Angel Has Fallen is in cinemas this weekend! Starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman, it follows Secret Service agent Mike Banning, who must race against time to clear his name after being framed for an attack on the US President. Earlier this year composer David Buckley invited me to assist him at the scoring sessions for the film at Abbey Road Studios.
Coming to a screen near you… This was a great unique project to work on. Writing a superhero theme for none other than Usain Bolt himself! It had to be a piece of music that continually escalated in tempo as Bolt pushes the orchestra faster and faster to the point of breakdown (and violins on fire!). Having Bolt in the room with the orchestra playing my music is definitely one of the cooler experiences I’ve had. Thanks again to Mike, Esi and Adam at stringandtins and the team at Synchron Stage for getting such a great performance from the orchestra!

I spent the last few months writing additional music for composer Steve Jablonsky on Skyscraper. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Neve Campbell the film is in cinemas this July. Check out the trailer below!

 

New studio build complete!

After many months of planning, design and construction the new studio is complete! Only a little bit more wiring for 5.1 to go. I’m super excited about starting work in this great room! The acoustic treatment was designed by Chris Walls at Level Acoustic, who have designed spaces for Mark Ronson, Abbey Road Studios and Coldplay. All of the construction work went very smoothly thanks to the talents of Mark Barlow at ISIMA ltd.  Now to start making some NOISE! 🙂

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The soundtrack CD for Transformers: The Last Knight is out now!
I spent the first half of 2017 writing additional music for Transformers: The Last Knight. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins and Stanley Tucci the film is directed by Michael Bay and is in cinemas this June. Check out the trailer below!

I recently finished work as an orchestrator for the upcoming Ridley Scott produced film Killing Reagan. Based on the 2015 book that topped the New York Times Best Sellers List the film stars Tim Matheson and Cynthia Nixon as Ronald and Nancy Reagan respectively. It premieres on October 16th.

 

The soundtrack CD for Jason Bourne is out now!
Jason Bourne hits cinemas this July! Oscar nominated director Paul Greengrass returns to the series along with Matt Damon back in the iconic role. I spent four months on this project earlier this year in Los Angeles working with composer David Buckley providing additional arrangements, percussion programming and synth design. Watch the trailer below!

 

The score to The Gettysburg Address has been nominated for ‘Best Documentary Score of 2015’ for the 2016 Soundtrack Geek Awards! Fellow nominees for this year’s Best Documentary Score award include Michael Nyman, Harry Gregson-Williams and Lorne Balfe. 

http://www.soundtrackgeek.com/v2/soundtrack-geek-awards-2016-nominees/

The Gettysburg Address is available from Milan Records and is distributed worldwide by Warner Music Group.

Soundtrack Geek has given a glowing review and 96.6 rating to the score for The Gettysburg Address!

“Civil War / Emancipation’ gives me goose bumps when the piano comes in and plays that lovely theme. I’ve been close to getting goosebumps before, but this time it’s clear… Don’t miss it! This has been a superb surprise, one of the biggest for me in 2015… this score absolutely delighted me.”

You can read the full review here:

http://www.soundtrackgeek.com/v2/soundtrack-review-the-gettysburg-address/

The Gettysburg Address is available from Milan Records and is distributed worldwide by Warner Music Group.

Batman: Arkham Knight is now on general release. I assisted composer David Buckley in the creation of the score to the conclusion of Warner Bros epic Batman: Arkham series. Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC the game has received critical acclaim being awarded 9.5 out of 10 from Game Informer and 9.2 out of 10 from IGN.

See more of the game here:

https://www.batmanarkhamknight.com/

The Good Wife Soundtrack
On June 2nd, CBS Records released a compilation of music from the first five seasons of The Good Wife, mainly with pieces from season 5. Recorded with a 50-piece orchestra, I co-produced and provided orchestrations for the album with composer David Buckley. The album is available on iTunes and Amazon.