My name is Anthony Kent, though most people know me as Tony, and I was a comprehensive school music teacher for 35 years until my retirement 9 years ago. I was the head of a department that encouraged students to take part in a range of ensembles including jazz bands, rock groups, string ensembles and choirs. I have written music and lyrics for several full scale musicals all of which were successfully performed at our local arts centre. Some of these come complete with a backing tracks CD which can be used in performance and obviates the need for an orchestra.
One of the musicals was entered for a competition run by the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, called New Musical Voices. It was shortlisted for a workshop run by an eminent London based musicals composer who offered further advise on construction etc.. The selection committe said that the catchy melodies appealed to them.
I have written the music and lyrics for two adult musicals which were successfully performed by a locally formed group in the local arts centre.
During these 35 years I have composed a vast amount of music for the students and am now in the process of promoting it on this site. It is highly unlikely that all my compositions will ever appear on this site so if you are interested in knowing more I can be contacted by email.