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Daily Mail, London ****
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Callum McLeod studied at the Royal Academy of Music where he was awarded the Chappell Gold Medal and an ARAM. He is co-founder and a Managing Director of the British Philharmonic Orchestra which has supported many international artists including Andrea Bocelli, Katherine Jenkins, Dame Shirley Bassey, Bryn Terfel, Josh Groban and Rod Stewart. As Musical Director for Michael Ball, he has orchestrated and conducted many national and international tours, Gala concerts, CD, DVD, TV and Radio specials including Michael's sensational 2007 Promenade concert at the Royal Albert Hall. He has worked as musical supervisor, arranger and conductor for Bryn Terfel's Faenol Festival and also, conducted the Royal Albert Hall debut of Reba McEntire. Concerts in 2008 will include Hampton Court, Audley End, Kenwood House and Leeds Castle. Callum is composer of Carmen Latina, the rock/salsa version of Bizet's Carmen which has received wide critical acclaim. As well as composing, arranging and conducting music for Film, Video, TV shows and signature tunes Callum has worked as Conductor and Musical Director on many West End shows.

Graeme Garden was born in Aberdeen in 1943, educated at Repton and Cambridge University and later qualified in medicine at King's College, London. He co-wrote and played in the long-running BBC Radio series, I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, before devising the classic antidote to panel games, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Thirty years later, the series remains hugely popular. In 1973 Graeme joined forces with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie in a new television project, the groundbreaking comedy The Goodies. Together, they recorded seven series which sold extensively overseas and won the Silver Rose at the Golden Rose of Montreux Television Festival in 1972 and 1975. The Goodies also enjoyed a successful recording career, with their records consistently making the Top 20 and 'The Funky Gibbon' reaching No. 4 in the UK charts. Graeme has since embraced the roles of novelist, playwright, West End actor, presenter and director. He continues to write for and perform on several BBC Radio 4 shows, including Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, The Motion Show and the Sony Award-winning sitcom Do Go On.

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