KILL THE SILENCE® Media Productions - composer credits
Buckmaster, Paul - arranger, conductor, composer, performer
Dwire, Steven - composer, producer, musician
Gelat, Frank - composer, musician
Graham, Nick - composer, producer, performer
Hamilton, Steve - composer, musician
Marotta, Jerry - performer, producer
Montgomery, Erick - composer, performer, producer, sound designer
Randall, Elliott - composer, performer, producer
Rice, Nathan - voiceover talent
Sometime Café - a collaboration
Strange, Michael - composer, musician
Paul Buckmaster - arranger, conductor, composer, performer (VERY partial list)
- Twelve Monkeys
- Macbeth (R. Polanski)
- Midnight Crossing
- Eerie, Indiana
- WKRP in Cincinnati
- Train, Drops of Jupiter - 2002 Grammy Winner!
- Rolling Stones, Moonlight Mile
- Collective Soul, She Said
Celine Dion, Falling Into You
- David Bowie, Space Oddity
- Elton John, Tiny Dancer
Steve Dwire - composer, producer, musician
- Signed as a composer to Audio Network PLC, a U.K. based multimedia production company that provides music for Film and TV projects worldwide. This company is home to an eclectic circle of composers ranging from former Police drummer Stewart Copland to Jazz legends John Dankworth and Cleo Laine.
Composed, programmed and performed all drum and percussion work for an interactive CD-ROM, instructional book entitled "Harmonic Colors For Bass" published by Warner Bros. Publications. In a Warner Bros. press release, Steve was called a "drum programmer extraordinaire."
Produced a CD entitled "Pieces" for New York singer/songwriter Loni Pont. Besides producing and arranging, Steve played bass guitar, keyboards and programmed and performed all drums and percussion for the CD. "Pieces" was chosen as the "best CD release from an independent artist" by XM Satellite Network from over 2,000 submissions.
Produced and arranged a CD entitled "Seven Windows" released on Friends/EMI Records. This project featured English vocalist Jess Roden (4 solo albums on Island Records) and first call studio musicians from New York and London including noted Elton John arranger Paul Buckmaster, keyboardist Rob Mounsey and guitarist's Elliott Randall, Hiram Bullock and Sid McGinnis. "Seven Windows" included the critically acclaimed single "Light Brown Colour."
Produced and arranged 3 songs for legendary New England alternative rock band, Thanks To Gravity. Released on Epic Records.
Singled out in a review in Modern Drummer magazine for his drum programming and bass playing on a CD from Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors entitled "Zone Unknown," released on Raven Records.
Started pre-production and composing for "Bass Instincts," a CD of original music which will be a collaboration with various bassists, drummers and percussionists from the world of Rock, Funk and Jazz. The first being noted fretless bassist Mark Egan.
Currently in the studio with three-time Grammy Award-winning engineer/producer Gordon "Commissioner" Williams, writing and arranging songs for upcoming projects including new CDs for Macy Gray and Whitney Houston.
Frank Gelat - composer
immigrated to the United States at age 10 with his family. He began college as a mechanical engineering
student and later switched majors to music
composition, studying with Professor Pablo Furman at San Jose State University.
Frank does not consider himself so much a musician
as a human being who needs music as a therapeutic outlet. For him, as for most
composers, music was a calling and a personal revolution.
Frank is the founder and Creative Director
of KILL THE SILENCE. The company
has long been recognized as one of the leading
resources on the web for audio, providing music & sound products & services
to companies all over the globe. In addition, KILL THE SILENCE
currently has partnerships and marketing alliances
with Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, Quark, Wildform and others.
Frank's prolific and wide-ranging compositional talents can be heard on a vast number of compositions found in our
royalty-free music library.
Nick Graham - composer, musician, producer
Nick Graham claims to have been the lead vocalist/bass player with 70’s UK recording groups Atomic Rooster and Skin Alley, and to have played in legendary soul singer Edwin Starr’s backing band, but the fact that he actually remembers the 70’s casts some doubt as to whether he was really there! However, Nick did co-write The Flame, a hit single for Cheap Trick, which ousted Michael Jackson from the Billboard Number One spot in 1988 and won a BMI award for 1 million airplays. Cheap Trick subsequently recorded two more of Nick’s songs, When You Need Someone and Let Her Go. He was again on the US charts in 1991 with Remember My Name by House Of Lords, and the UK/European charts in 1992 with I’ll Cry For You by Swedish rock band Europe and to date has notched up over thirty cuts with other UK and European artists including Elkie Brooks, Jim Capaldi, Jennifer Rush, Sinitta, Leo Sayer, and Toyah Wilcox.
Despite his long hair and dishevelled appearance, Nick has had many commissions to compose and produce theme tunes and incidental music for TV & Radio, the most recent of these being Stacey Stone, a 16-part children’s drama for BBC1, broadcast in Autumn 2002. His theme tune to Westway, a radio soap on the BBC World Service, has been broadcast eight times every week for the last five years to an estimated 21 million listeners, and can be heard on the net at www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/westway. Music for corporate films has been another substantial part of Nick’s work since the late 80’s, and clients have included Abbey National Bank, British Airways, British Telecom, Hong Kong Bank, Orange Communications, Sony, and Xerox. Drawing on his training in music education, he has also written songs and music to accompany children’s audio books & “edutainment” CD ROMs for publishers Hodder & Stoughton and Random House.
In 1997 Nick began a collaboration with US-based comedy team The Reduced Shakespeare Company. The hilarious result, entitled The Complete Millennium Musical (abridged) , played to rave reviews at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The Kennedy Centre For Performing Arts (Washington DC) and three separate companies toured the show in the US, UK and Australia throughout 1998-2000, breaking box office records in several cities. Not content with composing the music, Nick also toured with the show in the US as musical director/musician, and produced the original cast recording.
Among his other achievements Nick numbers a BA (Hons) in Humanities, a PGCE in Music Education from Reading University (UK) and a brief appearance as the orchestra pianist in the film White Mischief. He lives noisily in Buckinghamshire, England with his music studio and his wife and children, but still finds time to play bass in several bands including Traffic drummer Jim Capaldi’s band The Outside.
Steve Hamilton - composer, musician
Steve studied saxophone and composition at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Honey Music Ltd was formed with his producer Rachael Smy in 1998, specializing in original composition for commercials, television and film. Through Honey’s studio in Soho, London, Steve has worked on worldwide campaigns including Coca-Cola, BMW, Schweppes, and Irn Bru. Recently he has written the score for the feature film, “Partners in Action” for director Sidney J. Furie. Currently Steve is working on several projects including a feature film written and directed by Ben Mole.
- Simply The Best & Confidential – Tina Turner (performer)
- Kid A” – Radiohead (performer)
- live performer with Radiohead, including on NBC’s Saturday Night Live
- live performer in the US with SmashMouth
- live performer with Blur, 1995 – 1999
- live performer at the Tibetan Freedom Festival in New York City
- live performer at George Michael’s Stonewall Concert, Royal Albert Hall, 1999
- live performer in the UK with Lionel Ritchie
- live performer in the US with Swing Out Sister, 1997
- appeared on Later with Jools Holland, UK TV, June 2001
- recording with Queen’s Brian May, 1996
Jerry Marotta - musician, producer, performer
- Jerry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. At the age of five his family moved to Harrison, NY in Westchester County. In the 4th grade he started taking clarinet lessons. In the very first report card that year, his music teacher wrote Jerry shows absolutely no interest in the clarinet!” He switched over to saxophone with only a little more success. Ironically it was that same year that Jerry’s brother Rick brought home the drum kit that would change both their lives for good. Cut to Jerry graduating from Harrison High in the summer of 1973 (a year early) and taking his final exams on the road with him. Jerry’s brother Rick had done a record with a group called Arthur, Hurley and Gotlieb for Columbia and their single had just broken the top 40.They were in need of a drummer and Jerry got the call.
In 1975 Jerry auditioned for a Woodstock based group called Orleans and got the job. Soon afterwards he found himself in L.A. recording the Waking and Dreaming” record, playing on his first hit Still The One and touring with Orleans in support of Jackson Browne. Orleans' founding member, John Hall, left the band in the summer of 1977 and as the band took time to decide what their next move would be Jerry flew to London and started working with ex-Genesis lead singer Peter Gabriel. For the next ten years Jerry divided his time between recording and touring with Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Tears for Fears, Orleans, Joan Armatrading, Paul McCartney, and countless others.
In 1986 Jerry started his own band, Island Of Men”, moved From New York City to Woodstock NY, to put together his studio Jersville” and begin producing recordings for his band and others.
Jerry is currently dividing his time between recording and touring with the Indigo Girls, and recording with Sheryl Crowe, Jewel, Suzanne Vega, Sean Lennon, Ani Defranco and others.
Jerry has produced records for Kristen Hall, Barbara Kessler, Ellis Paul, Jenny Bird, Pam Golden, Andy Caine, Gabriella Schaaf and is presently involved with Revolver records as writer, producer for their first major project called Young Guns.
Erick Montgomery - composer, performer, producer, sound designer
Selected Recordings and Other Works To Date
Production / Composing of Invisible Thread and Loop Factor (music for interactive media)
Production / Composing / Sound Design of 2 CDs of production broadcast music titled Ambient Groove & Beat and Organic Electronica released through British Audio Design.
Production / Composing / Sound Design of 2 CyberHum CDs Air Lock Vapor and Deflected Beams released through CyberHum Frequencies Publishing for online distribution through Amazon.com, CD Now and Liquid Audio.
- Author of Meet The Band published by Macmillan/McGraw-Hill for the U.S. school's year 2000 reading program.
- Author of The Music Of Duke Ellington published by Houghton-Mifflin for the U.S. school's year 2001 reading program.
- Remixing and editing of the CyberHum title Nomad from Air Lock Vapor for compilation CDs of adventurous electronic music.
Freelance Production/Sound Design/Consulting for digital music distribution via the web utilizing Liquid Audio, Real Audio, Quicktime and MP3 formats.
Elliott Randall - composer, performer, producer
- Elliott Randall's illustrious career has encompassed a wide and varied cross-section
of World Musical forms. These include: record production, composition,
electronic research and development, lectures and teaching, and of course, a
legendary contribution to popular guitar performance and recording.
His guitar solos on
Steely Dan's Reelin' In The Years and Fame (the motion
picture) have entered Rock history annals.
Elliott has recorded
and performed with artists as diverse as The Doobie Brothers, Carly Simon,
Seatrain, The Blues Brothers, Carl Wilson, Peter Wolf, Peter Frampton, James
Galway, Richie Havens, The Rochester Philharmonic and The American Symphony
Orchestra, among many others. In addition, he is a favourite of esteemed
songwriters Jimmy Webb, George David Weiss, Don Covay and the greatly missed
Laura Nyro. Other credits include: music consultant for NBC Saturday Night
Live and Oliver Stone, and projects with producers Gary Katz, David
Kershenbaum, Steve Lillywhite, Eddie Kramer and Jerry Wexler.
In addition to
artistic projects, Elliott has also played, produced and composed myriad
advertisements (jingles) for television, radio and cinema, for clients
including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Miller Beer, Budweiser, Cadillac, Ford,
McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's, CitiBank, General Mills, Nabisco, Proctor
& Gamble, MTV, ESPN, CBS, ABC, BBC-TV and countless others.
Since the advent of midi in the early '80s, Elliott
has worked as independent consultant for a wide range of companies, including
Akai, Roland, Korg and Yamaha, in the areas of musical instrument and
amplifier development, recording & sampling technology, software design,
and education. Current projects include recording and production, as well as
consultancy on streaming Internet content.
is currently recording a new CD in London, New York, and Ireland which blends
together Celtic, Afro-Cuban and other global musical influences.
Nathan Rice - multilingual voiceover talent
- radio commercial announcer
- radio station IDs & promos
- disk jockey
Sometime Café - a collaboration
- Sometime Café is a newly formed collaboration between legendary drummer, percussionist and composer Jerry Marotta and producer, bassist and composer Steve Dwire. The vision is to combine World Beat synthesizer-based loops with acoustic drums, percussion, bass and various other instruments, to create ethereal and visual soundscapes with a human feel.
All music is recorded in 24-bit digital resolution with tube pre-amps and EQ for warmth and impact.
Michael Strange - composer, performer
- Michael Strange has been an influential part of the music scene for the past 20 years. An accomplished guitar player and composer, Strange has toured with renowned artists such as Phoebe Snow, Pat Benatar and Phyllis Hyman. He performed with playwright/songwriter Elizabeth Swados on her play Lullaby and Goodnight. Strange also has toured with Bette Midler’s Harlettes and most recently with Grammy Award-winner Jimmy Webb.
Michael Strange also has many commercial credits. He scored musical compositions for various clients and agencies including Coca-Cola, Lederle Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson, and the public relations firm of Burson-Marsteller. Most recently he wrote for HBO’s Emmy Award-winning Sex and the City and CBS’ NFL Today.
His studio, Strange Way Recording, is a full-service facility from which Strange offers clients from singer/songwriters to bands the best in musical artistry. He also writes, composes and scores background music, themes and jingles in a variety of musical disciplines.