SEEKINGBand to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin.
Very keen to get out and play with real musicians again!
I've many years experience playing in bands as a guitarist, bassist and singer, I also produce a lot of electronic music / ambient scores and the like, from my home studio.
Open to all sorts of collaborations! And open to cover bands / paid gigs (aren't we all?)
Give me a shout!
(Work as a sound technician in the evenings)
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jul 27 2019
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
Everything from the cheesiest Chart Pop to complete nonsense end-of-the-world NOISE DESTRUCTION ... And many points in between!
Warp Records, Aphen, Autechre, Amon Tobin, BoC, Four Tet, Portishead, Meat Beat Manifesto, Brian Eno, Clark, Holy Other, Rob Clouth, Plaid. ...
Quirky rock sh*t:
TrioVD, 65Daysofstatic, Holy fu*k, Strobes, Sungazer, Zu
Other random flavours:
Mike Patton, Xiu Xiu, Swans, Solar Bears, Nick Drake, Magnetic Fields, Massive Attack, John Grant, The Bad Plus, Bjork, NIN, Underworld.
... A fair amount of stuff.
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Lead Guitar:
Several shitty, cheap acoustic guitars. (Including a Yamaha semi-acoustic)
Two electric guitars: Epiphone SG (with custom pickups and machine heads) and Yamaha Pacifica.
Marshall MG50 amp.
Two electric basses: Washburn 4 string and Westfield 5 string.
Some synth toys, drum machines and MIDI controllers.
Ableton & a Macbook
Some decent mics....
[MEDIA] HIVE Loyalty App - Video Soundtrack
[MEDIA] HIVE Loyalty App - Video SoundtrackMusic Commission for "HIVE Loyalty App" Video. http://www.hiveloyalty.com/
[MEDIA] New Toys - iPhone App Video Soundtrack
[MEDIA] New Toys - iPhone App Video SoundtrackMusic Commission for Ecliptic Labs' "Fusion Publisher App" Video. https://vimeo.com/30510216
[FILM] 6 Shooter - Short Film Soundtrack
[FILM] 6 Shooter - Short Film SoundtrackMusic Soundtrack for Belfast-made "6 Shooter" movie by Neil Carey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLloDPw90Ns
[GAME] Nocturnal - iPad Game Soundtrack
[GAME] Nocturnal - iPad Game SoundtrackMusic & Sound Design Commission for "Nocturnal" game by Ecliptic Labs http://eclipticlabs.com/nocturnal
[MEDIA] UTV Weather with Progressive
[MEDIA] UTV Weather with ProgressiveOne of my two writing commissions for UTV Weather, which ran from Oct 2013 until Feb 2014
[THEATRE] The Kitchen, The Bedroom & The Grave
[THEATRE] The Kitchen, The Bedroom & The GraveMusic Commission for Accidental Theatre's production "The Kitchen, The Bedroom & The Grave" which ran in the Baby Grand Opera House in Belfast, and toured around Northern Ireland in Feb & Mar 2014. I composed and recorded this music along with Tom Hughes - Cello and Paul McGuinness - Violin. The complete soundtrack for this production is available to purchase here: http://www.accidentaltheatre.co.uk/store/kbg-soundtrack
[THEATRE] Lost Bikini - The Recipe Of The Lost Martini
[THEATRE] Lost Bikini - The Recipe Of The Lost MartiniCreated by Accidental Theatre, early 2015, The Lost Martini was an immersive theatre experience, with a live jazz band at the centre. For this ambitious project I composed nine original pieces of jazz flavoured music, spanning several areas of the genre. Recording the songs in my home studio took place over several weeks, before some of these musicians then rehearsed with myself, translating the songs to perform them within the production itself. "The Lost Martini Band" went onto to perform these songs at other events outside of this theatre production and recently reformed to play at Accidental Theatre's move from their old headquarters in Belfast's city centre. On this recording: Vocals: Sarah Lyle Trumpet: Michael Barkley Drums: Niall Kelly Violin & Accordion: Paul McGuinness Guitar: Marty Byrne In the live Lost Martini band: Chris Allen: upright bass. Written, recorded, produced by Marty Byrne, 2015 More info: https://accidentaltheatre.co.uk/archive/the-lost-martini
[THEATRE] Mydidae - Composition & Sound Design Preview
[THEATRE] Mydidae - Composition & Sound Design PreviewPrime Cut Productions commissioned me to write music for their production of Jack Thorne's "Mydidae", at the MAC Upstairs for the 2015 Belfast International Arts Festival. The show was a great success and had some outstanding reviews! **** 4 STARS Irish Times **** 4 STARS Irish News “Absolutely amazing, so lucky to have seen this amazing performance and production” “Excellent production, acting was great. The whole thing was very powerful and left a rawness. Truly emotive, really well done” To try and match the play's own stark, stripped back setting, I decided to limit myself instrumentally, using guitar, strings, piano and only a few other elements. I wrote several pieces for Mydidae over three weeks, working collaboratively with director Rhiann Jeffreys and the rest of the creative team. My original music for Mydidae is now available on iTunes, Spotify and many other digital stores.Have a listen! MYDIDAE MUSIC REVIEWS "Mydidae is a surprising and entertaining soundscape, one which combines musicality with psychology and the result is a thoughtful and provocative assemblage that is equal parts eerie and unsettling." - Pastie Bap "Relatively few soundtracks bear scrutiny beyond the visual context of the action they’re meant to illustrate. Byrne’s Mydidae does, and makes you wonder what he might be capable of given an even broader canvas to work on, in film or documentary. " - Culture Northern Ireland "The attention to light and shadow shows up in mood and sentiment. This collection of tracks, is in itself, a work of art." - Gigging NI
[THEATRE] The Place Between - Composition & Sound Design Preview
[THEATRE] The Place Between - Composition & Sound Design PreviewThe Place Between Liv’s sad and doesn’t know why. Olivia needs to say Thank you. Amy knew it was too soon. Jack is standing too close to the edge. Four different people, four different battles and far more questions than answers. Created as part of Prime Cut’s PARTICIPATE programme “The Place Between” looks at Mental Health and Suicide through the eyes of our young people. We hear of the services and support in place, and a war that rages to make sense of the World. Actors:- Jordan Baker , Holly Greig, Robert Kane , Adele McGribbon, Writers:- Jordan Baker , Lauren Moffet, Emer Reid Community Partners:- Lighthouse Charity, North Belfast Alternatives, Greater Shankill Alternatives, Hydebank Young Offenders Centre Sound Design & Composition - Marty Byrne
[THEATRE & DANCE] Please - Sound Design Preview
[THEATRE & DANCE] Please - Sound Design PreviewP L E A S E is a performance which will awaken the heart of humanity PLEASE by Carolyn Blair Through dance, music and monologues the audience will be transported to the illusive sanctuary of ‘The Eating Disorder’. While listening carefully to the collective voice of young women who have struggled with eating disorders the audience will embark on a journey of discovery, never to be forgotten. The desire to please’ is one of most familiar but most often misunderstood characteristics of those with eating disorders. Revolutionise your understanding of eating disorders. Don’t miss this opportunity. Monday 29th May 2017 Doors open 7pm. Performance 7.30 - 8.30pm
[THEATRE] Gordon Osram's Funeral - Composition & Sound Design Preview
[THEATRE] Gordon Osram's Funeral - Composition & Sound Design PreviewGORDON OSRÀM'S FUNERAL Developed by Dave Kinghan & Accidental Theatre Directed by Richard Lavery Accidental's Spring 2016 show, GORDON OSRÀM’S FUNERAL, is a daring, immersive play developed by Accidental from an original script by Dave Kinghan. Audiences will find themselves in a gallery tracing the path of the fictitious Gordon Osràm's life and work, featuring videos, photographs, interventions and interactive exhibits. As the night unfolds, the performance explodes into life and Osràm's darker motives build to a fever pitch, and a personal question faces everyone present: What memory of ourselves do we wish to leave behind? Gordon Osràm was an internationally-renowned performance artist whose career spanned almost three decades. Spending the last years out of the spotlight, the reclusive Osràm has now crafted his own “funeral” - an exhibition celebrating his career and culminating in an original performance piece, one last great work of art. Join us and raise a toast to the artist. Leave your own mark and confront your inner motives whilst exploring the sights, sounds and events of Osràm’s final hurrah. (Mourning dress optional.)