Tribute to Charlie Watts

It was so sad to hear the news of Charlie Watts – a fine musician and a charming man. 

Back in the day LMO had the pleasure of working on Charlie’s jazz album – Long Ago and Far Away, was a collection of classical songs from the 1930’s. Fond memories of making great music.

 

LMO record with UK band Don Broco

IMG_0929Don Broco are a 4 piece rock band consisting of lead singer Rob Damiani, guitarist Simon Delaney, bassist Tom Doyle and drummer Matt Donnelly. Formed in Bedfordshire in 2008, the band have released 3 studio albums and played a number of UK festivals.

LMO recorded 2 songs with Don Broco, involving an 18 piece string section led by Janice Graham, 8 piece brass and also celeste, harp, timps, vibes and glockenspiel.

IMG_0934Paul Prichard engineered the sessions, which were conducted by LMO music director Andy Brown at Abbey Road studio 2. The recordings were also filmed for future broadcast.

LMO complete the pilot series for Grace – a new flagship ITV series

LMO record 'Grace' at Air Lyndhurst HallLMO recently completed recordings for the pilot series of Grace – a new prime time ITV series with composer Matt Slater. Grace stars John Simm and is set on location in Brighton.

This film, entitled ‘Looking Good Dead’, is directed by Julia Ford. Matt Slater scored for a 44 piece string section. LMO was led by Rita Manning and conducted by the composer. The session was engineered by Paul Golding and took place at Air Lyndhurst Hall.

Grace2Grace is produced by Second Act Productions, Tall Story Pictures and Vaudeville Productions for ITV and will start broadcasting on March 14 on ITV1.

LMO start recordings for Grace – a new flagship ITV series

LMO recently started recordings for Grace – a new prime time ITV series with composer Matt Slater. Grace stars John Simm and is set on location in Brighton. Dead Simple is the first in a pilot series of 2 films.

Matt Slater scored for a 44 piece string section, which were overlaid by a quartet of solo cello. LMO was led by Rita Manning and conducted by the composer. The sessions were engineered by Paul Golding and took place at Air Lyndhurst Hall.

Grace is produced by Second Act Productions, Tall Story Pictures and Vaudeville Productions for ITV and started broadcasting on the 14th March 2021 on ITV1.

LMO record Unforgotten series 4 with Michael Price

Michael Price conducts LMO for UnforgottenLMO recently completed recordings for Unforgotten series 4 with composer Michael Price.

Unforgotten was created and written by Chris Lang, and stars Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar.

Michael Price scored for a 12 piece string section which was led by Janice Graham and conducted by the composer at Abbey Road studio 2. Cellist Peter Gregson then added solos to the soundtrack.

IMG_0773Unforgotten series 4 started broadcasting recently on ITV and will subsequently be distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide.

LMO start remote recordings

LMO has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic by initiating a series of remote recordings across a range of projects. Principal LMO musicians have been recording within the safety of their own homes.

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The final film in Endeavour series VI recently broadcast on ITV

The final film in Endeavour Series VI – ‘Degüello’ broadcasted recently on ITV.

LMO recently recorded Matt Slater’s score for the hugely popular ITV Drama series Endeavour, starring Shaun Evans at Abbey Road studios.
‘Degüello’ was directed by Jamie Donoughue and LMO was led by Rita Manning and conducted by the composer. The session was engineered by Paul Golding at Abbey Road Studio 2.

Endeavour series VI is produced by Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece for ITV.

Endeavour Series 6: Degüello from Andy Brown on Vimeo.

LMO score a new film for Endeavour series VI with Barrington Pheloung

Barry and Andy at Abbey RoadLMO recently recorded Barrington Pheloung’s score for a new film in the sixth series of the hugely popular ITV Drama series Endeavour, starring Shaun Evans.

Barrington scored for a 20 piece string section with flute doubling alto flute, oboe, 2 horns, and harp and guitar. LMO was led by David Juritz and the session was engineered by Paul Golding at Abbey Road Studio 2.

Endeavour Film 3 session - in studioEndeavour series 6 is produced by Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece for ITV and started broadcasting on February 10, 2018.

LMO continue recordings for Endeavour series VI with Matt Slater

Endeavour Film 1 sessionLMO recently recorded Matt Slater’s score for the first film in the sixth series of the hugely popular ITV Drama series Endeavour, starring Shaun Evans.

This film is directed by Johnny Kenton. Matt Slater scored for a 42 piece string section horn, harp, and piano. LMO was led by Rita Manning and conducted by the composer. The session was engineered by Paul Golding at Air Lyndhurst Hall.

Endeavour series VI is produced by Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece for ITV and started broadcasting on February 10th, 2019.

Endeavour Series VI starts broadcasting on ITV 1

Endeavour VI sessionThe first film in Endeavour Series VI started broadcasting on ITV 1 on February 10th.

LMO recently recorded Matt Slater’s score for the hugely popular ITV Drama series Endeavour, starring Shaun Evans.

This film entitled Pylon is also directed by Shaun Evans for the first time. LMO was led by Rita Manning and conducted by the composer. The session was engineered by Paul Golding at Abbey Road Studio 1.

Endeavour series VI is produced by Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece for ITV.

Read a blog post about Endeavour film 1.

Endeavour Series 6: Pylon from Andy Brown on Vimeo.