composer, conductor, and producer who played keyboards on The Pasadenas’ 1988 album, To Whom it May Concern.
He produced Jean Bosco Safari’s 1993
CD, The Romantic Heroes. In 1996, he arranged and conducted
the music on Mike Oldfield’s Voyager. He conducted and played keyboards at
the world premiere of Mike’s Tubular
Bells III on 4th September 1998, in London, England.
In 1999, he
arranged, composed and conducted music for, played guitar and keyboards on,
and produced Andrea Bocelli’s Sogno. He arranged, conducted and
orchestrated music for Michael Ball’s Stage and Screen in 2001. In 2002, he reunited with Andrea, arranging,
conducting, playing guitar and keyboards, and producing Cieli di Toscana, as well as wearing
multiple hats on Filippa Giordano’s
recording, Rosso Amore.
He wrote the
arrangements for a pair of Patrizio Buanne albums, L’Italiano and Mondo, in 2005. In 2006, he conducted the London
Symphony Orchestra on The Christmas
Album, by Robert Alagna, arranged and
conducted music on Forever Begins
Tonight, by Patrizio Buanne,
and the video game, Final Fantasy XII. He served as music director,
percussionist and programmer on Roberto Alagna’s
2007 effort, Credo: Airs Sacres.
Oakley/John Francis Wade)
Conductor – Robin Smith