Chris Brannick, a founder member of the internationally renowned percussion group ensemblebash, holds both a maths degree (Imperial College, London) and an honorary music degree (Royal Academy of Music). He’s now the Joint Chief Executive Officer for the Newham Music Trust, an educational charity in addition to a busy performing career. His compositions and arrangements feature on CDs, websites, documentaries, Children’s BBC and music festivals and he has been music advisor to Legoland. He plays cimbalom, percussion, steel pan, drum kit, guitar, bass guitar, bugle, piano and he sings in a stupidly high voice. He’s been a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a Percussion Clinician at the Royal College of Music and a tutor at the Junior Department of the same college. Chris runs workshops for many different organisations. He’s also an actor, with credits running from Mole in Wind in the Willows to The Journalist in Making History. He runs another percussion quartet, The Brake Drum Assembly, and appears in Classic Rhythm, a bravura trio with a sense of musical adventure. His cabaret bands, The Favoured Few and The Brannick Academy have appeared in this country and New York.