Songwriting & Synch Music

I write two types of song – those with words and those without.

“Windowsills” – written by Gronk & performed with The Body Doubles

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.

My keyboard setup
“Network King” – a video commission by Network Rail

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.

“The Long Way Round” – written by Gronk & performed with The Body Doubles
Rode NT-1 vocal mic
The Rode NT-1 is my preferred vocal mic owing to its ultra-low self-noise
“Good Morning Carolina” – written & performed by Gronk with Scott Durum on saxophone

My instrumental pieces have featured in adverts and corporate video 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.

“Society Of Friends” – performed with Carnival Of Souls

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!

“A Mist Of Stars” – written & performed by Gronk with Scott Durum on ocarina

Follow this link to browse my full album catalogue in Bandcamp

“Headed For A New Star” – written & performed by Gronk
At home with my keyboards