BRUNO MARGALHO QUARTET:
THE EFFORT OF BEING
I played piano and keyboards, co-produced and mixed this album in Lisbon.
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Brother Tree is a flexible group of musicians and soundscapers brought together from London’s finest chamber orchestras, folk and jazz groups to create an exciting new ensemble performing their own music which flows between acoustic and electronic performance.
Individual members of Brother Tree work with the top London orchestras, chamber groups and jazz ensembles, performing in all the major concert venues and festivals throughout the world.They have all met and played together as freelance musicians, be it for chamber music festivals in Bordeaux, at the Barbican for London Jazz Festival, or playing in one of the BBC proms.
The group share a passion and a vision for a new perspective in contemporary music performance by writing for themselves, with each person in the group bringing something different to the process, yet on stage, their combined experience as seasoned chamber musicians gives a tight knit clarity to their performances. Brother Tree aims to collaborate as much as possible with other artists and musicians.
THE JOHN EAST PROJECT
The genesis of the John East Project was a conversation between John East and Steve Rubie of the 606 Club in October 2009. The band now play at the 606 and elsewhere and the line-up is Mark Fletcher, (drums) Neville Malcolm, (bass guitar) Carl Orr, (guitar) Scott Baylis (trumpet, flugelhorn and piano) Dave Lewis (tenor saxophone) and Dan Hewson (arrangements, trombone and piano). The band released its first album, “Live at the 606” in July 2012 and its second, “Mr Businessman”, on CD and vinyl, in August 2016.
ANDREAS BODYE – PIANO CONCERTO COMPOSITION
Andreas Boyde is a piano player and Dan has been composing a concerto for him for some time now.
Hailed by the critics as Monsieur 100,000 Volts, pianist Andreas Boyde’s performances have electrified audiences worldwide. His recitals in renowned concert venues and appearances as soloist with such orchestras as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Radio Orchestra, the Dresdner Philharmonie, the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, the Zürich Kammerorchester, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Hallé Orchestra Manchester, the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra, the Dresden Sinfoniker, the London Mozart Players, the Berliner Sinfonieorchester and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra have secured Boyde’s reputation as an esteemed performing artist.
Boyde has concertised internationally in Austria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA and Vietnam. Venues where he has appeared to acclaim include Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall London, Cologne Philharmonic Hall, Zürich Tonhalle, Munich Herkulessaal, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Berlin Konzerthaus, Munich Philharmonic Hall, Hamburg Musikhalle, Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Munich Prinzregenten Theatre and Pierpont Morgan Library New York.