I currently live in Hull -
As a performer, my main focus is currently the Danny Landau Band, where I play violin and sing. I also spent a year playing keys in a function band covering all types of music from 1940’s swing to 60’s soul and modern pop; and was the violinist in the marvellous ELO Experience for a short time in 2014. I am also continuing to study towards my diplomas on the piano and viola.
Arranging and conducting were my chosen electives at university – and I could not have made better choices! I consistently write new arrangements for my ensembles in the school where I work; I run an ‘a cappella’ choir, string quartet, string orchestra and junior choir, and previously ran the orchestra as well.
As a sound engineer I worked alongside the Trinity team for the whole four years of my study, recording everything from huge concerts at Blackheath Halls to small ensembles (close mic) in the studio. In May 2008 I recorded one such concert including a piece by Eric Wetherell called Three Summers, which he was very pleased with and said:
“Speaking as a retired Radio 3 producer, I thought your sound came well up to the high standard for which Radio 3 balancers are renowned.”
I love making my career out of music – I cannot imagine a more rewarding occupation; consistently challenging and always diverse!
Thanks for reading!
My composition work has always been eclectic to say the least -