UK musician and composer Tunes Are Me brings dramatic music that can be fun or serious. "Trash" is our favorite: an ambient track with a quirky melody, steady beats and an Ethnic/African sensibility. The brainchild of Michael Gaughan (a classically trained guitarist who has played with Elton John, Massive Attack, and other icons), Tunes Are Me creates music in over 30 genres, and is often featured on BBC, radio, and shows like Globe Trekker, and fashion promo and catwalk runways. And his romantic themes present an edgy, youthful urban vibe.
Michael Gaughan, the composer behind Tunes Are Me, is a classically trained guitarist, works as a professional musician, and has recorded for EMI, had multiple plays on BBC and commercial radio, and is also a published songwriter.
Michael is a gigging musician and through the years has played with Karl Brazil, Robbie Wiliams, Elton John, Leona Lewis, Lionel Richie, Bob Bradley, Sugarbabes, Girls Aloud, Gabriela Cilmi, Dan Hegarty, Massive Attack, and Tom Jones -- but is spending more and more time in his studio creating atmospheres from the deliriously happy to the deathly sad, and from weird to downright spooky -- and is constantly adding to his catalog of over 200 tracks here on our site.
Recent credits include: Cadbury Dairy Milk, Capital One, Dorothy Perkins, Persil,02, Domino’s Pizza, Mazuma Mobile, Kellogg's, Gillette, Mail on Sunday, Witch Cosmetics, Sky, BBC iPlayer, Virgin Media, HBO, Hollyoaks Channel 4, BBC1, Discovery, BBC2, National Geographic, and CBBC.
Dark, desolate and confused orchestral opening gives a mood of loss and searching, developing in to a feel of searching for something or someone in the aftermath of a disaster, war, battle, human catastrophe. Instrumental, Dangerous, Apprehensive Music
Recurring and developing guitar themes with a plodding and instant drum and bass track make this unusual piece a candidate for any scene with a contemporary and leading edge vibe requirement, a prettyish guitar melody joins half way through to add a new nuance. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
A musical journey in to a very troubled mind, a cold, dark orchestral and percussion based track, a killer planning the murder of his next victim, a grieving soul trying to come to terms with loss, the preoccupation of a disturbed individual, reflecting upon a desperate situation, psycho. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
Quirky, weird and disturbing, a musical journey through a swamp, brain fug, moments of lucidity, moments of confusion and frustration, industrial strife, a disturbed mind, agitated thought process, bewildered and trying to make sense of surroundings, not being understood, perturbed and discomfited. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
Heavily percussive, slightly disjointed and some weird melodic lines suggestive of thinking or situations that aren't quite working out, mental frustration and mind fog, aimless wander, driving with a rain soaked wind shield, lost in a maze, police mystery, crime solving, dealing with the impossible, Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
Powerful intro,lots of drums percussion,strings and weird noises all add to the atmosphere of running scared and looking for somewhere to hide,ideal for action adventure,TV,Film,Video Games', Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
Orchestral based with percussion, dark with moments of normality giving the impression of something thats going well and then takes a dissonant and disturbing direction. strings, horns brass and percussive orchestral feel with some cool production sounds, you never quite feel safe. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
Powerful and spooky sounds with big drums, strings and brass, suggestive of being chased by a monsterous machine, a lumbering animal, trying to escape from oppression, running across a battlefield, tension in a city, a disturbed and emotional state of mind, paranoid feelings, the hounds of hell. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Deeply atmospheric, featuring strings, piano and percussion, crime or corporate, mind games, business, marketing, industrial espionage, murder. Ambient music with pulsating groove and electronic influences. This piece is very atmospheric and thus works well for business presentation, crime, promo. Instrumental, Dangerous, Apprehensive Music
Heavy bass and drum vibe with piano and strings depicting trouble in the distance, in a cave, under the ground, elements of danger and destruction, growing revolution, civil strife and unrest, the people are going to take power, dangerous times to come, beware and be warned, overthrow the power. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
Moody, depressing with a very dark atmosphere with menacing undertones, using dissonant high strings and electronic effects, scary and disturbing vibe, uneasy and suffering, hurting, pain, troubled, wretched and awful mood. backdrop for horror, suspense and anguished scenes. Instrumental, Horror, Horror Psychological
This dark, brooding, melancholy track leans heavily on atmosphere created by strings, choir and a simple piano line, despair and desolation pervade all as it seeps in to the mind, a graveyard scene, the aftermath of a gargantuan struggle, dead and wounded, a tortured soul, staring in disbelief. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
A quirky theme played by a band with strings, piano and horns, would suit haunting spoof bungled, spiritual environment, dance of the skeletons, the silliest spooky dance, grab a zombie and off you go, street scene with unusual elements, black comedy, unusual work environment, flying pigs. Instrumental, Dangerous, Psychedelic
Track opens with a bass and percussion track and builds to a full blown scary suspense track, taking lots of different twists and turns on the way, confusion and consternation, neighbors making strange noises at night, the inside of a very disturbed mind, agitation and alarm, disorientation. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Low level tension, spooky, evocotive strings and lurking bass with watching drums. CSI ish mood, suspense, someone or something waiting in the shadows, creepy furtive prowlers. Thinking, decision makers pondering, medical drama, life or death, doubt. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
Powerful, atmospeheric bass and drums underpin a journey through cavernous tunnels of sound evocotive of danger and desolation, abandonment and having to go it alone, strange creatures lurking in the shadows, business or industrial endeavour, getting on with it in the face of adversity. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
Bristly, busy and disturbing, with percussion, piano, keyboards and atmospheric sounds and effects, would work for crime, suspense, corporate or anywhere a mood of confusion, concentration or harassment are required. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
Strong bass and drums hold a spooky and freaky tea party, only aliens, ghosts and ghouls are invited but some aliens get to hear and gate crash, the result is a conducted cacophony, the aliens do try to sing but are spirited away, which leaves the ghosts and ghouls to fight it out. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
Aggressive and abrasive, big, brash and dramatic, lots of action including sirens, crashes and bangs, bullets evocative of riots, protests and civil unrest., violent and quarrelsome, confusion and lawlessness, street fighting, disturbing and uncomfortable. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dramatic Chase
Dark orchestral sounds percussion and voices and a sense of going deeper and deeper in to trouble, a disturbed mind with glimpses of lucidity, electronic voices and male choir, a dark dreary dungeon, trying to escape in to the fresh air, pointless endeavour, hanging on by the fingernails, then final, Instrumental, Dangerous, Psychedelic
A moody, atmospheric war torn battle weary, desolate musicscape starting with a sparse rhythmic vibe and nebulous sounds gradually evolving with a simple piano melody, being joined by French Horns, strings and percussion strong suggestion of building tension and pressure. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
Orchestral and drum vibe, dissonant, aggressive, nasty, ugly piece which moves into a relentless and unmerciless cacophony, with a short melodic theme running all the way through, suggestions of devastation and desolation, doom and despair, the end of the world, disturbed and troubled mind. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
Something hideous and disturbing is lurking beneath the water, cold dark and unforgiving just waiting to strike, a growling bass, pulsing percussion and strange melodies provided by strings, brass and other unexplained sounds are saying it's time to leave while you still have a chance. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
This dark, brooding and melancholy piece is sparse in instrumentation but very heavy on atmosphere, it consists of sounds exploring a theme and two string lines interweaving the main melody sometimes creating harmony and sometimes creating dissonance, a sense of desolation and lonliness. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
Electronic vibe, opening with a strong bass and drum statement as winds it’s way thorough lots of different musical pathways but always keeping a persistent and intense mood. Ideal for any scene or situation that requires a heightened state of alertness and awareness. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music