BIOGRAPHY

PHILIP KAY IS AN AWARD-WINNING, LONDON-BASED CONTEMPORARY COMPOSER, ARRANGER AND PRODUCER.

HIS RECENT COLLABORATIONS INCLUDE WORKING ALONGSIDE DIRECTORS SUCH AS RUPERT SANDERS (GHOST IN THE SHELL) JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET (AMELIE, A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT), JOHN HILLCOAT (THE ROAD, LAWLESS ) SEBASTIAN RICE-EDWARDS (HOPE AND GLORY, FRIDAY) RINGAN LEDWIDGE (MOST AWARDED DIRECTOR WORLDWIDE - THE GUNN REPORT) AND SCORING A NUMBER OF CANNES LIONS WINNING PROJECTS.

KAY FOUND HIS WAY INTO COMPOSITION BY LESS THAN CONVENTIONAL MEANS. IN 2001 HE FORMED THE BAND WORKING FOR A NUCLEAR FREE CITY, KNOWN FOR ITS CUTTING-EDGE EXPERIMENTAL-POP APPROACH.

THEIR DEBUT RECORD, BUSINESSMEN & GHOSTS, RECEIVED ECSTATIC RECEPTION ON IT'S RELEASE IN 2007, CULMINATING IN A NOMINATION FOR THE INTERNATIONAL EQUIVALENT OF THE MERCURY AWARD - THE CMJ SHORTLIST PRIZE. DURING THIS TIME HE DEVELOPED HIS TALENT FOR
CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRAL COMPOSITION AND ARRANGEMENT.

SINCE THEN HE HAS BEEN A SOUGHT-AFTER COMPOSER FOR PROJECTS WHICH REQUIRE A CAREFUL BALANCING ACT BETWEEN THE TRADITIONAL SCORING APPROACH AND THE MUSICAL IDIOMS OF THE 21ST CENTURY. IN 2014 HE WON THE COVETED CANNES LIONS / MUSIC & SOUND AWARD FOR BEST COMMERCIAL COMPOSITION.

HE IS WIDELY REGARDED AS ONE OF THE TOP COMPOSERS WORKING IN COMMERCIALS TODAY, sCORING FILMS FOR BRANDS SUCH AS MERCEDES-BENZ, PUMA, COCA-COLA, PLAYSTATION, HENNESSY, THE GUARDIAN, CISCO AND OTHERS.

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