Cultured Noise welcomes Phil Walsh

Cultured Noise completes its roster of management talent with the news that media industry veteran Phil Walsh is joining the team. Phil has decades of experience in the film, TV and media industries and is perfectly placed to help Cultured Noise develop relationships with key media industry insiders.  Phil is a leader in creative work across media platforms who has…

Paul Fawcus joins Cultured Noise

Cultured Noise is delighted to announce that multi-instrumentalist, composer and music producer Paul Fawcus is joining the creative team. Paul is now based in Norway. His list of  credits read like a who’s who of the music industry.  Abdullah Ibrahim, Amy Winehouse, BBC Big Band, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Boy George, Claire Teal, Georgie Fame, James Morrison, Jamie Cullum, Jane McDonald, Jarvis Cocker, Jon Faddis, Keith Mansfield, Lulu, Phil Robson, Phill Woods, Randy Brecker Salena…

Sad news of an old friend

Over the last few days I’ve been working on some back catalogue songs that I’d been meaning to do some work on for a long time. The songs were written when we were based at Pinewood Studios from 1998-2009. This was a very happy period of great creativity, and some of the best music I had the pleasure to work…

Wingin’ It! Cast Nears Completion

Wingin’ It! Cast Nears Completion 2018 got off to a good start with the news that Producer David Ralph is closing in on the cast for the animated feature, Wingin’ It! So far Alfred Molina, Tom Wilkinson, Natalie Imbruglia and Melissa George have said yes, and last month came the exciting news that Cuba Gooding Jr and Kevin Bacon have…

AMIS commissions Cultured Noise composer

AMIS commissions Cultured Noise composer Composer Mike Sheppard has been commissioned to compose two original songs for the international honour choir of AMIS — the Association for Music in International Schools. The two songs — ‘Noster Nostri’ and ‘Out Of The Long Dark’ were commissioned by conductor Jo McNally and will be premiered in Frankfurt in October by a 65-piece…

Gerald Finzi ‘Introit’ CD tops classical chart

Gerald Finzi ‘Introit’ CD tops classical chart Mike Sheppard’s latest project for Decca, ‘Introit — the music of Gerald Finzi’, for which he re-orchestrated and re-arranged four well-known Finzi pieces, went straight into the classical chart at no 1. A delighted Sheppard commented: “It’s wonderful to see Gerald Finzi’s music getting the recognition it so richly deserves. In working on this album…

Cultured Noise composer named “Great British Discovery”

Mike Sheppard has been named the “Great British Discovery” on Classic FM. Presenter Alan Titchmarsh chose ‘Lullaby’ from Mike’s 2010 album ‘The Soul Rests Eternal’ — 14 pieces for solo cello and orchestra recorded by Caroline Dale and the English Chamber Orchestra — while praising the composer’s versatility in being able to write in a number of styles, including contemporary…

Aurora Orchestra commissions Cultured Noise

Mike Sheppard has been commissioned by the Aurora Orchestra and publishers Boosey & Hawkes to create four new arrangements of well-known pieces by the British composer Gerald Finzi.   Several leading British composers have been invited to ‘re-imagine’ well-known works by Finzi, re-arranging and re-orchestrating them for a variety of solo instruments, including French Horn, Saxophone and Piano. These pieces…

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