composer & sound designer

Sanditon ITV

October 16, 2019 tv

My first, and I suspect not my last project orchestrating for Ruth Barrett, as we got on spectacularly.  An inspiration for anyone who wants to find out what real time pressure is like on a project!  The strings, guitars and harp were recorded between Ruth’s studio and Gorbal’s Glasgow.  Ruth’s music on Sanditon is killer, do go check it out for a great cast, great writing and plenty for Austenophiles to engage with.

Amazon Prime Day global campaign 2019

August 5, 2019 adland

Working with the absolute legends at DLMDD and the new breed of top London session cats, I created a New Orleans second line ver of Bill Withers’ Lovely Day.  It went absolutely everywhere and got a great reaction.  John Blease (https://johnblease.com) was around, and we recorded drums and some extra horns at his place in Brockley.  Other horns were done at my studio, and vocals were tracked at Metropolis with a 10 piece choir.  HUGE SOUND!

New Range Rover Evoque – I Found A Place In My Heart

April 23, 2019 adland

This tune’s causing a stir at the moment on the latest Range Rover ad.  I collaborated with lyrical god Tommy Antonio on the song which we wrote especially for the spot.  Emma Smith sounds incredible on it (as usual!).  Hopefully the full length ver will appear soonish.  It was great to collaborate again with Emma after all of our stuff in a similar vein for DeWolfe.  Tracks like this one Sunrise With You. Enjoy!! Find Your Heaven with Dom James ftRead More

The Lost Lagoon – by Bompas and Parr

February 2, 2019 Uncategorized

If you’ve followed my stuff for a while, you’ll know I work all the time with culinary art supremos Bompas & Parr.  In their latest large scale production W12 shopping centre’s basement was flooded to create a neo-tiki boating lake.  Ukulele from London legend Martin Wheatley, and some very vibey drums. With a plot inspired by the world’s most famous buccaneer himself, Lost Lagoon represents a fantastical reinterpretation of the eponymous Captain Henry Morgan’s world, and will require guests toRead More

Amazon Prime – Delivers More

January 23, 2019 Uncategorized

Yes, thank you Amazon Prime for digging hi octane big band in 10/8 time for another year.

Glenmorangie ASMR films

January 5, 2019 Uncategorized

ASMR is having a moment.  From hair combing vids getting millions of views to some of the sound worlds in commercial albums (notable Billie Eilisih’s When We Fall Asleep..)  Recording really really quiet things with binaural mics and getting real close to string players doing unusual gestures on their instruments helped me create 3 ASMR soundscapes for some truly immersive videos for Glenmorangie.  A classic Bompas & Parr collab.

Miller Lite (USA)

June 9, 2018 adland

Working with The Elements and some of my fave horn players in London, these spots for Miller Lite bring together huge beats and punchy low brass. Combination of real and synth brass gives it a great swagger.

The Word Defiant, Blickling Estate

April 30, 2018 theatre

Working with my very good friends Les Enfants Terribles, I’ve provided the sound design and a touch of music for this fascinating theatrical art installation at Blickling Hall, Norfolk. Joe Hufton has directed with wicked set design from Lydia Denno.  Working primarily with the spoken word, will post some sounds soon. There’s a great Guardian piece here: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/30/mosul-library-recreated-in-norfolk-country-house-installation

edifice-dancetheatre | Tenome

April 21, 2018 dance

Performing at The Cockpit Theatre, London and St Marys in the Castle, Hastings, Edifice are a brilliant young company who blend the contact improvisation, modern ballroom, and so much more.  It had a huge reception at the first performance in April, and continues through May.  Look out for the tour. More info here: https://www.edificedancetheatre.com/tenome cool vid here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJwykzGmg6c

Dishoom – Night at The Bombay Roxy

December 28, 2017 Uncategorized

Night at the Bombay Roxy was a great gig for me.  I got to write for some of my favourite London jazzers (Miguel Gorodi, Helena Kay, Dave Ingamelles, Loz Garratt and the mighty and fast driving Leon Greening).