John Sweeney was born in New Zealand. He has worked in London for 25 years and is one of London’s favorite accompanists, composing and playing for silent film and accompanying ballet and contemporary classes.
John is one of the worlds top silent film pianists and is a regular feature at the BFI Southbank, the Barbican and the major silent film festivals around the world. John is a founder member of the Kennington Bioscope.
Cyrus Gabrysch has been working in London for 20 years as an accompanist, and more recently as a film maker. He has worked for many dance companies and schools around the world including New York City Ballet, the Merce Cunningham Institute, the Martha Graham School, The Limone Institute and the Royal Ballet School. He currently works for the English National Ballet.
Lillian Henley is the composer and an associate artist of the highly acclaimed theatre company "1927". She recently composed the music for Pride & Prejudice by the Regents Open Air Theatre Co. She is a silent film accompanist and was selected to take part in the the 2013 Pordenone Masterclass Series for silent film musicians.
Costas lives in London and works internationally as a composer and arranger for film, the stage and the concert hall, and as a concert, silent film and jazz pianist. He is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) and frequently performs at Kennington Bioscope events.
London-based Australian-born pianist and composer Meg Morley works extensively in the dance world with companies including Ballet Rambert, Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, Royal Ballet and London Contemporary Ballet Theatre. Since becoming a resident musician at the Kennington Bioscope in early 2016 she has performed at international silent film festivals (such as Il Cinema Ritrovato and Le Giornate del Cinema Muto) and has been commissioned to write and record original scores for film and dance. Earlier in 2017, Meg released two debut recordings of original music: Through the Hours (for solo piano) and Can't Get Started (for the Meg Morley Trio, with Richard Sadler on double bass and Emiliano Caroselli on drums). The latter will be officially launched at The Vortex Jazz Club in February 2018. www.megmorleymusic.com
Colin Sell is a pianist/MD/composer for theatre and radio drama, and regularly accompanies the likes of Barry Cryer in cabaret, as well as himself in his one-person show Clueless at the Keys. He has accompanied silent films in many parts of the UK. Colin is the much-maligned pianist on Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. He has a regular annual gig performing at the Old Bailey (Court no. 1) and recently accompanied a gouzhong player at Sadlers Wells.