Dancing Bear Music for jingles, games, docs, progs and more

The Music Candy Store

A veritable pic ‘n’ mix of music to delight and excite!

I have been writing music for advertising and videos for years and years, and I haven't run out of ideas yet.  In this dead simple site, you will find a small selection to give you an idea of what I do.

Dip in, have a taste, poke around in the corners, and then come and talk to me about what you need and when you need it.

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Great Music for Advertising

I have lost count of how many jingles I have written over the years. Nearly all of them have been for radio and for local advertisers. Now, I know some people think jingles ain't posh enough, but that is just plain wrong.

A good jingle is an open, honest, good-humoured way of connecting with potential customers.

It is good value too.

For local advertisers on radio, I charge a fee which allows use on one local station indefinitely, and then add on fees if they wish to expand on to other stations. Call me to find out more. Check out the showreel below.

Jingle Showreel

Music for Games and Apps

I want to write a lot more for both games and apps. Having listened to a ton of music on cheap apps for Android and iOS, I think I can offer some great ideas for developers both new and established.

Over the next few months, I will be writing some example music that I think is the sort of thing games and app developers are looking for.  So, if you are interested in imaginative, bespoke music for your next app, in any genre, contact me. 

In the meantime, here are two showreels.  The first is music for an app aimed at very young children, and the second is a selection of music that I wrote for the fantastic online game Wurm Online. (Originally created by Rolf Jansson and Markus (Notch) Persson of Minecraft fame)

Kids App:

Wurm Online:

Documentaries, Drama, Corporate

Laughter or tears, I really do like to have fun, and working with a great filmmaker is something very special.

I have been lucky; I have worked with several who have trusted me to take their pictures and brief and let them carry me to wherever I need to get the story across.  Some jobs have been for corporate productions, like music for the Dutch government, British Airways, Madabik, Philips electrical and others, and some have been for documentaries like Rocket Men, Broken DaggerBigfootville and a lot of work for British Pathé News.

Here are some bits and pieces of instrumental music. Call me if you want me to add to your programme. 

Programme Reel

Contact and Details

I have been in the media industry in one way or another for more than thirty-five years.

I spent many of those years as a sound designer in central London working on everything from films to commercials, corporate recording to radio drama.

Music has featured highly through those years, though I am also a writer and an occasional web designer; this site, for instance.

I am based in the UK, but work internationally. Just make sure I am awake before you yell at me!

I am also a writer, audiobook narrator, and occasional podcaster.

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