Bobbie Gardner is a composer, pianist, arranger, producer and music leader.
She recently completed a Masters degree in music composition at Birmingham Conservatoire studying under Joe Cutler and Michael Wolters.
She has extensive experience of working in schools and in the community under Sound it Out, Birmingham City Council Looked After Children, CBSO, THSH & Spitalfields Music.
Her piano playing skills have seen her perform with an array of bands and ensembles, in 2010 she completed a tour playing live synths for Dubstep producers Dusk and Blackdown. She played keys for Heart n Soul‘s Lizzie Emeh at the South Bank for their Beautiful Octopus Club in 2012 and, created string arrangements for Lizzie Emeh’s new LP event in autumn 2014.
Bobbie loves orchestrating, arranging and remixing music, in 2015 she created orchestral arrangements for opera singer Byron Jackson with the Birmingham Sinfornia and a remix of ‘Coco Butter’ by The Fish Police.
She is currently planning the next phase of for-Wards; a project where Birmingham’s 10 districts (comprising 40 wards) inspire the creation of 10 pieces of music by 10 Brummie composers and 40 community groups.