Toby’s breadth of experience as a music maker makes him a conscientious collaborator, allowing him to work with other artists and creatives in order to realise the best possible outcome.
Having been passionate about music from an early age; 6 year old Toby managed to convince his Mum to let him learn the violin. She agreed but only on the proviso that he would also try some piano lessons. A year later he kept up his side of the bargain and spent his formative years making the most of every musical opportunity available.
He eventually begun his professional career as a percussionist; studying at Trinity Laban before being awarded a place on the prestigious Musical Direction postgraduate course at the Royal Academy of Music.
Toby has been fortunate to enjoy a career spanning over 17 years working in an exciting variety of musical contexts. From arranging and orchestrating for television and radio, to performing extensively in London’s West End as an ensemble member and conductor, composing for new musicals and acting as Musical Director for artists including Joss Stone.
From his early career as an ensemble musician, Toby has grown a unique understanding & appreciation for attention to detail when conducting, composing & orchestrating and his ability to listen and communicate with empathy and generosity means that storytelling is at the forefront of his musicianship.
ROCK FOLLIES, CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE
Toby is excited to be Musical Director for the upcoming production of Rock Follies.
Before the Spice Girls, Sugababes and The Saturdays…
It’s the 1970s and feminism is on the rise. Fed up with the male-dominated entertainment industry, Anna, Dee and Q take the future into their own hands and form a rock band – the ironically named ‘Little Ladies’. And so begins the musical helter-skelter ride of a lifetime. Can principles and ambition co-exist? And can their friendship survive in the dog-eat-dog world of rock?