63 Thurbern Rd. Portsmouth. Hants. PO2 0PH 07799 480016
Accents: Welsh (native) , London, Yorkshire, Geordie, London (Cockney), Oxford English, American, Australian, Liverpool, Birmingham, S African, various European, Irish (N&S)
Dialects: Welsh (not language), Geordie
Singing: Tenor Baritone, range from bass F to Top A. High E in Falsetto, Ballad, Rock, MoR, Classically trained.
Sports: Football, cricket, swimming.
Specialism: Music (BA Hons). Experienced musical director. 16 years experience as Head of Department in large Secondary School. Music Technology tutor for adults. Experienced Record Producer.
Instruments: Piano/keyboards, euphonium (Grade 8 distinction), trombone, electric guitar, various other brass.
Other: Composer of 256 songs and 4 full length musicals (inc. commission from Utd. Methodist Churches of Cornwall to write musical about John Wesley – Brand From The Burning). IT consultant, website designer, active member of the Salvation Army, Full Driving Licence.
Training: Colchester Institute of Performing Arts
Film & Television
NO CRYING HE MAKES Musician ? ITV
BLIND DATE (drama) Musician/extra ? ITV
STAFF TRAINING FILM Actor/Trade Customer (for B&Q Stores) MediaFour
6 APPEARANCES ON 'SOUTH TODAY' & Southern Ways BBC
THE MEETING DIRECTOR and lead role (Marc Harry) Portsmouth & Worthing
CHARLIE & THE CHOC FACT DIRECTOR/ lead role/Mus Dir Festival of Christmas Portsmouth Naval Dockyard
EQUUS Frank Strang Richard Hurdle Groundlings
CABARET Herr Schultz (+ Musical Director) Richard Hurdle Groundlings
HERR SCHULTZ one man presentation
KINGS AND QUEENS Henry VIII Richard Hurdle Groundlings
BLOOD BROTHERS Musical Director Richard Hurdle Groundlings
MUSIC HALL Musical Director/Mr Harry Richard Hurdle Groundlings
OLIVER! Mr Bumble/Fagin/Musical Dir’tor Helen Oakleigh Groundlings
BUGSY MALONE Musical Director Richard Hurdle Groundlings
THE WITNESS Peter (lead) Elaine Carter Gosport
25 solo singing/piano and ensemble appearances at Portsmouth Guildhall
MY CHRISTMAS WISH - solo CD on (Lemon Label) of original Christmas songs (2001)
Has played and/or sung on many other LPs/CDs
Spent 6 years working full time with Christian Rock Band ‘Blood & Fire’ (1981-86) and Cross Purposes (1989/90)
Currently lead singer with ‘The Big Picture’ Rock Band
Nationally renowned euphonium and vocal soloist within the Salvation Army