Musical DirectorBefore becoming a musical director Luke appeared in the orchestra pit in various productions with various theatre groups playing Keyboard and Drum Kits. At the age of 17 Luke took on his first role as musical director for South Wight Youth Theatres production of Half a Sixpence at Shanklin Theatre. In this capacity Luke developed skills in teaching, leading and conducting. Since that time Luke has also musical directed big shows including West Wide Story and Rock Nativity.
The production of West Side Story which Luke Musical Directed was awarded a shield for the most outstanding youth production of 2014 in the south eastern region by NODA.
In 2017 Luke wrote "Jack and the Beanstalk, A New Musical" Written especially for children in Key Stage 2-3. The plot follows the traditional story featuring 9 original song with a full script. This was first performed by a summer school group ran by Luke and his Musical Theatre Team.
Pit MusicianLuke has much experience as a musician and has a high level of skill in Keyboard, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion and Drum Kit, ideal for musical productions or for session work. Luke has much experience playing these instruments in a variety of styles. If your production is on a tighter budget Luke is also has the able to record multitracked backing tracks dependant on the requirements.
ArrangerDuring his career Luke has arranged music for many musical performances; often for a 12+ piece ensemble. These arrangements range from Solo Piano through to Orchestrations for musicals and school bands to fit the instruments available.
Current and Previous Experience
|Jungle Book The Pantomime||CAODS||Trinity Theatre Cowes||Sept-Dec 2018|
|Joseph (MD)||The Bay Primary||Bay Primary||April-Jul 2018|
|Peter Pan (MD)
Composer and Writer.
|Carisbrooke Primary||Carisbrooke Primary||April-Jul 2018|
|Cats (Pit)||Ventnor Theatre Group||Ventnor Winter Gardens||April/May 2018|
|9 to 5 (AMD)||Island Savoyards||Shanklin Theatre||Jul-Oct 2017|
|Rock Nativity (MD)||SWYT||Toured 3 Venues||May-Dec 2015|
|West Side Story (MD)||SWYT||Medina Theatre||May-Oct 2014|
|Half a Sixpence (MD)||SWYT||Shanklin Theatre||May-Oct 2009|