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

Simon Beck’s bijou little band punches above its weight with its perky playing of Sandy Wilson’s cheery numbers and the terrific ensemble throw themselves so wholeheartedly into this delightful piece of nonsense that I was left with a stupid grin permanently etched on my face for a full two and a half hours.” – therealchrisparkle.com

Big cheers too for MD Simon Beck, heading up a 9-piece band from his perch at the keyboard, oft playing his own arrangements, plus David Cullen’s jaunty orchestrations.” – bent.com

22nd November 2019 – 7th March 2020

Music Supervisor/Director/Additional Arrangements of The Boyfriend, starring Janie Dee, Adrian Edmondson, Tiffany Graves, Robert Portal, & Issy Van Randwyck, at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London

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

May 29th
Music Director/Pianist for Sondheim Unplugged. Created and hosted by Phil Geoffrey Bond, at The Crazy Coqs, London

June 8th
Music Director/Arranger/Pianist for Kate De Freitas, How Did I End Up Here?, at The Crazy Coqs, London

June 19th
Music Director/Arranger/Pianist for Hal Cazalet, Play On Words, for the ‘Friends of Bryanston Music’ (chaired by conductor Mark Elder), in the Elder Concert Hall at Bryanston School, Dorset

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/Pianist/Solo Vocalist 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

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