COMPOSER & ARRANGER

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COMPOSER

In the past year I have been working very hard on several projects with various writing partners.  These include a childrens animation for TV/Film and full legnth musical based on a very well known book. I am also working on a film idea bith a very talented young writer. 

 I cannot wait to get these out there into the wider World! News to come very very soon..... 

ALEX AND CO-- DISNEY/3 Zero 2 TV

PENNY ON MARS - DISNEY/3 Zero 2 TV


As Music Supervisor on this show I have been so lucky to have a show that is in its 3rd season and one that involves writing several original songs for each season and within that different versions and remixes.  


It has been a Worldwide success enjoying time on Disney + as one of their main tennager shows.  

 Have a listen to a few of the songs by clicking the photo!

THE SOUND OF MUSICALS - BBC1


Original Theme Tune as well as Associate Music Director. 

 It was led by John Barrowman, Ruthie Henshall, Jon Lee, Mica Paris with David and Cary Grant all accompanied by a stunning 22 piece orchestra.  Great times.

 Have a watch of an episode by clicking the photo!

SINGLED OUT- MTV/Channel 5

DATING HELL - SKY ONE


With my writing partner at the time; David Roper we were lucky to be part of the start of the fun dating gameshow format!  Both of these shows explored the younger dating scene and looked at it through light hearted ways.  

Singled Out Ran for several series and was the break for Richard Blackwood and Sarah Cawood, later taken by Tess Daly!  

Dating Hell was great as we were also part of the House band with Rolwland Riveron as host (something we also did for Lorraine Kelly as her Friday Boys)!

 Have a watch of an episode by clicking the photo!

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WHEELS ON THE BUS - UK TOUR

POLKA DOT SHORTS - UK TOUR


Both were massive childrens hits on TV and when it was decided to put it on the stage I was asked to write the music for the shows.

Polka Dot Shorts did 7 tours and Wheels on the Bus 4; I really tried to be contemporary but all songs were hopefully catchy and also, very importantly had an educational element.

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Lincoln/Peterborough

SANTA CLAUSE - Various Theatres

Various Christmas Shows


From 2002 to 2008 I was Head of Music for Chris Moreno Productions which was based in Lincoln - a most beautiful theatre and whilst there was lucky enough to write several Christmas shows and work with some wonderful people. Beauty and the Beast was my first and in terms of the music was probably my favourite.


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ARRANGER/ORCHESTRATOR


The bulf of my work recently has been as an arrager or orchestrator and I have enjoyed much success within the theatre World alongside my TV and Film Work.

Going into 2019 much of my time was spent preparing for "9 to 5" the musical to go into Londons Savoy Theatre.  


I was asked to re-orchestrate the show as well as work on a new song Dolly Parton had written for this version called "Hey Boss". 


I was excited to orchestrate this and am very proud of my work on this show.  Not only did we sell to packed houses but we also made a live cast recording.  


We are looking forward to a new UK tour of the show alongside it also visiting Australia, South Africa and even Japan.  

Have a listen to a few of the songs by clicking the photo below!


The next project on the list to orchestrate is the UK Tour of FOOTLOOSE. 

This year has been a tough year on everyone and so I trult hope we will manage to get a Christmas Show scheduled; we are currently in talks and have everything crossed!

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Other shows I have orchestrated and/or arranged in the past few years include:

  • The Season  - Northampton Theatre Royal 
  • Little Miss Sunshine - UK Tour
  • Wizard of Oz (RCS version) - Blackpool Winter Gardens
  • Stripped - The Other Palace (studio)
  • Fame - Peacock Theatre, London and UK/European Tour
  • The Producers - China Tour
  • Jersey Boys - Asian Tour
  • Little Shop of Horrors - UK Tour
  • Carrie - Southwark Playhouse
  • The Snow Gorilla - Kingston Theatre, London
  • High School Musical 2 - UK Tour
  • Hello Dolly - UK Tour
  • Annie - Worldwide
  • Teen Scream - Lincoln Theatre Royal/Edinburgh Festival
  • Phantom of the P'Opera - Lincoln Theatre Royal