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Daniel recently finished playing the role of Jean Valjean in legendary musical Les Miserables in London's West End.

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  • Over 15 years ago, when Daniel set out from Australia in pursuit of his career abroad, he knew little of his multi-talented relatives, on the other side of the pond. With a surname like Koek, Daniel's Dutch heritage led him to the Netherlands for a year, to be coached by an esteemed vocal tutor at the Conservatoire in Amsterdam, as one of the youngest members of the chorus, in the touring opera company at that time. It was here that Daniel learned that two of his cousins were both in the arts...one an awesome Ballet Dancer and the other a formidable singer in both Opera and Theatre.

    Daniel and Susan had never met before, bring born and raised at completely different parts of the world, until Daniel came to London to start his career and contacted Susan. After they met, at a production of Phantom of the Opera in Stuttgart, where Susan was playing the role of Madame Giry, a family bond and friendship was ignited and they soon discovered they had both gone down the same paths of musical performance. This West End Sessions is a very special moment for them both, and will mark the first time they perform together, something they have talked about for many years.

    Susan Rigvava-Dumas is a Dutch singer, based in Vienna, with a unique international career in which she has been able to for-fill her dreams.

    Earlier this year, Susan performed in Amsterdam's Carre Theatre, as Desiree Armfeldt in “”A Little Night Music" from Steven Sondheim, which is has been nominated as one of the Best Musical Productions of the season, at this infamous theatre.

    Trained as a classical singer at the Munich and in Salzburg, her beautiful and versatile singing voice allows her to perform in many different styles, and create many different & renowned roles. 

    She created the character of Mrs Denver in the world-premiere of the musical, Rebecca, and at the Raimond theatre, Theatre an der Wien and at The “Wiener Festwochen” in Vienna, she has performed various roles such as the Killerqueen in We Will Rock You, Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, for which she was Nominated for Best Principal Role Actress in the 2013 Austrian Music-theatre award and Rose in Gypsy.  

  • A West End Sessions to really WOW you....

    Daniel is thrilled to be pulling out all the stops for the premiere of West End Sessions @ Scarlett Green and is excited to announce that his special guest for the evening will be the amazing Singer, Actor, Impressionist and YouTube sensation… CHRISTINA BIANCO!

    Christina Bianco’s singular voice and comedic charm have brought audiences around the world to their feet. Bianco captured international acclaim as a YouTube sensation with her ‘diva’ impression videos, gainingover 25 million views. Dubbed ’The Girl Of A Thousand Voices,’ she’s performed on major television programs including, The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Paul O’Grady Show & This Morning.

    A Two-Time Drama Desk Award nominee, Christina made her West End debut in Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville Theatre. Television credits include iTV’s The Imitation Game, the POPtv’s Impress Me, Hallmark’s Signed Sealed, Delivered, and voice work for RuPaul’s Drag Race.

    Christina has performed her critically acclaimed concerts across the U.S. and abroad, including extended runs in London, Scotland, South Africa and Australia. Her live album, Life Of The Party was last year. This summer, Christina returns to the Edinburgh Fringe festival with her new show First Impressions, before embarking on her second UK tour this fall. Visit SoComedy.co.uk for details.

    Tuesday the 9th of July will see Daniel Koek’s WEST END SESSIONS moving to its sumptuous and sassy new home @ Scarlett Green. Located in the heart of Soho, Scarlett Green calls upon Australia’s café culture to deliver all day delicious, Antipodean-inspired, imaginative food and cocktails, making Daniel feel right at home!


    West End Sessions brings together an eclectic mix of professional artists, brought together and hosted by star of Les Miserables and South Pacific - Daniel Koek.

    Intimate performances from some of the cities most exciting stars, the line up is carefully curated from London’s West End performers, and beyond.


    Doors open at 1730 for pre-show drinks and dinner, Performances start at 2000


    Please advise size of your party when booking and whether you will also be dining. VIP tickets include a glass of bubbly and priority seating.


    For info on VIP packages and pre-show dinner reservations , please email mail@danielkoek.com

  • It's hard to believe that 14 years ago when Daniel Koek moved to London to Persue his West End dreams he would be standing in the ballroom of buckingham palace, performing for His Royal Higness a highlights show of his musical theatre career.

    This local boy from Gawler has a repertoire of leading roles under his belt most recently taking the stage as Jean Val Jean in the critically acclaimed Les Miserable! He has delighted the West End and the world with his powerhouse vocals and this year was honored to record the 'Royal Platinum Love song' which went to number 1 in the classical charts overnight, celebrating the Queen and Duke's 70th wedding anniversary. His most recent performance for HRH Prince Charles for the Inkind Direct charity in the dazzling surrounds of the palace sees Daniel top off a year of performance highlights! 

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WEST END SESSIONS

Tue, 10 September 2019 | 18:00 – 22:30 BST

A very special West End Sessions indeed, with special guest from my very own family bloodline brought together for the first time Susan Rigvava-Dumas 

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