In the latest instalment of Ian’s exclusive interview series, Ian has the pleasure of sitting down with the very talented and knowledgeable composer Gareth J. Rubery, superstar of the future! Gareth talks about humble beginnings in a musical household, growing up with a mouthpiece for a rattle and playing piano duets with his mother, wearing many hats with his band Radiate, the gear he uses in his studio, recording a string quartet in his home, putting his music out into the world and growing a following of amazing people on Twitter, his love for cello, Superman, Back to the Future and The X-Files, thoughts on Batman v Superman, his astonishing musical career so far, favourite composers, and heaps more!
Join Captain Wend and quartermaster Will on the fastest ship in the Caribbean, the nigh-uncatchable SS Scourge of the Sea, for the first episode in their new series of special Pirates of the Caribbean Score Guides! In celebration of the latest instalment in the series Dead Men Tell No Tales, they guide you through the memorable score to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, composed by Klaus Badelt and producer Hans Zimmer.
Your hosts steer you through the soundtrack seas, exploring themes, leitmotifs, gushing over their favourite musical moments in each cue and taking you their passenger, their attentive listener on an informative and entertaining track-by-track ride through the soundtrack release with the help of their beloved Cursed Crew*, every one of them worth their salt!
*We want to give a hearty thank you and a piratey arrr to our Cursed Crew for sailing under our colours, having the courage and fortitude to follow orders and stay true in the face of danger and almost certain death, and giving us a plunder of musical insights more valuable than the entire Spanish Main: Chad Hopkins, Tiffany Jordan, Rob Rawdon, Benson Farris, Megan Culley and Jennifer Wolff.
Sea legs at the ready landlubbers…it’s time we talk Pirates!
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Walt Disney Records (2003)
Hello the internet and welcome to episode 83 of Sideshow & Tell, your regular newscast where your host Ian Crabb brings you all the exciting happenings from the world of composers, film and television music, and movie news! First of all, Ian discusses the latest soundtrack releases including Cars 3 by Randy Newman, from Walt Disney Records and Churchill by Lorne Balfe, from Filmtrax. Ian also brings us the news that composer Harold Faltermeyer will be returning to score the sequel ‘Top Gun: Maverick‘, Disney animation sequel, ‘Frozen 2’, delivers two Home Video Picks and wraps up SAT83 with his Pick of the Week by composer Brian Tyler from Back Lot Music!
In our latest interview, Ian has the absolute pleasure of sitting down with the wonderfully charming and incredibly talented composer Ilan Eshkeri, who talks about learning violin from an early age, collaborating with Matthew Vaughn on Stardust, the pressure of writing music for The Snowman and The Snowdog, recording Hannibal Rising with Dino De Laurentiis at Abbey Road, having heaps of fun on Kick-Ass, playing with numbers on 47 Ronin, the role of a film composer, creating the sound palette for Coriolanus, scoring the new Sergei Polunin documentary Dancer, being inspired by John Barry for the Johnny English Reborn score and answering many listener questions along the way. Enjoy!
In the latest episode of In Defence Of, host Ian Crabb is joined by his band of inmates, the fearless leader, out of the airlock, Will ‘Ripley’ Dodson, the enigma of space, Andrew ‘Xenomorph’ Steele, the wild, unpredictable, Mr. Todd Horan, and the welcome return of the podfather himself, Erik Woods.
In episode 11 of IDO, the team defend the 1992 sequel Alien 3 and it’s incredible score by composer Elliot Goldenthal! Is it that bad? Does it deserve the vitriol? Is hindsight a friend to this film? Listen and find out!
Join Rebel host Wend and co-pilot Will Dodson on the SSR-15, for the first and only special Star Wars Score Guide of 2017! In celebration of the recent Blu-ray release, they guide you through the incredible score to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, by composer Michael Giacchino.
Your hosts explore all the themes and adaptations, gush over their favourite musical moments in each cue and take you the listener on an informative and entertaining web John Williams spun, navigate his many themes and motifs, old and new, highlight their favourite moments in each cue and take you their passenger, their loyal listener on an informative and entertaining track-by-track ride through the soundtrack release with the help of their proud Rebel Alliance*.
*We want to give a GALACTIC thank you to our strongest Rebel Alliance yet for burning down Imperial flags across the galaxy, protecting the Kyber crystals, and giving us better musical insights than ever: Rob Rawdon, Jamie Burns, Megan Culley, Dane Walker, Jennifer Wolff, Tiago Gomes and Thomas Midena.
Rebels everywhere, gather your things…it’s time we talk Rogue One.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Walt Disney Records (2016)
Hello the internet and welcome to episode 82 of Sideshow & Tell, your regular newscast where your host Ian Crabb brings you all the exciting happenings from the world of composers, film and television music, and movie news! First of all, Ian discusses the latest soundtrack releases including The Circle by Danny Elfman, from Sony Masterworks, and Genius by Lorne Balfe and Hans Zimmer, from Milan Records. Ian also brings us the news that composer Christophe Beck will be returning to score the upcoming Disney animation sequel, ‘Frozen 2’, delivers not one but TWO Home Video Picks and wraps up SAT82 with his Pick of the Week by composer Tyler Bates from Hollywood Records!