The Fight Before Christmas is now out on Apple TV+
‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas review – festive cheer turns to horror with the neighbour from hell ****
Becky Read’s documentary about a Christmas-obsessed man who inflicted camels, choirs and thousands of visitors on a small town is anxiety-inducing – and totally enraging
From 7 March 2022 I go on a 50 date tour with The Divine Comedy - for further info go to Tour page with dates and ticket links
New six part documentary for CNN on Princess Diana out November 2021
A new Netflix drama released 18 August 2021 Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes (2021) set in 80s England Britain’s most notorious serial killer, Dennis Nilsen, confessed to killing 15 people in 1983. Over a five-year period, he picked up vulnerable young men, lured them back to his home and strangled them, before disposing of their bodies under the floorboards.
DON'T F**K WITH CATS: HUNTING AN INTERNET KILLER
December 22 2019 Esquire
Netflix is pumping out gripping true crime documentaries like there’s no tomorrow, and the streaming service’s latest offering is the three-part series Don’t F**K With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer. The docu-series tells the story of one of Canada’s most infamous crimes, the murder of Lin Jun. Lin was killed by Luka Magnotta, who courted internet infamy before the murder by circulating videos of himself killing kittens. Here’s what you should know about the man who became the subject of an international manhunt.
18 March 2019 Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web BBC FOUR STORYVILLE
When Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs, no one could have envisioned that conflict spreading to a digital battlefield. And yet, with the dark-web empire Silk Road, that is exactly what happened. This gripping doc explores the infamous marketplace, from the supposedly utopian ideals of founder Dread Pirate Roberts – AKA physics graduate Ross Ulbricht – to efforts by US law enforcement to shut it down. Mark Gibbings-Jones
Finding Time (Sony Classical) July 6 2015
The reviews for Finding Time don’t seem to be slowing down! Unrecorded.mu gave Finding Time a 75/100, saying:
“Finding Time is rich to a learned ear, it’s not limited by its references. The album is very much its own kind of creature, a subtle and affecting series of tracks that are composed in such a way that make them live under your skin without you realising.” Read the full review here.
Mentioned Reviews on ‘Finding Time’
Mentioned Reviews had a lot to say about ‘Finding Time’
“It’s a tough album to decipher, and one that can leave many interpretations, but it’s very well-orchestrated and definitely a late night headphones album that you can easily get lost in.” Read the rest of the review here.
IndieLondon reviews Finding Time
See what IndieLondon had to say about ‘Finding Time’
Finding Time, a consistently absorbing journey that is more than capable of crossing genres…” Read more here.
4* From The Irish Times
The Irish Times deem’s Andrew’s ‘Finding Time’ worthy of 4*
“Finding Time, however, sees Skeet drift beautifully into territory influenced (casually, subtly) by Michael Nyman and byweighty personal/emotional themes.” – Read the full review here.
Q&A with Classic FM
Classic FM hosted a web chat between fans and Andrew Skeet. You can read the Q&A piece here.
Watch: Setting Out Music Video
Andrew premièred his brand new music for Setting Out over on The Line of Best Fit. You can watch it here.
Finding Time: Out Now!
My debut solo album, Finding Time, is out now via Sony Classical.
Swallows & Amazons
Arranging Neil Hannon’s songs … The National Theatre with Tom Morris and Helen Edmundson started developing a musical version of Swallows and Amazons in 2007. The Divine Comedy’s frontman Neil Hannon wrote the music.
The musical premiered at the Bristol Old Vic on 1 December 2010 and played at the Vaudeville Theatre, in London’s West End, from 15 December 2011, prior to going on tour around the UK from January to May 2012.
The production is being revived with new arrangements in Bristol this Christmas (December 2014)
The Greatest Video Game Music I&II (2011)
Billboard top 20 album arranged, conducted and produced …
The Greatest Video Game Music, performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, features classical orchestrations of video game themes including those from Super Mario Bros., Call of Duty, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, Halo, World of Warcraft, Angry Birds and many more. It was named Rolling Stone’s “weirdest hit album” of 2011, and debuted at #23 on the Billboard 200 – the highest debut for an orchestral release since 2005’s Star Wars Episode III soundtrack.
A sequel, The Greatest Video Game Music 2 was released a year later.
The Counsellor (25 October 2013)
A 2013 British-American thriller film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Cormac McCarthy. It stars Michael Fassbender as the eponymous Counselor—who gets in over his head in a drug deal around the troubled Juarez, Mexico / Texas border area—as well as Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt. Conducting and orchestrating, the score was written by long term collaborator Daniel Pemberton.
Seventh Heaven (7 May 2012)
Seventh Heaven is a new double album of pieces written by Anthony Phillips and I and released last year on Voiceprint. It collects together works we have produced for a number of different projects over the last five years both including solo works, chamber and orchestral pieces.
I wrote the music for this three part fascinating documentary on BBC Two earlier this year. Presented by Pamela Cox and directed by Archie Powell the show charts the history of the British shopgirl from the mid-nineteenth century.
Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives (1 June 2014)
I wrote the score for this documentary in which explorer Mike Libecki investigates a famous 50 year old Russian mysterious mass murder in the Ural Mountains.
Vodka Empire (2012)
I scored this movie in which director Daniel Edelstyn embarks on a voyage of discovery which leads him from a mysterious family diary and small investigation of his family history to a Vodka Factory in the Ukraine owned by his aristocratic ancestors who were forced out during the revolution.