Professional Composition, Songwriting and Sound Design
James is a composer,songwriter and sound designer based in Oxfordshire. He played and wrote for various bands throughout his teens and early twenties, performing from London to New York and achieving play on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and XFM. He studied Popular Music at Liverpool University and Music Technology at London Music School.
He has composed title music for BBC 1 and ITV and scored programmes for Channel 4 and E4. His music has also featured on Netflix, Sky Atlantic, BBC 2, BBC 4, Channel 5, Discovery, Sky Premiere, Sky Sports & BT Sports amongst many others, and is used daily on television around the world. He is a composer for EMI/Sony/ATV publishing, Extreme Music, Sky, EndemolShine, Cavendish Music and international television & advertising campaigns. His work has also recently featured on major international film trailers, attracting over 3 million views and listens across Youtube and Spotify and was nominated for a Music and Sound Award in 2017.
He has designed SFX and written music for a number of iOS apps and games and also mixes and masters albums and EPs for other artists.
James also has 7 years in-house experience as a music supervisor for television meaning he knows instinctively what style of music will work to picture. He is comfortable writing in all contemporary styles, for all forms of media. He offers fast and efficient turnaround of ideas, utilising cutting edge production techniques in a professional studio environment.
He also appears on panels at various music industry events to discuss his experience of both composition and supervision. He has spoken at Sync Summit, Liverpool Sound City, AIM, Go North! and Generator events.