Simon Dobson is an English composer that has mixed award winning brass band composition with contemporary genres and created an album straddling modern day multi genre savvy with the ancient art of orchestration.
Partly a brass band record, some parts a funk record, there are elements of electronica and drum and bass, sweeps of classic 1970’s era pop, hard rock, a Capella and jazz.
The composer has been commissioned by various institutions around the world and he says ‘Zone One Brass’ is a personal highlight for the composer, and has been performed by his own band in various venues including Buckingham Palace.
Dobson’s work Penlee was voted in at number 106 in the Classic FM Hall of Fame. It was the highest new entry of any genre and Dobson was the seventh highest living composer in the 300-strong list.
In 2014 Dobson was commissioned to write his first feature length soundtrack by the BFI for the 105 minute long WWI epic ‘The Battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands’