DAN SWANA - CO-FOUNDER
Dan was a co founder of The Company and MD for 'The Rose and the Ring', 'Merrily We Roll Along', 'Parade', 'Mack and Mabel' and 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'.
A freelance musician who is based in both Manchester and London, he is a highly acclaimed singer, having trained at St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey. He has taught and worked with choirs across the country and even with a South African Choir in Kwazulu Natal. As a soloist, he has sung in Buckingham Palace, Wembley Arena and The O2, including performances for George Martin and Nelson Mandela. He began playing at the age of five and studied Jazz and Classical Double Bass at the Royal Northern College of Music where he was a member of 6pac jazz sextet and received a prestigious PPRNCM Gold Medal Award.
He currently teaches Double Bass, Jazz Piano and Song writing at Westminster School. As a freelance pianist and bass player, he can be heard on Just Jack’s album ‘Overtones’. He has also played Keyboards and Double Bass for Swing Out Sister on tours in Europe, America, Japan and the Far East including performances @Java Jazz Festival alongside Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder.