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Dai Watts

Dai Watts
Location
United Kingdom
Societies
PRS
Bio
Dai Watts is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in London, whose music has appeared on TV, film and advertising worldwide. Dai learned flute as a child in his birthplace Australia, before going on to became a choral scholar at Tewkesbury Abbey Choir school, studying piano and guitar and finally Music at Kings College in London. After graduation he worked as a Musical Director and keyboard player, MD-ing over twenty productions and tours of shows.

He recently composed and performed the score for ‘The Last Title’, a new film by Dutch film maker Bart Holscher (premiered at The Netherlands Film Festival 2015) and is currently producing a new album for the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain.
His third solo album 'Liminalondon' (2014) comprises 10 instrumental tracks, being a 'psycho-geographical' tour of the Capital interweaving 'found-sounds' with ambient and left-field electronica, acoustic and digital beats and contemporary classical minimalism.

Instruments
Piano, keyboards, flute, guitar, bass

Shows
  • 'South Pacific' (Crucible, Sheffield)
  • 'From a Jack to a King' (Theatre Royal Plymouth-No.1 Tour)
  • 'Leader of the Pack' (No.I Tour)
  • 'Five Guys Named Moe' (Lyric, West End)
  • 'All You Need is Love' (Queen's, West End)
  • 'Our House’ (Nottingham Theatre Royal)
  • ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ (People’s Palace, Rio de Janeiro)
Session
  • Nellee Hooper (Bjork, Massive Attack)
  • Andy McKay (Roxy Music)
Live
  • Errol Kennedy (Imagination)
  • The Brotherhood of Man
  • The Divine David
  • Celine (Cabaret artist) - Royal Festival Hall
  • Glastonbury (Spirit of '71 stage 2011)
Singles
  • 'When I Loved You Yesterday' (Greenwing)
  • 'Irreplaceable' (Greenwing)
  • 'It’s So Good' (feat Daniel Pearce)

Video Director
'It’s So Good' (feat. Brian Cox and Charlie Higson)



Tracks

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  • Africa Jam
    Uplifting tribal African Worldbeat builds with driving drums, happy voices and electro bass.
  • Along The Shoreline
    Flowing, upbeat Pop-Rock with bright, catchy piano theme. Warm and uplifting.
  • As I Walked Out
    Flowing, breezy piano with touches of Una Corda (customised piano). Light and thoughtfully joyful.
  • Bike Asia
    Easygoing, cheery holiday atmosphere with Asian percussion, sitar, flutes and bells. Quirky and fun.
  • Caring Business
    Gentle, sprightly piano 'bagatelle' with bells and plucked strings. Warm, light and optimistic.
  • Cloud Watcher
    Thoughtful 'Una Corda' piano builds with orchestral strings. Warm and gently uplifting.
  • Day Drifting
    Gently flowing customised piano (Una Corda) builds gradually with strings and solo violin. Easygoing and warm.
  • Do You Remember?
    Laid-back, reflective upright piano with strings and solo violin. Smooth and spacey.
  • Dub Happy
    Warm, upbeat feelgood with catchy piano, skippy bass and light dubby elements.
  • Eighties Technology
    Moody electronica builds to driving retro-eighties Synth-Pop anthem. Upbeat, positive and catchy.
  • First Frost
    Gentle meditation on approaching winter- Chamber ensemble with piano.
  • Future Design
    Ambient intro builds with bass and solid beat to positive electronic theme. Spacey, warm, edgy electronica.
  • Happy Lifestyle
    Sunny, upbeat Nu-Folk with ambling beat, accordion and bells. Happy and warm.
  • Happy New Day
    Infectious catchy synth melody over bouncy, upbeat rhythm. Very fresh, cheery and positive with an innocent feel.
  • Holiday High
    Upbeat Indie-Folk with violin lead. Warm and happy.
  • Lucky Kitty
    Cute, quirky and upbeat ukulele and melodica.
  • Malvern Hills
    Warm, breezy piano joined by solo cello and violin builds with lush strings.
  • Meadowlands
    Euphoric, fast flowing piano with touches of Una Corda (customised piano) joined by warm swelling strings.
  • Memories
    Reflective solo piano with dreamy effects. Touching, poignant, mellow and wistful.
  • Molecular Motion
    Warm, technical atmosphere with repetitive, minimalist piano and light electronica.
  • Morning Air
    Mellow piano builds positively with warm strings and a touch of woodwind.
  • On A High
    Happy, uplifting Nu-Folk Indie with upbeat drums, piano and mandolin.
  • On The Up
    Piano intro bursts into highly positive Indie Rock at 30sec. Confident and inspiring. (Alternate version has longer intro for voice over)
  • Peaceful Valley
    Slow, mellow piano joined by strings. Tranquil and thoughtful.
  • Piano Story
    Cyclical figures for two pianos evolve and grow to uplifting climax- serious and minimalist.
  • Savannah Song
    African Worldbeat with tribal drums and voices builds to happy, feelgood theme.
  • Shifting Patterns
    Repetitive, subtly evolving figures for two pianos develop with increasing drama.
  • Summer Fair
    Gentle waltzing evocation of traditional summer funfair ride featuring funfair organ.
  • Summer Joy
    Warm rolling piano over soft acoustic-folk backing with ukulele. Light and relaxed.
  • The Reunion
    Piano intro joined by string quartet explodes into uplifting Indie-Rock anthem.
  • View From The Hills
    Tuneful piano joined by strings. Gently reflective and happy.
  • Waking World
    Minimalistic piano figures joined by warm string quartet. Positive, mellow and flowing.
Bio
Dai Watts is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in London, whose music has appeared on TV, film and advertising worldwide. Dai learned flute as a child in his birthplace Australia, before going on to became a choral scholar at Tewkesbury Abbey Choir school, studying piano and guitar and finally Music at Kings College in London. After graduation he worked as a Musical Director and keyboard player, MD-ing over twenty productions and tours of shows.

He recently composed and performed the score for ‘The Last Title’, a new film by Dutch film maker Bart Holscher (premiered at The Netherlands Film Festival 2015) and is currently producing a new album for the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain.
His third solo album 'Liminalondon' (2014) comprises 10 instrumental tracks, being a 'psycho-geographical' tour of the Capital interweaving 'found-sounds' with ambient and left-field electronica, acoustic and digital beats and contemporary classical minimalism.

Instruments
Piano, keyboards, flute, guitar, bass

Shows
  • 'South Pacific' (Crucible, Sheffield)
  • 'From a Jack to a King' (Theatre Royal Plymouth-No.1 Tour)
  • 'Leader of the Pack' (No.I Tour)
  • 'Five Guys Named Moe' (Lyric, West End)
  • 'All You Need is Love' (Queen's, West End)
  • 'Our House’ (Nottingham Theatre Royal)
  • ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ (People’s Palace, Rio de Janeiro)
Session
  • Nellee Hooper (Bjork, Massive Attack)
  • Andy McKay (Roxy Music)
Live
  • Errol Kennedy (Imagination)
  • The Brotherhood of Man
  • The Divine David
  • Celine (Cabaret artist) - Royal Festival Hall
  • Glastonbury (Spirit of '71 stage 2011)
Singles
  • 'When I Loved You Yesterday' (Greenwing)
  • 'Irreplaceable' (Greenwing)
  • 'It’s So Good' (feat Daniel Pearce)

Video Director
'It’s So Good' (feat. Brian Cox and Charlie Higson)