June 8, 2019

I was in Normandy with The Normandy Memorial Trust for the D-Day 75 Events on 6th June 2019.

Early morning sunrise and commemoration of the new Normandy Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer with a few honoured guests - including Monty’s grandson and Churchill’s great grandson and fa...

May 8, 2019

A Musical based on the book Angela's Ashes - details here - which I start work on in a few weeks. So excited to be working with the brilliant Jacinta Whyte as Angela and the full cast along with our director, Thom Southerland.  A future composer star in Adam Howell as...

January 7, 2019

I had some very nice projects through 2018.

A fun concert with Michael Parkinson and the BBC Concert Orchestra back in April, recorded at The London Palladium - it was transmitted in July......

Then in the summer some concerts in Holland with my lovely friends the New Lo...

March 4, 2018

2017 ended with Miss World in China!

With Manushi who will be a great Ambassador for Miss World this year. During this year's event I had the great honour of working with Father Rocky and the Tuloy Foundation.  We made THIS for Father Rocky!

Also the brilliant Celine Tam...

July 10, 2017

Baku 2017 Ceremonies were amazing and I am very proud to have been Music Director for the whole venture.

Here are some links to follow - with some details of timings, too!




00:00 - 02:16 - WELCOME PRESET...

January 31, 2017

Jan 3rd to 19th 2017

75 piece RPO led by Duncan Riddell - my view in  Abbey Road Studio 1

The culmination of many months of sorting, editing, writing, arranging and finally conducting a truly world class orchestra - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - playing all this Aze...

November 23, 2016

So during my summer and continuing on to this beautiful autumn I have been visiting Baku monthly in the quest - along with Malcolm Newton & Marc Tritschler - to find suitable music to fit our wonderful Creative Content for both the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony...

August 21, 2016

A Very Special Day - Link to Excerpts: HERE

July 31st 1966 - England won the World Cup at Wembley!

July 31st 2016 - a few intrepid presenters, actors and musicians relive the whole afternoon LIVE on BBC Radio and Red Button.

Standing with the Jules Rimet Trophy - this is...

July 29, 2016

LAMENT FOR THE INNOCENTS - a project by Mike Dixon and John Theakston

Back in May John Theakston and I recorded a song that we had written in an attempt to do something for the plight of the growing number of innocent people who have become displaced, having been embroi...

July 4, 2016

Will we come out of Europe?  Well anyone who looks occasionally at my Twitter feed will know where I stand on that question.  I've been very pro Europe all my adult life, in fact the very first time I voted was back in 1975 and the first Edward Heath referendum when, n...

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