Dan's first musical 'The Confession Room' first played at Arts Educational Schools, London before being workshopped and read over the next few years. In 2013, the show's all-star Concept Album was released on the SimG Records label starring Anna-Jane Casey, Alex Gaumond, Dean Chisnall, Ross Hunter, Matthew Rowland and many more including a 12-piece orchestra and an ensemble of 30 singers. The show was then performed in a sold out West End concert in July 2014 starring Jon Robyns, Rebecca Trehearn, Stuart Matthew Price and many of the show's original concept album cast. Songs from the show have been performed across the globe, particularly in the US and the song 'Excalibur93' won third prize at the 'Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Award 2013'.
'Swear Our Love' with music and lyrics by Dan and a book by Jake Brunger was workshopped and commissioned by Arts Educational Schools in 2013. The musical is directed by Luke Shepperd and musically directed by Tim Evans.
Dan has also penned music to the play 'Judy - The Righteous' which played the King's Head Theatre before transferring to the Trafalger Studios in the West End. Dan's first foray into the world of film came from writing the score to the feature film 'Opening Night of the Living Dead' - of which Dan is currently working on the musical adaptation of with writer Josh Dickinson.
Dan is also a writer for pop and music artists across the globe and currnetly is a long-term colloborater with Pepper Harrison and Natalie Gray amongst others across the globe. Dan also penned the songs for the radio show 'The Dan and Sam Show' including the youtube hit 'The Nestle Song'.
Music & Lyrics by Dan Looney
Book by Patrick Wilde
based on an original idea by Dan Looney & Reece Looney
Additional Lyrics by Sam Champness & Reece Looney