Mark Halliday has been in the entertainment industry for over a decade with experience on the West End stage, on tour throughout the UK Europe and the States and is also a highly sought after swing singer on the corporate circuit. This wealth of performance knowledge has made Mark adept at knowing exactly what an audience wants.
Mark got his theatrical big break somewhat accidentally when he accompanied a friend to an open audition at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. This resulted in his first show ‘Me and My Girl’ at the Theatre Royal, Lincoln. From here Mark performed in musicals such as ‘Rock Hard’ with Alvin Stardust, ‘Aspects of Love’, and the West End smash hit ‘Spend, Spend, Spend’. Mark has played Dean Martin in ‘Rat Pack, Live From Las Vegas’, on the international tour and in London’s West End, and so, Mark’s love affair with swing music was born. Mark has performed as Dean Martin all over the world in amazing concert halls to international cruise lines. Most recently Mark starred in the West End production of ‘Jersey Boys’ at the Prince Edward Theatre.
Mark’s vast experience of private and corporate events has taken him all over the world and has seen him perform for countless celebrity and royal guests in the grandest and also the most intimate of settings. From private yachts, to audiences of thousands at such venues as Twickenham stadium and Cologne Arena.
This diverse first hand experience has made Mark the ideal candidate to create high class tribute acts and first rate theatre shows, which have now been performed in countless theatres, on cruise ships and across the world.
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Joanne Dalladay is also a West End performer as well as a singer in her own right on the corporate circuit. Joanne’s theatre credits include ‘Blood Brothers’ UK tour and West End, ‘Dancing Queen’ Barcelona, and ‘Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas’ international tour where she met Mark and they are now the happily married team behind Veritas Entertainment!
She has appeared on many cabarets and concerts including backing vocals for Sir Elton John at Princess Diana’s Concert, Wembley Stadium.
Since being resident director on the international tour of ‘Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas’ Joanne has diversified and worked for several other companies behind the scenes, such as a Sensatori resort director for TEDgroup and a session singer for Bourne Leisure. This diverse experience has led Joanne to become the resident director and choreographer of the numerous theatre and cruise ship shows created by Veritas Entertainment.
Adam has worked as a freelance trumpet player for 24 years. During this time he worked in many different genres of music in many contrasting settings.
Highlights include: West End productions of Starlight Express, Cats, The Commitments, Memphis. Touring productions of Annie, Crazy For You, Chicago, Wicked. Live Concerts with Michael Ball, Jack Jones, Petula Clark, Claire Sweeney. Big bands such as The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Spice Fusion big band, British Philharmonic Big Band, and these are only the highlights.
Adam has also been involved with several prolific function bands, played on many studio & live recordings and TV Advertisements. To find out more please check out Adam’s website:
Adam started playing the drums from the age of 13. Since that fateful day Adam has performed with the likes of Katie Melua and Jamie Cullum.
He has performed on many musicals both in the West End and on tour such as Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Dirty Dancing, Hairspray, Chicago and Shrek.
Adam has a serious interest in recording and producing. He has recorded material for BBC World and arranged ‘Gotcha’ (Theme of Starsky and Hutch) for The Swingle Singers.
For more information please see his website
Elliott has been an in demand drummer for many years now working with artists and bands that include;
Shirley Bassey, John Lord and Roger Glover (Deep Purple), Paul Anka, Michael Ball, Leo Sayer, Joe Longthorne, Jane McDonald, Tony Christie, Kirk Whalum, David Benoit, Russell Watson, Andy Abraham, Keely Smith, Tony Hadley, Limahl, The BBC Big Band, Syd Laurence Orchestra, The Drifters, Gwen Dickie, Gabriella Cilmi, Georgie Fame, Stefanie Heinzmann, Mathew Herbert, Bob Mintzer, Mike Stern, Laurie Holloway and Michael Feinstein. His West End credits include; Lion King, The Rat Pack, The Bodyguard, Jersey Boys, The Producers, Thriller and Priscilla Queen of The Desert.
Nathan studied piano at Guildhall School of Music and has performed all the major venues around the UK such as The Royal Albert Hall and The Royal Festival Hall.
He has been Musical Director and keyboard player on professional tours, fringe musicals, amateur shows and college productions for 20 years including recent productions at Cadogan Hall, The Charing Cross Theatre, The Leicester Square Theatre and The Landor.
Nathan is the Musical Director for jazz singer Harriet Eaves – their album ‘The One For Me’ reached #10 in the UK Jazz Charts when released
As a drummer and percussionist, Steve has worked with absolutely everyone in the business:
Lisa Stansfield Album “Rain” 2, Jonathan and, Charlotte, Russell Watson, West Life Flying without wings, Take That -Back for good, Mim Grey ‘Chasing Tigers’, Mim Grey ‘Grey Matters’, West Life Coast to Coast, Stephen Gately Bright Eyes,Charlotte Church,The Opera Babes, The Moody Blues “Live at the Albert Hall”, Pet Shop Boys, Kylie Minogue, The Feeling, A1, Michael Ball, Richard Niles, Anthony Newley, Anita Harris, José Carreras
DRUMS, Jonathan and Charlotte, Russell Watson ‘Anthems’, Andy Abraham Live, Vanessa Mae, La Cava, Children in Need – singles for Terry Wogan, Gloria Hunniford
The List goes on!
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Derbyshire born Arran has been entertaining audiences for the past 11 years, on land and sea all over the world. Starting out as a sheriffs guard in a touring outdoor theatre piece, Arran has progressed and travelled all over the world performing in straight plays, musicals, as a solo vocalist, to being lead vocalist on board leading cruise lines with P&O Australia and Carnival USA.
Arran has just returned from touring China for the last three months bringing them the hits of the king of rock n roll and is happy to be back on board the Veritas team.
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Carl Lindquist is a Swedish singer/actor/songwriter. Born and raised in Stockholm, Carl has always been keen of music and immersed in a musical environment with his family. While growing up, his influences started with David Bowie and Bryan Ferry, to grow to diverse styles such as Dave Grohl and Tommy Körberg.
Very fond of guitar and piano, and also player of those instruments, Carl is a singer, first and foremost. With a very typical and unique voice, Carl Lindquist has learned to differentiate himself from other singers with the strength of his vocals.
Always seeking new challenges, such as participating on various projects around the world, Carl is also a songwriter. With lyrics about nature, mankind, various feelings and issues, his songs are always deep and meaningful for his listeners.
Training: The Urdang Academy & South London Dance Studios
Theatre: Eddie Souther in Sister Act (Gordon Craig Theatre), Sal in A Harlem Dream
(The Young Vic), Sammy Davis Jr in The Rat Pack (Adelphi Theatre & UK/ USA/
Europe Tour), Little Moe in Five Guys Named Moe (English Theatre, Frankfurt),
Tough Kid in Carmen Jones (Royal Festival Hall), Winston in The Screams Of Kitty
Genovese (Edinburgh Fringe & Tête Tête Festival), Dad in BirdNet (Saddler’s Wells)
& Bollywood Knights (Wilde Theatre)
Film and Television: In The Heart Of The Sea film (Village Roadshow Pictures),
London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony (BBC), Cocktail film (Eros
Entertainment), Desi Boyz film (Eros Entertainment), HMRC Tax Credits
(Commercial), Whitney Marie Hair (Commercial)
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Emily-Louise Tomlins has been one third of the vocal harmony group ‘The Boogie Belles’ for 5 years now and has loved every moment; performing internationally, on-board a number of cruise liners and of course at home in the UK at weddings and corporate events. As well as joining up with The Rat Pack Live for some of their theatre shows.
Emily-Louise Tomlins trained in Musical Theatre at London Studio Centre and later went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Emily has been lucky enough to perform all over the world. Her credits include:- Lead Vocalist on-board the prestigious MV Queen Elizabeth for the World Voyage, Lead Vocalist in the production of ‘Hooray for Hollywood’ touring 33 cities in China, the character of ‘Lorina Liddell’ in the premiere of ‘CLD – The Real Lewis Carroll’ and most recently stepping in as swing to perform in ‘Puttin’ on The Ritz’ at The Grand Theatre in Blackpool.
As well as performing in theatre, Emily-Louise also sings regularly for functions and events all over the UK with groups such as Motown Supreme, MIB Band and many others. She also performs as a solo artiste.
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Julie is from Glasgow and trained at London Studio Centre where she gained her degree in Musical Theatre. Since graduating Julie has performed all over the UK and the rest of the world. She performed in many pantomimes and summer seasons as a dancer and vocalist and then moved on to play the role of Snow White in Radlett Theatre and The Kings Theatre in Glasgow. She toured the Middle East as a vocalist in “That Swing Thing” show before continuing the tour around Scotland. Julie has performed with the Boogie Belles all over the UK and on world cruises.
Barry Joseph Keenan
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Barry was born in Ireland and has been singing from a very young age.
Barry received his vocal training from Christopher Littlewood of The London School Of Musical Theater.
Barry came up through the Amateur Dramatic Societies in Ireland before moving in to Professional Theater.
In 2007 Barry began touring the world with
The National Dance Company Of Ireland as the lead Tenor, in their show Rhythm Of The Dance.
He has performed to audiences in over 40 countries around the world including America,
Australia, Russia and China. In 2008 he performed to an audience of 10,000 people at The Great
Hall Of The People in Beijing 2008.
Recently Barry traveled the world again as The Lead Tenor on board The Celebrity Millennium for Celebrity Cruises.
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Born in Ashton-Under-Lyne near Manchester James trained in Acting at Birmingham School of Acting and then went on to The Royal Academy of Music to train in musical theatre.
Performance credits whilst in training include The Dreaming,Music Lessons, Epicoene, and Spend, Spend, Spend.(Birmingham) and Star Spangled Girl, Little Me and Buddy Plummer in Follies (Royal Academy of Music).
Other theatre credits include The Goodbye Girl (The Gatehouse); Beauty & The Beast (Wyllyotts Theatre); Aladdin (Radlett Theatre); Quasimodo (King’s Head Theatre); One Touch of Venus (Ye Olde Rose and Crown); Crazy For You (Upstairs at The Gatehouse); West End Story (UK and India) for which he was also musical supervisor; Beatrice et Benedict – Opera(RAO) with the late Sir Colin Davis; Trying To Get Back Home (Theatre Royal, Bury-St-Edmunds); Rainbow Live! (with Zippy, George and Bungle!) (UK tour)
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Liam trained at the LCPA and is from Leicester.
Liam’s credits include Frankie Valli onboard Royal Caribbean cruises, Ensemble in Sacha Regan’s All Male Pirates of Penzance.
Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2014, Lead Vocalist for P&O Cruises, Ensemble in Annie UK Tour, Joe Casey In Our House, Toni in Copacabana, Link Larkin In Hairspray,
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Training: The Guildford School of Acting, First Class BA (hons)
Theatre: Ensemble/1st Cover Boq, Wicked (Apollo Victoria), Ensemble/Mr Crabbe, The Light Princess (Workshops) (National Theatre), Frankie Valli, Walk Like A Man (Veritas Entertainment), Writer/MD/Philip Wakem, The Mill on the Floss (Workshop) (The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham) Midir, The Immortal Hour – Opera (The Finborough Theatre), Bobby Pepper, Curtains (The Landor), Prince Charming, Sleeping Beauty (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch), Deputy Dim, Aladdin (Hall for Cornwall) Mock Turtle/Caterpillar/Cheshire Cat Puppeteer, Alice’s Adventures Underground (The Vaults, Waterloo)
TV/Film: Jeff Cole, The Oliver Complex (Short Film), Soldier, Elizabeth the Golden Age (Universal Pictures), Singer, The Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV)
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Peter trained at the London Studio Centre, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Acting.
His theatre credits include:
Evita, Dominion Theatre, London; Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights, Barons Court; Tour Guide in Wonderful Town, Royal Exchange and UK Tour; Evita, UK Tour; Alonzo in Cats, UK Tour, Tommy in Annie Get Your Gun, UK Tour; Sebastian in Twelfth Night, UK Tour; Jack Frost in The Snowman, Birmingham Rep and Peacock Theatre, London; Travis in Footloose, UK Tour; Boogie Nights, UK Tour; Samurai Warrior in Mitradate, Re Di Ponto, ROH, Night Of A Thousand Voices, Royal Albert Hall.
Film credits include:
James Keddall-Barrett in Equal Measure; Simon in Moving Mountain; Ronaldo in Just a Sketch; Drama Pilot of a new MTV show.
Pepsi Max, Liptons Ice Tea and several music videos.
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Jay Rincon graduated from Western Michigan University with his BFA in the United States. Since then performing has taken him all over the world. He’s had stops in Los Angeles, New York City, Japan, Germany, sailing The Bahamas and now he has the privilege of touring the UK and sailing to new destinations with Walk Like A Man.
Originally from New Zealand. Leanne trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Since graduating, her theatre credits include ‘The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas’ West End and International tour, ‘Me and My Girl’ Kilworth House Theatre, ‘Sail Away’ Lillian Baylis Studio at Sadler Wells, ‘Based On A True Story’, Jermyn Street Theatre. She has also performed numerous times on cruise ships as a Guest Entertainer and Lead Vocalist.
Kristina Demou is a UK based international performer and having trained at the Royal Academy of
Music, Kristina’s versatility as a singer has taken her all over the world within various genres of the
music industry including a Classical/Rock stage show, ABBA tributes, Musical Theatre, close
harmony vocal groups and fronting various Rock/Pop function bands, Jazz Trio’s and Duo’s with
resident slots on Royal Caribbean, Viking Line and Color Line Cruises.
This November Kristina will be heading to Stockholm, Sweden to take on the role of The Ghost of
Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol at the Maxim Theatre.
Other credits include: Backing vocalist for Sir Elton John, Concert for Diana (Live at Wembley
Stadium, BBC); David Guest My Life…The Musical (BBC Breakfast, The One Show); Barok
(Scandinavian Tour); Sound of Musicals (Ireland Tour) Elton John and Ray Cooper in Concert
(Royal Albert Hall); Lend an Ear (Regents Park Theatre); The Hollow (Towngate Theatre); Jekyll
and Hyde (Eastwood Theatre); Anything Goes (Towngate Theatre); Genesis To Broadway (The
Shaw Theatre); Royal Jubilee Celebrations (Buckingham Palace); GMTV (ITV); Blue Peter (BBC).
Phil graduated in 2002 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Performing Arts from Middlesex University and at the State University of New York.
He has performed the role of Dean Martin in The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas on UK, European and U.S. National tours and at The Strand, Savoy and Palladium Theatres in London’s West End.
Whilst Phil’s first love is Swing and Big Band Jazz, Phil has enjoyed playing many varied roles within musical theatre including Lumieré in Beauty and the Beast, Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain, Billy Bigelow in Carousel and Sky Masterson in Guys ‘n Dolls.
Since early 2010, Phil has followed a strong passion to develop a radical new way for theatre professionals to find accommodation whilst working away from home. This led to the launch of www.theatredigsbooker.com, now the UK’s No1 Theatre Accommodation website!
Not wanting to spend all his time making websites, Phil enjoys some wonderful contracts with cruise and corporate entertainment companies singing on Paul Ricard’s private island in Marseilles or for the passengers of some of the biggest cruise ships in the world, to name a few.
Training: Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts
Theatre includes: Dandini in Cinderella (Lyceum Theatre, Crewe), Tenor in The Twelve Tenors (Scandinavian Tour), Lead Vocalist in Belinda King Productions (Rotterdam, Holland America), Jack in Jack And The Beanstalk (Camberley Theatre), Silly Billy in Mother Goose (Millfield Arts Centre), Arpad in She Loves Me (Rose And Crown Theatre), Ferris Weale in Sleeping Beauty (The Courtyard Theatre), Peter Pevensie in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Brewhouse Theatre), Taylor Jones in Stars Falling (Key Theatre, Peterborough) and Featured Artist in Sunday Night Live At The Majesty’s (Her Majesty’s Theatre).
Television incudes: Witness B in The Lawrences (BBC).
Film includes: Crowd Surfer in Svengali (Root Films).
Short Film includes: Jackie Matthews in The Laughing Man (Riff Raff) and Boy in Without Words (NFTS).
Commercial includes: Fan in Red Carpet Barbie (Mustard).
Joseph trained for a Postgraduate Diploma in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music in London, having previously gained a BA(Hons) in Music from Bristol University.
Joseph was delighted to be asked to be a soloist for the BBC Performing Arts Fund Chorus at Stephen Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, which was broadcast live on BBC 2 and Radio 3 in July 2010.
Upon graduating, Joseph joined the London cast of the Phantom of the Opera in 2010, which marked his West End debut, and enjoyed 2 years with the company. He had the privilege of being a part of the shows 25th anniversary celebration at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011, which has since been released on CD and DVD.
Joseph has performed on some of the world’s largest cruise liners, from the Mediterranean to China, as a headlining guest entertainer with the male vocal group Viva Voce, part of Veritas Entertainment.
Joseph was seen in the B and Q Christmas 2013 advert campaign, and also performed in the London premiere of Love Beyond at Wembley Arena in October 2014.
Joseph finished another contract with the London company of the Phantom of the Opera in September 2015 as Passarino (understudy Piangi) and then joined the 12 Tenors for Spirit Productions for a 10 week tour around China. Joseph got married in July 2015 and wishes to thank his wife for her continued love and support.
Kristopher is originally from Canada where he received a B.A. In Musical Theatre Performance from The Randolph Academy for Performing Arts. He then moved to Glasgow where he was on scholarship at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama for the M.A. Musical Theatre Performance course.
Alongside working with Viva Voce, Kristopher is also currently working on Sony PlayStation4’s newest video game Detroit, playing the role of Jerry.
Other credits include: Mitch Maypole in the most recent West End Revival of Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens (Leicester Sq Theatre), Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland (Madinat Theater, Dubai), Jerry Lee Lewis in Rock Around the Clock (UK/China Tour), Benjamin/Frenchman in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (No.1 UK Tour), Vocalist in The 12 Tenors (European Tour), Acting double to Jesse Eisenburg in Richard Ayoade’s The Double (Film4), and Wayne/Annabel in Annabel (BBC Radio 4)
Training: Guildford School Of Acting
Theatre includes: Lead Vocalist in The Twelve Tenors (Netherlands Tour), Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm in A Little Night Music ( Ye Olde Rose & Crown), Lead Vocalist on Prinsendam (Holland America Cruises), Rapunzel’s Prince in Into The Woods (Bridewell Theatre), Frederic in Pirates Of Penzance (The Electric Theatre), Stamp in Billy (The Ivy Arts Centre), Featured Artist in Godspell (Ivy Arts Centre), Curly in Oklahoma! (Guildford School Of Acting) and Antonio in The Tempest (Guildford School Of Acting). Radio includes: Soloist in Friday Night Is Music Night (BBC Radio 2). Corporate includes: Featured Artist in Various Events (Live Productions).
Stuart Boother – Tenor From London, Stuart originally trained in musical theatre at MountviewAcademy of Theatre Arts, and then went on to study method acting in Hollywood with Bernard Hiller, and stunt combat with Cloudio Pacifico, Italy.He trained as an operatic Tenor for over 10 years with Ian Baar and Carl Penlington-Williams. Stuart began his professional career in the West End, singing lead roles in Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables and more, before moving into films such as Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Dead of the Niteperforming as both lead actor and stunt fighter. He has performed alongside screen legends such as Jenny Agutter, Tony Todd andJohnny Depp!!Most recently he originated the title role in Resort World Sentosa’s multi-million dollar production of The Lightseeker. Stuart’s Opera career began 2011 as Alfredo in La Traviata, and has since seen performances of Florestan in Fidelio with English Touring Opera, Cassio in Otello, and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, before performing a solo cabaret around China in 2013.He is currently touring the world as lead vocalist in two exciting new productions: Viva Voce, a classical-crossover group of 4 men, performing songs from artists such as Josh Groban and Il Divo. And…Disney in Concert!He also spent time training in Shaolin Kung Fu at the Kunyu Mountains Temple in China, and continues to train in the UK in a variety of physical skills, hoping to join the British stunt register in 2016.
Sophie-Mae Meeson Sophie-Mae graduated from West Kent College with Triple Distinction in Performing Arts while also training at the Hastings Stage Studio gaining grades with LAMDA and ISTD. In 2012, Sophie qualified as a make up artist at the Delamar Academy. Sophieǯs professional career started at a young age performing in shows such as the UK Tour of ǮAnnieǯ and films including ǮA Christmas Carolǯ which lead her into a busy career with credits such as ǮBeauty & the Beastǯ (East Sussex tour), Scaramouche in ǮWe Will Rock Youǯ (White Rock Theatre), Debs in ǮBoogie Nightsǯ (White Rock Theatre), Standby for Gabriella in ǮHigh School Musicalǯ (Disneyland Paris), Fairy Nuff in ǮSleeping Beautyǯ (PMA Productions), Dandini in ǮCinderellaǯ (PMA Productions), Singer & Dance Captain in touring shows ǮABBAǯ& ǮLegendsǯReloaded & ǮGleefulǯ in Menorca (E3Group), Vocalist in production shows at Alton Towers Resort, with her completing a contract in2014 performing the production shows at Sensatori Resort Turkey (TEDGroup). Sophie then joined the creative production team at DzThe Entertainment Departmentdzheadquarters as production support co-ordinator. Sophie is now back on the stage after missing it. She can be seen in touring shows: Twist & Shout Theatre Tour, Bobby Socks & Blue Jeans, MyMy, Delightfully Dusty, Boogie Belles, Little Chix, and fronting bands such as London Groove Collective, Monkey Selfie & Nambucca. Alongside this Sophie has been filming various commercials and TV Series as well as voicing ǮHettieǯ the Hippo at Lyons Holiday Parks.
Tam Ward Tam was born in Hamilton, Scotland. He trained in dance and choreography at The London Contemporary Dance School. Tam started his career in dance companies including London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Rambert Dance Company, The Lindsay Kemp Company and Mathew Bourne’s Adventures in Motion Pictures with whom he went to Broadway as well as The West End. Tam has also worked at The Royal National Theatre and toured with different theatre companies such as Theatre de Complicite and TNT. As far as singing goes Tam appeared in the 1993 revival of Hair at The Old Vic and in the Rufus Norris production of Cabaret at The Shaftesbury Theatre before landing the part of Frank Sinatra in the West End production of The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas with which he has toured the UK, America and Europe. Apart from working as a movement director for theatre Tam now mostly does Frank Sinatra and Rat Pack tribute work and happy to be working with Ve
Tim has had a long and established career to date with a background in mainstream Musical Theatre, including West End, Credits include: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West End), A Chorus Line (London Palladium), Fame (National Tour UK), This Is Elvis (Title role -National Tour UK), The Rocky Horror Show (National Tour) and Oh! What A Night (Palace Theatre Manchester).Grease (Stadium Tour of Sweden and Finland), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Essen, Germany),Grease (Dusseldorf, Germany) and The Blues Brothers Unlimited (Centrepoint Theatre, Dubai).Other roles include Lead Vocalist in The British Pop Invasion (National Tour of Holland) and You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (A tribute to the music of Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand).More recently he has been appearing with various Theatre productions of Tribute shows – including playing Buddy Holly in the touring production of In Dreams (UK), Eddie Cochran in the touring productions of Rockin on Heaven’s Door and Rock n Roll Paradise (UK), Ritchie Valens in the touring production of Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party (UK), as well as playing both Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra in various touring productions of The Rat Pack (UK and Cruising). He also appears regularly on the corporate scene both in the UK and abroad with his own group The Rockafellas – (a 4 part vocal group paying tribute to the great sounds of the 50’s and 60’s) who have recently circumnavigated the globe on board various 5 star cruise ships, taking in New Zealand, Australia, The Caribbean, The USA, The Panama Canal, South America, The Far East and all of Europe and Northern Africa.
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Chris is an actor with 10 years experience working in Theatre, Concerts, TV and Film. His career has seen him performing in the WestEnd and regional theatres in the UK, Finland, Sweden, tours throughout Germany, adverts in 4 different countries and numerous concerts one being ‘Concert for Diana’ which was televised to over 600 million people around the world. Credits include: ‘Elyot’(Private Lives),’Demetrius/Bottom’ (A Midsummer Nights Dream), ‘Mary Sunshine’ (Chicago),’Benedick’(Much Ado About Nothing) ‘Judas’ (Jesus Christ Superstar) ‘John Tallentire’ (Hired Man), ‘Man 1’(Closer Than Ever), ‘Dan’ (Closer) ‘Long Tom’(Merrie England) ‘Mr B’ (Pamela), ‘Doctor Ackerman/1st cover Oliver’ (Love Story) ‘Kevin’(Ash) ‘Elma CandyJack’ (Sail Away)
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Jacob graduated from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, with a Bachelor of Musical Theatre in 2009, achieving the Leslie Anderson Showcase Award for Most Outstanding Showcase. Since moving to London in 2013 Jacob has enjoyed playing the roles of Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol The Musical (UK premier) at the Tabard Theatre, Nick Massi in Walk Like A Man, (Veritas Entertainment Company) and most recently performing through Scandinavia as Frank Jnr in ‘Saturday Night Fever’for the UK production company, TSE Productions. Professional recording work in 2015 featured Jacobs’s vocals as the role of Eusebius for the new musical, Oedipus – The Musical, by Philip Oak and Colin Ash. Freelance work as a vocalist in London included performing main stage as a soloist at The Bloomsbury Square Festival, The Lord Mayor’s parade show, as well as at many venues throughout London. Jacob has also performed as a lead vocalist for Belinda Kingproductionson-board the, premium, Holland America Line. In Australia, Jacob has appeared in the following Productions: Ordinary Daysplaying the role of Warren, (Tasmanian Theatre Company) Merrily We Roll Along, in the role of Tyler (Magnormos Theatre Company) and The Hatpin Playing the role of Edward (Magnormos Theatre Company) TV and commercial work in Australia: Chanel 7 Melbourne Productions, pilot television series –The Caterer as well as featuring in workplace corporate coaching videos for Ready to Roll Production Company. Other work for The Veritas Entertainment Company included performing in –Don’t Stop The Music and more recently with Walk Like A Man for their 2-week engagement at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool.
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Training:Royal WelshCollege of Music & Drama, where he was the winner of the Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer of the Year Competition.Theatreincludes: Montparnasse and cover Enjolras and Bamatabois in Les Misérables (30thAnniversaryCast, Queen’s), Nanki-Poo in The Mikado (Tabard), Sir Walter Raleigh in Merrie England (Finborough), Jamie Wellerstein in The Last Five Years (Welsh premiere, Swansea Grand), Adolfo Pirelli in Sweeney Todd (Wales Millennium Centre)and two seasons at Europe’s largest Christmas show, the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, where he sang for HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.Workshopsinclude:Rasputin: Ripples to Revolution (Making Music Wales) andMy Land’s Shore(RADA Studios).Concerts include:An Evening of Movies & Musicals(Swansea Grand),Video Games Live(Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff)and his debut solo concert, An Evening with Michael Riseley (Swansea Grand).Televisionincludes: Prynhawn DaandDechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol.Recordingincludes: Evil Urges (Original Soundtrack) and My Land’s Shore (Original Studio Cast).Other work includes: Principal Vocalist on board the Cunard ocean liner, Queen Victoria and touring internationally with classical crossover quartet, Viva Voce and The Four Seasons show, Walk Like a Man.
Theatre Credits include: Claude inHair (Hope Mill Theater);Ryan inBear (Southwark Playhouse); Finalist inThe London Monologueslam (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Jonah inI’llBe Seeing You; (The Brockley Jack Studio); George Hastings inThe Kissing Dance (Ye Olde Rose and Crowne) Cover Rolf inThe Sound of Music (International tour – David Ian Productions); Dandini inCinderella (Venue Cymru – QDOS); Caius Lucius inCymbeline (Tabbard Theatre – Avanti) and Presenter inOnce Upon AnElection (Bush Theatre – Drywrite) Cabaret Credit Include: Soloist inThe Barricade Boys (NCL); Featured soloist in The Orlando Attack…A Response To (St James’ Studio); Featured Soloist inFat Sam’s Grand Slam (The Broadway Theatre);Guest Singer inFenton Gray’s It’s Only A Way I’ve Got (Brighton Emporium/St James’ Theatre Studio – Strike Up The Band Productions) Film Credits include: Leftenant Stock inIn Living Memory (Short); Peter inHome (Short); Ben inWhen Midnight Falls(Short); Bradley inThou Shalt Not Kill (Short); Tom inLandfill (Short) Training: The London School of Musical Theatre (Diploma in Musical Theatre) & London Academy ofDramatic Art (Foundation Diploma in Acting).