With performers of such a high standard, it's natural to expect quality. What you don't expect is the friendliness - the warmth shown to the audience throughout the show. Boyd is a natural crowd pleaser" ★★★★★ The Scotsman
From the tops of buildings with aerial circus companies, keeping time for the fastest Irish dancer in the world, international festival stages, a tour of sofas to an audience of one person at a time, and the back rooms of pubs - Dave brings this eclectic experience as pianist, percussionist and singer to his bands and his solo performances with unique arrangements of songs and music from traditions ranging from the Scottish Highlands to the Mississippi Delta. Highlights include Tamburi Mundi Festival, Vancouver Island Festival, Porto Celtic Festival, Interkeltisches Festival, Germany, The Festival of World Cultures, Dublin, Harrison Festival of the Arts, British Columbia, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Spielzeit Europa, Berlin and Fora do Lugar, Portugal.
Dave has written new music for theatre, dance, circus, television, and film plus the soundscape of a nightclub for babies, and a tune for a perspicacious Olympic dressage horse. He has worked with, among others, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Abbey Theatre Dublin, BBC, RTE, Retina Dance Company, Scottish Ballet, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, The Roundhouse London, British Council India, English National Opera, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, Companhia Nacional de Bailado, UNESCO Cities of Music Glasgow and Idanha-A-Nova.
“...certainly it's hard to imagine this show soaring without the extraordinary contributions of music director and composer Dave Boyd in particular. He has the whole cast playing away on a wild range of musical instruments.” Irish Times
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