BA Hons Popular Music, Bretton Hall

Instruments: Cuban, African, Brazilian Percussion, SPDsx


“I have an interest in improvising and creating music directly inspired by movement; I love to witness the response and develop a cycle of reactions.”

Career history

Since graduating from Bretton Hall Danny has been touring the globe with his jazz/electronic group Submotion Orchestra, including performances at all the major UK festivals. He has had music featured and exclusively played on BBC radio 1,2,3,6 and 1XTRA.

Early credits include work in musical theatre, most notably Carnival Massiah with two runs each at Leeds West-Yorkshire Playhouse and The Queens Hall, Port Of Spain, Trinidad.

In the Contemporary Dance world Danny has worked with Phoenix Dance Theatre, Daniel Phung, Jamaal Burkmar, The Gracefool Collective and Ellement Dance. He has been working at NSCD since 2008.

Live musical performances have involved work with Mathew Borne, L.A. Funk group Breakestra, Corrin Bailey-Rae, Attomic Kitten, The Cribs and a month-long support for Lionel Ritchie.