Billy Elliot The Musical, West End
"I believe these reeds are the future. They have obvious benefits for woodwind doubling (reeds never drying out, embouchure adjustment always exactly the same at every instrument change). But they're also great for me in my theatre orchestra pit where it's as dry as a bone, and any inconsistency you get with a cane reed, woolliness, muddiness or graininess, is magnified. With the Légère reeds these inconsistencies have vanished. They're completely pure and clean sounding even in that dry environment and I'm forever thanking my lucky stars that I've got them. You can really trust them - and you can't with a cane reed." - Bradley Grant
Bradley studied saxophone at the Guildhall School and Music and Drama in London with John Harle between 1990 and 1994. He is actively working as a freelance musician in fields as diverse as orchestral, dance bands, chamber, theatre, contemporary and recording sessions for television and film.
Bradley plays regularly with a variety of orchestras and ensembles including the Philharmonia, London Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Icebreaker (icebreaker.org.uk ), London Saxophonic (londonsaxophonic.com), the Michael Nyman Band, the Graham Fitkin Band and Quartz Saxophone Quartet. Bradley can also be heard playing on a number of film scores.
Most of Bradley’s performing time is occupied in theatre in London’s West End trebling on all saxes, clarinets and flutes. After starting out on several UK and European touring productions he has since been the chair holder in the West End on Stepping Out, Sweet Charity, Kiss Me Kate, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Billy Elliot The Musical. Bradley is currently the reed 1 player on Billy which has been running since 2005 and he uses Légère reeds on all the reed instruments he plays in this show.