Michael Bazzoni has carried on the Bazzoni tradition in the music industry. He learnt to play the drums at the age of 9 years old, taught by his cousin, renowned drummer & record producer, Darren Bazzoni.
Michael completed his first tour at the age of 14 in Canada. He then went on to gain a 1st Diploma and a National Diploma in Performing Arts and Popular Music. Michael has toured the UK with various high profile bands and artist such as Scouting for Girls, Lawson, Charli XCX and The Saturdays playing at many venues and festivals. He’s also done Cruise Ship Drumming for the Royal Caribbean. Along the way he has worked with some of the county’s top producers, appearing on different albums and music videos.
Michael has appeared in musicals such as Rent, Joseph, Bugsy Malone, Chicago, Grease and Into the Woods to name a few.
Michael grew up listening to artists such as Elvis Presley and Neil Diamond. Together with iconic drumming from Ronnie Tutt, Michael is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the show and given the chance to recreate some of Neil Diamond’s classic songs live.
“What I like about Neil Diamond’s music is the mixture of different styles and genres. One minute you can be playing country and the next you’re playing a big gospel number and then onto a pop/ rock style. As a drummer this is exciting and really pushes your ability.”
our Musical Director is one of the most experienced musicians in the UK, he has worked for numerous companies, artists and bands across the globe and within a wide musical field. Dave is a highly accomplished pianist, keyboard player, vocalist, musical director, arranger and composer and spent many years in his role as Musical Director with American Music Legends, The Drifters.
Guv’nor of the low end…
Darren has been playing bass for over 25 yrs starting his professional career on the UK theatre & festival circuits touring with various Country music acts signed to the Ritz record label.
His love of Motown and 60’s soul music in general eventually lead to Darren being invited to join the eminent British soul singer Cliff Bennett and his band The Rebel Rousers on various UK and European tours, a role that he enjoyed for 5 years.
Since childhood Darren always had a passion for Rock n Roll music and the chance to play in The Chas Hodges Rock n Roll Trio with legendary pianist Chas Hodges and renowned drummer Micky Burt (Chas n Dave and both ex Cliff Bennett musicians) was an opportunity not to be missed.
Through his work as a freelance studio musician and producer Darren spent 2 years touring as bass player and band leader with much loved Irish singer Rose-Marie.
Darren has also covered many different styles of music as a deputising bass player due to his ability to fit into any band (often at short notice) making sure that whether in the studio or on live shows the “bottom end” is in safe hands.
Chas Hodges Band
In 2009 Darren continued his work with Chas Hodges joining Chas & His Band and enjoying a busy touring schedule of theatres, clubs and festivals around the world.
Darren had been Chas’s regular bass player for over 10 years until Chas’s tragic passing in September 2018.
Bubbly & energetic…
petite brunette with bright green eyes & a unique look. She is an actress, vocalist and musician, with modelling experience. Dolores has been Lead vocalist for various bands including original, classic rock band, Airforce.
She has appeared on TV and films since being signed with ‘Younguns’ the renowned Sylvia Young’s model & acting agency for children at the age of 9 months.
Due to the variety of roles Dolores undertakes in the entertainment industry, she is a member of British Actors Equity with a membership in the subdivision of ‘Variety’.
From an early age Juanita was singing…
Born in London, England, Juanita began her career in UK chart act Page 1. This early taste of success acted as the perfect springboard to become backing vocalist and support artist for numerous multi-platinum artists inc. Michael Jackson, Kylie Minogue, Take That, E17, Culture Club, Danni Minogue, 2 Unlimited, Peter Andre, Spice Girls, Jocelyn Brown, Let Loose, Katrina & The Waves, Hazel Dean & Samantha Fox. Juanita also recently wrote and co-produced under the pseudonym Constance filling dance floors worldwide with her dance hit The Reason.
“I feel very blessed
to have the opportunity to sing Neil Diamond’s songs on a nightly basis. I was pretty much brought up on these tunes. I’ve got to admit, they didn’t take much learning as my parents have always been huge fans, it was compulsory listening in our house, growing up.”
Born to make it BIG…
Brooklyn started playing guitar at the age of 14, and formed his first band ‘Ransom’ at school with two like minded friends.
The band became successful locally, performing at clubs and bars in and around the London area. At the tender age of just 18 years, Brooklyn became a full time professional musician.
The band unfortunately split after a few years and from there Brooklyn hit the London function circuit. Notoriously difficult to make a name on, with so many West End show musicians and vocalists. Brooklyn soon began making a stir, with his exceptional vocal and guitar skills, coupled with a smooth, confident on stage persona, a perfect blend for Highbrow, city types.
Cut to 2016 and after a Nationwide search for a Principal who could not only match the incredible voice of Mr. Neil Diamond but carry the onstage confidence of an International superstar, Darren Bazzoni and Juanita Diaz (Show Producers) hit a brick wall. With a script written, band rehearsed and Production sought their search exhausted. Little did they know that the man that they were looking for was in fact living in the next village, they had found their man, the recipe was perfect.
Not content with dates just in the UK, Brooklyn was invited to perform throughout Europe and the U.S. in sell shows across the globe.
In a parallel career, Brooklyn also writes original material, becoming a ‘Warner-Chappel’ artist in 2010, alongside music giants such as Beyonce, Katy Perry, Kendrick Lamar, Kacey Musgraves & Lukas Graham.
As a musician, Brooklyn has been blessed to work with many household names, including The Real Thing, Hot Chocolate, Freddie Jackson & David Essex.
Brooklyn also boasts his own professional, commercial recording studio, Human Touch, where he uses his enormous experience and musicality to produce new and emerging artists.
“Neil Diamond has just such an amazing catalogue of songs. He is indeed a true inspiration to all song writers and performers of any age and level of ability.”