house.
Ayoub, who splits time between Boston and his native Rhode Island, has an MBA from Boston College and found himself with a prosperous job at a large investment company. But he left it all behind to write songs. After earning B's in business school (well, B-minuses actually), Ayoub enrolled himself in the school of Bruce, Bono, and Bob…
Arrivals and Departures is the long-awaited follow up to Schoolbus Window Paper Heart, which had Ayoub performing in venues from the Viper Room in LA to Fenway Park in Boston, and featured songs on such notable and respected stations as WBOS Boston, WXPN Philadelphia, WBCN Boston, WDHA New Jersey, WHJY Providence, WXRV The River Boston, WMVY Martha’s Vineyard, KEXP Seattle, and XM and Sirius Satellite Radio.