Dave's credits as Musical Director/Supervisor include:
One Night Of Tina European Tour 2019 - Musical Supervisor; The Addams Family Netherlands tour 2018/19 - Musical Supervisor; Footloose UK tour 2016/17 - MD/Drums; The Tina Turner Experience GelreDome Stadium - MD/Drums; HAiR Ahoy Arena, European tour, MD/Drums; The Queen Experience GelreDome Stadium, RAI Theater Amsterdam - Musical Supervisor; Sensual Dreams Hippodrome Casino - MD/Drums.
Credits as Arranger/Orchestrator include:
One Night Of Tina - Orchestrations/Vocal Arrangements; The Addams Family Netherlands tour - Orchestrations/Vocal Arrangements; 9 To 5 Original UK tour - Music Preparation, Orchestrations (some); Voices Of The Amazon International tour - Orchestrations; Sensual Dreams Hippodrome Casino - Orchestrations; HAiR Ahoy Arena, European tour - Orchestrations/Vocal Arrangements; Joe Maddison's War ITV - incidental music; High School Musical 2 On Stage! UK tour - Orchestrations (some).
I come from a musical family; my father is a guitarist and he used to run a music school in my hometown of Hull, East Yorkshire. Although I was interested in music, I didn't start playing drums until I was 10 or 11. I had a few lessons, then promptly gave up as soon as it got difficult! Thankfully a few years later (at 16), some friends encouraged me to start playing again so I could join their band.
Once I'd figured out I wanted be a musician, I did every gig I could. I even took on a weekly residency at the Royal Automobile Club in London, while I was still living in Hull! I also played with Jimmy James and The Vagabonds for a while. I reached a point where I felt I should study at college but I had to wait until I was a 'mature student' to apply, because I had no formal qualifications.
Eventually, I got to study Jazz at Leeds College Of Music. While studying at Leeds, I continued to tour in the UK and Europe, I was house drummer at Lincoln Theatre Royal and I did a fair amount of recording work for P&O Cruises. I also got my first few professional arranging jobs. I remain very grateful to my tutors, who showed a lot of understanding, it has to be said!
After I graduated, I kept working as a drummer, percussionist and arranger. In early 2011, I had a 'surprise promotion' while I was working on an arena version of [60's rock musical] Hair. During rehearsals, our Musical Director had to leave. I was asked to take over, so I suddenly found myself in my first 'official' MD job: a run of shows in a 14,000 seat venue (Ahoy, Rotterdam). That was pretty nerve-wracking! I was glad just to get to the end, but it went really well and I got to MD and play drums on the subsequent European tour, too.
Since Hair I've been asked to act as MD for more productions and bands, I've been working much more closely with vocalists and studying vocal techniques and styles. I've also been doing some sequencing and production work.
I enjoy my work and I'm a very passionate musician. I love to share the feeling of making music, both with my fellow musicians and with an audience. It's important to me to try and respect both the music and the audience in everything I do. I'm a lifelong music student and I'm always trying to improve.
"[Dave's] arrangements… …were the foundation for every piece, moving from style to style effortlessly."
- Jeff Wayne, Composer, The War Of The Worlds
"With his enormous flexibility and creativity, Dave has achieved fantastic musical results."
- Jan Prins, Yamaha Commercial Audio, Netherlands
"[Dave's] attention to detail meant that the best of me was achieved in areas I hadn't thought about developing… …it was done in such an easy and relaxed manner."
- Matt Hobson, Professional Drummer / Percussionist, UK
"Dave is a very pleasant person to work with, a musician at heart and an excellent arranger and MD, he knows exactly what he wants and also how to achieve this. I am already looking forward to the next project together with Dave!"
- Arnaud Catz, PRG Holland B.V.
"Thank you for all your work on the arrangements for the concert. I have lots of comments from the band about how detailed and great to play your charts are."
- Nick Larkin, Musical Director In Residence, Hurtwood House
TEC Entertainment's The Addams Family has won an outstanding 9 awards in 10 categories in the BroadwayWorld Netherlands Awards, including Best Musical.
Best Breakthrough Performance
Julia Berendse - THE ADDAMS FAMILY - National tour
Stanley Burleson - THE ADDAMS FAMILY - National tour
Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Tony Neef - THE ADDAMS FAMILY - National tour
Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Pia Douwes - THE ADDAMS FAMILY - National tour
Best Lighting Design
Uri Rapaport - THE ADDAMS FAMILY - National tour
THE ADDAMS FAMILY - National tour
Best Set Design
Carla Janssen Hofelt - THE ADDAMS FAMILY - National tour
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Raymond Paardekooper - THE ADDAMS FAMILY - National tour
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Mylène d'Anjou - THE ADDAMS FAMILY - National tour
Giorgio Moroder's live show heads to Tinderbox Music Festival in Odense, Denmark on 29th June 2019.
Other festival appearances for the live show this summer include:
13th July 2019: Maia Music Festival - Merano, Italy
16th August 2019: Brussels Summer Festival - Brussels, Belgium
17th August 2019: Lowlands Festival - Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
I'm proud to say I'm going on tour with legendary producer Giorgio Moroder this spring, as his Musical Director and Arranger. I'll also be playing drums in the 9-piece band alongside some of my favourite musicians. This is Giorgio's first ever live tour in a 50+ year career that has seen him win three Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, four Grammys and more than 100 gold and platinum records.
April 1 2019 – Symphony Hall – Birmingham
April 2 2019 – Eventim Apollo – London
April 4 2019 – Royal Concert Hall – Glasgow
April 5 2019 – O2 Apollo – Manchester
April 9 2019 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels
April 10 2019 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels
April 12 2019 – Tempodrom – Berlin
April 13 2019 – Mitsubishi Electric Halle – Düsseldorf
April 14 2019 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt
April 15 2019 – Paradiso – Amsterdam
May 13 2019 – Crocus City Hall – Moscow
May 14 2019 – Gasometer – Wien
May 15 2019 – Papp Laszlo Arena – Budapest
May 17 2019 – Teatro Ciak – Milan
May 18 2019 – Nelson Mandela Forum – Florence
May 19 2019 – Auditorium Parco della Musica – Rome
May 21 2019 – Paradiso, Amsterdam
May 22 2019 – Grand-Rex – Paris
May 24 2019 – Store Vega – Copenhagen
The Addams Family has won 3 awards at this year's AD Musical Awards in Amsterdam:
Tickets are on sale until 31/03/19.
2019 TOUR DATES:
Everyman Theatre (Cheltenham): 21 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019
Theatre Severn (Shrewsbury): 28 Jan 2019 - 02 Feb 2019
Theatre Royal Bath (Bath): 04 Feb 2019 - 09 Feb 2019
New Wimbledon Theatre (London): 18 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Grand Opera House (York): 04 Mar 2019 - 09 Mar 2019
Empire Theatre (Liverpool): 11 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019
Grimsby Auditorium (Grimsby): 25 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
Swansea Grand (Swansea): 01 Apr 2019 - 06 Apr 2019
Sunderland Empire (Sunderland): 08 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
Regent Theatre (Stoke-on-Trent): 15 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
Arts Theatre (Cambridge): 29 Apr 2019 - 4 May 2019
Maag Halle (Zurich): 8 May 2019 - 25 May 2019
Admiralspalast (Berlin): 4 Jun 2019 - 8 Jun 2019
Bristol Hippodrome (Bristol): 10 Jun 2019 - 15 Jun 2019
Milton Keynes Theatre (Milton Keynes): 24 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
Princess Theatre Torquay (Torquay): 01 Jul 2019 - 06 Jul 2019
Malvern Festival (Malvern): 08 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
Floral Pavilion Theatre (Wirral): 15 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019
Kings Theatre (Southsea): 22 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019
Kursaal (Ostend): 5 Aug 2019 - 10 Aug 2019
Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury): 12 Aug 2019 - 17 Aug 2019
Grand Opera House (Belfast): 19 Aug 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
Bournemouth Pavilion (Bournemouth): 26 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Congress Theatre (Eastbourne): 02 Sep 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
Peacock Theatre (London): 09 Sep 2019 - 19 Oct 2019
Haymarket Theatre Leicester (Leicester): 21 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
Buxton Opera House (Buxton): 04 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
TEC Entertainment's production of The Addams Family has been nominated for a total of 11 AD Musical Awards.
The Addams Family is touring until 31 March 2019. See it at:
World Forum The Hague
Parkstad Limburg Theaters
Tickets and info: www.theaddamsfamily.nl
I'll be joining Fame for the 30th anniversary tour in the UK and Europe. We open at Manchester Palace Theatre on 20th July before embarking on an extensive tour of the UK. There are also dates in Switzerland, Germany and Belgium.
The definitive 30th anniversary tour of Fame The Musical starring Keith Jack (Any Dream Will Do, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat), Mica Paris (Love Me Tender, Chicago, Mama I Want To Sing) and Jorgie Porter (Hollyoaks, Dancing On Ice).
Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life. This bittersweet but uplifting triumph of a show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.
Fame the Musical has seen seven West End runs since opening on Broadway in 1988 and continues to be one of the best loved musicals across the world.
Featuring the Oscar-winning title song and a cast of outstanding dancers, singers, musicians and actors as they transform from star struck pupils to superstars. Fame The Musical will indeed live forever.
2018 TOUR DATES:
Manchester Palace Theatre (Manchester): 20 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
Kings Theatre Glasgow (Glasgow): 30 Jul 2018 - 04 Aug 2018
Venue Cymru (Llandudno): 06 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
Blackpool Winter Gardens Complex (Blackpool): 13 Aug 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
Assembly Hall Theatre (Tunbridge Wells): 20 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Bradford Alhambra (Bradford): 27 Aug 2018 - 01 Sep 2018
Hexagon (Reading): 03 Sep 2018 - 08 Sep 2018
His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen (Aberdeen): 10 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
New Victoria Theatre Woking (Woking): 01 Oct 2018 - 06 Oct 2018
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre (Sheffield): 08 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
The Spa (Bridlington): 15 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
Kings Theatre (Edinburgh): 22 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
Regent Theatre Ipswich (Ipswich): 29 Oct 2018 - 03 Nov 2018
Theatre Royal Brighton (Brighton): 05 Nov 2018 - 10 Nov 2018
Alexandra Theatre (Birmingham): 19 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (Aylesbury): 26 Nov 2018 - 01 Dec 2018
I'm pleased to be joining the UK Tour of Tango Moderno for the next couple of months.
Tango Moderno is the hot new stage spectacular from tango superstars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace which will set your heart racing with passion, thrills and incredible dance.
Tango is timeless, but now the world champion dancers have teamed up to create a Tango for today. A Tango for the twenty first century.
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE
NEW THEATRE, OXFORD
STOKE REGENT THEATRE
CARDIFF NEW THEATRE
DARTFORD ORCHARD THEATRE
HAWTH THEATRE, CRAWLEY
SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
LEEDS GRAND THEATRE
I'm delighted to be working with TEC Entertainment to bring The Addams Family to the stage for the first time in the Netherlands.
Based on the hit Broadway musical by writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and composer Andrew Lippa, The Addams Family is translated by Jon van Eerd, directed by Paul Eenens and choroegraphed by Stanley Burleson.
"The new Dutch adaptation of the Broadway hit musical The Addams Family is the largest touring production in the Netherlands. With an all star cast, live orchestra, beautiful set design and spectacular effects, you should not miss this macabre humorous musical!"
Footloose will continue to tour the UK from next month.
2017 UK TOUR
Friday 21 – Saturday 22 April 2017
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE
Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 May 2017
YORK GRAND OPERA HOUSE
Monday 8 – Saturday 13 May 2017
WYCOMBE SWAN THEATRE
Monday 15 – Saturday 20 May 2017
Monday 22 – Saturday 27 May 2017
QUEEN’S THEATRE, HORNCHURCH
Tuesday 30 May – Saturday 3 June 2017
BUXTON OPERA HOUSE
Monday 5 – Saturday 10 June 2017
VENUE CYMRU, LLANDUDNO
Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 June 2017
COVENTRY BELGRADE THEATRE
Monday 19 – Saturday 25 June 2017
SWANSEA GRAND THEATRE
Monday 10 – Saturday 15 July 2017
GUILDFORD G LIVE
Wednesday 19 – Saturday 22 July 2017
CHURCHILL THEATRE, BROMLEY
Wednesday 26 July – Sunday 6 August 2017
KURSAAL OOSTENDE, BELGIUM
Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 August 2017
DEVONSHIRE PARK THEATRE, EASTBOURNE
Monday 21 – Saturday 26 August 2017
THE TOWNGATE THEATRE, BASILDON
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 September 2017
STORYHOUSE THEATRE, CHESTER
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 30 September 2017
THE PEACOCK THEATRE, LONDON
I'm currently writing orchestrations for a new show from Sisters Grimm, producers of the Grammy-nominated Inala.
Voices Of The Amazon is a beautifully compelling dance and music experience about love and our global reality.
Set amidst the lush landscape of the Brazilian rainforest, Voices Of The Amazon follows the story of Beleza, a water spirit from the Amazon river, whose search to cure her dying sister takes her on a life-changing journey deep into the forest. Entranced by the beauty of the natural world, her eyes are soon opened to the realities of deforestation and the devastating loss of renewable medicines and plants.
Jeremy Irons lends his voice as the narrator, amidst a sensational musical score composed in collaboration with Brazilian songwriters and world-renowned percussionists Olodum. Performed by an exceptionally talented company of 16 dancers, singers and musicians, including The Royal Ballet's Nathalie Harrison, this unique production bursts with live music, song and dance on stage, fusing ballet, contemporary and capoeira.
Voices Of The Amazon promises an exhilarating live experience, embracing the true spirit of Brazil.
I'll be joining the upcoming UK tour of Footloose as Musical Director/Drummer.
Gareth Gates & Maureen Nolan will star in the new production from Selladoor.
Dates/tickets are on footloose-musical.com
I'm pleased to announce I'll be playing drums for Bugsy Malone at Lyric Hammersmith from from April-August this year.
Bugsy Malone will be the first production to play at The Lyric since its major refurbishment during 2014/2015. Olivier award-winning director, Sean Holmes, will bring to life the first professional production in over a decade with a cast of exciting young talent.
I'm looking forward to working with an excellent creative team for what promises to be a great fun show in a beautiful venue.
Tickets are available now from the Lyric website.
So far January has been consumed by arranging music for Get Funked's upcoming show at Under The Bridge:
Our annual public show at Under The Bridge will feature members of our guest artist roster, including Cece Peniston, Dawn Robinson (En Vogue), Brendan B. Brown (Wheatus), Shola Ama and Zalon Thompson (Amy Winehouse).
We'll be performing with the full size 17-piece lineup in addition to the our special guests.
Needless to say, I've been pretty busy writing parts for everyone! I'm looking forward to rehearsals and to working with our guests. There are a few extra surprises in store, too...
The show is on the 7th February at Under The Bridge, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Rd, London SW6 1HS. Hope to see you there!
Throughout October, The Drifters are playing many shows in Scotland and Ireland, so there are plenty of chances to catch them at a venue near you...
Oct 7 - Inverness
Oct 8 - Aberdeen
Oct 9 - Glenrothes
Oct 10 - Glasgow
Oct 11 - Perth
Oct 12 - Ayr
Oct 24 - Killarney
Oct 25 - Dublin
Oct 26 - Castlebar
Oct 27 - Cork
There are also plenty of other dates in England and Wales this month, so don't feel left out!
Oct 1 - Birmingham
Oct 2 - Southsea
Oct 3 - Salisbury
Oct 4 - Barry
Oct 16 - Cheltenham
Oct 17 - Carlisle
Oct 18 - Llandudno
Oct 30 - Halifax
Oct 31 - Shrewsbury
Visit www.theofficialdrifters.com for more details.
This month, Sensual Dreams has been picking up 5-star reviews as new dates are added at The Hippodrome Casino. In addition to the August dates, the show will play at The Hippodrome on Sept 20th.
Check www.hippodromecasino.com for more show dates.
Get Funked have been very busy, playing shows in London, Hampshire, Watford, Chester, Hull, Harpenden, Essex, Bibury and Tbilisi (Georgia). It's been fun...
I've also played a couple of shows at The Pheasantry in Chelsea with UK saxophonist Joe Leader. A new venue for me but they were very welcoming and they have a great lineup of gigs coming up. Check them out:
Last night, Sensual Dreams opened to a full house at The Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square.
The show tells the story of a man who falls asleep and wakes up in an imaginary world filled with seductive women and men teasing and playing with his emotions. As he attempts to interact with his dream he realises he can produce magic.
"The power of love and romance is tastefully explored and brought to the stage."
The man's eagerness finally pays off as his dreams come true and he is able to interact with the figures from his dream in a beautiful and romantic conclusion.
Tickets for future performances are available at www.hippodromecasino.com
Just days after the Under The Bridge video arrived from Get Funked, here comes some footage from the lovely people over at TEC Entertainment in The Netherlands, showing a snippet of the Tina Turner tribute show we did at the GelreDome Stadium in Arnhem last December.
It looks like it was fun - I can hardly remember the gig: there was so much involved in preparing for opening night that the shows themselves just flew by. Seeing the video has reminded me how much fun it was to work with everyone, though. I haven't forgotten that!
There's a clip over on the Videos page. It's not long, but it's just enough to give a sense of the enormous energy and scale of the show. Here's hoping we get to do it again soon!
Get Funked's public show at Under The Bridge last month was filmed in full and it's been in the editing suite ever since! Martyn and the guys at Get Funked HQ say they're in the last stages of editing now, so expect a a full video in the next few days.
With over 2 and a half hours of music, filmed on 10 cameras, it was always going to take a little while to get to a finished product, but the guys have been working day and night to get it ready. The final edit will be up on the Get Funked website before long, but in the meantime a preview video can be seen on the Videos page.
Take a look: Under The Bridge is a great venue and the night was a real party for the audience and the band. We're looking forward to going back there soon!
The Drifters begin their Optimum tour tonight at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton.
Visit www.floralpavilion.com for tickets.
Dave will be playing drums with The Drifters for their UK tour dates till the end of July 2014.
The Drifters are working hard over 2014 with the following gigs already lined up for the Optimum Tour...
Saturday, 25th January - New Brighton, Floral Pavilion
Friday, 31st January - Watford, Colosseum
Thursday, 6th February - Northampton, Royal & Derngate
Friday, 7th February - Leamington Spa, Royal Spa Centre
Friday, 14th February - Barrow In Furness, The Forum
Friday, 7th March - Harlow, The Playhouse
Saturday, 8th March - Harlow, The Playhouse
Friday, 14th March - Runcorn, The Brindley
Saturday, 29th March - Redditch, Palace Theatre
Friday, 4th April - Newbury, Corn Exchange
Saturday, 5th April - Cannock, Prince Of Wales Theatre
Thursday, 10th April - Bromley, Churchill Theatre
Friday, 11th April - Dunstable, Grove Theatre
Saturday, 19th April - High Wycombe, Wycombe Swan
Friday, 25th April - Bolton, Albert Halls
Sunday, 27th April - Hayes, Beck Theatre
Saturday, 3rd May - Kings Lynn, Corn Exchange
Friday, 16th May - Fareham, Ferneham Hall
Saturday, 17th May - Skegness, Embassy Theatre
Sunday, 18th May - Billingham, Forum Theatre
Friday, 23rd May - Mansfield, Palace Theatre
Saturday, 24th May - Stevenage, Gordon Craig Theatre
Sunday, 25th May - Stevenage, Gordon Craig Theatre
Sunday, 1st June - Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes Theatre
Sunday, 8th June - Blackpool, Grand Theatre
Friday, 13th June - Dudley, Town Hall
Friday, 20th June - Gravesend, Woodville Halls
Saturday, 21st June - Eastbourne, Hippodrome Theatre
Friday, 4th July - Sunderland, Sunderland Empire
Saturday, 5th July - Edinburgh, Edinburgh Playhouse
Thursday, 10th July - Liverpool, Liverpool Empire
Friday, 11th July - Swindon, Wyvern Theatre
Saturday, 26th July - Evesham, The Regal Cinema
Rehearsals have begun for The Tina Turner Experience in London.
This week, Dave is working with lead vocalist Emi Wokoma, Director/Choreographer Gary Lloyd and Assistant MD Simon Tappin.
Next week, rehearsals will include the remaining cast of singers and dancers. The band will arrive for the final two weeks before the company travels to The Netherlands to begin technical rehearsals and previews!
Tickets are available at www.experience-gelredome.com
Dave will be Musical Director and Drummer for the upcoming arena production in The Netherlands in December 2013.
Tickets are available at www.experience-gelredome.com
Dave will be doing his final dates as deputy drummer on the UK tour of 9 To 5 this week in Aberdeen. The tour will continue till 24th August, finishing back where it began at Manchester Opera House.
Dave has been asked to write orchestrations for Kym Marsh's part in David Gest's 60th birthday concert in London on 26th May.
Other guest artists include Gwen Dickey (Rose Royce), Little Anthony and Gabriella Cilmi.
After a 7-year tenure as Drummer for Get Funked, Dave will be taking on the role of Musical Director and Orchestrator.
Production and new orchestrations are already underway ahead of Get Funked's spring/summer dates this year, starting on the 29th of April at Liverpool ACC.
Dave will be playing drums on various dates throughout the UK/Ireland tour of 9 To 5, covering for regular drummer Agust Sveinsson.
Dave will be playing shows in Dublin (21st - 26th Jan), with more dates TBC.
Visit the tour website at www.9to5themusical.co.uk
Dave will be travelling to Singapore this December with Santa Claus The Musical, as Orchestrator and Assistant MD.
He will also play drums for the run at the Grand Theatre in the Marina Bay Sands complex in Singapore.
The show runs from the 14th - 30th December 2012.
From BBC Entertainment News:
Top of the Pops Live was due to feature archive footage from the long-running programme alongside live performers.
The UK tour was sanctioned by the BBC and was due to begin on 18 October.
Producer Derek Nicol said: "We apologise for any inconvenience caused and wish to reassure anyone who has purchased a ticket that they can obtain a full refund from the point of purchase."
Produced by the team behind the Michael Jackson tribute musical Thriller, the show was to have been hosted by TV presenters Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes and was billed as "a nostalgic interactive jukebox".
Top of the Pops was axed by the BBC in 2006 after 42 years on the air.
The Top of the Pops Live tour was due to have toured until April 2013, visiting locations including Eastbourne, Birmingham, Manchester, Bradford and Liverpool.
Dave has joined the Music Production team for the UK tour of Dolly Parton's 9 To 5.
He will be writing some orchestrations for the new show and preparing scores for the orchestra ahead of their opening night at Manchester Opera House on 12th October.
For tour dates and tickets visit www.9to5themusical.co.uk
For one night only, the world's first and most controversial rock musical returns to London's West End, in support of Help For Heroes.
Starring Zoe Birkett (Pop Idol, Priscilla, Thriller Live!), George Maguire (Thrill Me and 20th Century Boy starring as Marc Bolan) and Amy Diamond (BBC's Over the Rainbow and soon to be seen as Sue in Dreamboats and Petticoats).
After a sell out run in Europe, Gary Lloyd (Director and Choreographer of the worldwide stage hit Thriller Live!) brings his production of HAiR to the Piccadilly Theatre for one night only in support of the Help For Heroes charity.
Gary said, 'I am very proud to be putting on this event in support of such an amazing and relevant charity. HAiR has become a part of all our lives and discovering what these people went through has been an mindblowing journey of discovery. The issues that arise within the piece are still hugely prevalent today so since it was created, there has never been a better time to do HAiR. The Help For Heroes charity do amazing work and we are honoured to be a part of supporting them with such an incredible piece. This also promises to be the most exciting night in the theatrical calendar so far this year!'
Dave has taken on the role of Musical Director / Orchestrator for the forthcoming BBC / Flying Music UK tour of Top Of The Pops Live.
Top of the Pops has been turned into a new stage musical. The live show version of the iconic television series will premiere on October 18 at the Congress Theatre in Eastbourne.
The theatre piece will contain a cast of singers, dancers, music, presenters and a live band, together with some memorable material from the BBC's Top of the Pops archive.
The show has been produced by Derek Nicol and Paul Walden, who created worldwide smash Thriller LIVE based on Michael Jackson's back catalogue of hits.
The popular production's director/choreographer Gary Lloyd will also work on Top of the Pops LIVE.
The new musical will screen vintage footage from Top of the Pops as part of a chart rundown covering three decades of hits.
Dave will be producing music for Flash Mob for its debut run at The Assembly Hall, Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
World Dance Management (which also lists Flawless and Dan Whiston in their stable of solely represented dance artistes), was keen to provide a creative platform for dancers from dance reality shows who, having achieved a moment of TV glory in their own right, often then lose their identity and creativity as they get signed up for West End shows and major tours to effectively join the chorus. Whilst the dancers continue to gain invaluable experience from these prestigious contracts, they no longer have the chance to choreograph and create their own ideas and these were the reasons that brought them to the public’s attention in the first place.
The production is a celebration of dance as an overall art form... dance genres are brought together culminating in a finale that includes a mini flash mob featuring the audience.
Flash Mob runs from the 1st - 27th of August. Tickets are available here.
Dave is now in rehearsals for a season in Munich at the Deutsches Theater with HAiR.
The cast includes Zoe Birkett (Pop Idol, Priscilla, Thriller Live!), George Maguire (Thrill Me and 20th Century Boy starring as Marc Bolan) and Amy Diamond (BBC's Over the Rainbow and soon to be seen as Sue in Dreamboats and Petticoats).
Dave is thrilled to be working as MD and Drummer alongside Director/Choreographer Gary Lloyd, with a wonderful band and a great new cast.
The run begins on Tuesday the 27th of March.
Dave will be working with BOSS Creative Entertainment on a program of shows at Halikarnas - The Club in Bodrum, Turkey. He will be producing soundtracks for all in-house live entertainment for the summer seasons 2012-2014.
Dave is now represented by BOSS Creative Entertainment for Musical Direction, Music Production and Orchestration work for productions and events.