A 2019 sync for Etisalat UAE in conjunction with Goldstein.
An epic journey across the Arabian Desert, accompanied by the sound of my Great Grandmother Hunt’s beautiful 1912 upright, and the brilliant Ruth Minhall employing her powerful, ecstatic vocals for the final 20 seconds.
Nicholas Thurston’s stunning stop motion film, hand-drawn across thousands of pages, captures perfectly the song’s sense of freedom-without-limits.
I was commissioned by 9 Lives Library to write three tracks for their 2019 Contemporary Folk Songs album along with the likes of James Page (Sivu) and Ben Cocks. Again featuring Grandma Hunt’s piano, this track has just enjoyed its first sync as the soundtrack to a forthcoming series fro Bad Husky Productions.
Commissioned by 9 Lives for the 2019 Inspiring Indie album, this is a track inspired by the freedom of the open sea.
A sync for McDonalds UAE in conjunction with Goldstein.
Our own take on the timeless and wonderful ‘Cloudbusting’ by Kate Bush, recorded after hours at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Canterbury. Thanks to Jeremiah MacAitkens for filming.
Nicholas Thurston on double bass.
A live session for Harbeth Audio, filmed at the Colyer-Fergusson Hall, University of Kent in summer 2018.
Let Them Fall is a song from the R!CHES EP, written by myself and Nicholas Thurston.
In Warrior Poets, I worked alongside the poet Lemn Sissay, artist Greg Stobbs and projectionists from Butch Auntie to produce an immersive installation at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury inspired by the words of refugees and young people in care.
I performed this song, Strong, in the Nave of Canterbury Cathedral along with a community choir to a sold-out audience in June 2018, as part of the event to launch Lemn’s Canterbury Laureateship.
A song about ambition, longing and messages in the night sky, this track appears on the Bibliotheque album Cinematic Indie.
Live footage from our favourite hometown venue, the Marlowe Studio, brought alive by the outstanding projections and Kinect wizardry from Butch Auntie.
Drums: Rees Bridges
Bass: Nicholas Thurston
From the album ‘Along the Lines’
Commissioned for the 9 Lives ‘Sparse Reflections’ album 2019
Commissioned by 9 Lives Music for their 2019 Hopeful Stories album.
Just for fun… this Orbison-inspired track was ‘homeless’ until I found its perfect match in Ballet Boy…
A short taster of some themes I’ve composed for podcasts this year
Brexit commentary from R!CHES feat. MC Boris
Written and recorded with Nicholas Thurston
A teaser for the 2017-18 Firewatching tour in which I introduced my songs with over 600 amateur and professional singers from across the UK and Ireland.
I composed a Greek rebetika-inspired score for Cockroach Waltz, a playfilm by Kat Philippou-Curtis which ran at the Greenwich Playhouse. Here is the trailer featuring the track ‘In Disguise’ from the 12 Hours album.
I developed the technology for Tonesight with Cal Hewitt at Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, as a means of making galleries and Museums more accessible for people with a visual impairment.
Our first major commission saw a system installed at the Painted Hall in Greenwich earlier this year, and a series of collaborations with young musicians and dancers from SLBS and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
I worked alongside Sarah and Pete from Half a String Theatre to help develop musical ideas and live sampling for their Edinburgh Fringe-award winning show A Heart At Sea, as well as recording and producing the play’s soundtrack.
The lavish and beautiful direction and cinematography in ‘One Track Mind’, coupled with Jane Asher’s beguiling performance, required a sweeping, string-fuelled score.
‘For The Moment’ was written with Nicholas on the road in Ireland during our Firewatching tour. It was picked up by Australian ABC Network, becoming a regular on morning radio shows across the country.
A fun sync for More Than Pet Insurance in conjunction with Goldstein.
Vocals: Sarah Rainbow
Chaucer Fields is an - as yet - unspoilt area of land directly dividing the University of Kent from the city of Canterbury.
At the time of recording, the area was threatened with the construction of a hotel, conference centre and student accommodation.
Campaigns by local residents, students and University staff were ultimately successful in making the University think again, and the fields remain safe, for now.
Featuring the one-and-only Brendan Power on harmonica.