Classically trained at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music, Andrew Reynolds is an award-winning music professional based in London, UK. With an eclectic approach to music and over 10 years of experience, Andrew has developed a specialised skill set that allows him to work within a multitude of musical genres to fulfil any brief to an extremely high standard.
Composer | Film, Theatre and TV
As an independent composer, his acoustic compositions have ranged in size from pieces for soloists through to pieces for full orchestra. Some performances have been by the BBC Singers, RNCM Brand New Orchestra, Royal Academy of Music Clarinet Prize, The London New Winds Festival, ddmmyy series and ACM Ensemble. When he's not busy crafting his own sounds, Andrew writes and produces commercial music and sound design that is suitable for a wide variety of visual genres. He is often employed to write for film, TV and theatre using a range of musical mediums. In March 2017 Andrew received an “Offie” (“Off-West End Awards”) nomination for Best Sound Design on LZA Theatre's production of Lally Katz's, “Eisteddfod”. Andrew's work has featured at establishments such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tristan Bates Theatre, King's Head Theatre, Theatre N16, Etcetera Theatre and The Old Red Lion Theatre. Credits include: Call Waiting (film, 2015), Money Womb (theatre, 2015), The 5 second Film Project (film, 2015), Sins of the Flesh (film, 2015), Ugly Lovely (theatre, 2016), Drawn In (theatre, 2016), Spill Your Guts Here (theatre, 2016), Eisteddfod (theatre, 2017), A Woman Alone (theatre, 2017), Two Gentlemen of Verona (film, 2017).
Producer & DJ
In 2010 Andrew started producing electronic music under his own name and has subsequently developed professional skills in recording, mixing and mastering. In May 2015, his collaborative work with director, Shiny, on music video, "Volta", won "Best Experimental Music Video" at the Berlin Music Video Awards 2015. The piece has since been nominated for awards at Encounters Film & Animation Festival, Zealous X Film Festival, and was selected to feature as part of the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival fringe programme. In September 2016 Andrew began working as a producer, engineer and tutor at the Secretsundaze Studios. In this position he is trusted to work on a one-to-one basis with clients in consulting and assisting on the development of a host of various project types. At the Secretsundaze Studios Andrew also gives group classes to producers at beginner/intermediate levels. Andrew is soon to release under his own name on Mall Grab's record label, Steel City Dance Discs. He has received support from a number of notable musicians and establishments whose names include: Dummy Magazine, Mall Grab, Watch The Hype Magazine, ooukfunkyoo, Secretsundaze, Hunger TV, International Music Video Festival, Moskalus, BBC Radio 6 Music Festival and The Film Network. Andrew performs as a DJ under his own name. In 2017 he featured for a 1 hour long set as part of the Steel City Dance Discs “12 hour takeover” on Rinse FM.
Working as an Orchestrator/Arranger, Andrew has been involved in various projects for film, TV and the concert hall. Recent clients include Will Gregory (Goldfrapp), Red Bull Music Academy, Danny L Harle (PC Music and Columbia Records), John Harle (EMI Classics), Chester Music Publishers, the Futures Choir and the Festival Chamber Orchestra.
Performer & curator
A frequent performer and curator, in 2013 Andrew was the founding member of The Winter Jazz Nights and Audio Mixer. Both projects were aimed specifically at giving performance opportunities to young musicians in south-west London. The Winter Jazz Nights gained significant support from the UK Jazz Services and in 2014 Audio Mixer was selected by The Warehouse Project organisers to be featured as part of a project entitled, Awaken Ibiza. In March 2014 Andrew joined Marc Almond and John Harle on tour for their collaborative project, The Tyburn Tree, as an electronic music technician. In this role he was responsible for setting up and maintaining electronic systems for the realisation of electronic sounds whilst ensuring that cues were met accurately during performance.
From 2013 to 2014 Andrew worked as a part-time assistant administrator to events production company, artist agency, and record label, ESIP Ltd & Global Mix. Here he was responsible for assisting the CEO (John Ellson) in the production of events at some of the UK's largest and most well known venues and festivals that include the Barbican Centre, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Bridgewater Hall, Colston Hall, Brighton Dome, Cambridge Corn Exchange, Made in the UK (United States), and the Imperial Wharf Jazz Festival.
In 2014 Andrew Reynolds worked part-time with Avishai Cohen (jazz bassist), his management team, and Razdaz Recordz as a social media consultant. Other clients have included Marc Almond, John Harle and Sospiro Records.
Details of education
Andrew Reynolds graduated from the Junior Royal College of Music in 2008, and from the Royal Northern College of Music [BMus(Hons)] in 2012. He studied guitar and piano as second studies to his primary studies in composition.