Biography

Ross Power is a renowned film/TV composer, music producer and session musician. He is best known for his compositional broadcast work with Micky Flanagan, Matt Lucas, Jim Cartwright, Sarah Parish and Paul Abbott (BBC, ITV, C4, Sky), as well as an award-winning selection of independent films and commissions in collaboration with internationally acclaimed orchestras (RPO, Philharmonia) and brands (Carling, Grolsch, Mazda, Volvo). 2015 saw the release of a number of exciting writing projects, including Mickey Flanagan’s Detour De France (Sky) and Paul Abbott’s (Shameless) latest drama No Offence (C4). Commissions and projects in 2016 included music for the new CBeebies show Do You Know? and four ‘New World’ influenced orchestral tracks for Billy Connolly’s, Tracks Across America. Ross brought in 2017 with two exciting commercials for Virgin Trains and Jaguar Land Rover. Over the past few years Ross has significantly increased the amount of sound design incorporated into his scores, bringing exciting textures to his musical themes, always exploring new ways and techniques to enhance the storytelling.

A classically-trained musician, Ross has always enjoyed an alternative approach to creating music where appropriate, and his instinct for striking a balance between innovation and conventionality is aided by his comprehensive knowledge of jazz, folk, classical and world music. As pianist and musical director, Ross has been involved in many live sessions, tours and TV appearances, working with stars such as Hot Chocolate, Samantha Fox, Right Said Fred (Night of the Living Fred DVD), Frankie Boyle (C4) and Ron Pope (Nashville). Ross was also musical director for Nick Helm’s Christmas Special, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 1, and he co-­wrote four power&howe productions for the Imagine Festival and Festival of Love at The Southbank Centre. His strong work ethic, sense of humour and minute attention to detail contribute to the top quality of his work, and lead to outstanding feedback from his clients.

Ross immerses himself in the moment to find sounds that closely resonate with his audience. From scores to sound design, and from adverts to stage shows, his sonic dish of the day is always served with a strong belief in the transformative power of his craft.

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