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I would like to thank everyone who has supported me with my musical life to date and encouraged and supported me along the way.

Education
Bachelor of Music (with Honours), First Class in Performance, Birmingham Conservatoire (2012-2016)

Experience
Royal Shakespeare Company

Music Director - The Winter's Tale, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre & UK Tour - March 2020 - February 2021

Music Director & Keys - A Museum in Baghdad, The Swan Theatre - October 2019 - January 2020

Cover Music Director - King John, The Swan Theatre - October 2019 - March 2020

Music Director, Keys & Guitar - UK Tour Romeo & Juliet - November 2018 - March 2019

Music Director, Keys & Percussion - UK & International Tour Hamlet - January - May 2018

Assistant Music Director, Percussion & Guitar - The Rover, The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon September 2016 - February 2017

Also performed in the RSC's Associate Schools Festival, Playingmaking Festival and the Shakespeare World Congress

Other Experience
Musical Director, Keys - Aladdin - Wyvern Theatre, Swindon - December 2018 - January 2019

Musical Director, Keys - Peter Pan - Wyvern Theatre, Swindon - December 2017

UK & International Tours Deputising Include: The Book of Mormon (2019 - 2020), Wicked (2018)

UK Tours Deputising Include: Keys on On Your Feet (2019 - 2020 [Musical Director & Keys]), The Bodyguard (2019), Wicked (2018), Evita (2018), Tango Moderno (2017), The Commitments (2017)

Assistant Accompanist - Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice Choir (July 2010 - Present)

Composition & Recording
I have composed, recorded and produced soundtracks for WILD Zoological Park and I arrange for Percussion Ensembles at the CBSO and Birmingham Conservatoire. I regularly work and perform with singer/songwriter Alex Jayne and have collaborated and worked on several recordings with her in the studio.

Phil James