About Beau

Beau is a UK based multi-instrumentalist and musical director.

As a Musician or Musical Director, Beau has worked with Artists including Tom Chaplin (Keane), Louisa Johnson, Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Lily Moore, Louise, Lauren Aquilina, Rita Ora, Foxes, Claire Richards (Steps), Cloves, Jasmine Thompson, Conor Maynard, The Selecter, Wolf Gang and Alice Jemima.

In the role of Musical Director, Beau has prepared live shows for International Arena Tours, National Radio Performances, TV appearances including Top of the Pops, Strictly Come Dancing and many online live sessions for Mahogany Sessions, 7 Layers, VEVO, SBTV and Sofar Sounds and more.

In 2017, at 22 he was one of the youngest Musical Directors in the world to work for a multi-platinum artist.

Career

Beau has worked in the music industry for over 10 years. Starting his career as a semi professional singer and musician when he was 15 - he progressed to playing professionally in bands and touring internationally by his late teens. Before his 20’s, touring and recording had already taken him throughout Europe and to over 25 US states.

Beau began his music career with years of small scale touring in the UK, playing pubs, clubs and theatres up and down the country he began to make a name for himself as a very promising young Jazz and Blues musician and continued to work with bands such as The Selecter, King Pleasure and other bands throughout his teens, slowly progressing to playing with more established Pop/Alternative bands at around 18 years old.

In 2014, Beau joined the band Wolf Gang as their touring keyboard player. Touring North America that Summer supporting Bastille, they later embarked on their own headline tour around the US. Continuing throughout 2015 and early 2016 Beau performed and toured with Lauren Aquilina, Cloves, Alice Jemima, Martin Luke Brown, Foxes and Conor Maynard.

Tom Chaplin embarked on his solo career whilst on hiatus from the band ‘Keane’ and as Beau became more established as a Lead Guitarist he was given the opportunity to play Guitar, Bass and Piano for Tom on all of his album campaigns. He then continued to work with Tom until the end of 2018 - touring throughout the UK, Europe, North America, and South America. He also appeared on TV shows such as The Graham Norton Show, Jimmy Kimmel, Later with Jools Holland, Strictly Come Dancing, The One Show and Festivals such as Glastonbury, Isle of Wight Festival, Cornbury and British Summer Time during this time.

From 2016 to 2018, Beau also worked with Louisa Johnson, Rita Ora, Louise, Lily Moore, Claire Richards, Jasmine Thompson, Vanessa White, Gina Kushka, Harriet, Matt Terry and Daniel Wilson - appearing on TV and Radio Shows such as Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Pitch Perfect, BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, The Dermot O’Leary Show, XFM, Absolute Radio, Top of the Pops and The One Show.

2018 to 2020 continued to be busy and Beau performed extensively with Lily Moore as her Musical Director, touring internationally supporting James Bay, George Ezra, Vance Joy, Tom Walker, and James Arthur.

Beau also worked with John Newman in 2019, playing Lead Guitar for John for many of his international performances, including Hits Live Arena Shows, The Jonathan Ross Show, and John's UK Headline Tour in October 2019.

Coaching

Alongside Live Shows, Production and Songwriting, Beau is also passionate about Vocal and Performance Coaching. In addition to preparing artists for TV performances he has worked on the BBC Show ‘Got What It Takes’ as a mentor for the contestants throughout three series’. Whilst on the show he works with the singers to develop their singing and songwriting - helping them to build confidence and improve their performances. He also coaches privately, and a works with singers from a beginner to a professional standard.

Coaching by Beau

TV Performances include…

  • The Graham Norton Show (with Tom Chaplin)
  • The Graham Norton Show (with Claire Richards)
  • Top of The Pops (with Louisa Johnson)
  • Top of The Pops (with Lily Moore)
  • Radio 1’s Big Weekend (with Ellie Goulding)
  • Isle of Wight Festival (with Louise)
  • MTV Crashes (with Louisa Johnson)
  • Later with Jools Holland (with Tom Chaplin)
  • Jimmy Kimmel (with Tom Chaplin)
  • Germany’s Next Top Model Final (with Ellie Goulding)
  • The One Show (with Tom Chaplin)
  • The One Show Christmas Special (with Tom Chaplin)
  • The One Show (with Ellie Goulding)
  • Live at The Palladium (with Louisa Johnson)
  • Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two (with Tom Chaplin)
  • Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two (with Louise)
  • Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two (with Claire Richards)
  • Sunday Brunch - Lily Moore
  • The Jonathan Ross Show (with John Newman)
  • Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (with Louisa Johnson)
  • Pitch Perfect (with Rita Ora)
  • Songs of Praise (with Claire Richards)
  • and many more…

Online and other Filmed Performances include…

  • The Jingle Bell Ball (with Louisa Johnson)
  • Radio 1’s Live Lounge (with Louisa Johnson)
  • The Sun Live Sessions (with Tom Chaplin)
  • Paste Sessions NY (with Tom Chaplin)
  • Sofar Sounds (with Tom Chaplin)
  • Sofar Sounds (with Lily Moore)
  • Hits Live at the Ricoh Arena (with John Newman)
  • Maras Vivas Live (with Tom Chaplin)
  • Mahogany Sessions (with Lily Moore)
  • Vevo Sessions (with Lily Moore)
  • 7 Layers (with Lily Moore)
  • MTV Push (with Lily Moore)
  • Absolute Radio Live Session (with Tom Chaplin)
  • Spindle Sessions (with Louisa Johnson)
  • Capital FM Acoustic Sessions (with Louisa Johnson)
  • Billboard NY Sessions (with Tom Chaplin)
  • Kensington Palace - Centre Point Event (with Conor Maynard)
  • SBTV (with Lily Moore)
  • and many more…

Radio Sessions and other Recorded Performances include…

  • Radio 1 - Radio 1’s Live Lounge (with Louisa Johnson)
  • Radio 2 - The Chris Evans Breakfast Show (with Tom Chaplin)
  • Radio 2 - The Dermot O’Leary Show (with Tom Chaplin)
  • Radio 2 - The Jo Whiley Show (with Tom Chaplin)
  • BBC Radio London (with Tom Chaplin)
  • Radio 2 - The Ken Bruce Piano Sessions (with Claire Richards)
  • Radio 2 - The Michael Ball Show (with Claire Richards)
  • Capital FM Sessions (with Louisa Johnson)
  • Absolute Radio Sessions (with Tom Chaplin)
  • Spotify Sessions (with Tom Chaplin)
  • Apple Music (with Tom Chaplin)
  • Apple Music (with Lily Moore)
  • Soho House (with Foxes)
  • XFM (with Alice Jemima)
  • London Fashion Week (with Foxes)
  • Shazam Sessions (with Lily Moore)
  • and many more…