Musical Direction, Arrangements & Composition
James is a Writer, Composer and Director for theatre and television. On leaving Edinburgh University he studied theatre direction at the Central School of Speech and Drama, after which he directed theatre and comedy in and around London. From 2003-2010 he worked as Director and Writer for the BBC. As well as directing, James has composed a wide variety of music for theatre, the BBC and other television networks.
Nicholas has been making music most of his adult life from releasing his own records to scoring for film and television and, in more recent years, theatre. His credits include: as solo artist under the name of Archangel which have been played on BBC Radio 1, 2 & 6 Music with videos on MTV, Channel 4, E4 and NME TV.
Working in close collaboration over the past five years, James and Nicholas have composed for television and theatre, including several OSC productions. Recent work includes the arrangement of the recording of a US Musical The Concrete Jungle by Bobby Cronin, and the charity album The Speyside Sessions.
In 2011 they completed their first full-length sung-through musical, Le Petit Prince, based on the novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. With the full endorsement of the Saint-Exupéry Estate the musical is now being developed for productions around the world. They are currently working on a new musical based in Ireland due to go into production in 2014.