I write two types of song – those with words and those without.
I believe a song should only have words if they’re needed and if they’re good. An instrumental creates an entirely different effect on the listener to a piece of music that features a human singing and putting ideas over.
Of course, any song can be an instrumental if you just remove the voices from it! When creating a piece with many layers I try always to make it interesting enough that it’ll work as an instrumental; but there’s also a lot to be said for the intimate atmosphere of a voice backed up by only a very sparse arrangement.
My instrumental pieces have featured in adverts and corporate videos commissions. I generally write an original piece to order when approached, though a client would usually browse my catalogue and select an idea which I can then expand upon.
On this page you can listen to a selection of songs and instrumentals that I’ve written or co-written over the years. I hope you enjoy them – please contact me if you have a project that needs musical treatment – I’m all ears!