NEW ALBUM: My Brand New Album for Universal ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ is Out Now!

MY BRAND NEW ALBUM for UNIVERSAL ‘Unsolved Mysteries‘ OUT NOW!

On 13 August 2018, my first album for Universal, the world’s biggest production music library, was released – ‘Unsolved Mysteries’.

Written alongside Jason Pedder & Dougie Brown, ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ has a deep Neo Noir theme, conjuring up feelings of true crime, suspense, unsolved cases and mysterious documentary stories.

The album is 14 tracks in all. Here’s a selection…
Covert Assignment – Noir piano and subtle electronic fx build light tension.
Cyber Stealth – Busy bell synth patterns and treated piano for investigation and movement.
Lost Files – Off-kilter bells and percussion for an air of mystery and expectation.
Hidden Intention – Simple, percussive underscore builds suspense and movement.
Secret Family – Neutral documentary underscore, time passing.
Far East Mystery – Subtle Far East mystery bed with Erhu violin @ 39 seconds.

Enjoy listening to the tracks – you might want to keep the light on.

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MUSIC ON: Track ‘Thirst for Life’ featured on ‘Sweet Ride – Smart Energy GB’ Advert

My track ‘Thirst for Life‘ featured on ‘Sweet Ride – Smart Energy GB‘ Advert.

Advert: Smart Energy GB – Smart Meters Sweet Ride
Music: Barrie Gledden & Richard Kimmings – Thirst For Life

One of a pair of Smart Energy GB TV ads promoting smart meters, this one features Malcolm and his mobility scooter. The song is called Thirst For Life, by Barrie Gledden and Richard Kimmings, from the Audio Network 80’s Hair Rock collection.

Smart Energy GB switch up their approach with their latest campaign – now Gaz and Leccy free. In place of their animated mascots, the brand introduce a pair of live action companions – a grandfather and his grandson.

The film sees the pair take an amusingly low-octane road trip – and their relationship is nicely drawn as they sample fish and chips, museum trips, and ice cream. It’s a neat way to illustrate the amount of power that can be saved with a smart meter from the advertised company – enough to fuel plenty of future fun.

Thirst for Life‘ was part of the 80’s Hair Rock project I was involved in with Barrie Gledden, Kes Loy & Chris Bussey.

There’s a few blogs about the project if you would like to find out more…

Enjoy the music!
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MUSIC ON: ‘You Me Her’ Hit TV Series returns for Season 3 featuring my tracks ‘Switchblade’, ‘Blacked Out’, ‘Anabella’ & ‘Stuck On You’

With the brand new Season 3 of ‘You Me Her‘ hitting screens this month, I’m proud to say my tracks ‘Switchblade‘, ‘Blacked Out‘, ‘Anabella‘ & ‘Stuck On You‘ are featured on the sound track of a number of episodes.

It’s a comedy, drama, romance which revolves around married, vanilla thirty-somethings Jack and Emma Trakarsky, from Portland, Oregon, whose desires to conceive have been hampered by their lack of sex drive.

One day, Jack’s efforts to solve the problem leads both him and Emma to Izzy Silva, a 25-year-old college student and part-time escort. After initially intending to see her as clients, the two jointly start to fall in love with Izzy, who in turn starts to feel the same way. Consequently, they decide to terminate the arrangement and bring Izzy into the marriage as a lover.

This opens up a world of new challenges as they find themselves having to navigate their way through a minefield of prying, nosy neighbours with very narrow social norms and prejudices, whilst at the same time struggling to confront their own feelings and insecurities, and adjust to the unfamiliar dynamic of a polyamorous relationship.

Go check out the series & the tracks too…

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MUSIC ON: ‘Parker Jotter’ Advert – New Version

Last week a new advertising campaign for the ‘Parker Jotter’ Pen went live.

Featuring music specially written by myself & Phil Guyler; the advert has been aired on prime time TV both in the UK, & around the globe.

Above is the 20 second version of the new ad…

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MUSIC ON: ‘Parker Jotter’ Advert – Specially Commissioned Music

Just completed the music for the new Parker Pen TV Commercial with Phil Guyler.
A drum-fest of a tune with a big band feel. Enjoy…

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NEW MUSIC: ‘Post Punk’ Album Released for AudioNetwork

This week sees the release of my new album Post Punk.

The album, written by Kes Loy, Barrie Gledden & me, is a collection of 7 tracks reflecting the Post Punk era of the late 1970s & early 1980s.
AudioNetwork says ‘Dark post-punk with punchy band instrumentation, cynical vocals and up-tempo rock guitar combine with heavy bass and tight rhythmic kit’.

Shades of Black – Dark post punk song with tormented male vocal. Gothic
It’s All For You – Positive driving post punk love song with passionate male vocal
Who Knows? – Trashy driving punk pop with agitated & perplexed male vocal
Pinstripe Punk – Punchy post punk song with cynical male vocal
Power To The People – Revolutionary stomping post punk anthem with crusading male vocals
When It Feels Like This – Up-tempo driving post punk song with agitated male vocal
Vamp – Dark driving post punk with sinister male vocals

Hope you enjoy the music – you can listen, buy & download the album here.

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MUSIC ON: My Track ‘Behind The Mask’ Featured On MARCIANO’s ‘Fall Collection’ Advert

Fashion house Marciano have chosen my track ‘Behind The Mask‘ for their advertising campaign showcasing their fall collection.

The track written by Kes Loy, Jessica Greenfield & me, is from the ‘SEXtronica‘ album, and is a sexy electro pop/RnB song about erotic masquerade. Dark verse & epic chorus.

The advert feature Argentinian bombshell Belén Rodríguez and Brazilian heart-throb Bruno Santos and is photographed by acclaimed Italian photographer, Joseph Cardo.
The two stars live the glamorous life from the highest point in the Hollywood Hills.
This is what dreams are made of…

There’s a more in-indepth article here.
Here’s ‘Behind the Scenes’ of the shoot…

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