Classically taught, and a graduate of the first Popular Music degree in the UK, Barry Thompson has played keyboards and sax in assorted Indie Pop and Ska bands, and released dance and electronica tracks under various guises. Barry's lush / quirky electronica, orchestral and lounge music has been featured on BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and Radio 1 in the UK, and in various programs worldwide. He's also written for short films and provided sound design for theatre. Barry's accumulated knowledge and talents are now focused solely on his hot new project, Underwater Music.
"a wry tone... sumptuous strings and emotive melodies..." - City Life, Manchester, UK
Quirky, mysterious harmonica theme in waltz time. Ideal for shows with a spooky / supernatural edge, with a similar vibe to the UK TV series Tales of the Unexpected & Randall & Hopkirk. The crazy orchestral fairground version is reminiscent of Amelie and Saint Saens' Danse Macabre. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
Driving, action-packed big band swing track full of horns, strings, and enormous tenor sax and hammond organ solos. Ideal for heist movies and mean streets, shady characters and chase scenes - this track means business. Perfect for Film, TV gangsters crooks, scammers, embezzelers or wheeler dealers, Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
Inspired by the great spy themes of John Barry, the Ipcress File in particular, this track features spiky tremolo guitar, edgy piano and vibes and dark, brooding horns. Ideal for stylised espionage or detective thrillers with shady characters. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
The stricken spaceship drifts silently through the inky blackness... Deep bass drone and plenty of twisted atmospheric sounds make this a track that will work in spooky space, horror and sci-fi scenes. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
A suspenseful intro in the style of Lalo Schifrin's Bullitt leads to a driving theme from the horn section reminiscent of spy capers such as The Man From Uncle. Great for chase scenes, and the 15/30 sec. versions are perfect for adverts looking to convey tension / release in a humourous fashion. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music