Music consultancy and session work:
Promoters, networking and key venues below:
- Zaid Joseph, legendary Camden promoter; working together for seven years
- Zaid gave such artists as The Libertines (Pete Doherty), Babyshambles and The Maccabees their first gigs in Camden Town. Have worked very closely with Zaid for many years developing generations of young talented musicians to an authentic gigging experience (and not an X-Factor style mirage).
- Bugbear Promotions, ‘The Lair Of The Bear’; gigs, networking and venues. Have played the legendary Dublin Castle (the venue that made Madness’s name) in Camden Town many times, sometimes as a piano singer/songwriter and sometimes showcasing talented young bands and artists.
- Bugbear gave Muse, Coldplay, The Killers and Arctic Monkeys their early gigs at the legendary The Dublin Castle venue. For example, Amy Winehouse was a barmaid there, performing the occasional impromptu gig…They also hosted the important early gigs by Coldplay, The Arctic Monkeys and The Killers’ London dates.
Music technology / theory / composition / keyboard skills training for Name pop/Dance clients (2008 – present):
- Jamie Jones: Leading international hard house producer and DJ.
- English Eccentrics, Suggs and Toyah Wilcox: Session keyboard player for all related projects.
- Oliver Som (Guy Chambers, Robbie Williams producer): keyboard performance / songwriting techniques.
- Scarlett Etienne: Leading international female producer / DJ, premier composer for fashion shows (Matthew Williamson etc), go-to international after-show party DJ.
- Shapeshifters (Simon Marlin): Lola’s Theme (UK number 1 single)
- Jim Hustwit (film & tv composer) / performs as Acoustic Jim
- Kevin McKay (Mylo, Linus Loves, Cobra Dukes, Man Like Me)
- Gavin Peters
- Rohan Wilder
- The MediaEd Project: composer and music consultant
- Tom Lunn (Stripes Music)
- DJ Sensa, Reel2Reel; DJ Pedro, Shack Records
Currently Head of Fundraising for BEAT (www.beatrust.org.uk) raising funds for music projects for over 2,000 young music students, including those with special needs, across the whole London Borough of Barnet. This includes projects working on the provision and music centre funding for the borough, rehearsals and concerts, as well as large scale events such as regular showcase Royal Albert Hall concerts for over 4,000 parents and musicians.
Danny Kuperberg BA(Hons) MA was Head of Music Technology, based at Woodhouse College, Finchley, North London over 12 years (2005 – 2017). He is also still responsible for fundraising for the Music Technology provision for BEAT giving talented North London students the chance to gig and progress to audio/music related degrees.
Danny holds a BA(Hons) in Performance Arts (Electroacoustics) and an MA Masters in Audio Production. He has also lectured at Hertfordshire University, De Montfort University, West Herts College, Amersham & Wycombe College and NewVic College as both a musician and teacher.
Additional music industry experience:
Spaceward was a legendary recording studio with the likes of Gary Numan, Julian Cope, The Damned, Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin (TOTP No1 artists!), The Stranglers passing through its doors. See link here. Work compiling soundtracks, mastering short film, tape op responsibilities and sound engineering.
Musical theatre piano accompanist: preparation of professional music theatre performers for West End and off-West End theatre auditions.
‘Amped’ concerts (2006 – present): a regular twice yearly concert organised by Danny. This professional gig showcases some of the best of North London’s young up-and-coming bands, singer-songwriters, instumentalists and solo performers. Held at The Music Palace in Crouch End, this gig has been a major success: North London’s School Of Rock teenagers
Breastfed and Prestel Records (Mylo, Linus Loves, Cobra Dukes) (2005 – 2009) continuous consultancy work for Kevin McKay, owner of Glasgow Underground Recordings, helping with musical arrangements, songwriting techniques, harmony training, music theory and keyboard skills.
Vox Box Studios: songwriting/composition/arrangement coach as well as acting as performing musician and teacher for singer-songwriters with major record label and indie label backing. Sessions given both at home project studio in North London and at Vox Box studios based in Camden.
Chrysalis, Matrix and Audio Garage studios: Keyboard session work at these high-end recording studios.
Was a wide-eyed assistant tape-op aged 16 at Spaceward Studios, Cambridgeshire.
Danny Kuperberg is a jazz and rock pianist with extensive experience over 20 years of playing both solo live, band and studio session gigs.
Recently he has performed gigs, singing and playing piano at celebrated venues The Dublin Castle, The Constitution, and currently Camden Acoustic Club at Bar Vinyl as well as Bar Solo in Camden, London. He is sometimes joined by Pete Murphy, a jazz flautist, and Sadie Alleyne, a talented young singer. They were also recently the first acoustic act to perform at The Pigalle Club in Piccadilly since its relaunch.
Performing at most key London jazz venues, playing at French Jazz festivals as well as organising live college gigs, Danny was the keyboard / piano player in successful jazz-fusion band Aboutime throughout the 1990s and into the 2000s
Aboutime were hired for a long residency at the Mean Fiddler Acoustic Room , made regular appearances at key jazz venues around London such as The Vortex jazz club , The Tufnell Park Tavern , the 606 Club , The Bulls Head in Barnes and the original Jazz Cafe, both in Camden and in Stoke Newington as well as other jazz clubs and bars around the UK.
Danny also performed regularly at the Sunday afternoon jazz jam at the Jazz Cafe in Camden during this period in addition to his day job as a working musician and teacher.
Prior to this, Danny performed at jazz festivals in France, notably the Souillac Jazz Festival , the Montmour Jazz Festival and The Marciac Jazz Festival prior to returning to the UK to start work as a graduate college musician and teacher.
Was a wide-eyed assistant tape-op aged 16 at Spaceward Studios, Cambridgeshire.
Spaceward was a legendary recording studio with the likes of Gary Numan, Julian Cope, The Damned, Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin (TOTP No1 artists!), The Stranglers etc etc pass through its doors. See link here.
Danny Kuperberg has played keyboards on sessions for name artists and bands at such premier London recording studios as Chrysalis, Matrix, and Audio Garage.
He has experience at studio engineering and programming keyboards using the following software and equipment:
Danny Kuperberg has composed soundtracks principally for short film, animation, theatre and corporate clients.
He is currently composer and music consultant for The MediaEd Project. This involves composition of soundtracks for news reports and documentaries for international news agencies.
Short film, animation and corporate credits include:
Listed below is a summary of his work, both in sound-to-picture as well as in the role of founder member and musical director of Camden People’s Theatre, formerly the famous left-wing Unity Theatre, famous for nurturing the talents of Bob Hoskins and Sir Richard Harris.
TV Max (Germany), Sky Moviemax (Italy), Fuji film (Europe): media commissions for promo use for Soundscape sound design agency. In addition, seven other corporate promo commissions.
Through Edwin Land’s Eyes: complete soundtrack and dub for short film produced by the Canadian Film Board.
Sunrasia: music for promotion of Sunrasia drink, broadcast as cinema trails and part of Channel 4 and Channel 5 ad campaign.
Peepers and Nocturne: two acclaimed short film collaborations with director, David Solomons. The former, starring Angela Clarke, was bought by Channel 4 as part of their new directors’ season. The latter comprised a 25 minute orchestral soundtrack. Both mixed and mastered at The Mill and Angel Sound studios, Soho, London.
Candid: music for catwalk show held at the Business Design Centre, London
Illuminations: directed by Ernst Fischer, performed at The Place Theatre; part of team devising and recording music
A Pair Of Spectacles, Mary, Snow Magic and The Creator: original music for animation shorts, broadcast variously on WTTW Chicago, BRT TV Belgium and Imagina International Computer Graphics festival, Monte Carlo, 1992.
Making Graphic Shapes: Original composition, title and end-title music for educational video, sold nationally to schools as a learning aid for the GCSE examinations.
Founding member and musical director of acclaimed off-West End London theatre company, Unity theatre (later Camden People’s Theatre).
Camden Peoples’ Theatre (1994 – 1999): theatre venue based in Hampstead Road, Central London, now with both a growing London-wide and national reputation.Composer, MD and sound designer on numerous productions with this company. Key productions: A Fish In Water (1995) and Night Of The Assassins (1996)
Winter Brings The Wolf (1992): Original score for stage adaptation of The Company Of Wolves by Angela Carter. Performed at the Simmonds Theatre, Trent Park, London
Mary Queen Of Scots (1993): Musical director and sound design; performed by The Pleasurable Theatre Company at The Canal Cafe Theatre, Maida Vale, London
Baldini’s Supper (1993) and The Ballad of Leakin’ Jake (1994); both devised theatre productions received positive London and national press; performed with the Unity theatre
Original songs composed, performed and produced by Danny Kuperberg can be found at www.songsaboutnow.com
Further TEACHING INFO:
In his teaching career he has taught music, audio production and music technology at both HE and FE levels (Degree level, Foundation degree level, as well as BTEC National and A-level standard) at the following institutions: