Director, Legal & Works Registrations Graham has acquired an immense wealth of experience having worked in music for more than 40 years. During his formative years in the industry he built and ran studios in the UK and West Indies, frequented by Ozzy Osbourne, Siouxie and The Banshees and Motörhead before touring as a musician, tour manager and sound engineer for many hugely successful acts such as Eternal, Dead Can Dance and Moloko. Graham eventually became the manager for the multi-platinum duo Moloko, remaining in this capacity until their split in 2004, and continuing to manage Roisin Murphy’s career until 2009, earning multiple gold and platinum discs in the process. Graham’s connections and knowledge have found him consulting on business & career development as well as to festivals such as The Isle Of Wight and Cornbury. Graham’s live and studio mixing expertise and A&R experience make him an invaluable member of the HPM team.
Director, Music Curator & Commissioner Phil is a second generation bassist who has featured on a staggering number of musical projects and production works during his celebrated career as a freelance professional. Phil has worked with a broad range of well known artists across the music business such as Keith Emerson, Tony Hadley, Rick Wakeman, Go West, Rick Astley, Mica Paris, Gary Barlow, Belinda Carlisle, Jimmy Somerville and Midge Ure in both live and studio scenarios. During many years of live and studio work Phil has gained a keen understanding of the subtle human connections and performance interactions that create music which stands out. When you consider the combination of 40 years studio experience with Phil’s modern recording setup and techniques the immense benefits he brings to HPM’s business and music catalogue becomes clear.
Director, Mastering & Product Delivery Justin is a world class session musician who has appeared live and recorded with over 50 of the biggest names in the industry that include: Candi Staton, The Temptations, Holly Johnson, Rick Wakeman, ABC, Jason Donovan, Bonnie Tyler, Jocelyn Brown, Odyssey, Archie Bell and the Drells, Tiffany and Nick Heyward. On tour Justin has performed at many of the most prestigious music venues and festivals in the UK and around the world in over 30 countries from small music venues to stadiums. He has also performed live and pre-recorded television for shows such as Proms in the Park, This Morning and The One Show. After leaving music college Justin begun not only a journey as a performer but also as a celebrated composer that would later result in many works being recorded for film and television.
Producer/Composer Jake Bradford-Sharp is an English musician, composer & musical educator from London. A technically proficient artist, Jake spans the fields of composing music for TV & film, session work, live shows, & tutoring. Jake's ability on the drum kit extended his intrigue and love of progressive and experimental music. Immersing himself in the sophisticated style, Jake joined his first band at the age of 15, where he honed his craft on the touring circuit. He quickly fell in love with the art of composition, and his ability to flit between styles & genres effortlessly affords him a unique & recognisable signature sound. As his experience progresses, Jake has established his unique take on Electro Swing, which in turn furthered his compositional skills in other genres. His latest work, Trigger Warning, is an example of the many different musical textures Jake can create. Teaching is a passion of Jake's and he's a tutor at Bang Drum School, in London. Jake is an active session musician & has been hired to work at some of the world's most prestigious recording studios. Jake was voted “5th Best Drummer of 2010” by Prog Magazine & is an official endorsee of Los Cabos Drumsticks.
Drum Audio UK
Producer/Composer Drum Audio UK was created and founded by Hayley Cramer (#5 rock drummer Modern Drummer magazine 2019) and Siân Monaghan (AMA-UK Instrumentalist of the year 2020) with the support of the Arts Council England. Having both navigated successful careers in their field over multiple genres, Hayley and Siân thought it time they joined forces to put all of their experience (and equipment!) in one place. All drum and percussion tracks are recorded at their North London studio. Together they create endless drum and percussion options for a wide range of artists both in the studio and live. Hayley and Siân are delighted to be working with Hidden Production Music for the release of their upcoming percussion album.
Producer/Composer Michael J Relf is a performer, author, and educator from the South Coast of the U.K. He has now performed as a session musician in over 20 Countries (from Europe to China) as a Guitarist, Keyboard player and Vocalist. Most notably with Sony’s signing, Kelvin Jones (from 2015-2020). Although having co-writing and session credits in the pop/rock arena, his interest in creative improvisational music moved him to study privately with players including Nir Felder, Mike Outram, Chris Montague and Ariel Posen. Since his first paid gig at the age of 14, he has released independent instrumental music as well as singer/song-writer material (under the name No More Bliss) and has also produced albums and EP’s for other artists. Michael has also authored a series of books (the Electric Guitar Workbooks & Pentatonic Pathways) and has been an examiner for the international grading panel RSL for 12 years (also being a part of their internal training systems), offering a deep and detailed understanding of many instruments and musical genres. He also currently lectures at the Bournemouth Academy of Modern Music whilst also teaching privately. His passion remains with the guitar and most recent sessions involve the slide, although he is regarded for his creativity and larger musical overview. Current projects include writing for library, the MJRT Trio collective, more No More Bliss releases and other ongoing session commitments.
Producer/Composer Graduating from the Royal College of Music in 2006, Jon Spanyol has composed music for a large number of clients across the Film, TV and Games industries, alongside working closely with a variety of songwriters as an arranger and producer. Recent commissions include menu music for a BAFTA award-winning game series for Sony PlayStation, a bespoke jazz piano composition for a primetime Channel 4 TV show and contributing to horn arrangements for official remixes of tracks by Sam Smith, London Grammar & Protoje. He has written a large number of production music albums in a wide variety of styles, from Einaudi-style solo piano to New Orleans brass, tracks from which have been used across the world on major television channels such as BBC1, ITV, NBA and Sky Sports.
Producer/Composer Joe is a composer, producer and session musician who has worked across a number of different genres for a huge number of different clients. As an instrumentalist he has recorded and arranged music for the likes of Shy FX, Craig David, Tom Grennan, Sigala and JP Cooper to name a few. As a composer his work has been featured on countless shows and events across the world and more recently providing music for Netflix's Bridgerton, Aston Martin's 'moment' at Goodwood festival of speed, and a nationwide Sodastream advert featuring Michael Buble. His production music albums span many styles including big and small band jazz, string led music for documentaries, funk, reggae, and synth heavy productions. Recent syncs include MTV's Ru Pauls' Drag Race, C5s Warship: Life at Sea, and ITV's Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.
Producer/Composer Ed is very much in his element working from his West London studio shipping drum audio to remote clients around the globe. Ed’s studio boasts an impressive collection of drum hardware and microphone choice that allows him to tailor recordings according to each project. Since establishing his park royal studio in 2013, Ed has built an impressive reputation for consistent and high quality audio products, making him a popular supplier to producers and recording artists. His extensive experience has seen him working with many top artists and producers, including Scott James (Manic Street Preachers), Pete Cunnah (D:Ream), Nick Heyward (Haircut 100) and Steve Lyon (Paul McCartney, Depeche Mode), among many others. Ed has produced several products for the Hidden Production Music catalogue and introduced some ingenious and groundbreaking compositions to the production music world.
Producer/Composer Gareth Young is a sound designer and composer with production credits spanning documentaries, commercials and award winning short films. Gareth is also one half of experimental beat makers Jewellers, whose work spans five albums, several remixes and collaborations. Growing up in Newport, Wales, Gareth immersed himself into music from a young age, eventually becoming a self taught guitarist and a keen collaborator with like minded creatives. With a background in Fine Art and a masters in Film Sound, Gareth continues to work with his passion of sound, music and film and has ensured that experimenting is always at the forefront of his productions.
Producer/Composer As a guitarist, Art Lewy has toured the world extensively, performing concerts, recording and pondering life's absurdities with artists including Lenny Kravitz, Tina Turner, The Watts Prophets, Nene Cherry, DJ Rap and Guy Chambers to name but a few. As a composer, his music can be heard regularly around the globe on T.V. channels, as well as on film, documentary, radio and anywhere music might be played. He has a passionate personality, a curiosity to explore music in all its aspects and to experiment with new ideas, thereby expanding his musical vocabulary and versatility. Art's other interests include magic, Laurel & Hardy, Chaplin, comedy, photography and having a good laugh.
Producer/Composer Anthony has worked in the music business for forty years as a composer, singer songwriter, producer, arranger, keyboard player, guitarist and vocalist. He has scored and composed music for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, CITV, Dunhill, FIFA, Sky TV, and NEC. He was signed to Peer Music UK as a songwriter in the 1990’s and has worked in the studio, onstage, and on TV and radio with many artists, writers and producers including Status Quo, Sir Rod Stewart, Sir Cliff Richard, Keith Reid (Procul Harem) Rick Astley, Sir Elton John, Nick Heyward, ABC, Belinda Carlise, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Peter Andre, The Jerico, T’Pau, Barry Manilow, Rolf Harris, Odyssey, Tina Barrett, E17, Gabriella Cilmi, Errol Brown, (Hot Chocolate), The Bay City Rollers, Hans Zimmer, Gus Dudgeon, Alan Tarney, Graham Lyle, Jim Diamond, Tina Arena, Maxi Priest & Louise Setara.
Producer/Composer Zane started his instrumental education in Spain experimenting with different guitar styles, starting with Spanish classical jazz, and then mixing it all up. He is a multi instrumentalist, including banjo, acoustic and electric guitar, electric and upright bass. Influenced by Paco de Lucia, Django Rhinehart George Benson and the late Jaco Pastorius. Zane works as a busy first call session musician in the UK and abroad. He has worked in many different musical roles within the music industry from backing artists to luxury cruise liners theatre and tour productions round the globe. Zane is an integral part of the HPM production team, having many skilfully played pieces of music placed with us. We are extremely excited to have such a talented musician as part of our writing team.
Producer/Composer Malcolm is an extremely accomplished guitarist. His natural inbuilt musicality allows him to cover keyboards, bass and drums with ease. He has been writing and producing film scores and all genres of music from his small studio in Sussex. As well as live performance work with many bands and artists over the years, he has also concentrated on honing his technical skills, working as a front of house live engineer on many projects worldwide. Malcolm’s superb musical skills and attention to detail can be heard on our Orchestral Soundscapes album. He has a unique grasp of studio technology, analogy and digital and an ear for the detail we require with our library products at HPM. We are extremely excited to have him as one of our in-house writers. And will be using his skills both musical and technical, to expand our catalogue in the coming years.
Producer/Composer A former 'Guitarist of the Year', Simon plays guitar, drums and bass, and has been working for years in the session world and has also completed an extensive range of soundtrack work for television, radio, film and the games industries. He has worked, recorded and written with Brian May, Mariah Carey, Shakira, Sam Smith, Uriah Heep, Peter Andre, B*Witched, Steps, Angel Witch and Pop Idols amongst many others.