Daniel is the Musical Director of Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical. It had its worldwide premiere in Sydney, 2016.
"The 18-piece band burns, howls and blazes under musical director Daniel Edmonds and the wall of sound it creates will be enough to satisfy fans of Darin's music."
Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald
Starring David Campbell and Hannah Fredericksen and directed by Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical), the show presents great hits from the 50s and 60s including Mack The Knife, Beyond the Sea and the multi-million-seller Dream Lover. This musical captures the glamour and passion of the big band era, the Rat Pack in Vegas and the Golden Age of Hollywood – a time of trail-blazing stars, knock-out fashions and life-changing events.
"A thrilling 18-piece band, led stylishly from the piano by Daniel Edmonds, is arrayed showroom-style on three levels"
Deborah Jones, The Australian
"Through Edmonds, Campbell and this crack team, we are presented with a night of sumptuous musical delights"
Helen Musa, CityNews
"...Musical Director, Daniel Edmonds, conducting his taut, tight and terrific onstage big-band, seated at a baby grand throughout"
Bill Stephens, Arts Review
"That the show works as well as it does is almost entirely due to the calibre of them and the on-stage big band (musical director Daniel Edmonds)."
Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise
"...a brilliant big band under the musical direction of pianist, Daniel Edmonds"
Richard Cotter, Australian Stage
"Mention must be made of the 18 piece band under musical director Daniel Edmonds who played the piano expertly and conducted at the same time"
June and Alicia Tripp, The Plus Ones Review
"Saving the best till last, Daniel Edmonds’ 18-piece big band play a series of absolute blinders. Led by Edmonds on piano, they rock, swing and generally razzle-dazzle ‘em from Mack the Knife to Beyond the Sea. It’s an eclectic mix of period hits, from Jolson to Rodgers and Hammerstein"
Clive Paget, Limelight
"The big band (led by Daniel Edmonds and featured onstage) creates a powerfully rich sound that dazzles and truly leads the show in the right direction."
Ashleigh Lopez, AussieTheatre
"Musical director Daniel Edmonds brings Simpson’s orchestrations and vocal arrangements to life as he presides over a smoking hot 17-piece big band."
Simon Parris, Man In The Chair