Ellie Verkerk

Actor, Extra, Influencer, Photographer, Band Member,… more

Guildford, United Kingdom
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Audio

Do What You Feel

01Do What You Feel
02Glamorous
03Let Me Love
04Don't Go Wasting Time
05Lifeline
06I'm Not Afraid of Anything
07Rachmaninoff Prelude Opus 32
08Debussy - Dr Gradus ad Parnassum
09Greig Nocturne Op54
010Rachmaninoff Moments Musicaux No 5
11Infinite Joy - William Finn
12Backing Track Showreel 0221

Physical Attributes

Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Skin color:
White
Eye color:
Blue
Hair color:
Other
Hair length:
Long
Hair type:
Wavy

Credits & experience

2019
  • SIX the musical : Associate Musical Director (West End / UK Tour)
2016
  • Frankenstein UK Tour, Blackeyed Theatre : Musical Director
  • Bring Me The Horizon Teenage Cancer Trust gig, Royal Albert Hall, London : Production Assistant / Orchestral score co-ordinator
2015
  • The Great Gatsby UK Tour, Blackeyed Theatre : Musical Director, Arranger
  • Various gigs with Sophie Janes : Musical Director, Arranger
2014
  • Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Live : Asst Musical Director
  • Celebrating Jon Lord : Film Production Asssitant, Conductor's Assistant
  • Edges showcase performance (ft West End performers) : Musical Director, Fixer
  • Welcome To Terezin (devised actor musician piece) : Musical Director, Arranger, Fixer
2013
  • All I Want For Christmas...Is An Audience [Julie Atherton] : Asst Musical Director
  • Mash Up gig, ft West End performers : Musical Director, Arranger, Fixer
  • Underground Orchestra Challenge : Conductor
  • Blackeyed Theatre, Dracula : Musical Director
2012
  • Plug In The Lead : Musical Director, Leicster Sq. Theatre, West End
  • Mother Courage, UK Tour : Musical Director, Blackeyed Theatre
  • EP recording, Dear Pariah, Charlie Hinchcliff : Keys / Accordion / Co-arranger (Strings) www.dearpariah.com
  • Helena Blackman UK Tour
  • Music Video - Aaron Delahunty "Straighten Up And Fly Right" : Featured trumpet player
  • Mash Up Gig, Feb 19 : Musical Director
  • Album recording : "The Sound Of Musicals"
  • Read Dance & Theatre College : Musical Director
2011
  • Keys / Backing Vocalist dep : Jersey Boys
  • MD - "Oh What A Lovely War" revival and UK tour
  • MD - Monthly Cabarets featuring various West End principles : Season opens in October 2011, playing every 2nd Sunday of the month
  • MD / trumpet - Motown Cabaret, London : Featuring West End stars from Billy Elliot, Wicked, Jersey Boys etc
  • "Hello Jerry" - Jerry Herman review : Musical Director / Keys
  • Mash Up Cabaret : Musical Director / Keys, supporting various West End principals
2010
  • Keys / Backing Vocalist dep : Jersey Boys
  • To Do, Musical Theatre review : Musical Director / Keys, supporting various West End principals
  • Album: My Parade, Stephanie Fearon : Featured keys player / Musical Director / Fixer
  • Album: Buswell : Featured trumpet, flugal horn and pianist. Album soon to be released
  • Music Video: Sheridan "Let It Go" : Featured trumpet player
  • Band member: Angel Sparks : Trumpeter
  • Band member: Buswell : Trumpeter
2009
  • Guildford School of Acting : Associate tutor / Musical Director
  • Dorothy Miles Cultural Centre : British Sign Language, Level 1
2001
  • Senior Dept, Royal College of Music : Piano / French Horn / orchestration & arrangement
1991
  • Junior Dept, Royal College of Music : Piano / French Horn

Acting

Acting experience

Extra


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • UK English

Ellie worked as a deputy keys player / backing vocalist for Jersey Boys, and the role included appearing on stage as a piano bar musician, dancing, sing BVs and playing the keys part.

Ellie is an experienced session musician, playing keys, accordion and the trumpet for musical theatre productions, cabarets and session work. She plays a broad variety of styles, from classical through to jazz, musical theatre, pop and folk.

Extras

Extras experience

Previous extras experience


Music

Keyboard ability

Expert


Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Indie
  • Jazz
  • Classical

MUSICAL DIRECTOR / PIANO / KEYBOARD / PIANO ACCORDION / VOCALS / TRUMPET / FLUGELHORN / FIXER

Assistant to the film production director and conductor - Celebrating John Lord (Royal Albert Hall, April 2014)

MD for Blackeyed Theatre, UK Tours (currently working on The Great Gatsby, touring 2015 / 2016)

Graduate of the Royal College of Music as a pianist, accompanist and French Horn player in 2001. Also plays trumpet and flugel horn

MD for Plug In The Lead, Leicester Square Theatre, featuring Tony Christie

Keys / Accordion player & co-string arranger for Charlie Hinchcliff's EP "Dear Pariah" www.dearpariah.com

MD for "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria" finalist Helena Blackman's UK Tour

MD for Mash Up gig, Leicester Square Theatre, London, Feb 19th. Featuring 8pc band & West End singers

Deputy keys / backing vocalist for Jersey Boys, Prince Edward Theatre, London

MD for various West End gigs, cabaret, charity events and choirs

Teacher at the Read Dance & Theatre College, Reading

Featured trumpeter in a music video (Sheridan "Let It Go")

Trumpeter for Buswell (folk / acoustic band)

Albums - keys for Stephanie Fearon "My Parade" / brass for Buswell's forthcoming album

TV & Reality

Dec 1998 - Featured on TFI Friday playing for Chris Evan's show in a brass ensemble.
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