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James Taylor & Brendan Matthew

James Taylor & Brendan Matthew

James trained in Music & Sound Recording (Tonmeister) at the University of Surrey, achieving First Class Honours, followed by a postgraduate diploma in Musical Direction at LAMDA.

James recently co-founded Avalanche Theatre Company working as both Producer and Musical Director for their sold out cabaret shows at the Battersea Barge.

James has won several awards as a piano soloist and accompanist, having performed on many recording sessions and on the classical concert stage. James is an experienced audition pianist, and has worked with casting directors such as David Grindrod Casting and Debbie O’Brien Casting.


Brendan trained at The Royal Academy of Music, Doreen Bird College of Dance and Drama and the BRIT School of Performing Arts.

He has a huge range of Choreography credits including How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Phantom UK Premier (Rose and Crown Theatre), The Hidden Talents of the Ticket Tearers (The Old Vic Theatre), and A Midsummer Nights Dream (Greenwich Playhouse).

Brendan is also a seasoned Director, having worked at Kings Head Theatre, Finborough Theatre, Rose and Crown Theatre, and on The Apple Tree, which was nominated for Best Musical Production 2014 (Off West End Awards) and Best Director (Broadwayworld awards 2014).