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Two new Wayfair Ads out this year

Posted on: November 11th, 2022

Worked with Embassy of Dreams for the two TV Commercials this year. Currently on ITV, all Channel 4, Channel 5, MTV and Sky etc.

Check out No Place Like It and Home Improvement
Both directed by Jamie Maul-ffinch

Check out my YouTube Channel

Posted on: February 5th, 2022

I re-started my YouTube channel in lockdown in 2021 and took it upon myself to analyse the whole of the Star Wars I: Phantom Menace. You might ask why – but there is an enormous amount of intricate writing that John Williams explored in the score: incredible new themes and iconic musical moments. I also wanted to explore how he elevated the score to a film that the vast majority of the fanbase thought was disappointing. I don’t just look at Phantom but also explore other cues with reductions and pitch analysis (looking at pitch sets, octatonic, hexatonic, Hungarian minor scales etc).

I hope you will join me on my journey of discovery. Please hit the subscribe button for regular weekly updates and tips


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Cat Mandu

Posted on: May 14th, 2021

Went live today
A Feltmation film by Tamzin Rafn


Posted on: May 13th, 2021

Now on Youtube in all its felt glory!

Best original score nomination 2021

Posted on: March 11th, 2021

Very pleased to have learned that my score for Mhairi Calvey‘s short film Gaslight has been nominated for 12 awards including Best Original Score by the Idyllwild International Festival 2021 in California, US

…especially since Roger Taylor is on the Grand Jury!

Patreon Goes Live

Posted on: March 8th, 2021

I’m really excited that my Patreon site has now gone live. Lots of content coming soon!

Earwigger released

Posted on: February 8th, 2021

Now on general release

Earwigger (Lockdown comedy short) from Syd Heather on Vimeo.

Strings arranging for Amy Turk

Posted on: November 29th, 2020

November also saw a bit of change of pace in that I added strings to Amy Turk’s fantastic new single ‘And So, Here We Are’ which was released on Friday.

I was joined by my sister Bex as well as the fine cellist Kirsten Jenson

Hope you enjoy it.

Cai Thomas single out 5th December

Posted on: November 29th, 2020

I was tasked by Rob Lewis to arrange Paul Mealor‘s fantastic ‘Wherever You Are’ which was originally written for the Military Wives Choir. As a bonus, we also decided to arrange Howard Blake’s ‘Walking in the Air’. Taking a more chamber approach (lockdown!) I scored both for similar forces: piano, harp, strings, brass along with various percussion.

Both are sung by the fabulous Cai Thomas and will be released on the Rubicon Classics Label on 5th December 2020.

Recorded during lockdown, we asked Pete Whitfield and the Up North Session Orchestra to record the strings, with Amy Turk on harp, and Graeme Flowers on trumpets and flugel. Julien Brocal and Rob Lewis on piano and piano/choir duties respectively. The fabulous choir St Thomas-on-The Bourne in Farnham where Cai originally learned to sing also join for the Mealor.

Sneak Preview here

Paul Mealor Arrangement

Posted on: September 5th, 2020

September thankfully will be a busy month with arranging a wonderful track by Paul Mealor for the soprano Cai Thomas. along with some strings for Tom Caruana’s as yet untitled project with the fabulous Son of Sam . Work also will continue on orchestrating a new musical theatre piece for Matt Harvey . A short film shoots in November – a dark comedy penned by the talented young director Jamie Maule-ffinch