LINKS

THE DUALERS
Ska/Reggae band from South London – joyful, danceable, high-energy music. Raph shares horn section duties with the marvellous Sam Adams on sax and Paul Bilson on trumpet.

BECREATIVE MUSIC WORKSHOPS
Inspiring young people through creative and active involvement in music-making, this organisation was co-founded by Raph and Phil Merriman in 2009. Recent projects include the Backstories Songwriting project.

PHIL MERRIMAN
Longtime collaborator of Raph both as a performer (keyboards, bass and trumpet) and educator. Multi-talented, inspirational musician!

KAZZUM
Inspirational arts organisation delivering life-changing projects in the East End of London and beyond. Raph is a Kazzum Associate Artist.

COMMON&KIND
Music charity which aims to bring together people from diverse backgrounds through the power of music and singing; produces stunning multi-artist, international concerts. Raph is on the board of trustees for Common&Kind.

OCTANDRE ENSEMBLE
Innovative contemporary music ensemble founded by composer Christian Mason and conductor Jon Hargreaves. Raph’s involvement with the ensemble has included performances of Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale, and a retrospective of the music of composer Sinan Savaskhan.

THE BLOWPIPES
Led by the inimitable trombonist and poet Paul Taylor, this trombone trio plays an eclectic mixture of styles with a healthy dose of improvisation thrown in.

SPITALFIELDS MUSIC
Organisation producing world-class music festivals and outreach work in London’s East End. Raph was a 2014-15 Spitalfields Trainee Music Leader.

CROWN LANE STUDIO
Inspiring community-focussed recording studio based in Morden, South London, established by John Merriman. Highly recommended for recording and rehearsing.