'Alan is my first port of call for fresh and cool music; be it an orchestral score or the simulation of a punk rock needle drop. He is a versatile and passionate talent.' Nicholas Copus, Producer & Director - Day of the Triffids, Flash, Lethal Weapon
If you need music for your film/game/advert/video/programme/artwork - I'm your man. Have composed for multi-million dollar TV (Day of the Triffids), adverts for major brands (Sony, Nike), and massive production libraries (Felt, Five Alarm).
My talents range from orchestral score music utilising electronic elements to songwriting for media, artists and libraries.
I can provide song production services (demo or masters) utilising the same session musicians who played with Tina Turner, David Bowie, Phil Collins, John Barry and more.
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Alan is a returning client at the BBC and is highly regarded by the production staff here.
His knowledge of music and film is wide-ranging and varied, meaning he can turn his hand to any emotion or genre to fulfill the given brief.
Alan has scored three documentaries ranging from spaceman Tim Peake to research on the Antarctic Ice Shelf and the recollections of a Holocaust Survivor. With all three he has produced a score that supports and enhances the story, whether high drama or pointed emotion. He always delivers.
Interview with Alan D Boyd
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of the work I do is music to picture for television. Beyond that I have been creating a lot of production music for various libraries that has been used on programmes around the globe.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Currently I am very inspired by David Holmes and his band Unloved. The music that they are creating for Killing Eve is some of the best and most creative I've heard. I also love the music of John Barry with its memorable melodies that really lift the films he's been part of.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work from a small studio in North London using logic and quite a modest set-up. I have libraries from Project Sam, Sample Logic and Spitfire amongst others. When I need to I have access to some of the worlds best studios and an array of killer musicians, orchestrators and mixers.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: My one music production tip would be to not be afraid to cut things out and back.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I only do one thing. The kind of music I make is diverse because I have a diverse set of skills. I love music and films and have worked across those mediums for most of my life. Sometimes it's writing a song with someone and sometimes it's laying down a cue to a documentary about the Holocaust.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I have just completed an ident for a television channel and am working on some trailer music for a UK library. Another project I have been up to over the last few years is making a documentary film about the UK session players of the 60's & 70's which is nearing completion.