Rob Parrett studied early blues and ragtime guitar at the age of twelve. His first experience of playing with another musician was at the age of fourteen and a half with Eric Clapton. Rob starting composing his own ‘pop’ based music, had his first commercial release on 101 records in 1980 and then moved onto progressive experimental composition, fronting various bands and playing on numerous sessions prior to going solo.
As a solo artist he has had three albums released, his first reaching number 4 in the NME instrumental charts receiving critical acclaim in the UK, Canada, North America and Europe.
His third album ‘Dance of the Pharisees’ became the basis for a BBC radio series, a Radio-4 special and a television programme. Apart from touring in the UK and Europe, incorporating television and radio performances, including an 'In Concert Special’ for the BBC and Amnesty International in Athens, Greece, Rob was also commissioned as a freelance composer for film, television, radio and multi–media.
He has since built up an an extensive catalogue of production music tracks for various companies including: BMG/Atmospheres, Universal, Sony, Sonoton, Music Sales, BPM and Bosworth Backgrounds and more recently with Ded Good Music and Lemoncake, co-composing on various tracks with Gary Scargill.
Commissions and credits include: Wildlife on One, Autumn Watch, Dog Whisperer, Panorama, Celebrity Masterchef, Horizon, Ray Mears Extreme Survival, How I met your mother, Smack the Pony, Correspondent and most recently ‘Boux Avenue’.
Rob also composes for specialist compilation albums under various pseudonyms experimenting in world, progressive, chill and dance, including the club anthem ‘Ibiza Nights’ for Naked Ibiza and three award winning CD’s.
Apart from composing, Rob runs Cool Fossil Music, is a producer for various bands and artists, has an on-going project; ‘One Cool Fossil’, collaborating with a selection of musicians including John ‘Rabbit’ Bundrick and occasionally guest lectures around the UK for the Roland Academies.
Alex Prince is a talented multi-instrumentalist who has a large catalogue of commercially released music, including co-producing the music for most of the recent ‘Boux Avenue’ advertising campaigns.
He has also been involved professionally in various bands and has extensive experience in studio recording as a session musician, song writer, sound engineer and producer. In addition to this, he has recently been working on location and in post-production, as sound engineer for a series of film projects.
On the technical side he has had commissions for studio design, both in construction and equipment specifications, media content creation and web-design (including this site) for schools, colleges and professional organisations.
If this is not enough, he has organized and delivererd workshop programs for the renowned Hay Festival, including their offshoot festivals at Merthyr Rock and Brecon Jazz and also music workshop programs for UK Youth and charitable organizations.
He graduated university with a 1st Class Bsc (Hons) in Sound Technology at the ATRium, University of South Wales. Additionally winning the JAMES/Richersounds award for outstanding achievement.
Simon Tilley is an in demand session drummer and vocalist, he is also a composer for film, television and radio. In addition he is a specialist recording technician working with various labels, recreating the analogue production techniques of the 60’s, 70’s and 80's.
His previous work has included editorial work for the BBC, a concert piano technician for Steinway and an arranger/producer for a wide selection of bands and artists.
Simon's rhythmic potential was noted by his parents at an early age when he started playing with sticks on furniture. Instead of a good talking to, his parents gave him a drum kit and a reel-to-reel tape machine, on which he learned to bounce, cut and splice tracks to create drum loops to play across.
Through these basic skills he was taken up by the BBC as an editor and, having perfect pitch hearing (a drummer!), as a Steinway concert technician working on pianos for the BBC, ITV, Abbey Road studios, the Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Barbican, EMI Marylebone and Paris Theatre.
Simon has since moved into composition, mixing and production working with all musical genres, from funky German bands to the internationally acclaimed 'Band Of Skulls'. He’s produced music for BBC Radio including ‘Woman’s Hour’, ‘Home Truths’,’ The Peter White Programme’,’ You & Yours’, various BBC 4 comedy programmes and composition for film and television.
Apart from his session playing he is also performing live as a drummer and singer with two bands, ‘Rufus Stone’ and the Steely Dan tribute band ‘Steely Scam’.
Adam Daffurn is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Worcester. As a teenager he grew up regularly playing music and even featuring on an unreleased album with his uncle, Greg Ridley, bassist with Humble Pie and Spooky Tooth.
Not long after this he formed and fronted the frenetic, rock three-piece Dandelion Killers (5 albums along with a plethora of EPs) and performed almost 300 gigs nationwide as well as a few brief stints on BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music.
He started his own freelance music production venture in 2012, through which he has created a vast collection of work: from the theme for 'In Other Words' – an online radio show by The Economist Magazine, to full orchestral scores for a couple of fantasy adventure computer games.
In 2013 Adam was approached by Canadian hardcore IDM voice artist Nikkita Bradette to write some material, including lyrics and vocal melody to be used on a track by DJ Frontliner from the Netherlands, the song was a success and featured in Frontliner's Radio 1 session later that year.