Guy graduated from Kingston University with a first class BMus (Hons) degree in 2001. After gaining a PGCE and MA(dist.) in teaching, he taught secondary music for four years before completing a MMus(dist.) in composition at Royal Holloway, University of London. Over the years, Guy has won numerous accolades for his compositions and his many teaching and media pieces have been used throughout the world. He was awarded a PhD in composition at Royal Holloway under the supervision of composer Mark Bowden and also worked as a composition tutor within the department. Recent works include 'Through Glass Mountains' for orchestra (2013), 'Three Haiku, for large choir and organ' (2011), 'Thy Heavenly Grace Inspyre for Organ' (2012), plus music to the radio play 'The Landlady' (2012) by Roald Dahl.
Current projects include a musical based on Oscar Wilde's Canterville Ghost, a new Christmas carol based on a text written by a NES member, and 'Pharaoh's Shuffle' for chamber orchestra.
When not composing, Guy enjoys freelancing as a professional conductor and arranger for both choirs and instrumental ensembles. He has worked with all ages, and conducts other groups including Voices Anon (Maidenhead) and Windsor Soundwell Choir. In 2012, Guy was appointed MD for Slough Windsor & Maidenhead Theatre Company for their production of Titanic the Musical at the Theatre Royal, Windsor (November 2012). He was also musical director for Ocean (Youth) Theatre Company, directing performances of Dr Dolittle, Addams Family The Musical, and West Side Story. In September 2021 Guy was appointed musical director to Staines Music Theatre Group and has just completed a five show run of Wind in the Willows (March 2022). Over the next year he will be directing two forthcoming shows for SMTG, Eurovisual and Bad Girls.
In addition to musical pursuits, Guy is a keen runner and in 2022 ran the London Marathon in aid of the British Dyslexia Association.
Guy is published by Hayo Music and is a Fellow of the Royal Society Of Arts and member of The Incorporated Society of Musicians.
Patrick studied Music and Mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge, and went on to complete a PGCE in Secondary Music at the Institute of Education in London. He has studied choral directing with Peter Broadbent and was awarded an LRSM in Choral Direction. Alongside his main career as a music teacher (during which he has been Director of Music at two two leading London girls’ schools), he has always been passionate about choral music and has directed a number of choirs and choral societies, most recently Teddington Choral Society and a church choir in High Wycombe, where he also plays the organ.
Some recent conducting highlights include Mozart’s Requiem with hundreds of performers from several schools, Britten’s Noye’s Fludde in St Alban’s Cathedral and Cecilia McDowall’s Magnificat in the presence of the composer. Patrick also enjoys regularly (although these days not so frequently) blowing the cobwebs out of his clarinet and playing chamber music with like-minded friends.