Simon Beddoe

Senior Lecturer: Professional Studies

Biography

Job Title: Senior Lecturer: Professional Studies

Courses Taught: Events Management

Specialisms: Professional Trumpet Player, Event Organiser, Tour Management, Event Rep

Simon Beddoe is a trumpet/flugel horn player, composer, arranger and lecturer based in South London. He studied jazz at Leeds Conservatoire. Simon currently lectures and coordinates the live music management module at Leeds Conservatoire.

Simon, or ‘Bobby’ as many call him, has received international acclaim for his work with groundbreaking electronica group Submotion Orchestra for whom he composes and plays brass. Submotion Orchestra have recently celebrated 10 years of making music having recorded 3 EP’s and 6 albums for various record labels including Ninja Tune and Circus Records.

Simon has worked with many critically acclaimed groups and artists. He has toured professionally with ensembles throughout the world and has played all the major UK festivals and venues.

As a composer Simon has written and arranged on every Submotion Orchestra release as well as on-going work with library music specialists Endemol Shine Group. He has also worked collaboratively with artists and /organisations including Incognito and The West Yorkshire Playhouse. His music has been synced on a number of TV programmes and adverts ranging from Audi to The Great British Bake Off. He has co-written four sample packs for sample library companies Samplephonics and Loopmasters.

Simon is passionate about promoting and sharing great music. He was a founding member of Leeds Improvised Music Association, events manager at The Wardrobe, a promoter rep for companies including Soundcrash and AGMP, and production manager for festivals including The Funk and Soul Weekender.

Simon has also worked on a number of theatre productions, most notably ‘Cat on a shot tin roof’ at the West Yorkshire Playhouse directed by Sarah Esdaile. He has also composed and directed/produced for Leeds Transform Festival.

Simon Beddoe - Discography - 2020

Albums/EP’s:

  • Young RJ, Megaran, Abstract Orchestra ‘2 Hands Up’ - Ne’Astra - 2020
  • Early Works: Funk, Soul and Afro Rarities - ATA Records - 2020
  • Slum Village & Abstract Orchestra - Fantastic 2020 Vol. 1 - Vol. 2 - Ne’Astra Music Group, Barak Records - 2020
  • Incognito - Tomorrow’s New Dream - Space Shower Music - 2019
  • The Sorcerers - The Sorcerers - ATA Records - 2019
  • Abstract Orchestra - Madvillain Vol. 2 - ATA Records - 2019
  • XOA - Way West - Five Easy Pieces/K7 2019
  • Submotion Orchestra - Kites - SMO Records - 2018
  • Abstract Orchestra - Madvillain Vol. 1 - ATA Records - 2018
  • Abstract Orchestra - Dilla - ATA Records - 2017
  • Rachel Modest - I Try - ATA Records - 2016
  • Submotion Orchestra - Colour Theory Remixed - Counter Records - 2016
  • Submotion Orchestra - Colour Theory - Counter Records - 2016
  • Submotion Orchestra - EP III - Counter Records - 2015
  • Author - Forward Forever - Black Box Records - 2014
  • Submotion Orchestra - Alium - Counter Records - 2014
  • Jamil Sheriff Big Band - Icthyology - GLP Records - 2013
  • Submotion Orchestra - 1968 - Hospitality Records - 2013
  • Tommy Evan’s Jazz Orchestra - Jellymould Records - 2012
  • The Cat Pack - Everybody Wants To Be A Cat - Raucous Records - 2003
  • Submotion Orchestra - Finest Hour The Remixes - Exceptional Records - 2012
  • Submotion Orchestra - Fragments - Exceptional Records - 2012
  • Author - Author - Tectonic Records - 2011
  • Submotion Orchestra - Finest Hour - Exceptional Records - 2011
  • If Destroyed Still True - Seven Dials - GLP Records - 2009
  • Dave Kane’s Rabbit Project - The Eye Of The Duck - Edition Records - 2009
  • Jacuzzi 500 EP - Wardrobe Records - 2007
  • The Cat Pack - It Ain’t What You Do - Raucous Records - 2005
  • The Duke Ellington Repertory Orchestra - Live At Ronnie Scotts - Duke Ellington Society - 2004

Singles

  • Submotion Orchestra - Blend - SMO Records - 2020
  • Submotion Orchestra - Show Me Love - SMO Records - 2020
  • Freya Roy - Ahike - FCR Music Ltd - 2019
  • Abstract Orchestra - Air ft MF Doom - ATA Records 2019
  • Abstract Orchestra - Fancy Clown - ATA Records - 2020
  • Slum Village x Abstract Orchestra – Jealousy  - Spotify -  2018
  • The Inmates - Bread and Water - Our Label Records - 2006
  • The Magnificent Freedom - Fuck Off and Leave Me Alone - Our Label Records - 2006

Library Music Albums - Composer/Performer

  • The Heat: Cinematic Inner-City Soul - ESG - EMI - 2020
  • Street Brass: Hip Live Horns - ESG - EMI - 2018
  • Modern Folk - Hawthorn - ESG - EMI - 2014

Sample Packs - Composer/Performer

Samplephonics
  • Soulful Brass Constructions – 2012
  • Vintage Brass - 2011
Loopmasters
  • Dub & Reggae Horns - 2020
  • Funk horns sessions - 2019
  • Submotion Orchestra - Electronic Soul - 2017
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