Arrangers | Composers | Orchestrators

James McWilliam
Composer/ Orchestrator/ Arranger

Credits for Film/TV include Borgia, Toast, In The Night Garden, Eragon and Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire.  Credits for Popular Music Arrangements include Pavarotti, Simply Red, Phildel & Saint Saviour.

James McWilliam is a composer, arranger and orchestrator based in central London. James’ professional career began at Metropolis Studios in 2000 after forging a strong working relationship with producer Andy Wright for whom he has written countless arrangements including tracks for Pavarotti, Simply Red and Jeff Beck. At a similar time Andy introduced James to David Whitaker, one of the country’s foremost film composers and arrangers. After 10 years they still have a close working relationship and James has worked as David’s assistant on a number of film scores and pop arrangements.

In 2005 James began work with the Oscar winning film composer Dario Marianelli and film composer Patrick Doyle. Working with the latter enabled James to get his first taste of orchestrating on Hollywood film scores including Harry Potter, As You Like It and Last Legion. James has also written a number of arrangements for Warner Entertainment, Universal Music and Endemol TV.

Recent and current work includes … Orchestrating feature films ‘A Promise’ (Composer – Gabriel Yared), ‘Les Kaira’ (Gaumont) and ‘Flight of the Storks’ (Canal Plus), orchestrating the second series of ‘Borgia’ (Canal Plus/Atlantique/Composer – Eric Neveux), composing scores for forthcoming features ‘Born of War’ (Jewson) and ‘Exorcist Diaries’ (Ipcress), conducting the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, providing orchestrations on BBC Drama ‘Toast’ for Ruby Productions (Orchestrations), and orchestrating/conducting on the albums ‘American Soul’ by Mick Hucknall, ‘The Disappearance Of The Girl’ by Phildel and ‘Stages’ by Melanie C.

James has an MA in Composition from Goldsmiths College and a BA from Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

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Composition/Production/Sound Design

Credits include providing music in advertising campaigns for Adidas, British Airways, EA Games and Tommy Hilfiger and original music for programming that has been broadcast on BBC1, ITV1, CH4, Film 4, CNBC & Discovery Channel.

Brothers Adam and Dan Skinner have been writing music to moving images for Film, TV, Games and Advertisements since 2006. Graduates of Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and highly accomplished multi instrumentalists, over the last five years they have provided music for some of the biggest brands in the world and for original programming that has been broadcast on the UK’s top terrestrial channels.

From indie electro rock to jazz, blues and world music, Adam and Dan have worked as performers and sound engineers in a wide variety of musical styles, adding further to the rich palette from which they draw their compositional inspiration and production techniques – techniques that they continue to hone in their two highly spec’d North London recording studios.

Current and recent projects include composing the score for multiple episodes of CNBC Primetime shows American Greed and Crime INC in the US, scoring feature film Born of War (Jewson Films) alongside James McWilliam and scoring short films Darren H Christ (Elazayan/Blurred Films) and Grandad’s Visit (Luckycoin Films).

Get in touch to find out how Adam and Dan’s fresh genre straddling sound and highly creative and adaptive approach to composition/production can deliver the best music for your project.

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Dominic de Grande
Composer/ Arranger

Credits for Film/TV include The Last Days of Tony Blair, Unreported World, The Private Life of a Masterpiece and The Disappearance of Alice Creed (Trailer). Dominic recently completed the score for a documentary for KEO Films (River Cottage etc) and is now Artist in residence at St Barts in Smithsfield (site here)

Dominic began his musical career composing Choral suites for the Camden based Choir Promisiste. Having performed on numerous European tours and festival bills as a session player for pop artists, a move into TV/Film composition work provided a natural opportunity for Dominic to make use of his broad tastes and the wide ranging experience he had gained working within such radically different genres.

Following the completion of his masters in Composition from the Birmingham Conservatoire in late 2008 Dominic began collaborating with Composer Jason Osborn on a number of documentary projects, scoring shows for broadcast on BBC2, C4 and Discovery Channel amongst others (including Unreported World (C4), The Private Life Of A Masterpiece (BBC2) The Last Days of Tony Blair (C4). Recently he has also composed music for a number of short films including The Sweethearts (DIR Steve Jamison) & Sam And Jenny Go To A Play (DIR Caz Roberts). He has also just completed a new choral suite called Vide Cor Meum that will have its world premiere performance at St Michaels Church in Camden in October 2011.

Along with his MA in composition, Dominic is also a highly capable programmer, (fluent in Logic and Sibelius) and a versatile and accomplished multi instrumentalist.

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