Alex Dengate

    • Musical Director
    • Voice Coach

    Warwickshire
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    • video file (mov)
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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Musical Director
Music
Ben Foundation BallCrystal Gospel Choir
The Roundhouse, Camden
2019Musical Director
Theatre
Romeo & Juliet, Playmakers Festival
Alex Thorpe
Royal Shakespeare Company
The Swan Theatre
2019Musical Director / Pianist / Backing Singer
Music
Virtual Band FilmingTED Casting / Marella Cruises
2019Pianist (Keys 2)
Theatre
Tess - The Musical, Workshop PerformanceNight Project Theatre / The Other Place, RSC
The Other Place, RSC
2018Pianist
Music
Christmas CarnivalRicoh Arena
2018Musical Director
Theatre
Musicals ROCK! VII - RelentlessSUAC Onstage
Stratford upon Avon ArtsHouse
2018Musical Director
Theatre
Cinderella (R&H)SUAC Onstage
The Gordon Vallins Studio
2018Musical Director
Theatre
Honk!SUAC Onstage
The Gordon Vallins Studio
2017Musical Director
Theatre
Musicals ROCK! VISUAC Onstage
Stratford ArtsHouse
2017Session Musician/Drummer
Music
Shrewsbury Folk FestivalSteamed Chicken / Cabbages & Kings Management
2017Musical Director
Theatre
Chaircago - 'Chicago in Wheelchairs'SUAC Onstage
The Willows Theatre
2017Musical Director
Theatre
Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging QueensSUAC Onstage
The Gordon Vallins Studio
2016Pianist
Theatre
RentPost It Theatre Company
2016MD/Pianist
Event
Amadeus/Amazing Guy Thom PetersonTown Hall Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Town Hall, Birmingham
2016Musical Director
Theatre
Musicals ROCK! VSUAC Onstage
Stratford ArtsHouse
2016Pianist
Music
Leprosy Mission Big Day Out w/Pam RhodesAMVC
2016Pianist
Tour
AMVC Concert Tour - BelgiumMusica Europa
2016Session Musician - Drummer
Music
Inter Varsity Folk Dance Festival - IVFDFSteamed Chicken / Cabbages & Kings Management
Square One
2016Musical Director
Theatre
FootlooseSUAC Onstage
The Gordon Vallins Studio
2015Musical Director / Keyboards
Music
Wychwood (Cheltenham) FestivalBBC / Tribe Festivals Ltd.
2015Musical Director
Theatre
Musicals ROCK! IVSUAC Onstage
Stratford ArtsHouse
2015Musical Director (Deputy)
Theatre
CinderellaBYT
Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham
2015Musical Director
Theatre
The FantasticksSUAC Onstage
The Willows Theatre
2015Musical Director
Theatre
Thoroughly Modern MillieStratford Upon Avon College
2015Session Musician - Drummer
Music
OxFolk (Oxford Folk Festival)Steamed Chicken / Cabbages & Kings Management
2014Musical Director
Theatre
Little Shop of HorrorsSUAC Onstage
2014Musical Director / Pianist
Event
SkateFortnum and Mason / Somerset House / West End
Somerset House, West End
2014Pianist / Musical Director
Music
The Wolf RunBlackdown Management
2014Musical Director
Theatre
Sweet CharityStratford Upon Avon College
Gordon Vallins Studio
2014Musical Director, Production Manager
Theatre
Musicals ROCK! IIISUAC Onstage / RSC
The RSC's Courtyard Theatre
2014Pianist / Musical Director
Event
A Night At The BAFTASBAFTA / Fortnum & Mason
BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly
2013Musical Director
Theatre
Boogie NightsSUAC Onstage
2013Session Musician - Pianist
Event
O Holy Night - Wincey WillisMJM Music
Piccadily, West End & Birmingham
2013Session Musician - Pianist
Event
The Magic of DisneyBarry Todd Productions
Warwick Arts Centre
2013Session Musician - Drummer
Event
RAF PromsRAF / Wessex Symphony Orchestra
RAF Cosford
2013Session Musician - Pianist
Film
BonoboRockin' Motion Pictures Ltd.
2013Musician - Drummer
Event
Upton Blues FestivalThe Alphabet Blues Consortium
2013Musical Director
Theatre
Anything GoesStratford Upon Avon College
Gordon Vallins Studio
2013Musical Director, Production Manager
Theatre
Musicals ROCK! IIStratford Upon Avon College
Stratford upon Avon Civic Hall
2012Pianist
Theatre
Chinese Dragon & The Swan of AvonChinese National Opera
2012Musical Director
Theatre
CabaretStratford Upon Avon College
2012Pianist
Theatre
Sister Act UK TourStage Entertainment
2012Production Manager
Theatre
To Know HimRCC
2012Session Musician - Drummer
Other
RAF PromsRAF / Wessex Symphony Orchestra
RAF Cosford
2012Session Musician - Drummer
Other
Boy GeorgeMJM / Axis Management
2012Musical Director, Production Manager
Theatre
Movies ROCK!Stratford Upon Avon College
Stratford upon Avon Civic Hall
2011Session Musician - Singer
Other
The Best Christmas Carol Album In The World...Ever!Kingsway Music
2011Session Musician - Drummer
Event
Coventry Jazz FestivalCoventry Jazz Festival
2011Production Manager
Theatre
Heaven Sent / God's GiftRCC
2011Musical Director
Theatre
The Secret GardenStratford Upon Avon College
2011Musical Director, Production Manager
Theatre
Musicals ROCK!Stratford Upon Avon College
Stratford upon Avon Civic Hall
2010Pianist
Event
InspirationBBC
Birmingham Town Hall
2010Musical Director
Theatre
Little WomenStratford Upon Avon College
2010Singer / Performer
Film
Songs of PraiseBBC
2010Session Musician - Drummer
Other
Madeline Bell - 50 Years AlbumMJM Music
2010Accompanist - Piano
Theatre
Mark Morris Dance CompanyMark Morris Dance Company
2009Pianist
Theatre
High School Musical UK TourStage Entertainment
2009Pianist
Event
Sean Rumsey - X-Factor - Party In The Park, BirminghamDHP
2009Pianist
Tour
Madeline Bell UK TourMJM Music
2009Musical Director
Theatre
Les MiserablesStratford Upon Avon College
2007Session Musician - Drummer
Event
Coventry Jazz FestivalCoventry Jazz Festival
2007Session Musician - Singer
Other
Radio 4 Daily ServiceBBC
2007Session Musician Singer
Other
Radio 2 Easter BroadcastBBC
2006Session Musician - Drummer
Event
Coventry Jazz FestivalCoventry Jazz Festival
2006Musician
Event
Cork Jazz FestivalCork Jazz Festival
2006Musical Director
Theatre
Bugsy MaloneShoestrings Theatre Company
2005Musician
Cruise
Ships BandCommodore & Condor
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2017Estill Level 1 Figures for Voice Control & Level 2 Figure Combinations for Six Voice QualitiesUrdang/Voice Your Potential
    2014Level 2 Team LeadershipNCFE
    2011Lighting Design for Theatre (Short Course)Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
    2009MiFLInstitute for Learning, London
    2009DTLLSWarwick Univerity
    2007Music Composition and Professional Practice BA HONSCoventry University

    Equipment

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

    Additional Skills

    Estil trained vocal technician and coach.

    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 certificate 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 (Level 1 and 2) 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.

    Referees

    Paul Leddington-Wright

    Edward Pinner

    Claire Morley

    Carol Harvey-Barnes

    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.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • Musicians Union (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • Pantomime
    • Revue
    • Showcase
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Film / TV
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Industry Training
    • Working at Heights Certificate