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.