Daniel Dotor is a professional musician living in the quiet village of Christ's Hospital with his wife Nathalie and son George and teaching regularly in London and Swindon.
Having over a decade's experience in performance and teaching, Dan has been an in-demand bassist and guitarist since moving to the south in 2002. Dan currently divides his time between gigging, teaching privately, writing library music and teaching at the Academy of Music and Sound on their BTEC and Foundation Degree courses.
BA (Hon’s) Jazz: 2.1
Level 3 Diploma in Jazz
BTEC National Diploma in Music
Grade 8 RockSchool Guitar
Grade 5 ABRSM Music Theory
Grade 4 Classical Guitar
Certificate in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong learning Sector (PTTLS)
Private guitar and bass guitar teacher since 2002
Lecturer - The Academy of Music and Sound (Swindon Centre)
Guitar tutor - Scamps Music service
Guitar/bass guitar tutor - West Sussex Music Service
Guitar/bass guitar tutor - Cherry Pie Music
In addition to a variety of ever changing professional work Dan currently plays for:
‘License to Ceilidh’ http://www.licencetoceilidh.co.uk/the-band/bass.php#dand,
‘The Pink Floyd Show UK’ http://www.pinkfloydshowuk.com/#!?page_id=70
and for Celtic-funk-Fusion band ‘All Jigged Out’ http://www.alljiggedout.com/index.htm.
Below are some of the other musical projects Dan has been a part of:
Jazz: TomPhelan Trio, Ian Price Quartet, Rob Heasman Quartet, Nette Robinson Quartet, Sara Oshlag Trio, Simon Robinson Duo, Luke Rattenbury Trio, Al Scott Duo, Ian Hamer Big Band, Middlesex University Jazz Ensemble.
Pop Artists: - Amy Winehouse, Sandi Thom, Alvin Stardust, Andy Gibson (Gary Barlow) Laura Vane (Sessions vocalist for Gnarls Barkley and The streets), Viola Wills (Backing vocalist for Joe Cocker, Barry White and Smokey Robinson)
Bands: All Jigged Out (Celtic Jazz fusion, Debut Album ‘Wish Hill’ released on Hobgoblin Records), Laura Vane Band (R&B),Laura Holding(R&B), Caliente (Salsa), The Luke Rattenbury Trio(Jazz), James Duke Band( Top 40 Corporate events), Thingamajig(Folk), Oomph(Funk), Soul City(Funk).
High-Profile Events: Party in the Park – Sandi Thom, Opening act for Ford Motor Company at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2007, Wedding of super model Jodie Kidd to Aiden Butler 2005, 2 year residency for C-Side Ltd on Brighton Seafront 2004-05, Royal Festival Hall with Boka Halat 2005.
Musicals: Wizard of Oz (Devonshire Park Theatre -2013) Fame and UK premiere of Fame Forever (Congress Theatre-Eastbourne 2007), Dick Whittington (Chequer Mead Theatre-East Grinstead 2005).
Festivals: Port Arlington Celtic Festival (Australia) Celtic Connections (Glasgow) Sidmouth Folk Festival (Devon).
Tours: Russia (The Pink Floyd Show UK 2013) Australia (All Jigged Out 2007), France (Gigz management 2005-06) UK (Boka Halat, Alvin Stardust).
Session Work: 811 studios (Cowfold), Organized Rhyme studios (Brighton)