Our Composers

Sandy Nuttgens 

Over seventeen years of scoring for television projects, including numerous BAFTA and RTS award winners, Sandy has been acknowledged for a “visionary sound palette which reconciles the beating of human hearts with explosive music and electronic crackles.” (Charles Spencer, The Times)

Sandy has scored literally hundreds of documentaries, dramas, and animations for BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Channel 5, Discovery and Sky. Sandy also has a long association with live theatre, scoring many soundtracks for touring productions. Based in London, UK

Spike Scott

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


Nick Harvey

Nick is not only one of the busiest TV composers in the UK, he also happens to be one of the nicest! Nick's work can be heard all over the globe & regularly has multiple programmes on TV at the same time.

Nick has composed the music for more than a hundred television productions across all programming genres, from BAFTA and Emmy award-winning dramas and documentaries to light entertainment and commercials. He is an entertaining and much followed Twitter contributor too!

Rob Manning

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; 


Nainita Desai

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

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. 

Toms has written extensively for TV for over 20 years for clients such as the BBC, CHANNEL 4, and RTE Curzon, Artificial Eye, Universal, Cineflix, Zig Zag, Picture Lock to name but a few. 2007 brought him his first feature score, the comedy horror ‘BOTCHED’, winner of BEST FEATURE and BEST ACTOR at the NYC Horror Film Festival in 2007. Dylan's Room, a short film with score by Tom Green has won six awards at various festivals.

Rob Lord

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.


Alex Parsons

Alexander Parsons is a composer and sound designer for film, television and media, based in London. He has collaborated with a number of production companies including Mosaic Films, Silver River, Mentorn, Double Act, Raw Media and Teachers TV and has composed music for a range of award winning films a documentaries. These include the BAFTA award winning Animated Minds and Seeking Refuge series.

Notable additional credits include Channel 4s’ Psychopath Night, Extreme Dog Styling and Jockey School; the fifty-two part animation series Dinopaws for cBeebies; various musical cues for London’s 2012 Olympic Games; and the high profile Rebels with a Cause campaign for Mazda.

Jonathan Vincent

Jonathan has played keyboards and percussion/drums in musical groups from Jazz quartets and function bands to Symphony orchestras in locations from pubs to the Albert Hall. This has given him a varied diet of music and styles of all types. Jon has even taken up the conductor’s baton in the last 3 years and that further adds to his  arsenal as a composer/arranger.

His TV output is substantial and has earned him several awards and a BAFTA nomination in 2014. Jonathan has also written music for several features, many short films and various other media. As a skilled arranger as well as media composer, variety is the key for Jonathan and he loves the challenges each different genre pose.

Mike Payne

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’.

Dan Marsh & Olly Farrell

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.


Mathew Birch

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