Philip Biddlecombe is a percussionist, a director, a composer & a teacher. He plays percussion, drum kit and piano and has played in countless amateur shows from Les Miserables to Sweet Charity. He has played in many brass bands as both a conductor for the Beverley Brass Band and a percussionist playing with the Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Band in the Championship section and others. He has been a member of the Yorkshire Wind Orchestra, played with the Leeds Symphony Orchestra and also with the Chichester Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of The Armed Man.
He has taught for the past year as a teacher after completing his PGCE at Durham University where he taught at a number of secondary, primary and special needs schools. He has also worked with a local community music academy in the Humberside area composing and tutoring.
He has performed at the Royal Albert Hall for the Schools Proms performing with the Hampshire County Youth Band, and toured in Germany as well as northern Spain stopping at the Heineken 40th Jazzaldia festival in San Sebastian. He has had extensive experience with many ensembles and wants to pass this on to students so that they too can experience the diversity of music.
Currently residing in Wellington, New Zealand, Phil is currently playing with the Hutt City Brass Band and is tutoring drums with the Raroa Music Centre. He is now looking to expand his professional experiences within New Zealand as either a Performer or Teacher.