Musical Director & Arranger for North East Tourism Awards Ceremony; The Sage Gateshead, 2013.
This event was hosted by BBC’s Carol Malia, and featured a full 7 piece live band. The event was themed in a ‘show/hollywood’ glamour style, and the company wanted the music to portray this. For example we played pieces such as ‘Be Our Guest’ (Beauty And The Beast) in a comically over the top Broadway style/arrangement, for the ‘Best Bed & Breakfast’ award. The band were prepared to improvise at all times depending on any late/early queues, and any mishaps (such as announcers forgetting their glasses and not being able to read the winning category!) The comical musical arrangements went down great with the audience as well as the company. This was a very enjoyable project to work on.
Below shows photos of the band on the night, screenshots from BBC coverage, and stills from the MD camera used by the musicians: