Testimonials

“I’ve employed Alex Abbott as a composer and Musical Director on countless shows. A fine musician, he produces inspirational music that always works in a dramatic context. He knows how to lift an audience and how to break its heart. A consummate professional and great to work with.” 

Mark Akrill, Joint Artistic Director, The Bridge Theatre Training Company

 

"Alex is a total professional in every way who led the band so well and with clarity and great keys work. Plus he’s a wonderful, friendly and positive guy. Who could ask for more?!"

Mike Sterling, Artiste in Television, Concert, recording and Theatre (over 1000 performances in the title role in “The Phantom of the Opera”)

 

“It has been my great pleasure to work with Alex as Musical Director on many cruises over the last few years. He is beyond par within the industry. His warmth, personality and approachability are rare traits in the music industry today. Whilst having a firm grasp of various styles and genres of music (my own and other guest entertainers' included), which is a rarity today, his orchestral leadership makes rehearsing (where there is never enough time at the best of times) and the performance a total 'breeze'. His versatility and experience has also seen him as an invaluable coach on a personal musical project I was working on. He is quite frankly Abbottsolutely Fabulous!”

Anthony Stuart Lloyd, West End, International Opera, Concert and Cruise Cabaret Vocalist     

 

“The opportunity to sing with a choir was a pleasant surprise and Alex made it an enjoyable experience. He gave excellent tuition and is a wonderful musician and choir master with a good sense of fun. Alex Abbott is an inspiration, I loved singing again. The Orchestra was particularly good under Alex Abbott.”

Passenger Comments

 

Resurrection

“Wonderful. Brilliant. Just amazing. Two hours of unadulterated bliss. Alex Abbott’s score is musically exciting, with memorable songs, cleverly crafted vocal ensembles and catchy refrains.”

Audience comments

The Dating Game

“I'm drawn to the stage till the end of the musical and I find it simply superb. It's cheerful; it's happy; well performed and staged... so, don't miss it.”

5 Star review by Catarina Toscano, remotegoat.com                                                         

Daisy Pulls It Off

“Alex Abbott composed the School Song for my production of Daisy Pulls It Off. The song was the final moment of the play and had to capture the fervour of 'doing the right thing' and tongue in cheek quality that the play called for without slipping into parody. Alex captured this quality beautifully, sensitively giving the song and singers simple yet melodious harmonies while maintaining the integrity and simplicity of the song's message.”

Vik Sivalingam, Resident Assistant Director, Royal Shakespeare Company

The Laramie Project

“The music gave the production a real and important sense of place and atmosphere, and captured the poignant sense of the play without ever slipping into cliché or mawkishness.”

Gemma Kerr, Freelance Director

The Room

“Full of energy… the music takes off.”

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