Brian Burrows (Composer / Producer)
Brian is a dynamic, versatile composer/producer from a musical singer songwriter background. He started his musical career working with Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) on his third solo album, ‘Amused to Death’ and the opera ‘Ca Ira’. As well as developing his production skills Brian has become a very accomplished published composer himself, composing music for Commericals, TV and Film including the movies Envy (DreamWorks), City Of Life (Film-AFM), and commercials for Nokia, and a variety of BBC documentaries.
Brian has also written and produced for many well known recording artists including, Robbie Williams, Ian Brown, Spek, Tim Boothe (Ex James), Lisa Scott Lee (Ex Steps), Longview, Liam Frost, Sean Conlon (Ex Five) as well as touring and performing alongside Nelly Furtado, Fun Lovin Criminals and The Spooks. Brian has appeared on the seminal British TV music show ‘Later with Jools Holland’.
Matthew Slater (Composer)
Matthew’s career has spanned many genres of music, bringing a wide and varied mix to his compositional style. With his love of music deeply set in the world of film and classical music, he brings an eclectic mix of styles to use within any type of production with professional and original results.
After studying piano, conducting and composition at college, Matthew went on to work with film composer and BAFTA Award-Winner Barrington Pheloung as Orchestrator and Music Assistant. This saw Matthew working on a wide range of television, film and theatre productions including:
- Sharon Maguire’s Incendiary (starring Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams) for FilmFour and Capitol Films
- Anand Tucker’s And When Did You Last See Your Father? (starring Colin Firth and Jim Broadbent)
for Number 9 Films and FilmFour
- Hilary and Jackie (starring Emily Watson and Rachel Griffiths) for October Films / BBC
- Mamma Mia, the Westend stage production written by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
During this time Matthew also formed and conducted the Ultimate Film Orchestra, a London based concert orchestra dedicated to the performance of film music and appeared with the orchestra on the BBC’s Saturday morning programme ‘Live & Kickin’, amongst numerous concert appearances.
Matthew also recently worked with Grammy award winning music producer, Steve McLaughlin on the film White Light, seeing Matthew lend his orchestration and music preparation skills to the project.
Last year, Matthew was commissioned to produce an installation piece with the Royal Philharmonic Society, Classic FM, BBC Radio 3 and Imperial War Museum (London) commemorating the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Matthew works to a high level of professionalism, and brings enthusiasm and creativeness to any project.
Benson Taylor (Composer)
British-born Benson Taylor is a Film & Television composer, having written original music for Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, the Walt Disney Company, Dreamworks SKG, Wal-Mart, the Discovery Channel and Coca Cola amongst several others.
Taylor began composing music at the age of 19. He went on to study music composition at the University of California, Los Angeles with composer & orchestrator Lennie Moore. Taylor has also trained professionally with Emmy-winning Hummie Mann and Grammy-winning Mark Mancina.
One of Taylor’s most notable multi-media work to date involved composing for the Super Bowl XLIII in 2009, which drew an average audience of 106.5 million people. Most recently he composed for the widely popular 55th Annual Eurovision Song Contest.
His original music can also be heard in many movie trailers including James Cameron’s Avatar, Clash of the Titans, The Blind Side, Fame, The Expendables and many more.