Light my Darkness for Trey Ratcliff

Here’s a track from my recent album Somewhere along the edge My friend the photographer Trey Ratcliff is a master of making poetry from light. His images are a constant source of inspiration for me. See his work here. This track is dedicated to him.

Legion of Brothers Premiere – Sundance Film Festival 2017

I’m delighted to present an extract from my new soundtrack for Greg Barker’s latest movie Legion of Brothers. We’ll be premiering at Sundance in a couple of weeks. This is the 10th year in a row that I’ve had a film featured at my favourite festival and marks a continuation of my work with Greg….

Somewhere along the edge track by track – You Will Fly

You Will Fly (For Prof Brian Cox) – This is a track from my new album – Somewhere Along The Edge. The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in September 2016 and is my first studio album away from a specific movies soundtrack for some time. Each track is dedicated to someone who lives…

Somewhere Along The Edge- track by track – part one

This is a track from my new album – Somewhere Along The Edge. The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in September 2016 and is my first studio album away from a specific movies soundtrack for some time. Each track is dedicated to someone who lives fully at the edge of life— whether explorers,…

Keep Quiet at TriBeCa Film Festival

I’ve been working on the soundtrack to an incredible documentary called ‘Keep Quiet’ which has just been selected to premiere at New York’s prestigious TriBeCa Film Festival. The film concerns a passionate anti-Semite, Csanád Szegedi who was a rising star in Hungary’s far-right party – Jobbik – until he discovered his family’s extraordinary secret… His maternal grandparents…

Kashmir a cello & a loop pedal & Jimmy page

Here’s a performance of Kashmir by Led Zeppelin I did the other week in San Jose at the premiere of The Human Face of Big data – a film I scored for Sandy & Rick Smolan. It’s using a cello (leant by the amazing Eric Cheng) and a Boss Loop Pedal. I worked with Jimmy…

Being Bold, Being like Harry Perry

That’s Harry Perry. The world’s boldest musician. He’s the one on the left. I’m the pasty looking Brit on the right, giving him a few tips on how to be less introverted. *ahem* Well actually, I’m getting an important life lesson right there. Here’s a guy who earns a (damn good) living, playing guitar, in…

Avegant Glyph for Musicians Part One

This morning I’ve been playing some Paganini from an early edition, viewing through an Avegant Glyph driven by an Amazon Kindle Fire. So far, it’s pretty thrilling experience and somewhat exciting to consider the possibilities of accessing archive material without expensive printing, using music stands, and having a truly focussed environment whilst working. My normal…

Star Wars Graphic Score

Sending this to JJ Abrams as thanks for using my track for promoting Star Wars. I always write graphic scores for directors I like working with, and to work in some small way on on this franchise was beyond a dream. Hope he likes it…

Crazy Gnarls Barkley Cover for Looped Cello

Here’s a cover of ‘Crazy’ by Gnarls Barkley that I performed recently at the COP21 Summit in Paris. Just recorded this to get warmed up for a busy set of film sessions.

When I spot someone on the phone during a show…

I love performing and speaking at C2 Montreal. This year I was about to lead into introducing Andre Agassi onstage when I spotted a lady playing with her phone. I decided to make her a bit of a star for the day.

Compose Yourself – music composition game

I recently invented a game concerned with creative music play called Compose Yourself, and I’m really excited to share it with you. I’m pretty sure that given the right tools, anybody can become a composer. It’s an easy thing to say, but actually I’m sure It’s true! Some of the greatest musicians I’ve worked with,…