Stockport, United Kingdom
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Music Producer (Logic Pro / ProTools / Cubase) / Festival Director / event organiser / artist bookings / festival logistics & stage management / Music Composer: TV/FIlm/Documentaries & Gaming / Session Pianist and Backing Vocalist
I'm a Director at Hijacker Records, I compose for TV/Film, produce electronic music and work as a session musician for established artists.
I'm a dance/electro/orchestral producer/composer currently working on several creative music projects around the UK, including fronting indie-dance band "Santiago Street Machine" and newly founded Record Label “Hijacker Records”. Since 2004, I've been a professional pianist/songwriter, playing at hundreds of venues and festivals across the UK and Europe. I am also a session pianist/vocalist and have performed with the likes of Nate James, Rae and the world famous "The Christians". Gig highlights include: shows at The Royal Philharmonic Hall, LeeFest, UV Festival, Manchester Pride, Chester Rocks, Academy 3, The Royal Concert Hall and performing before the likes of Alexandra Burke, Bastille, Pixie Lott, Alison Moyet, Lemar, Hot Chip, The Saturdays, Sugababes, Taio Cruz and Mystery Jets. I have composed music for TV, documentaries and film, including projects on behalf of ITV, BBC, Aljazeera TV, award winning Wilderness Productions and recently the feature films “The Fall” and “AK”. In August 2012, I co-founded and launched Hijacker Records (an independent record label dedicated to live electronic music and EDM) on the back of our inaugural and charity fundraising “UV Festival”, of which I am a Director. I'm always looking for cutting edge and interesting music projects to get involved with. Variety really does keep the inspiration at forefront of creativity!
Education / Qualifications
Advanced Music Technology
The course that developed my interest in music technology to another level. It took a holistic approach to music technology and it's implications in the modern industry, with much focus spent on sequencing / processing (Logic, ProTools, Cubase) / advanced audio production and recording / midi programming / notation / synthesis and computers (platforms, set up design, midi/audio interfaces, software, keyboards/controllers) / Digi Vs Analogue Synthesizers (and the history of all) / Sampling and everything else in bewteen!
I took this qualification and have continued to build on it through work experience at recording studios, home recording/production and tirelessly studying the art of music technology.
Showcase02/01/2012 - Present
UV Festival Director
Director and Artist Coordinator
We hosted Hijacker's UV Festival on August 2012, showcasing some of the best in underground electronic music, including Santiago Street Machine, Chopper, Christian Nash, Laurie Carter and Nate_Seacourt among many others.
I was a Director for the festival, helping coordinate and organise the event, being involved with everything from artist bookings to marquee hire to stage management.
I have been a professional pianist for 7 years and am available for session work either live or in the studio. Main genres covered include: rock, pop, soul, blues, electronic.
Recent artists that I have worked with include Mobo nomintaed and award winning 'Nate James', house and electro artist 'Rae', and the world famous 'The Christians'.
Here is some footage of me paying with The Christians at Chester Rocks and their flagship headline show at The Royal Philharmonic Hall
PHILHARMONIC HALL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvJiPf8tFqg&feature=plcp
Session Backing Vocalist
I have been a professional backing vocalist for 4 years, working with acts such as Nate James, Niamh Egan and The Christians.
Artist: Andy Chandler
I have played well over 1000 gigs in the past 5 years.
I jumped out of a plane to raise money for charity
I went 48 hours without food
for no other reason than to demonstrate sheer will power
Part-Time, Consulting, Freelance, Commission / One-off