b. 20 July 1948, Hartlepool, Co. Durham, Britain. The son of the tenor saxophone/clarinet participant, Tilbrook researched drums for just two years with Utmost Abrams. In 1974 he changed Tony Hicks in the blues-influenced rock and roll trio Back again Door and toured thoroughly in Germany and the united kingdom in the 70s with English blues huge Alexis Korner. Tilbrook created BACK TO WHERE IT STARTED with trombonist Rick Taylor in 1984 and offers, throughout his freelance profession, used many American music artists, including Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis, Al Gray, Wayne Moody, Jimmy Witherspoon and Al Casey, aswell as British performers such as for example Ian Carr, Allan Holdsworth, Don Weller and Stan Tracey. A robust yet tasteful specialist, affected by Elvin Jones and Billy Higgins, Tilbrook in addition has taught percussion for quite some time, and since 1986 spent some time working with North Arts/Yorkshire Arts as Jazz Advancement Officer centered at Jazz Actions in Darlington.