Daniel Hall

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Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Conductor, Trumpet Player & DJ based in Cardiff, Wales.

Daniel Hall is a multi-award winning composer & arranger whose works have been performed by some of the country’s leading ensembles, including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House London, Eminence Brass Quartet, Tredegar Town Band and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He has worked with international soloists and ensembles such as Lode Violet & Brass Band Willebroek (BEL), Brass Band Öberösterreich (AUT), Fabian Bloch & Liberty Brass Band (CHE) and Gilles Rocha & the European Youth Brass Band. Awards include winning the 7th European Composers Competition in Montreux, Switzerland 2019 with A Dialogue of Transmogrified Souls (2019). Winning the 3rd John Golland Award, leading to being asked to write Sanctuary! (2017) used as the set test at the 2019 European Youth Brass Band contest. PRS & Arts Council England funded award for 886 (2015) Colours, as well as receiving an award from the Welsh Music Guild 2019 for his orchestral work QuickDraw (2018). Daniel is also a freelance conductor & trumpet player, founding the Cardiff based Hybrid Orchestra ‘Prestige 6 Orchestra’ and performing with various ensembles such as Netflix’s Sex Education swing band, Year of the Dog. Daniel graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2019 with a first class honours in composition, studying with Mark Boden & Odilon Marcenaro.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I own a PA system
Classical, Contemporary classical, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, EDM, House, Ibiza club, Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Swing, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Marching, Light music, Originals, Pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Orchestrator, Sound technician, Transcription, Actor, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Examiner
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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

If you're hiring one of my bands then we can DJ before, between and after sets for a negotiable fee. Or if you prefer, we can always whack an iPod on.

How much time do you need to set up?

Depending on the service, setting up should take no longer than 1 hour.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

A fresh new approach to something old and beautiful. Being entertained by a high energy fuelled performance of heart and spirit.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

On set of a Netflix Original Series. Boomtown Festival Nozstock Festival Sofar Sounds London Royal Albert Hall Merthyr Rising Festival How The Light Gets In Festival Dora Stoutzker Hall RWCMD Glastonbenny (Spain) Boathouse (Portugal) Stroud Subscription Rooms Wales Millennium Centre Band Cymru 2018 Sin City Swansea

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Matt "Doe" Muirhead (Too Many Zooz) Joshua Gawel (Lucky Chops) Simon Dobson (Badcore Horns) Jon Lampley (Huntertones)

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

National Brass Band Championships at the Royal Albert Hall 2015, 2016 + 2018.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£185
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£500


From customers:

Dan M, 1 year ago

Matt and Dan were amazing for our charity event on boxing day they had everyone up on the dance floor with a great mixture of genres.. fantastic duo highly recommend these guys will hopefully be booking them again for next year's event!!

Hannah S

Great night! The boys will cater to your needs and are very professional! Would highly recommend them 😊

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