James Waymont

  • Files

    • pdf document
    • pdf document
    • video file (mov)
  • Links

    Personal Website


  • Band Role
  • Wizard of Oz Pit Band Drummer
  • Peter Pan Pit Band Drummer
  • The Tectonics Drummer
  • Eight out of Ten Band Leader/Drummer


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
Live Performance
The Wizard of Oz Easter Tour
Jamie Jones/James Shone
Shone Productions Ltd
Multiple UK Venues
2019Film Composer
Music Composing
Sacred FamousStudent Film
Live Performance
Peter Pan Pantomime (Echo Arena, Liverpool)
Adam Kelly/James Shone
Shone Productions Ltd
Echo Arena, Liverpool
2018Composer (Electroacoustic)
Music Composing
Handel's Messiah: Reimagined 2018Collective31
Omnibus Theatre, London
2018Arranger/Audio Transcriber
Composing / Arranging
Horn Section Part Preparation
Gavin Webb
The Signatures
Music Composing
Production Music for Channel 5Channel 5/Synctracks Production Music
Live Performance
Jazz Meets Bristol Symphony Orchestra
William Goodchild
Bristol Symphony
2018Film Composer
Composing / Arranging
Various Student Drama Short FilmsFreelance Composer
2017Film Composer
Music Composing
Rancheros del Jaguar (Award-winning wildlife documentary)
Sara Matasick
Freelance Composer
Live Performance
Godspell (Edinburgh Fringe Festival Show)University of Manchester Musical Theatre Society (UMMTS)
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2016Film Composer
Music Composing
University of Manchester Humanities Department Promotional Video
Creative Concern
University of Manchester
Live Performance
Anything Could Happen (Theatre Production)
Matthew Jones
Soar Valley Music Centre
2015Film Composer
Music Composing
University of Manchester Careers Service Interview Films
Geoff Deehan/Kevin Malone/UoM Careers Service Department
University of Manchester
2012Drummer/Musical Director/Composer/Keyboard Player
Live Performance
RED (Theatre Production)Ratcliffe College A2-Level Students
  • About me

    Freelance Music Composer for Film & TV | Producer | Sound Mixer/Editor | Drummer | Orchestrator & Arranger


    James’ music has been heard on Channel 5 programmes, multiple global wildlife film festival screenings, the App Store and online. Other credits include working on promotional videos for the University of Manchester (one under the direction of former BBC producer Geoff Deehan and another in collaboration with Creative Concern), video games, short independent films and ads for independent website creators.


    Credits include THE WIZARD OF OF (Easter UK tour featuring former Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood and Emmerdale/Britannia High actress Sapphire Elia), PETER PAN (pantomime at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, featuring ITV’s Mark Labbett), GODSPELL (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 show), plus various local theatre show and orchestral performances.


    Graduate from the University of Bristol (MA in Composition of Music for Film & TV - Distinction) and the University of Manchester (BA in Music - First Class).

    As an enthusiastic, hard working, reliable and efficient composer, I am very excited to continue my progress in composing music for the screen and playing drums in pit bands/on-stage bands. For every project I work on I bring together my dedication and all of my technical skills, where I relish the privileged position of collaborating with fantastic fellow creatives, from directors and producers to sound designers/engineers and video editors. I am always actively pursuing new and exciting opportunities in the music industry, using my determination, confidence and enthusiasm to extend my career progression and to firmly establish myself as a major composer and drummer in the near future.

    Website: www.jameswaymont.com

    Facebook Page:

    SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/jameswaymont

    Email: **contact removed**

    Additional Skills

    - Proficient use of various music notation software and DAWs, including Pro Tools, LogicPro and Sibelius

    - Competent drummer & percussionist (obtained Grade 8 with distinction in both Drum Kit and Orchestral Percussion exams)

    Additional Information

    Currently based in Leicestershire, but potential to relocate if necessary.

  • Skills

    Musical Skills
    • Bongo
    • Castanets
    • Cymbals
    • Drums
    • Glockenspiel
    • Gongs
    • Keyboard
    • Marimba
    • Percussion
    • Piano
    • Snare drum
    • Steel drum
    • Tam-Tam
    • Tambour
    • Tambourine
    • Timbale
    • Timpani
    • Tin Whistle
    • Triangle
    • Xylophone
    Musical Style
    • Ambient
    • Avant-garde
    • Big band
    • Blues
    • Calypso
    • Chillout
    • Classic rock
    • Classical
    • Cool jazz
    • Experimental
    • Funk
    • Jazz
    • Pop
    • Reggae
    • Rock
    • Salsa
    • Soul
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Home Studio
    • Yes
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Primary Instrument
    • Drum kit
    Interested in
    • Composing/Arranging
    • Festival
    • Film
    • Live Performance
    • Production / Engineering
    • Session Musician
    • Tour (International)
    • Tour (UK)