I REALLY HOPE YOU LIKE BIG GUITARS AND A BROKEN HEART

Let me complement and elevate the moods and emotions captured in your films, TV shows, commercials, documentaries, podcasts and video games, with thoughtfully captivating music.

 
 

WHY I DO WHAT I DO

DEVELOPING AN OBSESSION

I was brought up in a music loving household in 1980’s Britain. Genesis, Europe, Depeche Mode, Status Quo, all blaring throughout the house and in the car. Rocky IV and Karate Kid in the VHS player. Vince DiCola’s ‘Training Montage’ on repeat in my Walkman. 


I bought a bass guitar from the back of a catalogue in the mid 90's after falling in love with No Doubt, paying it off weekly with my paper round money, dedicating all of my spare time to learning Silverchair, Nirvana and Rage Against the Machine songs in my bedroom.

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HONING MY CRAFT

I toured and recorded in a band throughout most of my 20's and early 30's, receiving critical acclaim from the UK music press. I’ve always been really into big, heavy, angular guitars and creating urgency and drama with dynamics, and I’ve always had a love for sombre, dark, heavy and aggressive music, and melding all of these textures together with more fragile sounds and feelings.

I’m as excited by Holst’s - ‘The Planets’, as I am by Fiona Apple’s - ‘Tidal’, as I am by Foals - ‘Antidotes’, as I am by Converge’s - ‘Jane Doe’, and so on.

TODAY

Now living in LA, I dedicate my time and work to composing for media. I like to experiment with all sorts of sounds and instruments. Nothing is safe from being turned into a musical instrument. I sampled my dog, Fiona, on my track ‘Burden of Sin’, and I own a wonderful bass drum from the kitchen department of Ikea.


I hope you like the musicality of my toy poodle and Swedish home furniture as demonstrated in my compositions, and I really look forward to working with you.

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