Musician, Composer, Conductor, Arranger
Dave (or David) Arch is a British pianist, conductor, arranger and composer who has enjoyed a prolific career covering a broad spectrum of the music business including albums, films and commercials, live and television work.
Though undoubtedly best known for his current role as Musical Director and arranger for BBC Television’s BAFTA winning ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ (coming up to its twelfth year), in 2016 Dave realised a long held ambition with the release of his own debut album ‘Coming Home‘. A collection of original compositions featuring around 80 of the UK’s finest musicians the album includes the track ‘Time To Remember’ with vocals by Tommy Blaize that featured at The Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Day concert in Trafalgar Square.
The realisation of a long held ambition and recorded in 2016, COMING HOME is David’s first solo album and contains a purposely eclectic mix of 15 of his compositions written for differing ensembles and using the talents of around 80 of the finest studio musicians in the UK. The album was recorded and co-produced by Haydn Bendall at the world renowned Abbey Road, Air, Rak and Strongroom studios.
The 15 pieces present a stimulating and diverse collection of songs, rooted in jazz, which takes the listener along an exciting journey through uplifting big band/ orchestral compositions, retro style rock big band, modern Jazz Rock, a classy melodic jazz style ballad and a tour de force that builds from a dreamy start to a frenetic mix of rhythms – all played live
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