Rod Skipp works for Liverpool Philharmonic as Artistic Director of In Harmony Liverpool, where he teaches cello and bass and conducts the Everton Children’s Orchestra, Resonate Youth Philharmonics, Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Academy Orchestra and the University of Liverpool Symphony Orchestra. As a cellist, Rod freelances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as well as performing regularly with the Strelitzia and Strata String Quartets. Rod has performed on radio and television, including BBC Radio 3, Songs of Praise, Come Dine with Me and The X Factor, and he plays with Michael Head and the Red Elastic Band, whose recent album reached No. 1 in the Indie chart.