We’ve been talking about this soundtrack for 3 years now.
We’re featuring some talented bands and recording an original score next week.
Our musical reference ranges from 50’s french pop to 90’s post-hardcore, with a bit of improvisational jazz and the infamous 70’s cartoon-funk LAPWING soundtrack.
Example: LAPWING theme composed by Jeremy Mayall and Chris Lam Sam:
Our musical references have a rough edge, seeming unpolished or unfinished, so we came to the conclusion that the best way to capture this feeling is to get amazing musicians to improvise to a live projection of the film.
Music Supervisor Jeremy Mayall has casually assembled some of NZ’s best musical talents for this soundtrack-recording-improv session to collaboratively compose under the banner of SCORELOCKS COLLECTIVE:.
We’re not sure exactly what we’re going to get from this, but it’s pretty exciting…
JEREMY MAYALL – Music Supervisor / Composer
Jeremy Mayall is a Composer/Producer/Performer/Multi-instrumentalist from Hamilton, NZ.
Currently in the final stages of work towards a PhD in Music Composition, Jeremy is exploring the possibilities of cross-genre hybrid music composition. He has received a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship for all postgraduate study, was awarded ‘Creative/Performing Arts Person of the Year’ for 2005 and 2011 at the University Blues Awards, and was the inaugural winner of the ‘Sir Edmund Hillary Medal’. Next year he moves to Dunedin to take up the Mozart Fellowship – a prestigious composer-in-residence position at Otago University.
At the age of 20 he wrote his first symphony – Symphony No.1 for orchestra and turntables(which has been performed by the APO, NZSO, WYO, DYO and NZSSSO), the first orchestral symphony to feature turntablism as a part of its composition. He regularly works as a film composer and sound designer, and has scored numerous films in a range of styles. Most of Jeremy’s recent film work has been in collaboration with The Scorelocks Collective.
As a performer/DJ/musician, Jeremy has toured throughout NZ, USA, and several Pacific Islands. He has performed with a number of jazz/funk/blues bands as well as being a featured performer with the Auckland Philharmonia and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He also performs regularly with various New Zealand Chamber Musicians, including violist Adam Maha, soprano Julia Booth and world expert on Taonga Puoro Richard Nunns.
Chris Lam Sam – Keys / Composer
Chris Lam Sam is an award-winning ‘collaborative’ film composer and accomplished children’s entertainer based in the Waikato. When he’s not on stage dressed in bright colours and entertaining young people, you will find him happily tucked away in the studio with friends attempting to write film cues.
His long-time friendship and musical collaboration with fellow composer, Jeremy Mayall, was eventually named ‘The Scorelocks Collective’ – a label under which the two large and hairy friends continue to write music together. These ‘Scorelocks’ (aka ‘Wizards of Music’) have written multiple scores for ‘indie’ films – both shorts and feature length.
In 2008, Chris won the ‘What Now Children’s Music Video of the Year’ award as a member of children’s musical super-group,The Funky Monkeys. In 2012 he won the ‘LOOP Best Original Song’ award for ‘Oh Nicky’ at the V48 Hour Film Festival’s National Grand Final.
While he hasn’t won as many awards as his fellow Scorelock, Chris definitely has the most hair out of the two which, as all clever people agree, makes him far more talented and superior in rank.
Nick Granville – Guitar / Composer
Wellington based professional jazz musician Nick Granville possesses a huge palette of diverse sounds and styles. He is capable of playing everything from jazz to rock/pop, funk, blues and much more and has performed around the world.
As the guitarist on the hit television programme ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Nick worked with Delta Goodrem, Ronan Keating, Paul Potts and Hayley Westenra. As the guitarist with the Wellington Jazz Orchestra he has worked with Patti Austin, Steve Smith, Kurt Elling, Eric Marienthal and Bob Shepherd. As a freelance musician he has worked with Bill Cunliffe, Diesel, Chris DeBurgh, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Frankie Stevens, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Vector Wellington Orchestra, to name but a few.
Touring NZ regularly and performing approximately 150 gigs / concerts per year, Nick keeps a busy schedule. In addition to performing regularly with his own groups, he works extensively as a first call session musician; Nick can be heard daily on the television programmes ‘One News’ and ‘Breakfast’ and on the long running show ‘Fair Go’.
In 2012 Nick travelled to the USA to record at the legendary Capitol recording studios with the Wellington Jazz Orchestra. Capitol is where Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat ‘King’ Cole and many other legendary artists recorded and is quite possibly the most famous studio in the world. In addition to this recording he played concerts at the top Los Angeles jazz clubs Vitellos and Typhoon and at the Las Vegas jazz club The E String.
Nick has prominently led his own groups, and released the album ‘Wishful Thinking’ on ODE records in Dec 2008 to critical acclaim. His group Triptych Trio, co-founded with Ben Wilcock and Ian Parker, released their successful CD ‘Round the Bend’ in 2010. In 2013 Nick is due to release two CD’s: one called ‘Refractions’ and later called ‘Home’. ‘Refractions’ is a quartet CD featuring Auckland jazz greats Roger Manins, Oli Holland and Ron Samsom. ‘Home’ features Wellington’s best musicians including NZSO concert-master Donald Armstrong, drummer Lance Philip and Bassist Nick Tipping.
As a passionate educator Nick has taught at the New Zealand School of Music as the jazz guitar tutor, taught big band rhythm sections classes, sight-reading and fusion classes and developed the guitar curriculum. He has taught at Whitireia School of music, Goodtime Music Academy, The NZ High School Jazz Workshops, CPIT, the NZ Gypsy Jazz workshops, the Southern Jam and at jazz festivals including Tauranga, Nelson, Queenstown and more. In addition to all this Nick is regularly a guest speaker/tutor at workshops, festivals and music institutions around New Zealand.
Nick proudly endorses Elixir Strings, Cusack Pedals and Lollar pickups, and products from the good folks at Music-works.
~ Via http://sounz.org.nz/
Nick Tipping – Bass / Composer
Active as a professional jazz / contemporary bass player, Nick Tipping has performed on stages and in clubs around his native Wellington, New Zealand, Italy, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Seoul. In 2004, after returning from two years of study at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nick was invited to join the faculty at the Massey University Conservatorium, which later became the New Zealand School of Music. From 2007 to 2011 Nick was Head of Jazz at the New Zealand School of Music.
His performing experience encompasses the history of jazz, especially bop, fusion and contemporary jazz. Nick played bass on all 5 seasons of Dancing with the Stars, and has toured with the NZSO, and the Wellington Jazz Orchestra. Nick is a contributor to Radio New Zealand, having presented several programmes in the Pressing On, Critic’s Chair and The Art of Jazz series.
Nick is currently a PhD student at the NZSM, examining the Wellington jazz scene and its relationship to the jazz being made around the world. He teaches part-time at the University of Auckland, and is a regular performer in and around Wellington.
~ Via http://sounz.org.nz
Jeremy Badger – Drums / Composer
Percussion Ninja. Drummer of The Latest Fallout. I couldn’t find a bio, but here he is playing Miles Davis:
~ if Jazz isn’t your thing, try his Slipknot cover
Ben Mannell – Engineer/ Tech Guru
Ben is our go-to sound engineer in Hamilton. Recently recorded live Richard O’Brien show at Founders Theatre (for a video directed by our producer Fiona Jackson).
Hit him up at www.mannell-audio.co.nz