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Alex Dengate

Alex Dengate

Credits

Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2017 Musical Director
Theatre
Musicals ROCK! VI
SUAC Onstage
Stratford ArtsHouse
2017 Musical Director
Theatre
Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens
SUAC Onstage
The Gordon Vallins Studio
2016 MD/Pianist
Event
Amadeus/Amazing Guy Thom Peterson
Town Hall Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Town Hall, Birmingham
2016 Musical Director
Theatre
Musicals ROCK! V
SUAC Onstage
Stratford ArtsHouse
2016 Pianist
Music
Leprosy Mission Big Day Out w/Pam Rhodes
AMVC
2016 Pianist
Tour
AMVC Concert Tour - Belgium
Musica Europa
2016 Session Musician - Drummer
Music
Inter Varsity Folk Dance Festival - IVFDF
Steamed Chicken / Cabbages & Kings Management
Square One
2016 Musical Director
Theatre
Footloose
SUAC Onstage
The Gordon Vallins Studio
2015 Musical Director / Keyboards
Music
Wychwood (Cheltenham) Festival
BBC / Tribe Festivals Ltd.
2015 Musical Director
Theatre
Musicals ROCK! IV
SUAC Onstage
Stratford ArtsHouse
2015 Musical Director (Deputy)
Theatre
Cinderella
BYT
Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham
2015 Musical Director
Theatre
The Fantasticks
SUAC Onstage
The Willows Theatre
2015 Musical Director
Theatre
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Stratford Upon Avon College
2015 Session Musician - Drummer
Music
OxFolk (Oxford Folk Festival)
Steamed Chicken / Cabbages & Kings Management
2014 Musical Director / Pianist
Event
Skate
Fortnum and Mason / Somerset House
Somerset House, West End
2014 Pianist / Musical Director
Music
The Wolf Run
Blackdown Management
2014 Musical Director
Theatre
Sweet Charity
Stratford upon Avon College
Gordon Vallins Studio
2014 Musical Director, Production Manager
Theatre
Musicals ROCK! III
Stratford upon Avon College / RSC
The RSC's Courtyard Theatre
2014 Pianist / Musical Director
Event
A Night At The BAFTAS
BAFTA / Fortnum & Mason
BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly
2013 Session Musician - Pianist
Event
O Holy Night - Wincey Willis
MJM Music
Piccadily, West End & Birmingham
2013 Session Musician - Pianist
Event
The Magic of Disney
Barry Todd Productions
Warwick Arts Centre
2013 Session Musician - Drummer
Event
RAF Proms
RAF / Wessex Symphony Orchestra
RAF Cosford
2013 Session Musician - Pianist
Film
Bonobo
Rockin' Motion Pictures Ltd.
2013 Musician - Drummer
Event
Upton Blues Festival
The Alphabet Blues Consortium
2013 Musical Director
Theatre
Anything Goes
Stratford upon Avon College
Gordon Vallins Studio
2013 Musical Director, Production Manager
Theatre
Musicals ROCK! II
Stratford upon Avon College
Stratford upon Avon Civic Hall
2012 Pianist
Theatre
Chinese Dragon & The Swan of Avon
Chinese National Opera
2012 Musical Director
Theatre
Cabaret
Stratford upon Avon College
2012 Pianist
Theatre
Sister Act UK Tour Wrap Party
Stage Entertainment
2012 Production Manager
Theatre
To Know Him
RCC
2012 Session Musician - Drummer
Other
RAF Proms
RAF / Wessex Symphony Orchestra
RAF Cosford
2012 Session Musician - Drummer
Other
Boy George
MJM / Axis Management
2012 Musical Director, Production Manager
Theatre
Movies ROCK!
Stratford upon Avon College
Stratford upon Avon Civic Hall
2011 Session Musician - Singer
Other
The Best Christmas Carol Album In The World...Ever!
Kingsway Music
2011 Session Musician - Drummer
Event
Coventry Jazz Festival
Coventry Jazz Festival
2011 Production Manager
Theatre
Heaven Sent / God's Gift
RCC
2011 Musical Director
Theatre
The Secret Garden
Stratford upon Avon College
2011 Musical Director, Production Manager
Theatre
Musicals ROCK!
Stratford upon Avon College
Stratford upon Avon Civic Hall
2010 Pianist
Event
Inspiration
BBC
Birmingham Town Hall
2010 Musical Director
Theatre
Little Women
Stratford upon Avon College
2010 Singer / Performer
Film
Songs of Praise
BBC
2010 Session Musician - Drummer
Other
Madeline Bell - 50 Years Album
MJM Music
2010 Accompanist - Piano
Theatre
Mark Morris Dance Company
Mark Morris Dance Company
2009 Pianist
Theatre
High School Musical UK Tour Wrap Party
Stage Entertainment
2009 Pianist
Event
Sean Rumsey - X-Factor - Party In The Park, Birmingham
DHP
2009 Pianist
Tour
Madeline Bell UK Tour
MJM Music
2009 Musical Director
Theatre
Les Miserables
Stratford upon Avon College
2007 Session Musician - Drummer
Event
Coventry Jazz Festival
Coventry Jazz Festival
2007 Session Musician - Singer
Other
Radio 4 Daily Service
BBC
2007 Session Musician Singer
Other
Radio 2 Easter Broadcast
BBC
2006 Session Musician - Drummer
Event
Coventry Jazz Festival
Coventry Jazz Festival
2006 Musician
Event
Cork Jazz Festival
Cork Jazz Festival
2006 Musical Director
Theatre
Bugsy Malone
Shoestrings Theatre Company
2005 Musician
Cruise
Ships Band
Commodore & Condor

Education

  • Year
    Qualification
    Where
  • 2014
    Level 2 Team Leadership
    NCFE
  • 2011
    Lighting Design for Theatre (Short Course)
  • 2009
    MiFL
    Institute for Learning, London
  • 2009
    DTLLS
    Warwick Univerity
  • 2007
    Music Composition and Professional Practice BA HONS

Equipment

I own and can operate: Roland Fantom X8, Ludwig Drum Kit & Zildjian K Custom Cymbals, Yamaha Club Jordan Cocktail Drum Kit, Korg Microkorg+, Roland KC-500 Keyboard Amp, Korg SP200

About me

Experienced, professional musician with proven experience as a musical director, conductor, arranger, composer and lecturer. Skilled 'Estill' trained vocal technician and coach. 12 years experience managing musical ensembles and working as a freelance musician with strong leadership and interpersonal skills; confident, sensitive and pragmatic combined with a strong Christian-based approach to work. Highly computer literate in Microsoft Office Suite, iWORK, Cubase, Protools and Sibelius.

Additional Skills

Estil trained vocal technician and coach.

Referees

Paul Leddington-Wright
Edward Pinner
Claire Morley
Carol Harvey-Barnes

Additional Information

Alex trained at Coventry University, reading Music Composition and Professional Practice, completing in 2007 with Honours. He studied his postgraduate lecturing qualification at Warwick University and for a diploma in Lighting Design for Theatre at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

Alex is a skilled musician, trained in Piano, Organ, Drums & Percussion and Saxophones. He is also an 'Estill' trained vocal technician/coach. Alex is a highly competent, musical director, conductor and arranger.

Alex's performance work has been extensive and varied. He has "MD'd" and performed in an extensive amount of Musical Theatre. Alex has worked in function/jazz bands and ensembles across the UK and Europe including cruises, theatre, pantomime and as an accompanist and repeteur. He has performed in vocal ensembles and choirs on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 4, Radio WM, Radio C&W, Heart FM and BBC’s 'Songs of Praise'.

Recent credits includes Musical Director for Skate (West End), Cheltenham Festival, session musician for Madeline Bell (Blue Mink, Dusty Springfield, Joe Cocker etc...) and her 50th Anniversary Album (and as pianist in her UK tour). As a session Musician (Drums) for RAF Proms, Pianist for Sister Act UK Tour, and as a Session Musician for the Boy George album ‘Canzone D’Amore’.

Alex has lectured in Musical Theatre at Stratford upon Avon College for 10+ years and his responsibilities/duties at the college include; recruiting, auditioning, commissioning works, rehearsing and directing course students, selecting music, musicals, and organising, directing and budgeting performances on behalf of the college. Other activities on behalf of the college include; annual Musical Productions as Director and/or Musical Director, radio and television broadcasts including publicity and marketing, budgeting and contracting professional musicians and orchestras, production management for full scale theatrical productions internally and externally of the college, multiple musical arrangements and to lecture as a qualified lecturer in the FE sector.

He has worked extensively as a session musician for a number of UK and US artists performing on Piano, Voice and Drums at prestigious venues including; Birmingham's Symphony Hall & Town Hall, Blackpool's 'The Grand Theatre', The Fairfield Hall, NEC, NIA, London's Festival Hall, BAFTA and the West End.

Skills

Primary Job Title Musical Director
Secondary Job Title Voice Coach
Job Titles Musical Director
Years in industry 6+ years
Company Experience Childrens Theatre, Educational Theatre, Regional Theatre, UK Touring Theatre
Languages Spoken English
Organisation Membership Musicians Union
Experienced in Comedy, Dance, Devised, Drama, Festival, Live Events, Musicals, Pantomime, Revue, Showcase
Work Permits EU
Interested in Cruises, European Tour, Live Events, UK Tour, World Tour
DBS checked Yes
Driving Licences Standard
Industry training Working at Heights Certificate