I have made my living from the music industry for many years. Within that time there has been many changes, some for the better I feel, some not.
One thing that remains the same is the massive enjoyment that working in the industry has brought to me. In addition to this, the people I have had the pleasure of working with are are still etched in my memory.
My career started as a teenager, working in Northern Studios as a session keyboard player and programmer.
From there I went on to produce, write and arrange for records, TV, film and live touring shows.
I feel there has never been a better time creatively to work in the industry- with the new digital domain and the ability to pull from the old world of analog, to fuse the two together.
Unfortunately, the record industry as everyone knows has suffered a major decline in hard-copy sales, but things seem to be developing into a new model rising from the ashes.
I believe we still have a leading industry standard of excellence in the UK and I for one hope to be working for many years to come
Heaven and Earth show (BBC 1)
Small Town Gardens (BBC 2)
See Hear (BBC 2)
SoapStar Superstar (ITV)
Soapstar Superstar Xmas Special (ITV)
Countdown Worldwide (not UK)
Obsessions (BBC 2)
Walking in the Shadows, Brunei Built on Oil
The Worlds First Super Model, The Twiggy Story
I want To Break Free, The Real Freddie Mercury
Wild Boys, Duran Duran
A Family Affair, Fleetwood Mac
From Nutbush to the City Limits, Tina Turner
Aretha Franklin, Diva
When The Music Stops, Bono
Faith, The Real George Michael
Girl Power, The Spice Girls
Building the Biggest (worldwide)
Hollywood Dreamchasers (13 episodes for A&E USA – worldwide release)
Win Your Weight in Gold (Yorkshire TV)
10 minute ‘Short Film Award’ entitled ‘Mobile’, directed by Andrew Fettis
Between Weathers – Feature Film for B4films
Film score for Universal music worldwide
Original music for touring theatre shows:
Carmen (UK and European tour)
Cirque de Glace (UK and European tour)
Phantom of the Opera (UK and European tour)
Cinderella (UK and European tour)
World music albums:
56 albums including Gold disc awards for Tranquility and Thai Chi albums
Produced and worked with many artists from Vera Lynn, Englebert Humperdinck, Karl Denver, Archbishop of York, Ken Dodd, etc
Various musical id’s for multinational companies for radio and TV campaigns