About

Simon Beddoe is a trumpet/flugel horn player, composer, arranger and lecturer based in South London. He studied jazz at the Leeds College of Music. Simon currently lectures and coordinates the live music management module at the 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 Endomel 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 and a promoter rep for companies including Soundcrash and AGMP.

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

Discography – 2021

Albums/EP’s: Dancing People Vol 5Sekele, Nimele, Dancing People Records – 2021 Submotion Orchestra – Unplugged Vol 1 – SMO Records – 2020 James Hamilton Jazz Orchestra – New Jazz Records – 2020 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 OrchestraThe Green Seagull – 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 AloneOur Label Records – 2006 Library Music Albums 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 Loopmasters
  • Dub & Reggae Horns – 2020
  • Funk horns sessions – 2019
  • Submotion Orchestra – Electronic Soul – 2017
Samplephonics
  • Soulful Brass Constructions – 2012
  • Vintage Brass – 2011