30th September 2009
Joel Cadbury and Jah Wobble sign to Campbell Connelly
We are delighted to announce the signing of Joel Cadbury and Jah Wobble sign to Campbell Connelly. Joel was a member of the band South who received great critical acclaim and signed to James Lavelle’s label Mo’Wax. Their songs have received some high profile synchs including Paint The Silence in The OC. Joel has joined the band UNKLE both as a vocalist and co-writer (along with other Campbell Connelly writer Gavin Clark). They have just finished work on the new album which will be released early 2010.
From the unforgettable basslines in Public Image Ltd to his latest release, the extraordinary Chinese Dub album, Jah Wobble (John Wardle) has been at the centre of ground-breaking and inventive music. He has worked with musicians as diverse as Sinead O'Connor, Baaba Maal, Dolores O'Riordan, Natasha Atlas, Gavin Friday, Bjork, Ginger Baker, The Orb, Massive Attack, Primal Scream and Brian Eno. He runs his own label, 30 Hertz, and his autobiography Memoirs of a Geezer was published by Serpent’s Tail in September. Joel and John took part in the Music Sales Songwriting Sessions in June, writing with Jocelyn Pook, Hayley Westenra, Beth Orton, Gavin Clark, Martin Creed and Bishi.
Film and TV scores
The celebrated pairing of director Shane Meadows and actor Paddy Considine returns in the hilarious faux-rockumentary Le Donk and Scor-zay-zee. Considine plays Donk, a rock ‘n’ roll roadie who has lived, loved and learned. Donk used to think he had it all, but 15 years later he’s lost his classy, pregnant girlfriend to another man and is trying to turn his life around. Opportunity comes knocking in the form of up-and-coming Nottingham rap prodigy Scor-zay-zee (playing himself). With Meadows’ fly-on-the-wall crew in tow, Le Donk sets up for an Arctic Monkeys gig and also sets out to make Scor-zay-zee a star – by securing him a support slot. An unpredictable, irrepressible paean to spontaneous filmmaking – and to a burgeoning UK rap talent – this is improvisational British comedy at its finest. Continuing their history of collaboration, Meadows once again includes songs by Gavin Clark in the film: ‘Buy Me A Suit’ and ‘Words’. The film will open across the UK in October. There will be special screening at the Curzon Soho in London on Sunday 11 October with a Q&A with director Shane Meadows, actor Paddy Considine and producer Mark Herbert.
Please click below to watch the trailer for the film.
Gabriel Yared has scored the biopic of Amelia Earhart starring Hilary Swank as the aviation pioneer, Richard Gere as her husband and a host of other stars, directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, Vanity Fair). Amelia is due for release in the UK and Ireland on November 13. Gabriel also scored the film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky about the romance between the designer and composer directed by Jan Kounen. The film closed Cannes Film Festival and will open across Europe later this year.
Rhys Ifans in Mr Nice
Philip Glass will score the film Mr Nice which stars Rhys Ifans as the legendary cannabis smuggler Howard Marks and Chloë Sevigny
as his wife. Mr Nice is directed by Bernard Rose who Glass previously worked with on Candyman.
Joby Talbot is writing the music for the new series of CBBC’s Tracy Beaker written by Jacqueline Wilson.
Miguel Mera has scored the short film Holler by acclaimed director Cassius Matthias.
Craig Armstrong is scoring the re-make of Clash of the Titans directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Danny Huston and Gemma Arterton. He also continues his collaboration with actor/director Peter Mullan (The Magdalene Sisters), writing the music for the forthcoming Neds.
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