About 2 Cool

Bill and Fiona have been captivating and delighting audiences for years across a large portion of the country and overseas. Their experience has created an exciting, diverse, adaptable performance for almost any audience. The majority of their performance calendar has traditionally been filled with return engagements to venues that ask for them back time after time, year after year. For over 20 years they were based in the Charleston, SC area where they became one of the Low Country's top working acts. Then by special invitation, 2 Cool spent October 2013 to April 2014 performing in Central Asia at the Rixos Borovoe Resort Hotel in Kazakhstan. From that point forward have been performing with Princess Cruises on ships throughout the world. Bill and Fiona don't just play and sing. They entertain! They are excellent at interacting with their audiences, enabling them to create and sustain a party atmosphere.

Fiona Phillips

Fiona began her musical journey in St. Louis, Mo. singing in school plays and talent shows. Always the performer, she studied voice and piano while performing in local musical theater groups for children and teens. She got a taste of pop & rock while still in high school and began performing with a very successful wedding band, entertaining at receptions all over the St. Louis area. She branched out to the night club venues, singing and playing keyboards with several cover bands in the area. After moving to Ann Arbor, MI, Fiona worked with several original and cover bands, until she finally had an audition with Bill Cool, who would take her on their musical adventure. After teaming up with Bill, Fiona finally got her chance to shine in front of audiences all over the country and overseas.
Fiona is a versatile singer, with an extensive range. She can cover material from soft pop hits to rock & roll – musical theater to R & B style - country to standards. She switches from piano to guitar with ease. Her musical influences are diverse – from Janis Joplin, Heart, Linda Rondstadt, Bonnie Raitt to the new sounds of Adele, Sara Barellies, Lady Gaga, and more.

Bill Cool

If one were to ask Bill Cool to name his choices of best guitarist or vocalist, he'd say that there are just too many really great talents to be considered to name any one or few. However, although Bill is able to expertly play all sorts of styles, it's obvious to note that a large part of his influences came from the blues. Bill began playing guitar and singing as a teenager in high school in both cover and original bands. In college he studied voice and music theory. Then in the military he was invited to perform in the prestigious Army Soldier Show. Once back in the civilian world, he began playing and touring with bands all across the country. He soon found himself performing, writing and recording with musicians from such notable acts as Bob Segar's Silver Bullet Band, Brownsville Station, Mother's Finest, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and The Ted Nugent Band. When Bill finally decided to form 2 Cool, he used his studio skills to orchestrate and arrange the impressive sequences that back their performance.