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
multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and educator
Dave's eclectic experience as percussionist, pianist and singer includes international festival stages, ballet, circus and theatre, a cult children's TV series, keeping time for the fastest dancer in the world,performing on the tops of buildings with aerial circus companies, and a tour of private homes to audiences of one person at a time.
Highlights include Tamburi Mundi Festival, Vancouver Island Festival, Porto Celtic Fest, 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
“...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
Among many others, he has worked with 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. Education includes inspirational workshops, masterclasses and lectures for schools, teachers, musicians, scientists and conference attendees. He is also a much sought after accompanist for contemporary dance and ballet. read more