Matt is a local legend in Dorset and delights crowds wherever he plays, be it one of his many comedy nights or playing classical piano at a garden party.
In the 20 years, and more, that Matt Black has been earning a living in the entertainment world, he has consistently altered his stage persona to meet the requirements of his audience, be they guests at a society wedding, delegates at a business conference or corporate dinner, or bikers attending a rally.
Some of the organisations Matt Black has entertained:
Vodaphone, Rover Cars, Eli Lilly, Vauxhall, Nissan, The Mars Group, British Telecom, Sony, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Mothercare, Disney, Donside, Unisys and many more!
Some of the stars Matt Black has appeared with:
Richard Digance, Tom O’Connor, Boy George, Barry Upton, Brian Connolly, Gerrard Kenny, Dave Lee, The Supremes, Bjorn Again, The Bootleg Beatles, Bernie Clifton, Mud and many more!
Telephone: 07952 601230
Websites: www.matt-black.org (gigs)
Website: www.hangoverhill.co.uk (recording studio)
Ivan Chandler is one of the UK's most respected music copyright & licensing experts. He has held senior positions in the entertainment industry including Elton John's Rocket Music Co., General Manager of Paramount Pictures' music division, European Manager and A&R Director of Motown's music publishing company and the Music Consultant for PACT (The Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television).
In 1995, Ivan set up Musicalities as an independent cost-effective and time-efficient music solution for producers of film, TV, animation, live events and digital content.
Services include: music copyright research, music supervision (inc. copyright clearance & licensing and the provision of alternative music choices), advising on music publishing acquisition, music cost reports, drafting & negotiating music agreements and delivering all the necessary documentation.
Clients include – amongst many others – Aardman Animations, Discovery, Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment, IMG Media, Peter Andre, The Halle Orchestra, Amnesty International, IMG Media through to numerous independent television & film companies in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Finland, Spain, Switzerland and the USA.
Musicalities also negotiates and facilitates PRS and PPL licensing agreements, assists in resolving music copyright disputes and, in association with its affiliated company, Chandler & Siddell, provides Musicological Reports to support the resolution of music copyright concerns or disputes.
As a valuable add-on, Musicalities runs music copyright seminars for colleges, universities, film & television production companies and media organisations throughout the country plus offering bespoke courses to suit individual needs.
Musicalities' founder Ivan Chandler has a classical music education, once played keyboards for Dusty Springfield, Lulu and Kiki Dee and continues to be an active jazz & blues player on the live gig circuit. Not too long ago, he appeared on EastEnders as Alfie Moon's pianist mate, Cyril.....!
Ivan is also the author of The DVD Music Licensing Guide, the first handbook of its kind for UK video production.
For more information on Musicalities, please visit our website.
Telephone: +44 (0) 7915 662030
Freddy D’Albert is a guitarist and teacher, formerly based in London and now living in the New Forest. As a teenager in the early ’60’s he had his own band - The Comanches, who released two singles and appeared on TV and radio, touring UK and Europe.
In 1966/67 he joined The Chessmen, an R & B and soul band, and TV appearances on Ready, Steady Go and Thank Your Lucky Stars led to another successful tour. The band recorded ‘Painting on Wood’ as The Magicians in 1968.
Freddy was a founder member of Sweetwater Canal who were signed to Ronnie Scott’s Management in 1969 on Vertigo record label and they toured UK and Europe for Stax records (later to become part of Atlantic records) supporting Sam & Dave, Joe Tex, Arthur Conley, Martha Reed & the Vandellas.
As guitarist for Marty Wilde, Joe Brown, Edwin Starr, The Marvelettes and The Fantastics Freddy made appearances in theatres, clubs and on TV then in the 80’s he worked extensively in the West End in function bands for the Ken Mackintosh, Don Shearman, Jack Hawkins and Herb Miller Orchestras and others.
Over the years Freddy has accompanied many artistes, include Marian Montgomery, Roy Castle, Roy Hudd, Anita Harris, Roger de Courcey, Davey Jones of The Monkees, Paul Melba, Russ Conway, Danny la Rue, Davey Kaye, Jim Bowen, Bob Monkhouse, Charlie Smithers, Stutz Bear Cats, Leslie Crowther, Lyndsay de Paul, Ernie Wise, Bernie Clifton, Norman Collier, Don McLean, Julie Rogers, The Bachelors, Vince Hill, Mike & Bernie Winters, Lennie Peters, Lena Zavaroni and Jane MacDonald.
Freddy was delighted to be asked to join The Drifters in 1986 and with them he toured extensively in the UK and Europe, including appearances at major festivals such as the Montreux Jazz, North Sea Jazz, and Cork Jazz Festivals. They performed at The White House for President Bill Clinton in June 1993, and later that year the President booked them again to appear for him in Florida. Back in the UK The Drifters performed at theatres all over the country and also at most of the Royal Palaces, including The Tower of London. Freddy was honoured to be invited to a Royal Garden Party to acknowledge the work The Drifters and their band did over the years for the Not Forgotten Association.
As well as many pantomimes, musicals Freddy has played include Grease, We Will Rock You, Little Shop of Horrors, Oklahoma, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Carmen, Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof, Bugsy Malone, Peter Pan, Pirates of Penzance, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
Now Freddy is happy to be touring less, he is able to concentrate on enjoying playing jazz for fun and teaching the next generation of musicians.
FACEBOOK: Freddy D'Albert
Luke English is a Media Solicitor who has acted for some of the biggest companies in the entertainment industry including the BBC and Walt Disney.
Luke has worked with “Indie” labels such as XL Recordings and Domino Records as Head of Legal for PIAS Distribution, as well as the privilege to spend time in the legal department for Sony Music working with artists such as One Direction, Rita Ora, Labrinth and Kasabian.
With amazing new talent emerging along the South Coast, Luke relocated to Bournemouth 4 years ago to set up the legal Media department at Laceys Solicitors to represent signed and unsigned artists across the UK. Luke gives regular talks and educates people in the music industry at the Great Escape, BPI, Bournemouth University, Southampton Solent, CMI Music Conference and the Academy of Music and Sound.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1202 557256
Irving Martin worked in music production representing some of the biggest companies in the entertainment industry including Warner Brothers, Universal, CBS, Decca, United Artists, EMI, Columbia, Island Pictures, Orion Filmways, MGM, Paramount and Embassy Pictures, to name but a few.
Irving has been involved in the film and music industry for over 40 years and as well as being an accomplished musician and composer, he was Head of Music for ATV Network / ITC Films.
Over the years, Irving has fulfilled many roles covering Promotion, Film Music Supervisor to Executive Producer and currently directs his own productions.
Irving has been involved in many high end film productions including: Sophie’s Choice, The Voyage of the Damned, Capricorn One, On Golden Pond, The Boys From Brazil, Cassandra Crossing, The Eagle Has Landed, The Stepfather, The Jazz Singer, Honky Tonk Freeway, Silence In The North, Scarface, The Four Seasons All Night Long, Greystoke, Out of Africa, Ghandi, Stir Crazy, Emerald Forest and Excalibur.
Irving has also worked on many well know TV Series: The Return Of The Saint for which he co-wrote the theme music and contributed greatly to the score of The Sweeney (Thames) Love Boat, Fantasy Island and several other 70s and 80s series.
As well as film and TV, Irving has produced lots of successful Albums totalling over 30 Gold, 10 Platinum and worked with many great artists. There's a triple Platinum (for The Messiah with the John Alldis, LPO and LPO Chorus) and a Dove award and Grammy nomination in there as well.
He set up the most successful trailer and promo house in Europe, Scores Ltd, with notable excursions into, Flash Dance, the launch of Sky TV, the reworking of the Pathé Library – A Year To Remember - that sold over 3m copies and the Make ‘Em Laugh series for Thames. He then went on to Working Title as Producer without Portfolio (’91) working across the Polygram/Phonogram group where he created synergies and promotions internationally for the group and subsidiaries. For the Universal group of which Working Title was a part, he developed the 360 degree promotion concept - started with Reservoir Dogs which pretty much changed the way that films and video were promoted for the industry from that point forward .
Now Chairman of start-up Holographic/CGI production Co Emozion, Irving works with entrepreneurs mainly in the sales, entertainment and music areas developing and monetising their ideas.
Tel: 07866 424325