Apologies for the loooonnnnggg radio silence!
Here’s a few assorted bits and bobs I’ve been up to:
Sugar Free Farm Series 2 has just started on ITV this week – this year features the wonderfully motley crew of Peter Davison, Anne Widdecombe, Joe Pasquale, Alison Hammond, Gemma Collins and Stavros Flatley. As ever, it was a great experience working with the guys at Liberty Bell making the show.
I was really honoured to be nominated for a Production Music Award in the Best Score track category for “Bell Boy Ballet” which features on Cavendish’s Dark Quirky Orchestral album. I didn’t win, but I had a fabulous time at the very swanky event, drank lots of champagne and got the opportunity to meet lots of awesome people.
I wrote the music for this wonderfully bonkers Costa Coffee ad featuring Javone Prince:
Here’s some big news in our household – I finally managed to impress my six year old daughter! She has frankly unreasonably high standards, so it’s not easy to do, but it turns out that a promo for Disney’s latest “Princess Elena of Avalor” WILL do the trick.
I’m continuing to work with the fine folk at Skygoblin on The Journey Down 3 – it’s fantastically eclectic musically (from 80’s action movie to reggae to John Williams to Afrobeat and more), and they ran a very successful Kickstarter campaign which raised extra money for session musicians on the soundtrack – see what I mean about fine folk?! We’re working on the last section of the game now, and once that’s done I can’t wait to get into the studio with my awesome team of musicians.
The last few months have seen lots of interesting placements for my music on TV too – promos for House of Cards in Germany & Marvel’s “The Fantastic Four” in the US, a Holland & Barrett advert for the UK, Top Gear, Spanish Ninja Warrior and plenty of sports, including World Cup Cricket, Sky Sports Football, WWE and some more surprising ones such as Ski Jumping.
The next few months see me continuing on TJD3, working on a touring arena show (which I’m very excited about, but can’t talk about yet) and several production music albums including a new trailer album and a rare but welcome trip into some pop songwriting and production! I’m also hoping to visit Vienna for the first time for an orchestral recording which is very exciting.
And once in a while I get out of the darkness of my studio and emerge blinking into the daylight to play with this lovely lot. If you were thinking of asking me to score your film, don’t worry it won’t sound like 70’s jazz-funk-fusion….unless you want it to of course!