Julian Poole

After realising that a career playing for Tottenham wasn’t going to happen, Julian carried on with his other passion: playing the drums. After leaving the Guildhall he has maintained a busy career in the industry. As well as being principal percussion with the Oxford Philharmonic he regularly plays with most of the London orchestras. In the West End, he has worked on many musicals including Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, Miss Saigon and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. He has performed and recorded with many popular artists like Beyoncé, Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Tony Bennett, One Direction, Phil Collins and Queen. His TV work includes playing in house bands for The X Factor, Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Royal Variety Show. He can be heard on the soundtracks of Hollywood films such as The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Les Misérables, The Avengers and Jurassic World. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and Rottweiler Stan.

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