Simon Phillips Life Rebuilding Fund

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Raised by 1,039 people in 5 months
After playing the first show of Protocol's US tour at the Iridium, in NYC, I received several frantic messages of the Thomas fire from my fiancee Billie Rainbird as she saw the sky turn orange from behind our house, frantically grabbing things,  fleeing from our home within 20 minutes with our beloved dog Bear.

Just a few hours later I received another devasting phone call that our house, studio and everything had been burned to the ground.

At this juncture, I do not know what insurance will cover and I fear getting our lives back together will take much more than we can imagine.

We are in tremendous shock, going from disbelief to devastation to denial.

We are very grateful for all the support and love we are receiving from around the world. We are truly touched and moved. Thank you.

Any support you can provide to help is deeply and dearly appreciated.

With much love - Simon and Billie
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I am overwhelmed by the kindness and concern that everyone has shown us. I have never accepted help or support before this tragedy and it is a very sobering chapter of my life!

It has come to my attention that there have been a few derogatory comments on my GoFundMe page. A fabrication that I am worth 10 million dollars!

Well if that were true I wouldn’t need a “GoFundMe” page or any house insurance or equipment insurance. If I were worth 10 million I would just move into one of my “other” houses which of course I would have if I were worth 10 million dollars.

Anyone that knows me will know that I have always been honorable. I have not only lost my home, all my cherished mementos, photos and my possessions, but also my studio and most of its equipment. That means I have lost my business too.

The stunning realization we are having now is that the only things that we have left are my suitcase that I had out on the road with me and the things that Billie was able to grab and throw into the Jeep inside of 20 minutes.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but at least get your facts straight before invading my page with your untruths and unspeakable accusations upsetting my family, friends, fellow artists, and fans who are more than fans. I will add that they are real genuine people, deep music lovers whom I have had the privilege to come to know over decades of touring, all of whom who do not deserve this. None of this! Not now not ever.

I would like to share here a part of Billie’s FB post yesterday as she has spoken for us both.

She wrote --- “As of today, I believe it’s been confirmed now that 7 of us on our road have lost our homes … as time passes the reports are coming in. We are all in touch, there for one another, and will help one another as we are doing here on FB. That’s what friends, neighbors and communities do. Nothing else matters but hugging, helping and supporting one another.

We are deeply grateful for your reaching out, asking how to help, offering to help and for your incredible generosity. We plan to help our new community in every way we possibly can. I’m grateful that you and anyone who knows us knows this about us.

Thank you for your friendship, your trust and for being there with us through the good and now through the tragedy.

Our Prayers are with our brave firefighters, on the ground and in the air and our first responders. Please all be safe. Our hearts are with all who’ve lost to this horrific fire, we suffer with you …. As my great music loving family here on FB have encouraged me to do …. we will look up and get through this no matter what! I am tremendously grateful to be here and to be here with you. I’m forever grateful to be here to say thank you. “
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At the same time, I’d again like to share our gratitude for all of the wonderful messages and well wishes from you. I am so grateful for all of your support in this most challenging time.
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