Dave is a professional composer who can bring a new dimension to your theatrical endeavour. No matter what the subject matter, Dave can bring his composition and songwriting prowess to bear on your production. Dave's songs can entertain, can add depth and can convey character. His lyrics are witty and his tunes are memorable.
He is a published musical writer with Samuel French (for more details follow this link)and has worked with a wealth of professional companies to produce outstanding composition work that has enhanced their productions and taken them to a new level.
Dave uses the latest technology (Logic Pro, Sibelius etc) to produce scores for rehearsals and live performances, or very high quality backing tracks for your productions.
Here is a link to a sample score produced for a professional company :
And here are some sample backing tracks (some for original compositions, some for existing songs) :
Dave's full scale musical of Nicholas Nickleby has just been premiered at the Pomegranate, Chesterfield to great acclaim. Here is a short medley of some of the songs from that show :
"We have used Dave to provide both original musical underscore and to rework arrangements for a few years now. The quality of his work is exemplary. His dedication and attention to detail is enhanced by his willingness and speed to adapt and develop his work dependant on what comes out of rehearsal, often at short notice".
LITTLE WOLF ENTERTAINMENT
"Dave Culling is an exceptionally talented composer and musical director. We engaged Dave to compose and arrange original music for our production of Romeo and Juliet. The production toured across the country to venues such as Derby Theatre, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, Jersey Arts Centre and Castle Theatre Wellingborough and then transferred to the West End. His work completely fitted our brief and his vocal coaching on the project was a bonus."