Hargrave Music Festival

Joseph Atkins

Joseph has been collaborating with Jessica Walker since 2013. He was accompanist for her one-woman shows The Girl I Left Behind Me and Pat Kirkwood is Angry at New York’s prestigious Brits Off-Broadway Festival (59E59 Theaters, New York). He is also arranger and musical director for her play on the life of Suzy Solidor¸ All I Want is One Night (Manchester Royal Exchange, Wilton’s Music Hall and Mill Hope Theatre). Other MD/arranging credits include the Olivier-nominated Josephine and I at London’s Bush Theatre and the Public Theater, New York, and Liza Sings Streisand and The Songs of Hollywood (UK tours) with Fascinating Aida’s Liza Pulman.  His TV composition credits include Mud, Sweat and Tractors and Shooting the War (BBC4). His guitar work, Indian Summer is recorded By Antonis Hatzinikolaou for the NMC label and he appears as arranger/musical director on Liza Pulman Sings Hollywood (First Night Records) and accompanist on The Girl I Left Behind Me (Original Cast Records). Joseph trained at New College, Oxford and the Royal Academy of Music and is a member of the Higher Education faculty for the Globe Theatre.