Joe Martin (Musical Director)
Joe is a Musical Director, Choir Director and Vocal coach whose passion lies in Musical Theatre.
Joe spent a number of years at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) where he read for BA (Hons) degree in British Sign Language Interpretation and then a BA (Hons) degree in Music Theatre as part of the Music Theatre Degree.
Joe successfully auditioned to be part of the UCLAN chamber choir, which went on to become the Good Housekeeping Choir of the Year in 2010 and BBC Adult Choir of the Year in the same year.
Dave Thomas (Arranger in Residence)
Dave began his career in music in the seventies joining a band that toured Germany, before settling into the “Palais” circuit in the Midlands. By the mid seventies Dave was leading his own band. Since then he has been involved as musical director, arranger or composer in every aspect of the business from cabaret, summer seasons, cruising, recording, and musical theatre. He has for many years had a continuing relationship as Musical Advisor to a London based author and composer and record label.
He returned to the Northwest in 2007, and since then has worked with many local societies in the Preston and Fylde area. Dave latest project was to arrange, rehearse, and record the songs to create a concept album for a brand new rock musical.
Having thoroughly enjoyed his involvement over the last few years with Preston Musical Comedy Society’s pantomimes, Dave is delighted to have been invited to work with Joe Martin as arranger for this great choir.