"Whether composing fresh and ear-grabbing original scores, MD-ing top-notch professional artists, or working with youth and community groups of all backgrounds and abilities, you'd be hard-pushed to find anyone better than Dave Culling."
Pete Meakin, Artistic Director - Derby LIVE
Dave has worked on a wide range of musicals and shows as a Musical Director. He has MD'd shows in London (including inside the 02 Arena) and also at various venues nationally, including Birmingham REP, Derby Arena, Lichfield Garrick, Stoke New Vic among many others He has a wide network of professional musicians who he is able to call on should the need arise, but is also more than capable of communicating with new players and performers.
Here is a clip from the movie Nativity Rocks! featuring one of the many songs that Dave worked on:
And here is Dave's orchestration reel from the many pantos he has worked on:
Photography by Pamela Raith
Dave has brought his trademark enthusiasm and attention to detail to all these shows, making them a roaring success.
His rates are very competitive and he is an invaluable member of any production team, able to bring his musical expertise, his contacts and his sound design skills also. Dave can take the most abstract of briefs and turn it into the music you want. Please CONTACT him to get his availability or to arrange a meeting.
"I couldn't have been happier with Dave's score for the Pantomime, he completely got it, whether Pop,Musical Theatre or Country and Western. I was completely bowled over with the result, superb arrangements thank you so much"
Ian Adams - Writer/Director Jack and the Beanstalk
Lichfield Garrick 2015
"You were a pleasure to have around. Thank you for your
Roxana Silbert, Artistic Director - Birmingham REP
"We cannot recommend Dave and his skills enough. Any organisation who uses him will not be disappointed."
"Dave Culling's musical direction is strong and makes the most of only a few musicians."
"The music Dave created fitted our brief precisely and he composed songs which stole the show and had audiences buzzing! We look forward to working with him on our future shows and have no hesitation in warmly recommending Dave."
Red Earth Theatre Company