Autumnal Update 2016

A jolly long time has passed since my last update but I’ve been so busy with so many exciting projects! A busy summer has been filled with composition, commissions and musicals alongside working on the big band album. I haven’t really stopped!

I was the MD for the Queens Theatre Hornchurch production of Our House which closed in early August which was a massive show indeed. Here’s a lovely band photo of us in our pit made to look like a living room!

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With the Queens I then went on to do a children’s project on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which was good fun indeed.


I have now written my first musical! Big exciting news indeed! I am not officially allowed to say what it is yet, but I can tell you it will be performed at the Queens Theatre Hornchurch in July 2017! I know, it is so exciting!

I have been in the studio with MIMIKA again and Mak tells me that soon we will have another album - this new music sees Mak’s writing at its most intense yet.

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London City Big Band performed another sell out gig at Ronnie Scotts!

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I am MD for a production of Betty Blue Eyes and as MD/Composer on a show called The Monstrum. I’ll also be co-running Actor’s Room at the Queens Theatre with Douglas Rintoul.

This September I have been working with the Royal Ballet School on the Primary Steps programme which has been tremendously enjoyable, creating live original music for dance workshops in Barking and Dagenham.

I have also a host of commissions from wind bands, choirs, big bands to be getting on with too!

So it’s busy busy busy!

Here’s a select few gigs!

Urban Big Band @ Pinner Community Centre Wednesday 5th October

Andrew Linham @ Jazz @ St Ants Wednesday 12th October

John Pamenter Octet @ RAFA Ilford Thursday 20th October

London City Big Band @ Spice of Life Wednesday 26th October

Pete Corrigan Trio @ Brickyard Romford Sunday 30th October (afternoon)

Singing In The Corner @ Queens Theatre Hornchurch Wednesday 30th November

MIMIKA @ Vortex Thursday 1st December

Hope to see you soon!