I've always been interested in music, even from my earliest memories it has played an important part of how I relate to my feelings and express my imagination. From hours spent playing an old, slightly out of tune, upright piano and plucking away on my sisters guitar I was hooked. Through school I struggled to learn music theory and to be honest still can't read or write music, but during this time I got my first introduction to the Casio VL tone calculator that could be used as a keyboard for recording short tunes. During my teenage years all of my spare time and money was spent buying gear and covering theme tunes, pop songs and punk rock on various home keyboards and old guitars with my friends. In my early 20’s I jammed and played with several bands, hung round pubs and clubs and lived it up, great times, but long nights. During this period I also continued to further explore electronic music, and purchased my first half decent kit was acquired, Kawai Keyboard, Technics Sequencer, Alesis Drum Machine and a Yamaha 4 track. Being in a Band gave way to developing my own music and I experimented with dance music and the almost endless possibilities that midi music could provide. Having always been a keen fan of Sci-fi and Fantasy it wasn't long before theme music became the primary focus as I spent nearly all the time I wasn't playing music listening to soundtracks as Movies are perhaps my 2nd biggest passion. My 30’s gave way to my career, marriage and family with only minor time spent developing ideas. In my 30’s into 40’s have provided me with an opportunity to acquire new gear, take stock of old ideas and finally, with the aid of the information revolution, launch a new attack on writing and producing music.
I am currently working with @onevision-crossworlds co-writing and composing a portfolio of our ideas for Themes / Scores / Soundtracks, which we hope may be of interest for Films and Docu's. We hope this collection of works will help to get the attention of a client, and hope our music might one day be featured in a Film, Docu or Commercial. We are also in the process of planning the release of out 1st album together soon.
We also work together in the band @euphoriqa together with @age-r and @bingzhu making covers for fun, but also composing / writing songs original song, which we hope may be used as soundtracks or themesongs too.
We have developed a good way of working as a team and use the internet to keep in touch, so we can share our ideas and evolve our work.
Now I have my home studio, which I have spent nearly 10 years developing, I am able to realise my ideas to the full. Current set up includes: Korg Triton le, Cubase 6.5, Tascam US-600, and my guitar & bass, VST's Alchemy, Halion SE, Retrologue, Embracer, Spector, Padshop pro II, Shavanis Elven Choir, Magnus Choir, Kontakt 5, EWQL Symphonic Choirs Gold & EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Gold.
Now working on ideas from my home studio in Liverpool, I am keen to develop my interest in soundtrack for TV & film and hope to one day to have to opportunity to be given the task of writing a full musical score.
Since joining Soundcloud I've been fortunate to make contact with some excellent new friends and musicians from all over the world and am now very proud to be working in collaboration with the following people.
Very proud to be a member of 'Euphoriqa' http://soundcloud.com/euphoriqa, working with John, Ralf and Hemmo on Euphoriqa covers and original songs.
Working with John Styles on theme and soundtrack tracks (Please check our work in the Sound sets and Track listings)
Working with 'Quenya Projects' on various SC collaborations, instrumentals, covers and original songs.
Part of 'The Wilburys' Soundcloud Band working with, John, Hemmo, Bob & Doug Wilbury.
Also very proud to have worked with 'The Orchestra': http://soundcloud.com/the-orchestra
I hope you enjoy my creations and would really appreciate and comments and feedback as this helps me to understand what's working best. Although its fair to say I'd love to work in the music industry one day, I am primarily a very happy family man, who is fortunate to have a wonderful, loving family, which gives me a full heart. I thank my family and friends for their endless support for my music and for encouraging my passion and enthusiasm to do more. If there is anyone out there looking for some music for a production, then please contact me and perhaps let me have a chance to use my imagination to support your project. I would be willing to work for experience and hope to develop true partnerships.
Thanks for your interest, look forward to hearing from you soon
All the best for now
Peace and Respect :)