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What an evening on Saturday 3rd August 2013 at the BIC in Bournemouth as we performed our Symphonic Disco Spectacular with the audience dancing in the aisles from the first to the last number. Any excuse for us all to dress up and relive those Disco days! (yes, that is me wearing the very latest in blonde afro wigs with my white sequinned suit…. The things we do for our art!
I was joined by the fantastic Annie Skates, Shèna Winchester, Lance Ellington and Andrew Playfoot as well as our very own Disco Band made up of London’s top West End and session players who joined the full forces of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Crammed full of disco tracks by the BeeGees, Earth Wind and Fire, Boney M, Donna Summer and Kool and the Gang as well as the hit songs I Will Survive, Don’t Take Away the Music and Disco Inferno.
A fabulous night in Birmingham’s splendid Symphony Hall on Saturday 13th July where we celebrated everything summer and British. The hall was full and the audience certainly joined in with the spirit of the concert with top singing and plenty of Union Flag waving.
A great pleasure to work with Paul Charles Clark, Richard Morrison and Richard & Adam Johnson who all sang beautifully!
A Bit About Me
Having worked with various groups and orchestras, I was asked to play in a West End show, “The Hunting of the Snark” by Mike Batt. This led to a run of different shows including “Crazy for You” “Martin Guerre” Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and “Lautrec” (What do you mean, you’ve never heard of it?!)
My first real conducting opportunity came when Jae Alexander (Musical Director) left “Crazy for You”. Paul Maguire took over the position which meant we needed an extra conductor for the show, and I was offered the job. From there I carried on as assistant conductor in the subsequent shows which was a truly memorable experience.
Through my West End contacts I am now working with Andy Barnwell fixing bands for shows as well as conducting big concerts including several with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.