Composer, songwriter, orchestrator and arranger, who has released critically aclaimed pieces with bands including Disconnected Souls, Sensory Enigma and Curse Of Dawn. Performance experience with acts including the Nottingjam Orchestra. Have previously been involved with projects from a range of other genres.
My name is Fletch and i'm a 29 year old composer, songwriter and musician from the North West of the UK. I specialise in writing for rock and metal with electronic and classical/symphonic influences.
I love building new musical relationships with people and welcome opportunities to develop my skills and gain new experiences.
I have a variety of professional equipment for programming and recording as appropriate.
Please get in touch if you'd like to collaborate on anything or if I can be of service in any way.
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Interview with Matthew Simon Fletcher
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Holly Royle!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To always do my best
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with people from all walks of life
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you trying to achieve through your music?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone who understand your vision and shares your way of working
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Assuming electricity, a computer with all my samples, midi keyboard, Guitar, Axe-FX and audio interface
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing keyboard for around 20 years. I've been composing music in bands and for solo projects for around 15 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Devin Towsend meets Hans Zimmer meets Armin Van Buuren
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anyone! I believe we all have skills and experiences to share
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Start where you are
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Metal with symphonic, electronic and world influences
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity and innovation
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Understand the artists vision Generate as many ideas as possible, exploring the boundaries of creativity Share and refine ideas
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am the primary composer and songwriter for Disconnected Souls and was co-writer on several Curse Of Dawn tracks. I am passionate about how to bring out the best in others by inspiring ideas and then working on fitting them into the wider pieces.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a mixture of physical equipment and virtual libraries for midi based composition. Software Kontakt Komplete 12 Vienna Ensemble Pro Strezov Jade Orchestra Strezov Balkan Orchestra Xfer Serum Hardware: Juggernaut Vortex 8 string guitar Schecter Hellraiser 8 sting guitar Schecter Omen 7 string guitar ESP LTD 6 string bass Fractal Axe-FX II XL Korg Triton Extreme Yamaha PSR 1000 Roland JDXI Korg X50 Roland AX-Synth
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Hans Zimmer Nightwish Wintersun Elton John
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently released an EP with the music project Disconnected Souls I was the lead composer and songwriter on this and also performed keys, guitars, bass and backing vocals. I was delighted to bring to life a range of songs which had been crated over several years and the reception to this release was extremely positive. A series of reviews are available at this link: https://www.reverbnation.com/disconnectedsouls/press
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A double album for Disconnected Souls. An album for Sensory Enigma A PhD proposal
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: No preference - there are pros and cons to each and the best choice for a project will depend on many factors.