Arranger / Composer

4 Gershwin songs specially arranged for a production of Strike Up The Band  (2019, MD, Orchestrator)

GiftASong - my lockdown charity initiative creating personalised song requests as gifts

A medley of 11 songs from West Side Story

I specialise in vocal arranging and orchestration. My a cappella arrangements continue to be sold worldwide. I have also had arrangements commissioned by Comedy Central and the BBC.

"We were blown away"

"Great writing"

  - Joanna Forbes L'Estrange, former Swingle Singer

I recently collaborated with composer Tom Foskett-Barnes on the score for Four Quartets, a short by Marco Alessi. This premiered at the BFI London Film Festival and received a Special Mention at the Berlinale.

I have also had 3 choral pieces performed by the BBC Singers and recorded at the BBC Maida Vale Studios. These settings of Wilfred Owen war poems formed part of a portfolio which achieved the highest mark university-wide at Oxford for Composition.

"Very, very striking"

  - Judith Weir, Master of The Queen's Music

"I felt physically involved with the piece"

  - Paul Brough - Conductor, BBC Singers

After the BBC Singers' premiere of my "Bugles Sang" with Judith Weir, Singers' conductor Matthew Hamilton, and fellow composers

As orchestrator, I worked on a Vera Lynn tribute album with Decca Records  (2016), and on orchestral arrangements of Golden-Age Hollywood film and theatre scores for a concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Cadogan Hall (2016).

I also enjoy experimenting with the ROLI Seaboard. In 2016 I was winner of a ROLI composition competition with this recreation of the Beatles' "Norwegian Wood":

"Norwegian Wood" arranged for multi-part vocals, Seaboard RISE, electric piano and guitar

Out of the Blue

In 2014 I led Out of the Blue to win the Voice-Festival UK a cappella competition, collecting personal awards for 3 'Outstanding Arrangements'. This Shakira music video has reached 7m hits on YouTube.

The Sound Of Silence - Out of the Blue
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Love On Top - Out of the Blue
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September - Out of the Blue
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Hips Don't Lie - Out of the Blue