Kevin Edwards comes from Yorkshire, studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music and University of York. He still lives in Yorkshire, having contributed much to the area's music, originally within Bands such as the James Shepherd Versatile Brass and Grimethorpe. He was, for a time, conductor of the Vermuyden Concert Band based in Doncaster. He has been an extra percussionist with Opera North and its orchestra for more than twenty years, and played in a very varied selection of small ensembles, including DreamTiger the London based contemporary music group, and Cirrus, a quartet prepared to play literally anything "legal and decent"! He has recently retired as assistant director of Doncaster Schools' Music Service and is looking for new challenges. Kevin has also taught in Germany, Norway and twice tutored the National Youth Brass Band of Switzerland.