johnny daukes

music and songs for film and tv

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Club Night

Anyone who’s ever walked into an empty pub or bar with a DJ pumping out tunes like it’s Saturday night at Fabric will appreciate this relentless aural assault. I started trying to make something that sounded awful but, inevitably you get into the track and start making it...

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The Hitmen

To support the malevolent menace of gangland boss Terry and his hitmen I pulled on the SG1000 and turned the amp up to 10 (they DON’T GO up to 11).

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Cracking Up

Cracking Up

Cracking Up is a BBCR4 sitcom that I wrote and produced and was broadcast in 2017. The aim was to give the music the feeling of being a character in itself and to define the quirky and off-kilter nature of the series. I’d been listening to (and marveling at) home-keyboard demos...

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Flow My Tears

This John Dowland ayre from the late 1500’s has been recorded many times but none of the existing recordings had the avant garde edge that director Marc Munden was looking for. I recorded the track with tenor Simon Wall, lute and viol da gamba with the addition of effected bass...

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In The Pines

‘In The Pines’ was originally recorded by legendary Blues musician Leadbelly and subsequently featured on the Nirvana – Unplugged album. Both of these recordings presented style and budgetary problems for the episode of Left Bank Pictures ‘Electric Dreams’. I...

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