VERY proud to say I will be conducting the Sessions at 80hz Studios in Manchester with the Big band for LEGO’s new game ‘The Incredibles’ on the 12th/13th April!!
I can without a doubt state that this is some of the most amazing music I have ever heard, written by the Film Composer for TT Games, my friend and colleague Si Withenshaw. Man I would play this game just to hear the Cats who are going to be screaming out on their instruments!!
Here rehearsing with members of the Skaparis and the Classical Uproar team at the RNCM – we’re getting very excited about the show on April 28th!
I’m very happy to say that I’ll be conducting the Skaparis again for the Leeds International Festival for another collaborative concert with Simon Withenshaw and Suddi Raval on April 28th!
We will be working with the same team as last August with reduced players, I’ll have 4 of my amazing string players and the Classical Uproar band and of course the fantastic Michelle Adamson and Lisa Doleman on Backing Vocals and star singers Luke Neptune and Tameka.
Hope to see you all there!
Tickets can be purchased from the Leeds International Festival Box Office and there is also a link on the Classical Uproar Facebook site!
Hello everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve posted – the reason being that there have been an incredible amount of things happening behind the scenes at SR Music and the Skaparis Collective.
The Skaparis Orchestra’s UK Tour has been postponed due to some very exciting developments in December 2017 and it’s now the focus of all my energy and attention towards what may be a much bigger tour in November of this year.
This isn’t the only development, and I will have some great news soon in relation to my collaboration with the Producer and Film Score composer Simon Withenshaw, who is currently working for TT Games, a subsidiary of Warner Brothers.
Plans are also being laid for more collaborations with the amazing violinist Miriam Davis, Film maker and Producer Carl Whitely and I’m starting to work at the Royal Northern College of Music with the RNCM Session Orchestra.
News will be coming in thick and fast, so I’ll be updating you all as quick as my fingers will keep up!
Here’s the latest video from Mark Hilton who did a fantastic job editing and producing last summer’s Skaparis Collective and Together’s gig at the Manchester Monastery. We’ll be collaborating together on more shows in 2018!
Happy Christmas and New Year to all of you, and thank you so much for supporting me through what has been a fantastic but slightly scary transition from BBC violinist and camera director to conducting student at the RNCM and then in to the deep end! It’s been an amazing 2017, but I have a feeling that the projects coming around the corner in 2018 will be exceptional – especially the Skaparis Collective UK tour at the end of March! I’ll be posting the dates and venues, and we’ll have the Skaparis website up and running very soon with ticket details. Hope to see you all there!
This photo by the amazing Paul Husband at the Monastery gig on August 25th literally took my breath away as it looks like one of Rembrandt’s paintings – such incredible quality, thanks Paul!