Black Theatre Live


What Happens? Musings & Meditations on Life

Tayo Aluko wrote and performs the multi-award winning Call Mr. Robeson around the UK and internationally. As a classical baritone, he has sung as soloist with the Halle Orchestra and has led casts in musicals and opera. He is also a producer of performing arts events in many forms.

Matthew Rooke is a musician, composer, performer, producing and theatre director of Scottish and Gabonese descent. He is currently Chief Executive/Artistic Director of The Maltings, Berwick-upon-Tweed. His work spans an eclectic and diverse range of forms and creative partners, including opera, classical music and contemporary jazz, rock and traditional music.
Mike Hardy plays both classical and jazz trumpet and piano, and has performed in musicals from Glasgow to Pitlochry, and with musicians as diverse as Bobby Shew and Nigel Kennedy. He has been a regular lead trumpet of the Scottish
Sinfonia, the Edinburgh Light Orchestra and the Borders Big Band.

Ross Milligan has played guitar with artists as diverse as trip hop artists Tricky, Horse, Pee Wee Ellis, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Sir George Martin, The RNSO, The Scottish Guitar Quartet, NYJO and many West
End and touring shows. He has also composed music for films and TV.