With a career in music spanning three decades, Philip Selway is an English composer, musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer in the world-famous band Radiohead.
Philip’s recent film scores include Evolutionary Films ‘Let Me Go’, written and directed by Polly Steele. He was commissioned in 2014 by Rambert Dance Company to write the score for their Merce Cunningham Event, which he did in collaboration with Quinta and Adem Ilhan. He also worked with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in 2003 in the Radiohead piece ‘Split Sides’ and then again as a composer and performer at an MCDC Event at the Barbican in 2006.
In 2010, he released the first of two solo albums in which he featured on guitar and vocals. The song ‘Falling’ from the first album ‘Familial’ was heard in the most recent series of ‘Nurse Jackie’. He released his second solo album, ‘Weatherhouse’ in 2014.
As a performer and songwriter within Radiohead, Philip’s music has been heard in countless feature films and television series including the 1996 Oscar-nominated ‘Romeo + Juliet’ and more recently in the CW Television Network ‘The Vampire Diaries’. In 2005, Philip appeared as a performer in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ as a member of the band ‘The Weird Sisters’, along with Radiohead bandmate Jonny Greenwood and Pulp front man Jarvis Cocker.
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