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David Holmes Scores ‘Ocean’s Thirteen’ at Ocean Way

Pictured at Ocean Way Recording, standing (from L-R): Assistant engineer Wesley Seidman, composer David Holmes, drummer Zack Danziger and recordist Valente Torrez. Seated (from L-R): Programmer Stephen Hilton, engineer Hugo Nicolson and guitarist/bassist Jason Falkner. Photo: David Goggin.

Film composer David Holmes locked out Studio B at Ocean Way Recording to score the Warner Bros. film Ocean’s Thirteen, his third endeavor in the popular heist caper series starring George Clooney as criminal mastermind Danny Ocean. Holmes called on a large cast of musicians to create the panoramic and rhythmic scope of the score, recorded by engineer Hugo Nicolson.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Ocean’s Thirteen stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Al Pacino, Andy Garcia and Carl Reiner. It opens on June 8, 2007.

A former Irish club DJ with wide-ranging musical tastes, Holmes broke into the international music world in 1992 with his co-production of DeNiro, which featured samples of Ennio Morricone’s theme for the 1984 film Once Upon a Time In America. His first solo album, This Film’s Crap, Let’s Slash the Seats, was released in 1995. Due to the cinematic style of the album, every song was sold or licensed for film soundtracks and trailers. Ensuing albums include Let’s Get Killed and Bow Down to the Exit Sign. In addition to the Ocean’s film series, Holmes has scored Out of Sight and Buffalo Soldiers.

Holmes also released a studio album as the Free Association with partner Stephen Hilton. Together they have scored the films Code 46, Stander, The War Within and The 18th Electricity Plan. As a producer, Holmes has worked with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Primal Scream, the Manic Street Preachers and Martina Topley Bird. He is currently working on his upcoming solo album, The Dogs They Are Parading, to be released on his label Canderblinks Music & Film, a division of UK Mercury Records.

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