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The Willis Twins have had an obsession with the great Harry Houdini since they first saw the Tony Curtis movie when they were just ten years old. 

For Geoff and David, writing The Great Houdini is a life-long dream that has finally come to fruition.

 

Geoff (seated) & David Willis signing
the contract with Hal Leonard Australia.


David Willis with famous
author and celebrity,
John Michael Howson
Geoff with his friend, Chloe

David Willis – Author



Accomplished musician and singing teacher to the stars, David Willis has nurtured many of Australia’s top singers at the Australian Talent School in Melbourne and the Gold Coast.  He is also a co-founder of the Australia Children’s Choir.

For over 20 years, he headed Music, Drama and English Faculties in State and Private Secondary Schools. 

David has extensive performing experience on radio, stage and television as a broadcaster, actor and singer.  He has produced CDs for many successful recording artists including Australian tenor, Peter Chapple.  David has also musically directed over 20 shows in Melbourne and the Gold Coast, including Grease, La Cage Aux Folles, Footloose, The Full Monty and Brigadoon

David is thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with his twin brother, Geoff on this mammoth and rewarding project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geoff Willis – Composer & Lyricist




Geoff Willis has been passionate about his music since he and his twin brother David first started singing in harmony at the age of five.

A highly skilled pianist, music arranger and composer, Geoff currently conducts and sings with the Melbourne Tramways Big Band at concerts and corporate events.

A former Director of Music in state and private schools in Melbourne and Queensland and co-founder of the Australian Children’s Choir, Geoff has an amazing ability to pass on his knowledge to students of all ages. As principal of the Australian Talent School in Melbourne, Geoff has helped hundreds of singers reach their full potential.

Having already composed well over 200 songs, in 1996, Geoff began writing music themes and lyrics relating to the life of Harry Houdini.

It didn’t take long for Geoff to enlist the help of his twin brother David to write The Great Houdini script. “No-one else could have done it”, said Geoff. “We know each other too well!”