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Dan paying on stage with the Drifters at Wembley Arena as prt of th Legends Live Tour

Bio and Recent Projects

Dan Hayward is a drummer and percussionist based in the West Midlands area of the U.K.

 

He started playing drums at a very early age, his dad is a drummer and as a result of growing up watching him play, Dan was naturally drawn to the instrument.

Dan's formal music education started at high school with tuition provided by Sandwell Youth Music, progressing through his graded exams and playing for marching bands, brass bands, theatre productions and dance bands in the local area as well as the education authority ensembles.

After sixth form, he gained a place at the prestigious Birmingham Conservatoire (now the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) to study Orchestral Percussion. Whilst there, Dan crafted a reputation as a very reliable, dedicated and able player. As a result of this, Dan was lucky enough to be able to work with a variety of Artists/Ensembles during his time in Birmingham as well as being able to tour to many locations around the globe, graduating from the Conservatoire in 2010 with a BMus (Hons) degree.

As well as other freelance work and working as a visiting drum kit tutor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Dan is currently/has been involved with the following artists/tours:

Pretty Woman (DEP: UK Tour)

Jesus Christ Superstar (DEP: UK Tour)

Classic Ibiza

Silver Screen Orchestra

Wicked (DEP: UK Tour)

Bhangra Nation (Birmingham Rep, Brand New Musical)

Sister Act (DEP: UK Tour)

The Heritage Orchestra: Home Alone Live (UK Arena Tour)

The Lion King (DEP: U.K and Ireland Tour)

Frozen (DEP: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London West End)

Dreamgirls (First ever U.K and Ireland tour)

Hairspray (U.K /and Ireland tour)

On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan (U.K Tour)

On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan (Coliseum, London West End)

Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat (U.K tour)

Saturday Night Fever (U.K tour)

Evita, with the Turin National Opera Orchestra, Turin Opera House, May 2018

Evita (International tour)

Evita (Phoenix Theatre, London West End)

Evita (U.K/European tour)

American Idiot (DEP: Arts Theatre, London West End)

American Idiot (DEP: UK and Ireland tour/London)

Thoroughly Modern Millie (DEP: Kilworth House)

Avenue Q (U.K tour)

The Legends Live Arena Tour (playing with The Drifters and Mary Wilson of The Supremes)

The Drifters (tour)

Stand By Me (U.K Tour)

The Unforgettable Show (U.K tour)

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Videos

Hairspray | You Can't Stop The Beat LIVE on Blue Peter!
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Hairspray | You Can't Stop The Beat LIVE on Blue Peter!

Hairspray the Musical cast perform You Can't Stop The Beat LIVE on Blue Peter! Here's a sneak peek of their amazing performance! Also meet the Hairspray the Musical cast and learn dance moves from the show with Blue Peter presenter Mwaksy. Sing along to their live msuical performance with these You Can't Stop The Beat Lyrics below. You can watch their full Hairspray The Musical performance of You Can't Stop the Beat and much more on Blue Peter here https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b006md2v/blue-peter Hairspray - You Can't Stop The Beat - lyrics: You can't stop an avalanche As it races down the hill You can try to stop the seasons, girl But you know you never will And you can try to stop my dancin' feet But I just cannot stand still 'Cause the world keeps spinning 'Round and 'round And my heart's keeping time To the speed of sound I was lost 'til I heard the drums Then I found my way 'Cause you can't stop the beat Ever since this whole world began A woman found out if she shook it She could shake up a man And so I'm gonna shake and shimmy it The best that I can today 'Cause you cant stop the motion of the ocean Or the sun in the sky You can wonder if you wanna, but I never ask why And if you try to hold me down I'm gonna spit in your eye and say That you can't stop the beat! You can't stop the river as it rushes to the sea You can try to stop the hands of time, but you know it just can't be! And if they try to stop us, Seaweed, I've got the N double A.C.P. 'Cause the world keeps spinnin' round and round And my heart's keepin' time to the speed of sound I was lost 'til I heard the drums, then I found my way 'Cause you can't stop the beat! Ever since we first saw the light A man and woman like to shake it on a Saturday night So I'm gonna shake and shimmy it with all of my might today 'Cause you cant stop the motion of the ocean or the rain from above You can try to stop the paradise we're dreamin' of But you cannot stop the rhythm of two hearts in love to stay 'Cause you cant stop the beat! You can't stop my happiness, 'cause I like the way I am And you just can't stop my knife and fork when I see a Christmas Ham! So, if you don't like the way I look, well, I just don't give a damn! 'Cause the world keeps spinnin' round and round And my hearts keepin' time to the speed of sound I was lost 'til I heard the drums, then I found my way 'Cause you can't stop the beat Ever since this whole world began A woman found out if she shook it she could shake up a man And so I'm gonna shake and shimmy it the best that I can today! 'Cause you can't stop the motion of the ocean or the sun in the sky You can wonder, if you wanna, but I never ask why And if you try to hold me down, I'm gonna spit in your eye and say That you can't stop the beat! Oh, Oh, Oh You can't stop today (No!) As it comes speeding 'round the track (oooh, child yes!) Yesterday is history (be gone!) And it's never comin' back! (look ahead, 'cause) 'Cause tomorrow is a brand new day, and it don't know white from black (yeah!) 'Cause the world keeps spinnin' round and round And my heart's keepin' time to the speed of sound I was lost 'til I heard the drums, then I found my way 'Cause you can't stop the beat! Ever since we first saw the light A man and woman like to shake it on a Saturday night So I'm gonna shake and shimmy it with all of my might today! 'Cause you can't stop the motion of the ocean, or the rain from above They can try to stop the paradise we're dreamin' of But you cannot stop the rhythm of two hearts in love to stay 'Cause you can't stop the beat! Aah, aah, aah Ahh, ahh, ahh Ahh, ahh, ahh ahh Ever since we first saw the sign A man or woman like to shake it when the day is ooh ooh And so we're gonna shake and shimmy it and have some fun today! 'Cause you can't stop the motion of the ocean or the rain from above You can try to stop the paradise we're dreamin' of But you cannot stop the rhythm of two hearts in love to stay! 'Cause you can't stop the beat! You can't stop the beat You can't stop the beat You can't stop the beat You can't stop the beat SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLUE PETER YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE - https://bit.ly/3hNvZjR WATCH MORE BLUE PETER ON BBC IPLAYER, HERE - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b006md2v/blue-peter #BluePeter #BluePeterYouTubeChannel #Hairspray #hairspraythemusical #youcantstopthebeat #hairspraycast #livemusical #fullepisode #fullperformance #zacefron #bluepeterpresenters #mwaksy #adamb #yourtuber #musical #musicaltheatre #musicaltheatreperformance
Evita - il trailer
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Evita - il trailer

Al Teatro Regio va in scena Evita, il celebre musical di Andrew Lloyd Webber, su versi di Tim Rice, scritto nel 1978 e liberamente ispirato alla vita di María Eva Duarte de Perón (1919 – 1952), affettuosamente chiamata Evita, First Lady nell’Argentina degli anni Quaranta. Questa produzione di Evita è la prima in assoluto che vede impegnata dal vivo un’orchestra sinfonica: Sir Lloyd Webber in persona si è occupato della revisione e orchestrazione della partitura, con David Cullen. Per l’occasione l’Orchestra del Teatro Regio è diretta da David Steadman. Il Musical, in due atti, verrà presentato nell’edizione originale in lingua inglese con sopratitoli in italiano, una produzione di Bill Kenwright in accordo con The Really Useful Group. Al Regio, Evita è in cartellone dal 4 al 9 maggio, per un totale di 8 recite, sono queste le uniche date italiane del tour internazionale. Lo spettacolo ha la regia di Bob Tomson e Bill Kenwright, la coreografia di Bill Deamer, le scene e i costumi di Matthew Wright, luci di Tim Oliver, suono di Dan Samson. Evita, the famous musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Tim Rice, will be performed at Teatro Regio on Friday, 04 May at 08.00 pm. Composed in 1978, it was freely inspired by the life of María Eva Duarte de Perón (1919 – 1952), affectionately called Evita, First Lady of Argentina in the 1940s. This production is the absolute premiere of Evita performed by a symphony orchestra. Sir Lloyd Webber has personally revised and orchestrated the score with David Cullen. On this occasion, the Orchestra of Teatro Regio is conducted by David Steadman. The Musical in two acts, produced by Bill Kenwright in partnership with The Really Useful Group, will be presented in the original English version with overhead titles in Italian. Evita is scheduled for 4-9 May on Teatro Regio’s playbill with overall 8 performances. These are the Italian dates of the international tour. The musical is directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright, with choreography by Bill Deamer, scenes and costumes by Matthew Wright, lights by Dan Samson, and sound by Tim Oliver.

Audio

- Some examples of recordings that Dan has been involved with 

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