Dan Whibley is a musician, composer, arranger, presenter and Artistic Director of Carrot Productions.
He is co-principal double bass in the BBC Philharmonic orchestra, having previously held positions in the RTE Symphony and Hallé Orchestras. His current position involves extensive recording for radio and television as well as performing around the world.
Dan started playing the double bass when he was 10 years old, later studying at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.
As a musician, Dan has worked with the likes of David Essex, Barry Maniloe, Pavarotti, Russell Watson, Alfie Boe, Elmer Bernstein, Robert Redford, Boy George, Petshop Boys, Jimmy Somerville and Elbow.
As a composer, Dan has been commissioned to write music in a diverse number of styles, including music for the BBC Philharmonic, an album of childrens’ songs (featured on CBeebies), incidental music to accompany a childrens’ book, and orchestral music for last year’s Snowman concert. Most recently, he has had commissions from the BBC to write music for a BBC Sports documentary, CBeebies and for the BBC Philharmonic.
It has been said that, at 7 feet tall, Dan is the tallest double bass player in the world!