James has over 15 years of experience as a composer and orchestrator working across a wide range of formats including major studio pictures, independent film, online series, pop music and the concert hall.
He has just completed writing original music on an 8 part series for VICE (Antenna Pictures). The show will premiere on Hulu in the USA and Channel 4 in the UK.
James' professional career began as an assistant to the Oscar winning film composer Dario Marianelli and film composer Patrick Doyle. Before long James began to work as an orchestrator and has been lucky enough to work with some wonderful composers including Eric Neveux, Gabriel Yared, Klaus Badelt, Gustavo Santaolalla & Rupert Gregson Williams. Pop artists that James has arranged/orchestrated for include, Jeff Beck, Bee Gees, Simple Minds, Melanie C, Pavarotti and Simply Red to name just a few.
Recent composing work includes original music for, ‘The Sidemen Show’ (YouTube Premium), ‘Feral Families’ (Chan 4, Optomen), ‘London Symphony’ (nominated for Best British Feature at EIFF), ‘The Patrol’ (winner of Raindance Film Festival), ‘Scrappers’ and ‘Don't Look Down’ (Chan 4, Firecracker Films). In 2009 James wrote the music for ‘Tronji’, a 30 episode Children’s TV series for the BBC (Ragdoll).
In-between commissions for Film & TV, James writes for EMI Music Publishing and JW Media and has music placements on TV shows and films around the world.