A very happy Summer!?!?! 2013 to you all! It’s been a while! How is everyone?
I’ve realised that I haven’t updated this page in quite a bit, so I thought I’d just give you all a heads up of what’s going on!
It’s now 3 months since the amazing Oliver! UK National Tour 2011/13 closed at our final venue, Bristol’s mighty Hippodrome. I had a ball on the tour and made some great and life long friends! The production was first class and we got great reviews all year round, so everyone was able to say goodbye in February with a great deal of satisfaction! I’m now back to the wonderful world of freelancing. Lots of things are happening and I’m managing to keep very busy!
I’ve been back working lately in the wonderful Clarinet section of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with gigs including recordings of the latest ‘Dr. Who’ soundtrack and the second series of ‘Earthflight 3D’ for BBC television.
Have also been working with Sinfonia Cymru in a great partnership with Ballet Cymru and their production of Prokofiev’s fantastic score for ‘Romeo & Juliet’. It received great reviews and the audiences at Newport’s Riverfront Theatre seemed to be delighted with it!
I’ve also recently launched my own trad jazz band, the ‘RT Dixieband’. We’re a band that specialises in combining Welsh traditional songs and tunes with the sound of traditional dixieland New Orleans. Our launch gig was recorded for S4C TV at ‘Acapela’ studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff. The audience played a huge part in the launch, singing their hearts out and enjoying every second! The bookings are flying in, so keep an eye on my diary to see if you can come to listen to us at some point!