James Cox

Bands

  • Band Role
  • Right 4 Reason Rhythm Guitar
  • Stellar Swing Ensemble MD/Keys
  • Ena Fay Keys

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2019Song and dance numbers dominate
Bella Todd
thestage.co.uk
2019I think what gives this show its extra sparkle is the quality of the performers and particularly the singing.
Arron Hendy
theargus.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020 - 2021Composer
Music Composing
Hooked
Ryan Ott
Eye In the Sky Films
Home Studio
2017 - 2021Musical Theatre Consultant
Composing / Arranging
Various Caberet/Stage ProductionsE3 Productions
2018 - 2021ASSOCIATE LECTURER - Musical Theatre
Education
MA Musical Theatre Studies CourseGoldsmiths
2020 - 2021Composer
Composing / Arranging
Pendu Tarot Project (22 Short films)
Raf & Clo
Raf & Clo
Home Studio
2019 - 2020Composer
Music Composing
THE HAUNTED: THE BUTLER DID IT!
Joseph Traynor
GOTHeatreProductions
The Old Hairdressers: Glasgow
2019 - 2020Composer
Music Composing
Innerscape (Feature FIlm)
Francesco Bori
Films For Awareness
Home Studio
2019 - 2020Composer
Music Composing
Library Music
Euan Rafferty
QMP Publishing - Westbury Music LTD
London/New York
2019 - 2020Composer
Music Composing
Happy Man
Chas Harrington
Shoot the Runner
From Home Studio
2019 - 2020Composer
Music Composing
NA - Waiting for Final Title
Aydin Tanseli
Odeon Cinemas
Odeon Cinemas UK
2019 - 2020Composer
Music Composing
Cinema Projectionists
Richard Queree
Queree Productions
Radio Documentary
2020Composer
Music Composing
Kevin Colombo
Emre Oran
Level Seven Studios
2020Composer
Music Composing
En Drömmares Vandring
Petter Ingemarsson
Petter Ingemarsson
Home Studio
2019 - 2020Arranger/Orchestrator
Composing / Arranging
GrettelOtherside Productions
The Other Palace
2020Composer
Composing / Arranging
Happy Gals
Alessia Galatini
Alessia Galatini
Home Tudio
2020Composer
Composing / Arranging
Mini Wargaming production music
Matt Glandield
Mini Wargaming
Home Studio
2019Composer
Music Composing
Venari
Scott Driver
4AM Pictures
Home Studio
2019Sound Designer/Composer
Sound Design
1 Sign Campaign Video
Lubomir Haltmar
1 Sign
From Home
2019Pianist
Live Performance
Ena Fay - I can feel it, TooEna Fay Music
2019Arranger
Composing / Arranging
Ena Fay forthcoming EP
Ena Fay
Ena Fay Music
From Home
2019Pianist
Live Performance
Billy Mayerl Album Recording
James Cox
James Cox Music
Pirate Studios
2019Composer
Live Performance
The Coming Storm
James Cox
James Cox Music
Pirate Studios
2019Composer
Music Composing
The Staff Room
Ellen Bielby
Reel Productions
Work from Home
2017 - 2018Musical Director - workshop facilitator
Education
The Jazz TicketTomorrows Warriors
Brighton Dome & QE Hall London
2018Copyist
Assistant
Laurence Chapman Music
Laurence Chapman
Laurence Chapman Music
From Home
2018Composer
Music Composing
To the StarsMilford
Brighton UK
2018Composer
Music Composing
Bobby in ParisProgress
Brighton UK
2018Musical Director
Music Direction
Jack & The Beanstalk
David Hill
E3 Productions
Brighton Metropole
2017 - 2018Composer/Musical Director
Composing / Arranging
The Colony Room
John O'Donoghue
Clockwork Music
Currently in prouction
2017 - 2018Composer/Arranger
Composing / Arranging
The Lost Play of William Shakespeare
L Daniels
Kalayjian Associates
Cherry Lane Theatre NYC
2004 - 2008Musical Director
Music Direction
Rent, Top Hat, Fame, Jekyll & Hyde, Grease, Sweet CharityElite Music Services
Uk Theatres (Touring Productions)
  • Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Spitfire Audio - Studio Strings, Aperature Strings, Earth, Percussion Swarm, Orchestral Grand Piano, BDT, HG20, Scraped Percussion, East West Ra, Logic Pro X, Master Solo Viola, Master Solo Woodwinds, Spitfire Audio - Albion One, Pro Tools, East west Symphonic Gold, Sibelius 8, Cubase pro 9, Nord Stage 2Ex

    About me

    JAMES COX is a composer, orchestrator, Musical Director and pianist based just outside Brighton, UK, who specialises in film music, music for media, music for video games and theatre music.

    His film music combines elements of orchestral, acoustic, electronic, and synthesised genres to create imaginative and diverse soundscapes that blend seamlessly with the rest of the soundtrack, enhancing the drama and developing distinctive and immersive musical scores, while his non-dramatic works explore melodic, harmonic, and textural devices so as to construct organic, evocative, and colourful musical compositions.

    Over the past few years James has written the music for documentaries, adverts, and corporate videos - including work for NFTS, Lloyds, as well as composing for dozens of short films and animations. His theatre work includes a combination of composition and musical directing, including scores for THE COLONY, THE LOST PLAY OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, JACK & THE BEANSTALK, and THE LAST LUNCH. His musical directing work has combined the direction of the majority of his original scores, as well as the musicals GUYS & DOLLS, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, HAIRSPRAY, SWEENEY TODD, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, FAME, RENT and many more.

    James is originally from Frimley in the south-east of England, and he studied music at the University of Chichester, specialising in music composition and arranging, where he was tutored by composers Stephen Baysted and Arthur Robson. He is frequently engaged as a performer on piano, both as a soloist and accompanist.

    Referees

    Available on request.

  • Skills

    Musical Skills
    • Clarinet
    • Keyboard
    • Organ
    • Piano
    • Synthesiser
    Musical Style
    • Baroque
    • Big band
    • Blues
    • Classic rock
    • Classical
    • Country
    • Funk
    • Gospel
    • Jazz
    • Pop
    • Rock
    Home Studio
    • Yes
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Organisations
    • ISM
    • Musicians' Union
    Primary Instrument
    • Piano
    Interested in
    • Composing/Arranging
    • Film
    • Live Performance
    • Music Direction
    • Production / Engineering
    • Publishing
    • Research / Academic
    • Songwriter
    • Teacher
    • Tour (International)