This page details some of my past history as a musician/composer. I began playing piano at the age of 8 and at 16 started playing Hammond organs throughout clubs in Wales - many times backing guest singers which I had to sight-read their music on the spot. A few years later I went to college and after graduating became a piano tuner/technician.
While working on pianos during the day, I continued to play keyboards and was approached by other musicians to join a group and tour the states. This took me to Los Angeles and our rock band ‘National Anthem’ was semi-successful playing numerous clubs and gigs throughout L.A. and Vegas. In the years that followed, the band members went their separate ways.
On stage with a few of my keyboards - I missed
my Hammond C3 and Hohner Duo (Clavinet),
which I left back in Wales
A toast after a gig - Los Angeles 1985
Live at Madam Wongs West, Santa Monica, CA
We played there quite often in 1985 - a well known rock venue. Notice we all set up at the front of
the stage, unconventional but cool!
To view different lineups of the band and videos
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I then decided to develop my own recording studio in Los Angeles and in 1986 I created and established SoundTrack Studio and became a member of BMI as a music writer and started GRL SoundTrack Publishing. I worked for many production companies,
film trailers houses, etc.
Eventually, running 2 different businesses at the same time (pianos by day, music by night), became too demanding so I finally made the decision to concentrate my efforts on my piano business.
A few of my credits include scoring music for
motion picture trailers and TV spots for;
'Narrow Margin' (2 TV spots)
'A Nightmare on Elm Street 5'
'License to Kill 007'
'To Protect and Serve'
'Schweitzer: Out of Darkness'
Below are Videos of a few other trailers I scored;
I specifically remember with 'Flatliners' sampling sounds of Whales and animals into the track
to add some eerie effects.
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John Candy ‘Who’s Harry Crumb?’
Phillip Rhee 'Best of the Best 3'
Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts 'Flatliners'
I composed the Theme along with the music to play the guests, award winners, and celebrities
on and off the stage. Opening of the ‘7th Annual Genesis Awards’ (1993)
To view a video celebrating the 'Genesis Awards 25th Anniversary'; Click here
To read about the ‘Genesis Awards’ and the work they honor in the news and entertainment
media to raise public awareness of animal issues; Click here
From 1987 to 1993 I was the original music composer for the 'Genesis Awards' show which
aired on the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. Genesis Awards Theme