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Latest Composition Projects

One of the things I really like about making music is that the things I think I’d like to create rarely turn out to be what I actually make. The process of listening and experimenting seems to dictate to me what should happen – when I try and force it the other way round I tend not to be so satisfied.

Currently my main composition project is entitled Pointless Beauty.

Other projects include Snow Giants (with 05Ric and Mike Outram) and Monkey’s Uncle.

Details of the latest album below :

After & Before Landing Page Dec' 16 Campaign

Welcome to the info page for my latest album Pointless Beauty – After & Before.

People keep asking me what sort of music it is and, like all composers, I stumble at that point. Check out the videos below and decide for yourself. There’s a lot of variety so I’d suggest watching at least two or three of them 🙂

Personnel : Neil Yates (Trumpet) / Mike Outram (Guitar) / George Cooper (Keys) / Mark Whitlam (Drums) / Al Swainger (Bass, Keys & Production) / Duncan Chave (Recording Engineer) / Alex Killpartrick (Mixing & Additional Production) / Mandy Parnell (Mastering)

The album is now available exclusively from the Gift Shop

In the run up to Christmas I made a Pointless Beauty Advent Calendar to help raise money for pre-orders to finish off the album. From December 1st to 24th 2016 I made one video a day for the full 24 days. Catch up below with music, interviews and behind the scenes footage. All clips feature my rough mixes. Since making these promotional videos it has since been additionally mixed and mastered and I’ll get together some new material featuring the finished article asap :

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