Rumours of its death were greatly exaggerated. The Almighty Johnsons have risen again and Sean Donnelly (who, I’m morally obliged to tell you, has just released yet another stunning album called Elastic Wasteland – which is an absolutely essential addition to any music lover’s collection!) and I will be returning as the composers for the show. We […]Read more "The Almighty Johnsons – Series 3"
After finishing The Song of the Lonely Mountain, Neil was asked to perform a 30 minute set on the red carpet at the Wellington Premiere of The Hobbit. He assembled quite an hirsute bunch – facial hair being a pre-requisite for NZ male musicians – which included members of superlative Wellington band The Phoenix Foundation, Conan […]Read more "The Hobbit Premiere"
Towards the end of last year, Neil Finn asked me to orchestrate the song he wrote for the closing credits of The Hobbit. It was a wonderful experience. We recorded at Abbey Road – in Studio 2 – with the London Metropolitan Orchestra. I was in Auckland, Neil was in Buffalo, the Music Supervisor (Mark […]Read more "Song Of The Lonely Mountain"
Since late last year, Sean Donnelly and I have been busy working on Series 2 of the Almighty Johnsons which goes to air next week on Wednesday night. Series 1 has been playing in the UK on the Sy-Fy channel (there’s quite an hilarious write-up HERE). The show is great fun to work on. We’re […]Read more "Return of The Almighty Johnsons"
Last year, I teamed up with fellow Bellbird, Sean Donnelly (SJD) to write music for the TV series ‘The Almighty Johnsons‘ – a fantastic show produced by Simon Bennett for South Pacific Pictures, and written by James Griffin and Rachel Lang. We had a great time working on the show and had the luxury of spending […]Read more "All hail The Almighty Johnsons"
I’m very excited to announce that the score for Under the Mountain comes out on December 8th on Moviescore Media. To hear samples or order, click [HERE].Read more "Under the Mountain Soundtrack Release"
Music finished and delivered. The final mix begins on Saturday. Some further details about the production can be found [HERE].Read more "Spies and Lies Music Delivered"