U2’s “One” to replace “Amhrán na bhFiann” as New Irish National Anthem

In a groundbreaking announcement that has sent waves of surprise, excitement, and debate across Ireland and the wider world, the Irish government has declared that U2’s iconic song “One” will replace the traditional national anthem, “Amhrán na bhFiann” (The Soldier’s Song). This decision marks a pivotal moment in Ireland’s cultural history, symbolizing a bold step into a future where tradition …

Mistahi- Workers of the World

I was honoured recently to have had the opportunity to write and arrange the orchestral part for Mistahi Corkill’s upcoming song “Workers of the World Unite”. Mistahi is an activist singer-songwriter from Canada. He has released several singles and albums, including “Rome is Burning,” “Charity” and “Move On” . He writes songs in support of various social and global causes. …

Florin Ristei & Orchestra Simfonica Bucuresti

I had the great pleasure of writing orchestral arrangements for Romanian singer and television presenter Florin Ristei’s band “Freestay” for their performance at the Palace Hall in Bucharest. It was an exciting project that challenged me to bring out the best in their music and create arrangements that would complement their sound. I’m proud to have had the opportunity to …

Beyond Solitaire

Check out Liz Davidson’s podcast about ancient board games, for which I wrote the theme music! In this episode, Liz interviews Dr. Christopher Dobbs from the University of Missouri about ancient board games, what they teach us about the ancient world, and what our own games might tell future historians about us. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1091807/3849929

Michael Brandmeier- “See You Soon”

In response to COVID-19, Pope Francis delivered a beautiful message of hope. Inspired by the Pope’s words, American singer/songwriter Michael Brandmeier wrote a song which I had the pleasure of producing. It’s a feel-good tune, featuring Michael himself on guitar, and my string orchestral accompaniment. Check out the lyric video for the song below! Michael’s website: http://michaelbrandmeier.com/

CallyAnna- “Galway Abú”

Delighted to have the immensely talented CALLYANNA return to the Red Room Recording Studio last month. She recorded an original song celebrating Galway City Of Culture 2020. The song itself is full of traditional charm and folk spirit. You can listen to it below! See more about CallyAnna at her website: https://callyanna.com/

The Joe Rogan Experience

Started in 2009, The Joe Rogan Experience has grown to become one of the world’s most popular podcasts, regularly receiving millions of views per episode, and featuring a wide array of guests. It has has been my pleasure to write and produce the intro music for their “10 Years in Review” video. The music and animation are reminiscent of the …

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Sing! Conference 2019

I wrote and produced an orchestral arrangement that will be featured as part of the 2019 Sing! Music Worship Conference in Nashville, TN. The event will be held from August 19 – 21, 2019. The Getty Music Worship Conference – Sing! exists to help pastors, musicians and leaders build a Biblical understanding and creative vision for congregational singing in their …

Piz MIDI Utilities: Archived Download Links

I wrote an article back in the day lauding a suite of useful open-source MIDI tools by thepiz.org. The bad news is that the site has been out of action for a while now. The good news is, I snagged the plugins back when the site was live, and hosted them on my own website. Now the only way to …

How to Use Sidechain Compression in Studio One

Sidechaining refers to the practice of using the signal level of an input to control the compression level of another signal. When the external signal is stronger than a specified amplitude (threshold), the compressor acts more strongly to reduce output gain on the sidechained track.  It is useful in a variety of situations including: Creating a pumping effect in electronic music Automatically …