I have just uploaded a new showreel for 2019 which includes some of my recent work and placements as well as some highlights from previous years including work on BBC Super Movers, Panorama, Countryfile, Wimbledon, Push Doctor and also a look at some of my newer ambient music work. Hope you enjoy it! For all enquires please contact me here.
The video is unlisted for promotional purposes only.
In the middle of last year I created a new batch of high impact brass library music following the success of the first brass album I created that had some quite high profile placements including Top Gear, Inside the NFL, the BBC Wimbledon coverage, Bargain Hunt (BBC1), The One Show (BBC1). CBBC, Fern Britton (BBC1) and many others.
I was really excited to find out music from this album was recently used on WWE Smackdown in the USA. You can see the placement below.
I’ve worked on quite a few bespoke music commissions for use online recently for a wide range of different brands and companies. Here are just a few I’ve recently been involved with;
The client required an uplifting, modern, evolving piece with classical and ambient music influences that communicated the concept of beautiful engineering, expertise and optimism. Artists such as Nils Frahm gave a good starting influence point for the project to progress.
Sam Hyde – Boxing Trailer
The client required a hard hitting, dramatic, atmospheric music for a boxing promo for up and coming boxer; Sam Hyde to be played pre-fight and also used for online promotion.
Sam Hyde - Boxing Promo - YouTube
HD Anywhere – Introducing
The client required an epic cinematic driving dramatic track for an advertisement introducing their new product in multiroom HD entertainment systems. The video was used not only at the launch event for the product but also as ongoing online promotion. For more information on the product you can go here: https://hdanywhere.co.uk/
Introducing MHUB 4K PRO - YouTube
The client also required a bespoke track composing for their brand video to be used on their website and YouTube channel.
Smarter Neater AV from HDanywhere - YouTube
Woodhouse – Dapper Stag Collection
The client required music that fully represented the new Dapper Stag Collection from Woodhouse Clothing.
Here are some of my recent examples of music I have created for TV and film documentary. Music I have created for documentary has appeared on shows such as BBC Panorama, ITV Tonight, Countryfile, The One Show, BBC News and many more. If you’d like to get in touch about creating bespoke music for your tv or film documentary please feel very free to contact me.
Political Music – Electioneering
An album which reflects modern day politics. Keywords included; negotiation, tension, grandeur, decisions, diplomacy, sombre, suspicion and honour.
I recently created a full album worth of film/tv drama music for Shutterstock Music. The client wanted dramatic production music film scores, dramatic underscores and action/suspense music. It was a great project to be involved with and it allowed for a lot of live musicianship on the tracks. In particular live strings (played by Joy Becker… Thanks!).
I recently created a selection of reflective folk/blues library music tracks for Shutterstock Music. The library required an album with a delicate lo-fi approach taking influences from such bands as Iron and Wine. It was a real pleasure to create this music.
As with all my compositions and production, I was very keen to use live instruments and musicians (which were all me in this case) where possible. This album features upright pianos as well as vast array of acoustic guitars (steel string, classical, resonator), glockenspiels and live percussion.
I’ve just uploaded a new showreel for 2017. Feel free to take a look. It includes some of the music placement highlights over the past year including Wimbledon, Inside the NFL, Countryfile and Bargain Hunt. Enjoy and please feel free to get in touch.
The video is unlisted and for promotional purposes.
Here’s a video of a new song; ‘Aeroplane’ recorded at The Den Sessions in Airtight Studios. This is one of a new batch of solo songs I’m currently in the process of recording.
I bought a new Fender Parlour Guitar about a year and a half ago and around 15 new songs just came out of me over the course of two months(it’s since become my favourite guitar!). This was one of them. Feel free to take a listen and watch this space for more songs coming soon.
Video by: James Kelly & Alan Lowles
Production by: Bodhi Media
Recorded live at Airtight Studios, Manchester, UK
Punch Drunk Loving (Electric Version) - James Kelly - YouTube
Here’s the new video for ‘Punch Drunk Loving’. Big thank you goes to immensely talented geniusman; John Grey who has filmed, directed and edited the whole thing… thanks also to Jenny Longworth and Holly Skillen (additional compositing) and Filmonik Kino Manchester too…
Performed by James Kelly (guitar/vocals) and Alexander Platt (drums/vocals)
Directed, shot, & edited by John Grey (email@example.com / https://vimeo.com/johngrey)
Make-up by Jenny Longworth
Additional compositing by Holly Skillen
Special thanks to Filmonik Kino Manchester
Composed, produced, mixed and mastered by James Kelly