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Phil Minton

Phil Minton is a trumpeter and singer from Torquay, England. He performed on stage with the Mike Westbrook Band in the early 1960s and in the second half of the twentieth century he performed with a series of rock and dance bands all over Europe. In 1971 he returned to England where he met up again with Westbrook and worked on a series of Westbrook projects until the mid-1980s.
For most of the last 40 years, Phil Minton has worked as a singer improvising in a wide range of groups, orchestras and projects in many different places. A wide range of composers have written music for his technical vocal ability and talent. He has also played in a quartet with Veryan Weston, Roger Turner and John Butcher as well as trios, duos and quartets which have been formed around him by other musicians.
Phil Minton has regularly participated in theatre productions since 1974, co-writing Songs from a prison diary with Veryan Weston in 1989, a work which had its world premiere at the Le Mans Festival in 1990.
Since the 1980s his Feral Choir, for which he gives workshops and concerts for anyone who would like to sing, has appeared in over 20 countries.

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