LONDON, United Kingdom – Multi-award winning, BAFTA and IVOR NOVELLO nominated composer Richard Jacques recently returned to Abbey Road for his latest project, HEROVILLE, an original album of exhilarating big band and orchestral compositions recorded with London’s top A-list session musicians for global music sync agency, West One Music Group. Composed, orchestrated and conducted by Jacques, HEROVILLE is inspired by the animated film genre, featuring an eclectic range of styles from animated family fun, to heroic adventure, romance and tension, as well as Jacques’ signature jazz and symphonic styles as heard on his scores for The Muppets and James Bond franchises. West One Music Group, a leading global music agency that provides authentic music for leading brands and media companies, will release HEROVILLE digitally on July 28. Licensing for HEROVILLE is available exclusively through West One Music Group.
“I had a blast composing the music for HEROVILLE, the perfect accompaniment to an animated feature film,” says Richard Jacques. “It’s always a thrill to record at Abbey Road with the cream of the crop of London’s finest musicians, whose exquisite performances and musicality really bring the tracks to life. What an incredibly fun project!”
Classically trained from a young age at the Royal Academy of Music in London with an extensive repertoire including orchestral, jazz and popular music genres, Richard Jacques is a multiple award-winning composer for film, television and video games. Best known for his critically acclaimed orchestral scores for blockbuster franchises such as James Bond 007: Blood Stone (Activision), Mass Effect (BioWare), Alice In Wonderland (Disney), Starship Troopers (Empire/Sony Pictures), Headhunter (Sega), and LittleBigPlanet 2: The Muppets (Sony), Jacques’ dramatic music can also be heard in numerous premier TV and movie theatre campaigns for some of the world’s largest media agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi and McCann Ericsson, and top name brands such as Audi, Bacardi, Mercedes-Benz and Stella Artois. His music for television includes top brand shows for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.
Described by Music From The Movies as “One of the most refreshing orchestral scores in many years,” Jacques’ breakout Hollywood orchestral score Headhunter was the first video game soundtrack to record with A-list musicians at the world famous Abbey Road Studios’ Studio One. Returning to the action genre in epic style, Jacques’ award-winning music for James Bond 007: Blood Stone took interactive action scoring to the next level as he delivered a high energy score which truly immerses the audience in a thrilling, cinematic Bond experience. Internationally acclaimed by critics as a “Classic modern Bond score,” Jacques’ music includes brand new themes for all of the major characters and settings as well as various ethnic instrumentation for the exotic locations that Bond visits, including Athens, Istanbul and Bangkok. The score was recorded with A-list musicians at Abbey Road Studio 2 and received top honours for “Best Original Composition” from leading music supervisors at The Music and Sound Awards.
Jacques recently opened his new state-of-the-art studio facility in central London and is currently writing music for new advertising, television, video games and other visual media projects, including an animated feature film. He is a Fellow of Wells Cathedral School and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Essex for services to Music and Media. For more information visit www.richardjacques.com.
West One Music Group is a global music agency that partners with talented composers to create authentic, live-recorded music for leading brands and media companies. The company is based in London, with offices in Los Angeles and New York City. For more information visit www.westonemusic.com.
HEROVILLE is available for streaming on Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and to purchase from iTunes:
HEROVILLE is available to license from West One Music Group: http://www.westonemusic.com/album/wom-405/heroville.