Welcome to Media Music!

MediaMusicForum.com is for all music writers for any style of media. For amateur and professional composers, arrangers, programmers, songwriters, whatever. Whether you write for TV, film, radio, internet, ringtones or whatever you are welcome. Working, resting, aspiring, teaching, you name it.

About the site

The site is intended to be a knowledgebase for anyone involved in media music. Anyone is welcome to submit articles for inclusion on these pages.

About me

I am a composer, mostly of music for television, but have also worked in feature films and radio. I am based in the UK, however this is an international forum. Members from anywhere are welcome and we are happy to hear from, link to, talk to, liaise with and share resources with any relevant organisations throughout the world.

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RECORDING SESSIONS

  • Joe Jackson – Jumping Jive album
  • Joe Jackson – Tucker film soundtrack (A&M)
  • R.E.M. – Fables Of The Reconstruction (IRS)
  • Dave Stewart – Greetings From The Gutter
  • Richard Thompson – Hand of Kindness & Across a Crowded Room (Hannibal)
  • Kim Wilde – Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
  • Cliff Richard and the Young Ones – Living Doll
  • Proclaimers – Hit The Highway (Chrysalis)
  • Elton John – Ice On Fire – (Rocket)
  • Father Father – Album (GoDiscs)
  • Dana Gillespie (3 Albums)
  • Labi Siffri – album (China)
  • Keziah Jones – Bluefunk is a Fact (Virgin)
  • Jimmy Witherspoon – album (Indigo)
  • Vic Goddard – album (Rough Trade)
  • Monochrome Set -album
  • Barrington Levy – single
  • Ruth Rogers Wright Don’t Compromise

TV AND FILM INSTRUMENTAL SESSIONS

  • Tucker – Orchestra leader and soloist (Francis Ford Coppola/George Lucas)
  • Showgirls (Dave Stewart soundtrack)
  • London’s Burning (LWT)
  • Last Pit In The Rhonda Valley – soloist (BBC)
  • Say Hello To The Real Dr. Snide – soloist (C4)
  • Moondial (BBC)
  • Sounds Of Surprise – soloist (C4)
  • Bad Girl (BBC)
  • Blue Ice
  • Coded Hostile – soloist (Granada)
  • Bottom (BBC)

Blue Ice (Composed and Featured Soloist)

Showgirls (featured soloist)

Tucker (Orchestra leader & featured soloist)

LIVE

  • Jon Hendricks 1972
  • Neil Sedaka 1973
  • Rolf Harris 1974
  • Three Degrees 1974
  • Rod Argent 1977 UK Tour
  • Bill Haley 1977 European Tour
  • Joe Jackson 1981 U.S. Tour
  • Richard Thompson 1983 U.S. Tour
  • Fats Domino 1991 European Tour
  • Ben Waters
  • Loose Tubes 1991
  • Jimmy Witherspoon 1992 UK Tour

PRODUCTION

  • PJ Harvey – Reeling (Polygram/MTV)
  • PJ Harvey – September Song (Kurt Weill Tribute – Sony Classical)
  • Ray Gelato Giants Of Jive (Ace Records/Nuova Durium)
  • Ruth Allen – The Ruth Allen Songbook (Astor Records)
  • Don’t Stop The Groove – (JVC Victor, Japan)
  • The Saint Theme Remix (Telstar Records)
  • The Vulcans – Diddle I Di Di (Mermaid Records)
  • Big Jay McNeely/Dana Gillespie – Cherry Pie

MD/ARRANGING

  • PJ Harvey (To Bring You My Love – Island) String arrangements
  • Gene (Olympian – Costermonger/Polygram) String Arrangements
  • Gerideau/Adamski (L’Attitude) String Arrangements
  • Richard Berry UK Tour and Radio 1 John Peel session
  • The Spaniels – The Teenagers – Laverne Baker – Johnny Allen – Wembley show
  • Ray Gelato Giants Of Jive – Ace Records/Nuova Durium
  • Ruth Allen – Astor Records

COMPOSITION (TV/FILM)

  • Blue Ice- commissioned source music
  • Best (the Movie) – commissioned source music
  • American Kick Boxer II – score
  • Movies From Hell (BBC2)
  • Another Side Of London (Thames)
  • Signals (Channel 4)
  • The Full Treatment (Thames)
  • S & M (Hat Trick)
  • Bottom (BBC video)
  • Follow The Money -The Fix (BBC2)
  • Flavours Of The Orient (Granada)
  • Barred Love (Channel 4)
  • Blooming Youth (Channel 4)
  • Sex Crime Investigators (Channel 4)
  • Meet The Foxes (Channel 4)
  • How Does Your Garden Grow? (BBC2)
  • Monkey Business (Meridian)
  • Pier On Film 1998 (Meridian)
  • Costa Del Nosh (Carlton Network)

COMMERCIALS (COMPOSITION)

  • Wrigleys Airwaves
  • Mentos
  • First Line Mobile
  • Playstation: Crocs 2
  • Scottish Power
  • Pantene Conditioner
  • Dry Blackthorn Cider
  • Dewars Whiskey
  • Vidal Sassoon Wash And Go
  • Tennents Pilsner
  • Armorall
  • Ambrosia Creamed Rice
  • Thomas’s Treats
  • Holsten Pils
  • Orangina
  • Sunsilk
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Daily Telegraph
  • Bella Pasta

RADIO (Music Trails)

  • Music Live 95 – BBC Radio 1,2,3 & 4
  • Jazz FM
  • London Radio Services (worldwide sig themes and trails)

FEATURED PRODUCTION MUSIC

  • Top Gear (BBC)
  • Instrument Amnesty (BBC Promo)
  • The Cosby Show
  • Eurotrash (Rapido TV)
  • Barry Norman’s Film Night (Sky Premier)
  • The Tottenham Ayatollah (Channel 4)
  • Pier On Film (Meridian)
  • Under The Moon (Channel 4)
  • Home Front (BBC)
  • Cannes Film Festival(BBC)
  • The Lying Game (Torch Productions)
  • Monkey Business (Meridian)
  • BBC1 Christmas promo music trails
  • Sky TV promo trails

TV APPEARANCES

  • Sting (Later With Jools Holland)
  • Paul Young
  • Joe Jackson (Old Grey Whistle Test)
  • Bill Haley (Royal Variey Show)
  • Robert Cray
  • Richard Thompson (Old Grey Whistle Test)
  • The Bluebells
  • Jimmy Witherspoon
  • Dina Carroll
  • Dana Gillespie (Pebble Mill at One)

Pete Thomas 2008

Pete Thomas
Pete Thomas

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