Simon Walters

Photographer: Mark Lloyd

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Member Profile: Simon Walters

Website: http://www.musicalservicesunlimited.com
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Phone (m): (+0061)457843905
Phone (w): (44-208) 144 4591
   
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Software: Cakewalk/Sonar, Logic, Sibelius, Sonar, East West Goliath, Orchestra Gold etc., PDF
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music (Keele), 15+ years of using Sibelius & Cakewalk/Sonar, 20+ years in 'the business'!
Clients: London School of Musical Theatre, Starshine Music (publisher), Twist Films, Calibre Productions, Paul Holman Associates, Alexander Bermange (composer), Annette Mencke (songwriter), John Bartlett (composer), Spirit Productions (Worldwide) etc. -and you?!
Score resolutions: A4, A3
   
Profile:

I emigrated to Melbourne in 2010 from the UK, and work consistently on projects from both countries. I became a professional musician in 1994, and in the past 20 years have built a reputation for friendly and successful collaborations, fast and accurate transcriptions (with perfect pitch) and being skilled at creatively adapting or writing material: in fact, just slotting in where required reliably and on time. An additional bonus is being able to create great sounding backing tracks using software such as Logic andSonar with sounds as detailed as  East West Goliath (32Gb) and Symphonic Orchestra (194Gb!) (Platinum Plus version)

I've orchestrated and scored seven musicals (to date) for established educational publisher Starshine Music - demos (Hagbane's Doom, Keymaster & The Moon Thieves to name three) can be found here

I also co-orchestrated my first film "Morris: A Life With Bells On" starring Sir Derek Jacobi and arrange for various choirs, actors, singers, and composers - all of whom seem to come back for more, so I'm doing something right! :)

Do get in touch if you think I can be 'instrumental' in making your project happen (if you'll pardon the pun)! Please email for a sample of work if required tailored to your needs.

best, Simon

 

Reviews:

“I have worked with Simon as an MD on Kings of Swing (Calibre Productions) as well as hiring him to play keys for my solo band and MD for The Rat Pack's Back (SMA Productions). Simon's keyboard skills are second to none and he is an excellent musical director who is capable of directing musicians to the highest standards. Truly one of 'the good guys', Simon's humour and personality are always great to have on any job and he bridges the gap between musicians and singers / actors superbly. 
As an arranger Simon's work is very good with clean, easily readable parts produced on time and on budget.” January 24, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Neil Gordon, hired Simon as a Musician in 2004, and hired Simon more than once

“Simon (has) transcribed a number of songs (genre: pop) for me. I have always been very satisfied and can only highly recommend Simon. His work is accurate and always on time. Thank You Simon for your great work.” January 23, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Annette Mencke,hired Simon for Music Transcription in 2005, and hired Simon more than once

“Simon has scored and produced at least 60 songs for me. He always manages to bring out the best of the idea and will often throw in some great lyric lines or unexpected twists. I would not hesitate to recommend him for your projects. He's also super fast and well priced compared to some others I have used in the past.” January 23, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value

Mike Hume, hired Simon for score, arrangements and backing tracks in 2004, and hired Simon more than once

“Simon is an amazing pianist, great live performer, extremely reliable and incredibly loyal. It is always such a pleasure to work with him and I look forward to working with again very soon.” July 3, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Colin Waterson, hired Simon as a Arranger/Composer in 1999, and hired Simon more than once