I really don’t consider myself a Jazz musician. Although I enjoy jazz it is not a genre that I am experienced or knowledgeable in. That said, I do seem to end up writing quite a lot of Jazz tunes.
This is a Jazz arrangement of the popular carol, the first verse is as one would expect but the second should give the audience a surprise.View Score
Zefrey Throwell is a serial troublemaker. From crashing museums to stripping down in the middle of Wall Street, disruptive behavior is at the heart of Throwell’s art.
Throwell composed a symphony in five parts for 1,000 car horns and passed them out to motorist musicians across the city to play in traffic, in parking lots and from the mountaintops.
This documentary about the piece uses my track Gentle Marimba
This is a beautiful song written by Les Sullivan about the Battle of Jutland.
I wrote this piece in 2004 for an amateur choir I was conducting at the time. Unfortunately they struggled a little with it due to the number of parts it splits into so in the end we didn’t perform it and so far it has not been performed. So if anyone fancies giving it a…
I have always been interested in Folk Music and I also have a rather unfortunate habit of buying instruments, whilst not always learning to play them properly. In order to actually get on with learning to play properly I have been recording a bit of Irish folk lately which is great fun and in an attempt to improve my tin whistle playing I have recorded a couple of tracks.
People are often pointing out that these days, you really need video in your portfolio. So, as I am also into such things – but as you will see, definitely not professionally – I thought I would have a go. Here is my first attempt at shooting a music video for my track “A Wild Night”
And, yes, you have no doubt noticed that I spent an inordinate amount of time just videoing a record player, but hey, I had fun and that’s what counts!
I thought it was time for some unaccompanied folk.
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This was a piece I wrote for the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra when I was their conductor. It is a short lighthearted piece for small orchestra.View Score
After reading this newspaper article I was inspired to write a song.
Here are two tracks where I am exploring a more jazzy style but keeping a slightly orchestral instrumentation.
Alongside music I also record audiobooks and voiceovers. One of the jobs I had was a sales pitch for a more than slightly dodgy sounding binaural beats/meditation/brain training product. It wasn’t my finest hour but I did need the money so couldn’t really turn down the work. To partially assuage my guilt I wrote this song about quacks and snake oil salesmen.
It’s that time of year so I thought a song was in order
A Little bit of festive silliness.
I was asked to provide a track in the style of classic BBC sports programming such as Ski Sunday etc. This is what I came up with.
This is a suite of solo piano pieces which were originally sketches for a short film, we ended up going in a slightly different direction for the film but I liked how these turned out.