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Eddie Elliott – 3 songs produced at Offbeat

January 9, 2010

Just finished working with vocalist Eddie Elliott who was in Edinburgh performing in the Queen musical We Will Rock You at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Today is the last day of the musical before it moves on to Dublin. While he was here we worked together on new ideas Eddie was developing in which he sang […]

Kings Theatre Edinburgh – Robinson Crusoe

December 7, 2009

For the fourth year running now I have been working with Musical Director Richard Anderson on adapting tracks for the panto season at The Kings Theatre. Richard usually finds that tracks which are provided for the show need to be edited, pitch changed and for sound effects to be added. Richard is also MD for […]

Eddie Elliott

December 7, 2009

Eddie Elliott is a pro actor and amazing vocalist who is part of the original UK tour cast of We Will Rock You Musical by Queen and Ben Elton which is currently at Edinburgh’s Playhouse until January 9th. In between performances Eddie is writing songs and has been visiting the studio and experimenting with new […]

Fulgor – new footage

November 12, 2009

Back in 2oo2 Beau McClellan, producer of the theatre art performance show Fulgor, asked me to co-write and produce music for the show which was staged in Almancil, Algarve for Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, The show involved 75 performers and four stages at the famous golf course location Pinheiros Altos. A studio was […]

Robert Maitland – Taking Care Of Business

November 3, 2009

Songwriter and musician Robert Maitland has been recording at the Offbeat studio now for several years on various projects. A while back he began demos for the musical Taking Care Of Business. The musical is based around the time of the first Edinburgh Festival in 1947 and as such the music is fashioned on the […]

Crabbit – The Musical

August 3, 2009

Just completed the final backing track mixes for the musical – ‘Crabbit’ at the weekend. In all there were 25 pieces of music ranging from songs to themes and atmospheres. The show will be on for the entire duration of the Edinburgh Festival fringe at The Gilded Balloon starting on Wednesday. after that it will […]

Crabbit-the musical-Edinburgh Fringe + London West End 2009

June 14, 2009

ThisĀ  week we have Tim Hegarty in the studio putting together a 45 minute music programme for the forthcoming musical of the childrens book written by Julie Hegarty. The show entitled Crabbit -The Musical – will be directed by Sarah Townsend who has just finished producing a feature film for release in the USA. Very […]

Songs Of Sister Act-the musical

January 16, 2008

Been a hectic couple of days finishing the rehearsal CD for the forthcoming Sister Act musical. On Monday it was an eleven hour day recording vocals for 11 songs and the harmonies for the tracks are incredibly complex. MD Rich Anderson did a great job of coaxing the singers through the arrangements despie suffering from […]

Songs Of Sister Act

January 7, 2008

A musical based on the movies Sister Act 1+2, which starred Whoopi Goldberg is currently being produced by Daniel Wood of Juxtaposed productions. The MD for the project is Rich Anderson who I worked with for the past two years on musicals at the Kings Theatre. This musical production will star Sheila Ferguson of the […]

Goldilocks and the 3 farts

November 30, 2007

One of the sessions for the Kings panto involved finding3 fart sound effects for the show. Rich and I searched the website soundeffects.com and were faced with 3 pages of links to fart noises. Half way through the first page we burst out laughing when we realised we had been seriously discussing the sounds… “No […]