Phillip Sametz was born in Sydney in 1961. Since his first broadcasts on ABC Classic FM and 2MBS-FM in the early 1980s, he has appeared on all the major ABC radio networks, writing and presenting feature programs, documentaries and interval features on ABC Classic FM, and as a regular guest on the afternoon show on ABC 702 Sydney, on the evening show on ABC 774 Melbourne, and on Radio National's The Music Show, a program he has occasionally hosted. Phillip was the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Communications Manager from 2004 until 2013, and is now a presenter and producer with ABC Classic FM. He is also Director and vocalist of Sydney-based swing band The Mell-O-Tones, who perform regularly at the Cremorne Hayden Orpheum Cinemas. His book on the history of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Play On!, was published by ABC Books to mark the Orchestra's 60th anniversary in 1992.
Phillip Sametz and the Mell-O-Tones have produced the following albums. Non-Stop Flight includes guest soloist Don Burrows: