Musical Director & Keyboards
Manchester born Wendy Richardson trained with the Northern Royal School of music. She has built a career which spans over 30 years, gaining her a reputation as being a formidable Musical Director, who settles for nothing less than perfection in every performance.
Hailed by her peers and subordinates as an outstanding musician, she is in constant demand as a band leader and Musical Director.
She has travelled the world as a Musical Director and has many national tours to her credit.
Based in the UK, Andy has been playing drums since the age of 7. He had his first weekend residency at the age of 12 and turned full time professional at 16.
Previous tour credits include: Dancing in the Streets (UK Tour), Fame (UK tour), Cats (UK tour), Saturday Night fever (UK tour), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour), Chess The Musical (Spektrum arena Norway), Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour), Whistle Down The Wind (UK Tour), Stand By Your Man (UK Tour), Hot Stuff (Haymarket Theatre, Leicester), Drifters Dynasty (UK Tour), Danyl Johnson (X Factor – Tour).
Andy has backed and performed with many major artists and headline acts. For over three years he was resident drummer at the Talk of London, Drury Lane and is currently drummer with the famous Joe Loss Orchestra.
Tony has worked throughout Europe, USA and the far east playing bass/synth bass with many world renowned billboard artists.
These include: E17, Kele Le Roc, Ben E King, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Mary Wells, Freda Payne, Love Affair, and Edwin Star.
He has a great deal of live, studio, tv, radio and theater experience as a session player/musical director, as well as being an arranger and composer using Logic Pro X (DAW) with an extensive audio library of ‘Native Instrument’ and ‘Spitfire Audio’ VSTs.
Mat showed an interest in guitar from an early age, and began his musical journey as a self taught musician at the age of 14.
After playing semi-professionally in pubs and clubs for many years, he decided to turn professional in 2018, touring the UK hotels and holiday parks with Popwork Party Band.
Mat joined the show in January 2023, and has also been touring the UK theatre circuit with ‘Maggie May – The Rod Stewart Years’. He will also be performing in the upcoming show, ‘Drag me to the 80’s’.
In his spare time he writes and produces his own music as a keen vocalist.
Saxophone & Flute
Gilly grew up in Lincoln, graduated in Jazz and Contemporary Music from the City of Leeds College of Music and is now based in London.
Gilly has played in a variety of Theatre Shows, Bands and Ensembles in the UK, Europe, Middle East and on Cruise Ships around the world. This includes the European Tours of ‘Footloose the Musical’ and ‘Swinging St Pauli’, the Motown Show ‘Dancing in the Streets’ UK Tours and in the West End, ‘Oliver!’ at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Pantomimes at Lincoln’s Theatre Royal, UK Tour of Hello Dolly, Alice in Wonderland Christmas Show at the Royal and Derngate Theatre in Northampton, Anita Harris, Whitney Queen of the Night, Roy G Hemmings and as a Solo Performer.
Gilly is having a great time performing with ‘The Diana Ross Story’.