UK-based Composer Paul Stokes was classically trained on piano and later created several Rock-influenced albums and toured the USA with his band, Giantkiller. After receiving a diploma for Music for the Media at the Los Angeles Film Institute, Paul changed directions, In 2003, he scored the short comedy film Stix (Dir Steve Peckover), and in 2004, did the trailer music for A Century in Stone (Dir Craig Hornby). In 2005-2006, he wrote trailers for the Annimex Film Festivals. With rich textures and melodic themes, Paul’s compositions are a fusion of Classical, Rock and Pop genres.
After classical piano studies, Paul Stokes moved quickly into other musical styles of Pop and Rock and Roll. Today, his compositions include Classical, Rock, Pop and other genres, using some of the latest Hi-tech studio production techniques and samples. His music has a "film-like quality, with rich textures and exciting melodic themes.
At the LA Film Institute, Paul's studies covered music for Film, TV, Corporate Video, Games, etc. Credits include Deepwater Blue, and scores for the film short Stix, by Director Steve Peckover, starring Libby Davidson & Vic Reeves. In 2004, Paul composed a work called Concepcion, dedicated to his Father's memory. This composition was arranged and conducted by the noted film Composer Deborah Mollison, and performed by members of the Northern Sinfonia and other orchestras. Later works include writing the trailers for the world-renowned Annimex Film Festival Awards in 2005 and 2006, and scoring the trailer Music for A Century in Stone, directed by Craig Hornby.
Joyful Attacking Hard and Fast Drums and Guitar with Electronic Theme which is driving and Magnetic. Useful as an intro for Comedy/Chase/Driving Sequence... Starts out medium fast, tempo builds, energizing and quick. Imagine characters running & escaping. Childrens. Use in Cuts/Endings/Links etc. Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
Fantastic Classical theme on piano moving into to Rock Band full of excitement with audience reaction included! Crossover Classical taking you on a Fantastic Journey with Film and TV capabilities. Multiple Film type scenario's. Joyful with depth of focus enabling good expression different Moods. Instrumental, Rock, Progressive Rock
Strange Distorted Loop kit with sense of being stretched and individual hits giving an Eclectic mix that will define dramatic scenes. Because of it's variations It can have many uses. It uses synths, a drum kit which is to the fore. It's wide range enables it to be used in Comedy Dramatic sports etc, Instrumental, Dramatic, Electronic Music
Big City souding track with some themes to do with modern life and intrigue. Theme builds to a solid end with Variation of instrumentation, including synths and samples. A good day was had by all, Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
Funky Electronic Up-tempo Kit and Kitsch theme PHASED which is fast and gripping though very useable as a Beds & Underscores. Imagine also a quick Cut from one scene to another where you need a link, or even better where two different scenic ideas pass through one screen shot-interesting.... Instrumental, Corporate, Corporate Rocktronica
Short Spacey Theme with Mystical Subtle Rythm-Sense but with an unexpected rise at the end and Beautiful. You could find yourself drifting in the Universe's Dust Clouds driving from Planet to Planet with a sudden slight jerk you're 'pulled up' to an interesting Object-it has no known similarities! Instrumental, Electronic, Electro Ambient
Hear the Tension between Fear and the Sublime culminating with organic and settling ending which brings a reprieve from the possibilities of Terror with Sublime Peace and New Horizons: Scenic New Age World Worlds Instrumental Experimental Beds Underscore Film Scores Orchestral Film Other-Wordly, Instrumental, Dramatic, Regal Electro-Orchestral
Funky Electronic Up-tempo Kit and Kitsch theme which is fast and gripping though very useable as a Beds & Underscores. Imagine also a quick Cut from one scene to another where you need a link, or even better where two different scenic ideas pass through one screen shot-interesting.... Instrumental, Corporate, Corporate Rocktronica
Industrial and Big City souding tracks with some themes to do with modern life and intrigue. Variation of instrumentation, including synths and samples. Instrumental, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Ambient Music
Imagine a desert Island with the warm sea rolling in at your feet? The sun is out, and the air fresh-Your in Paradise! This is a Beautiful Peaceful & Joyful track which brings that peace to the soul. Relax here and bathe in the beauty around you, the birds, you are at peace-at Peace with your Maker! Instrumental, Electronic, Chill-out
Swing beat filled with fills Variations including Intro's, uptempo on Cymbals only and an appropriate ending on the Lower Toms. The kit restarts after a short break, and Toms bring in a useful Swing Ride on the Cymbals quickly ending with Toms run down to a collapsing ending with the Toms. Drums, Drum kits
Beautiful but Atonal Spacey Synthesizer Music with a Melancholic nature which embeds a feeling of satisfaction, peace and euphoria. This would well sit with a ScFi scene of a crystal clear, and other worldly peaceful well being. Instrumental, Corporate, Corporate Ambient
On a boat powering through the Water, your in the feeling of freedom and excitement, then the boat reaches its destination, and relaxed, you are coasting the the jetty. Wind in the hair, car going up mountain-carefree clear-air sound. Instrumental, Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
Cello and Strings in Cavern with short theme. This takes you to the depths underground, where only the bravest creatures go, and you can feel the cold and wet on your face and the chill in your eyes. Moving slowly so you don't slip, you hear the music take you further and further....... Instrumental, Classical, Classical Electronic
Huge Mulit-Genre Mulit-Disiplcinary vista of Creation-beautiful and Filmic. You are taken through Musically Scenic and twists and turns through variations in texture that bring wonderful Filmic and visualisations. Its worth listening through to the end!!!! You will be lifted to another level! Instrumental, Electronic, Chill-out