Spike has been writing exciting, emotional and thoughtful music to pictures for over twenty five years and began scoring for TV and commercials in 1987. The hunger and passion to push the boundaries is stronger than ever.
The credits list is truly huge, including some great award winning stuff. Sandy and Spike are long time collaborators. The common theme to all the work though, is the empathy created between the music, the story and the audience...
Based in London & Leeds, UK
Rob Manning is a London-based film and television composer whose has scored high-profile documentary strands, lifestyle shows, hard-hitting factual films, edgy comedies and commercials.
He recently recorded with the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra for a five-part drama documentary series for Discovery International, to be broadcast later this year in over 200 countries worldwide.
Other projects include Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail for the BBC; Heston’s Feasts, winner of an RTS award; The Wonderful World of Tony Blair for Channel 4’s Dispatches; The Lady & the Revamp, a Cutting Edge film about the re-launch of the historic magazine; Gordon’s Great Escape, which followed chef Ramsay on a gastronomic journey through India and South East Asia; the BAFTA-award-winning comedy series Fonejacker;
Over the last decade, Nainita Desai, along with her writing partner Malcolm Laws, has written many memorable scores for countless award winning films & TV series for the BBC, C4, ITV, HBO, Granada, Discovery, PBS, Nat Geo and NHK channels, as well as for many of the leading independent UK film companies and have developed a reputation for producing music that is original, inspiring and diverse.
Her works have received many nominations and awards on projects such as EMMY winner and BAFTA nominee “Children of Beslan”, and RTS winner “Who Got Diana Dor’s Millions?”.
She won a music merit award at the Missoula Intl Wildlife Film Festival for the BBC NHU film ‘A Moose Named Madeline’ as well as scoring the internationally acclaimed OSCAR nominated short LITTLE TERRORIST which won her a Lucarnia Intl film music award.
Sound Design for Animation has garnered her the Normand Roger Prize for sound at the Annecy Film Festival for THE OCCASION.
Tom Green spent the 90s working with The Orb, co-writing on 5 albums, including the number one album "UF Orb" and the seminal "Adventures thru the Ultraworld", as well as his own project Another Fine Day.
Rob Lord is a London based composer. Before turning his considerable talents to composing to picture, Rob toured and recorded for a number of groups such as The Primitives, Dodgy, The Conells, Voice Of The Beehive, and Grace, who Rob wrote the song "You're Not Mine" for and toured with Michael Jackson. Rob also had his own bands Starpower and Vagabond Joy signed to EMI and Rough Trade.
Rob has scored enumerable TV & advertising projects and also feature films including Slipstream, Pumpkinhead: Ashes To Ashes & Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud and Fallowfield.
He also has composed for a number of triple A video games including Just Cause, Wipeout, Toca Racing Driver, Discworld 1 & 2 and Discworld Noir amongst others.
Mike’s background is as a guitarist in indie-rock bands, including acclaimed cult pop combo Third Light, and progressive-ska troupe Danny Fontaine & The Horns of Fury. He apprenticed under The Royal College Of Music’s Irving Martin, producer to Barbara Streisand and Andy Williams.
His tracks have led major TV campaigns for Thierry Mugler’s Womanity perfume, Flora Pro.Activ and Magnum Minis. Mike’s first solo album, ‘The Cultural Attaché Case’ followed soon after, with cuts from it already licensed by major BBC series ‘The 70’s’ and ‘A History of Art in Three Colours’.
Dynamic duo Dan & Olly have been writing music and creating sound design for short films for around 5 years on TV and commercials, earning an RTS nomination for their work on shorts.
Dan and Olly’s talents have seen them work with names such as the BBC, STV, IRN-BRU, Border Biscuits, The Scottish Government and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The talented pair are collectively known as MF-Audio.