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, 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.

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

Incognito – Wake Me – Louis Vega & Joe Claussell RemixVega Records – 2020

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 – 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