Rob recently scored Amazon Studios’ feature Troop Zero, directed by Bert and Bertie and starring Academy Award® winners Viola Davis and Allison Janney and is fast becoming one of the UK’s most sought-after composers and songwriters working in film and television.
His work, known for its combination of unusual and experimental instrumentation and sound with strong melodic hooks, has featured in all of directors Bert & Bertie’s projects to date including their 2016 US feature Dance Camp, boxing biopic I Am Duran with Robert De Niro for Universal Pictures, comedy feature Apartment 12 starring Mark Ruffalo, Sci-fi heist movie Slipstream starring Sean Astin and the UK horror feature Writer’s Retreat for Moli Films plus two further horror features starring Lance Henrickson in the Pumpkinhead series. Other notable credits include the BAFTA and RTS award nominated feature documentary The Girl Who Talked To Dolphins for the BBC, and the multi award winning six part US Sci-Fi drama RCVR.
In a previous life having graduated from Art College Rob toured and recorded for a number of high profile groups playing keyboards and guitar for Dodgy, The Primitives, Voice Of The Beehive, The Connells and Paul Oakenfold’s Grace for whom Rob wrote the UK hit You’re Not Mine. Rob also had his own bands Vagabond Joy and Starpower signed to EMI and Rough Trade respectively. He spent five years as audio director of UK games company Perfect Entertainment and scored a series of number one titles for them as well as games for Disney, Eidos, Sega, Codemasters, Microsoft and numerous other publishers.
Rob has produced remixes for Catatonia, Shriekback, The French and Ant. He has released his own Krautrock influenced music under the name Ausgang as well as having appeared on two Mute Records produced collections of Electronica.
"We have worked with Rob on all our films to date. From the classical to the eclectic, there are no rules that cannot be broken with Rob. His instinctive musicality astounds us. His humour, flexibility and willingness to be inspired by the director is a joy. And beyond this, his ability to capture a mood, an emotion or convey a sentiment can make even the most challenging moments work better than we ever imagined.
He finds moments we haven't yet seen. He tries things we had never considered but he also listens and builds on our ideas. Be it a thrilling crescendo or a single note, his work always deepens the film experience.
Last year he blew us away when he practically scored our entire debut feature film off his own back before we'd even shot it! We look to Rob's highly original. thought provoking and touching music to always compliment and inspire our films."
Bert&Bertie April 2013