Dominic Ferris and Martin Milnes performed their debut show, What A Swell Party This Is!, at The Pheasantry in Chelsea on April 1st 2015. Later that year they premiered their original medley ’33 Sondheim Numbers In 5 Minutes’ at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in Stephen Sondheim’s 85th Birthday Gala Hey, Old Friends!
Throughout 2016 Ferris & Milnes were resident at the St. James Studio, London, performing a series of new productions, including their own Last Night of the Proms show. They made a special appearance in Live At The Tower! at The Tower of London and have appeared twice at West End LIVE in Trafalgar Square. Ferris & Milnes opened the West End Proms at Lytham Festival, and have also been seen at the High Tide Festival in Aldeburgh. They premiered their Gershwin mash-up medley ‘George In Rhapsody’ at the Rose Theater, Lincoln Center (NYC), and marked their West End debut show with Ferris & Milnes – Christmas Cracker! at Ambassadors Theatre. Other appearances include The Noel Coward Theatre, Jersey Arts Centre and various private events.
Dominic provided the piano recordings for the new Elvis Presley album If I Can Dream with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, also joining the RPO on the UK album arena tour. He trained at the Royal College of Music, and performed at the international press launch of the Royal Wedding, bringing about his relationship with Steinway & Sons. Dominic formed the cutting edge duo The Piano Brothers with Indonesian pianist Elwin Hendrijanto, performing on numerous world tours. At Abbey Road Studios The Piano Brothers recorded an EP and also the piano parts for the live opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Martin has performed in musicals and opera in the West End and around the UK, in shows ranging from UB40 musical Promises and Lies (Birmingham Rep) and Crazy For You (Kilworth House Theatre, Leicestershire) to Gilbert & Sullivan, in which Martin has specialised playing both patter and tenor roles. His one man show The Falsetto has been seen in London, the Edinburgh Festival, Brighton Festival and International G&S Festival, Buxton. Martin directed the first professional revival of The Grand Duke (Finborough Theatre) and London premiere of Gyles Brandreth and Julian Slade’s Now We Are Sixty (The King’s Head Theatre).