Welcome

Welcome to my website!

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Thank you so much for your interest in my music making

I am delighted to be represented by

Philip Belfield at Belfield & Ward

Please direct all work enquiries to:-

Philip Belfield
Belfield & Ward Ltd.
26-28 Neal Street
London
WC2H 9QQ

phil@belfieldandward.co.uk

Currently/Upcoming

“Musical supervisor Simon Beck keeps things tight and bright, helped by David Cullen’s new orchestrations” – Whatsonstage

“The bright, brassy band, under musical supervisor Simon Beck, do justice to David Cullen’s vivacious orchestrations” – BroadwayWorld.com

“The band led by Simon Beck is watertight” – Evening Standard

“Under the bouncy musical direction of Simon Beck of an onstage nine-piece band, it is performed with sparkling allure by a cast who sing it blissfully” – Mark Shenton, London Theatre.co.uk

“The score, incidentally, is reprise-happy to a fault: rare is the number that doesn’t build in its own encore, which in turn ramps up the pleasure taken in musical director Simon Beck’s top-class orchestra” – TheArtsDesk.com

“The orchestra, directed by Simon Beck, was a triumph, and performed Sandy Wilson’s score with the brio and tenderness it deserves” – thespyinthestalls.com

“The all-important musical input is provided by Simon Beck, with help from orchestrator David Cullen. Wilson’s effervescent but familiar score is rejuvenated and vivaciously played by Beck and his eight instrumentalists” – Sardines magazine.co.uk

“Simon Beck’s band are clearly having a whale of a time too, relishing the easy swing and sway of Wilson’s score. A surefire hit if ever there was one” – oughttobeclowns.com

“Wilson’s hit packed score is performed magnificently by an unusually large orchestra – nine in all – housed in a kind of conservatory at the side of the stage, his lyrics come across loud and clear” – reviewsgate.com

22nd November 2019 – 7th March 2020
Music Supervisor & Director of The Boyfriend, starring Janie Dee, Adrian Edmondson, Tiffany Graves, Robert Portal, & Issy Van Randwyck, at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London

7th February
Music Director/Pianist for Sondheim Unplugged. Created and hosted by Phil Geoffrey Bond, and starring Justine Balmer, Hal Cazalet, Lorna Dallas, Sophie-Louise Dann, Robert Meadmore, Liz Robertson, and Jeremy Abram, at The Crazy Coqs, London

March 29 – May 3rd
Music Supervisor & Director of The Boyfriend, starring Kelsey Grammer, at the Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto, Canada

Music Director/Pianist for Liz RobertsonLerner Without Loewe, the album (release date tbc)

Guest Artist at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts – 3 years (and continuing). Teaching piano and conducting technique (music director students), and performance coaching (MA/BA performers)

Vocal coaching in private practice – 26 years (and continuing)

Conducting coaching in private practice – 8 years (and continuing)

Mentoring in private practice – 2 years (and continuing)

Most recently

Music Director/Arranger/Pianist for Melissa Gall, Across The Pond, in aid of Bloodwise, at SingEasy West End, London

Music Director/Pianist for Lorna Dallas, Stages, at The Crazy Coqs, London

Conductor of A West End Cast Charity Gala, in aid of Motor Neurone Disease Association, Concert Hall, Stevenage

Music Director/Pianist for Liz Robertson & Briony Deuchar, Mama, I’m A Big Girl Now, at The Pheasantry, London

Music Director/Arranger/Pianist for Hal Cazalet, Play On Words, at The Garrick Club, London

Music Director/Arranger/Pianist for Kate De Freitas, How Did I End Up Here?, at The Pheasantry, London

Music Director/Arranger/Pianist for Justine Balmer, A Little Light Music at The Pheasantry, London

Music Director/Pianist for Sally Mayes at The Crazy Coqs, London

Music Director of Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse, London

Music Director/Pianist for Lorna Luft, To “L” and Back, The Crazy Coqs

Thanks for taking the time to drop in ….

Simon x