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The Musical Director
What is the role of a Musical Director? What are they looking for in a session player? How do you become a Musical Director (MD)?
What is a 'fixer'? What do they look for in a session musician? Where do they find their session musicians? How can you improve your chances of securing the gig?
Kojo Samuels, Musical Director
Over the past decade Kojo has consistently worked with chart-topping artists, creating dynamic shows and performances world-wide.
Whether it’s MD’ing Stormzy’s remarkable Glastonbury 2019 show, multiple sold out tours with Jess Glynne or developing exciting shows for new artists, Kojo Samuel is without a doubt one of the most sought after, reputable and talented MDs in the UK.
Current Projects: Stormzy, Jess Glynne, Rudimental, Labrinth, Ella Henderson, Dave, AJ Tracey and Pussy Cat Dolls. Previous Projects Include: Rita Ora, Jessie J, James Morrison, Jonas Blue, Jessie Ware, Plan B, Camila Cabello, Katy B & Zara Larsson as well as many others.
Bob Knight, Fixer
Bob Knight is a drummer, musical director and fixer based in London. He has extensive experience touring and recording as well as clocking up well over 250 television/radio appearances.
He has led the house bands for TV shows, The Charlotte Church
Show, The Justin Lee Collins Show and is currently band leader for channel 5s
Celebrity Game Night. This Summer he will appear globally on Netflix in the
house band for their new light entertainment flagship show.
Artists he has played drums with include Nik Kershaw, James
Taylor, Cee Lo Green, Jennifer Hudson, Nicole Scherzinger, Jason Derulo,
The Pogues, James Arthur, Rumer, Bette Midler, Josh Groban, Cody ChestnuTT,
Incognito, Sheridan Smith and many more.
As an MD/Fixer he has supplied musicians to and worked with
artists including: Rita Ora, Michael Bublé, Mahalia, Maisie Peters, AnneMarie,
The Pet Shop Boys, Keith Urban, Chaka Khan, Harry Styles, MUSE, Bastille, The
Killers, 30 Seconds To Mars, Backstreet Boys, Ed Sheeran, One Republic and many