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Mark Dennison MD

Musical Director Mark Dennison

Originally from Sydney, Mark’s first gig in New Zealand was playing sax with DD Smash at the Queen Street Riot in December 1984.  Since then, Mark has worked as a musician, writer and conductor in New Zealand and around the world with the best in the business…

Annie Crummer, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Australian Crawl, Barry White & Love Unlimited Orchestra, Candy Lane, Carl Doy, Christmas in the Park, Dame Malvena Major, Dave Dobbyn, Diesel, Don McGlashen, Eddie Rayner, Elaine Paige, Frankie Stevens, Frankie Vallee & the 4 Seasons, Garth Hudson (The Band), Gin Wigmore, Goldenhorse, Gray Bartlett, Greg Johnson, Hayley Westenra, Helen Medlyn, Hollie Smith, Jackie Clarke, James Morrison, Jennifer Ward-Leyland, Jimmy Barnes, Joan Rivers, John Farnham (2 world tours), John Toogood, Kuala Lumpur City Orchestra, Lou Rawls, Manhattan Transfer, Mark Hadlow, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Michael Barrymore, Michael Hurst, Midge Marsden, Mika, Neil Finn, Penny Dodd, Peter Urlich, Ray Columbus, Rima te Wiata, Ross Wilson, Russ Garcia, Sir Howard Morrison, Skunk Baxter, Starjam, Starlight Symphony, Sting, Suzanne Lynch, Taisha, Tami Neilson, Tina Cross, Tommy Tycho, Yulia.


Annie, Blood Brothers, Cabaret, Cats, Company, 42nd Street, 
Into the Woods, Jersey Boys, Joseph, Matilda, Phantom of the Opera, Singing in the Rain, Song & Dance, Sound of Music, The Secret Garden, West Side Story.


NZ Idol (Sax player and arranger), Showstoppers (Musical Director), TV2 Celebrity Christmas (Musical Director), Stars In Their Eyes (Musical Director), Elaine Paige, New Zealand's Got Talent TVNZ (Musical Director).
TV3 Telethon (Musical Director)


Producer of the Best Original Soundtrack at the New York Short Film Awards 2021, for GURL by Mika X. Composer for new band 'The Forenzics' (with Tim Finn) on Warner Bros 2022. Writer/composer of the theme song for 'Dream Home Dilemma' on Prime TV.

Mark Dennison