The Shallow End

Back in February (when we still were excited about Game Of Thrones) I was asked to write some music for a short film. Set in the 80s the director wanted music that reflected ‘the sunny glow of Reagan’s America’, which resulted in much guilty-pleasure research listening.

Fast forward to this month and the film is a selection in the Adirondack Film Festival later this month, and the Indie Memphis Film Festival early next month.

It’s a beautifully shot film, directed by Cynthia Silver and written by Wendy MacLeod. Check out the trailer here.

New Signings

I’m very excited to announce that I’ve signed some new tracks over to a couple of international libraries.

Firstly a handful of middle-eastern influenced chill out tracks to 10 Miles Music, distributed by Universal Production Music.

Australian based Hensteeth Music also recently picked up ‘That Electro Swing Thing’ to add to their catalogue.

Let's Get Civical!

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This month sees the launch of ‘Let’s Get Civical’, a new podcast that introduces you to basic topics of American politics and government, but in a fun, accessible way!  The show’s creators Arden Walentowski & Lizzie Stewart asked me to come up with a quirky 80s-inspired theme track, plus accompanying beds and stings.

You can hear the show at https://morebananaproductions.com/letsgetcivical/ or look for it on your favorite podcast player!

Goodspeed's Festival Of New Musicals

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The Peculiar Tale Of The Prince Of Bohemia And The Society Of Desperate Victorians will kick off The 14th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals in January 2019.

With book and lyrics by Becca Anderson and Dan Marshall and music by Julian Blackmore, the show is based on a series of short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson.

When Prince Florizel learns that his father the King of Bohemia is dead, he seeks to escape the throne. He and his chaperone Colonel Geraldine are invited to join a secret society - The Suicide Club. Club members play a deadly card game nightly with higher stakes than the Prince has ever known. Realizing the deck is stacked against them, the Prince and Geraldine become inextricably linked to the club's members in this darkly hilarious new musical.

For more information about the festival and the show, CLICK HERE.

The Peculiar Tale....

 

Sometimes things just need a change, and when my collaborators and I were asked by a prominent theatre if we’d mind changing the title of our show we were all for it. Cue a spreadsheet of brainstorming alternate titles for the musical formerly known as ‘The Suicide Club’.

After much discussion we settled on this natty little number:

“THE PECULIAR TALE OF THE PRINCE OF BOHEMIA AND THE SOCIETY OF DESPERATE VICTORIANS”

As of now we’re referring to it as simply ‘Peculiar Tale’, or sometimes just ‘PT’ if we’re feeling lazy.

As to the why’s and the who’s behind the change, look out for a big announcement in the New Year!

Christmas in July(ish)

Last week saw an unseasonal reading of a new draft of my holiday show 'Snow Way Out', featuring the wonderful talents of Maya Maniar, Colin Miyamoto, Jason Eno, Sarah Pesek, and Robert Johnson. 

The reading was presented in the beautiful Mary Rodgers Room at the Dramatists Guild as part of the Friday Night Footlights series. We had a full house, a lot of laughs, and walked away with some great insights into the piece. Thanks to everyone who came!

 
Playing on one of Richard Rodgers' old piannahs!

Playing on one of Richard Rodgers' old piannahs!