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Behind The Music

Denis’ career encompasses almost every aspect of show business from singing and performing to recording and composing.


His musical career began at the age of six as a banjolele-playing singer at childrens’ matinees. By the 1950s and early 60s he was a member of Britain’s first ever boy band The King Brothers, one of the most successful pop groups of that era and the youngest Variety act to play the London Palladium.


From pop-star to award-winning TV composer (including the Black Beauty theme and Lovejoy), to award-winning theatre composer (Privates On Parade) and songwriter, and collaboratoring along the way with such legends as Alan Ayckbourn, Sammy Cahn and Don Black, the artists with whom Denis has worked (and played) read like a who’s who of British and American stage and screen--Tony Bennett, Nina Simone, Peter Sellers, Howard Keel, Sophie Tucker, Lena Horne, Alma Cogan, Albert Finney, Dame Edna Everage, Maureen Lipman, Elaine Stritch, Dudley Moore, Bruce Forsyth, Ronnie Corbett, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and even Jimi Hendrix.


His highly acclaimed and entertaining memoir KEY CHANGES, revised and updated 2020 edition can be purchased from our SHOP.

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