Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor, Producer living and working Edinburgh, also available internationally.
I am a New Zealand born, British resident composer, orchestrator, conductor and record producer with 27 award winning IMDb film/tv credits and 33 Discogs recording credits. As an activist, I am also known for my Save Sibelius campaign in the United Kingdom (2012-2013). Since 2007, I have served as lecturer/tutor on the Associated Staff of The University of Edinburgh Music Department, teaching Composition and Orchestration. I am Chair of the Wagner Society of Scotland, a member of the International Association of Wagner Societies, where I have delivered my lecture Richard Wagner and the Third Reich, viewable online. As arranger, orchestrator, conductor and musician for international artists Caroline O'Connor, Sir Robert Helpmann, Torvill and Dean, Grace Knight, Frank Bennett, Debbie Newsome, Sir Howard Morrison and prominent Australian screen composers Martin Armiger, Guy Gross and Antony Partos, I am also known for my reorchestrations of tracks from hit records. My works have been performed in the Royal Albert Hall, Garrick Theatre and Kings Place (London), at the Sydney Opera House and Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Australia, and at the Montreux Jazz Festival; as a chorister, I have performed at The White House, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Westminster Abbey, and King's College Chapel, Cambridge. I was the orchestrator and conductor of the Victorian Philharmonic Orchestra for Guy Gross's score for Stephan Elliott's Frauds, starring Phil Collins and Hugo Weaving, and his Oscar winning film The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and for Martin Armiger's score for The Crossing, starring Russell Crowe. I was orchestrator for Antony Partos's score for Crush, winner of Best Film Score at New Zealand Film and TV Awards, and was arranger and conductor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation multi-platinum album Vince Jones & Grace Knight - Come In Spinner from the ABC miniseries Come In Spinner for record producer Martin Armiger. My most recent film score was for Ruaridh M Turner's The Beast in the Storm, which won Order of Merit in the Indie Fest and Best Action/Thriller/SciFi - Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards.
A Taste of Honey A Time for Us Alfie All I Ask of You All My Lovin' All The Way Almost Like Being In Love And I Love Her And I Love You So Anitra's Dance Anniversary Song Anniversary Waltz As Time Goes By Autumn Leaves Bach prelude Bach short piece Beautiful Dreamer Because Of You Believe It Or Not Blame It On The Bossa Nova Blue Moon Bonnie & Clyde Brazil Bridge Over Troubled Water Bright Eyes Bring Him Home By The Time I Get To Phoenix Cavatina Climb Ev'ry Mountain Close To You Crazy Dance of the Siamese Chiildren (King & I) Do You Know The Way to San José? Don't Cry For Me, Argentina Don't Get Around Much Anymore Edelweiss Eleanor Rigby Exodus Theme Fascination Feelings Fernando's Hideaway Fly Me To The Moon Fools Rush In Getting To Know You Girl From Ipanema God Bless The Child Green Green Grass of Home Hello Young Lovers Hi Lily Hi Lo How Deep Is Your Love? I Am Sailing I Can Show You The World I Could Have Danced All Night I Don't Know How To Love Him I Just Called to Say I Love You I Whistle A Happy Tune I'm In The Mood For Love If Imagine It Was A Very Good Year Just The Way You Are Killing Me Softly With His Song La Cumparsita La Vie En Rose Ladybird Lilli Marlene Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing Love Is Blue Love Story MASH Masquerade Meditation Memory Michelle, Ma Belle Midnight In Moscow Misty Moon River Moonlight Serenade More Morning Has Broken Music Box Dancer Music Of The Night Music To Watch Girls Go By My Favourite Things My Life New York, New York O My Beloved Father Oh, What A Beautiful Morning! On The Street Where You Live Over The Sea To Skye People Piano Man Quando Quando Right Here Waiting Satin Doll Send In The Clowns Slightly Out Of Tune Some Enchanted Evening Someone To Watch Over Me Something Sometimes When We Touch Somewhere, My Love Song For Guy Sophisticated Lady Sorrento Sound of Music Spanish Eyes Stardust Stranger On The Shore Strangers In The Night Student Prince extracts Summertime Sunny Sunrise, Sunset Swanee River Take Five Tears In Heaven The Breeze And I The Entertainer The Greatest Love of All The Loveliest Night of the Year The Man From Snowy River The Man That Got Away The Rose The Sound of Music The Way We Were Three Times A Lady Titanic Theme Try Not To Get Worried Unchained Melody Under My Skin Wave When You Wish Upon A Star Where Has My Highland Laddie Gone Whispering Wichita Lineman With A Little Help From My Friends Words Yesterday You'll Never Walk Alone
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