Graham’s musical career began in 1996 when he auditioned as a clarinettist with the Band of the Irish Guards in London. During the same year, he graduated and began his journey into the Guards. After a course at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, he was posted to the Band of the Irish Guards on solo clarinet and was soon appointed as the band’s principal clarinettist, a high honour in a well-established and mature clarinet section, and band. Work with the Guards included performing for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, State Banquets, State Visits, the State Opening of Parliament, The Queen’s Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour and numerous tattoos.
During his time with the Irish Guards, Graham toured much of the world, performing in some of the most prestigious concert venues, from London’s Royal Albert Hall as the principal clarinettist of the Guards Division, to the Sydney Opera House as part of a six week concert tour of Australia and New Zealand. Graham has also performed in the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States of America, where he toured through some twenty-five states in eleven weeks under the management of Columbia Artists.
Since 2010, Graham has worked with the Band of The Royal Logistic Corps, the Band of the Scots Guards, as an instructor at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, and the Band of the Welsh Guards. As a conductor, he has been the Musical Director of the Bourne Concert Band of Woking and the Crawley Millennium Concert Band.
Graham was appointed as the Musical Director of the Surrey Police Band in 2010.