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: ‘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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NEW ALBUM: ‘Sports Chants’ Album Released Today!

Released today… My latest album ‘Sports Chants‘; a collection of tracks for you to shout along to!

Written by myself & fellow collaborators Kes Loy & Barrie Gledden, the album features 6 new tracks & versions.

Here’s the track listing…

Heroes – Punk version of ‘When Johnny Comes Marching Home’ with football crowd vocal
Silver Boots – Glam rock stomp with crowd ”nahs” to the tune of ‘Glory Glory Hallelujah’
Kick It – Glam rock meets punk with crowd ”nahs” to the tune of ‘Ten Green Bottles’ (yes, you read that right!)
Stomp Clap – Folk rock stomp with ‘She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain’ crowd ”nahs”
Race Day – Galloping punky folk rock with ‘Camptown Races’ crowd ”nahs” melody
Winning – Fast pop punk with crowd ”nahs” to the tune of ”We Shall Not Be Moved”

Hope you enjoy the album. If you like them, please buy them and enjoy!

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MUSIC ON: ‘Going for a Song’ Short Animation Featuring My Track ‘Twists and Turns’

I’ve recently been involved with the creation of music (writing, recording, mixing & mastering) for a new short animation helping people understand how copyright works.

The animation, for CopyrightUser.org via AudioNetwork, follows the writing of a song from inception to getting it ‘out’ & heard by the public.

Produced by ‘Worth Knowing Productions Ltd.‘, they took my track ‘Twists and Turns‘ and reverse engineered it – going from humming the tune, to adding lyrics; recording it, to performing it and making it available to buy, download or use.

The original track is here. Written by myself, Barrie Gledden & Key Loy.
Additional vocals & music were added for the animation by Kes Loy & Lucy Kimmings.

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