Biography

Paul Mottram

Paul is an experienced classical and jazz composer and has worked extensively in film and television. His compositional credits include music for the BBC2 comedy series People Like Us and BBC Radio 4 comedy/dramas In the Red, Babblewick Hall, In the Balance, House of the Spirit Levels and Rigor Mortis. His music has also featured in Doctor Who (BBC1), The Lenny Henry Show (BBC1), Horizon: Parallel Universes (BBC2), Flying Through Time (ITV), Ray Mears Bushcraft (BBC2), Bremner, Bird and Fortune (C4), QI (BBC2) and the series Britain’s Finest (C5). He has also written music for numerous television commercials including those for Rover, Pizza Hut, Hitachi, Daihatsu, JVC, Faberge, Sure and Greene King.
His music was widely featured on the BBC and the Mall during the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton and during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Orchestration credits range from feature films Chaplin, Rain Man, Shirley Valentine, Castaway and High Spirits to BBC drama Born To Run and the RSC production of Bartholomew Fair. He has also been heavily involved in the restoration and re-recording of William Walton and Malcolm Arnold’s ‘lost’ film scores of the ’40s and ’50s.

Paul is also engaged as a music consultant to Audio Network and was one of the founding shareholders in the company. If this website goes wrong, it is quite likely to be his fault.

Paul recently recorded Positive Orchestral at Abbey Road Studios with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Check out this video below to find out more.

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    A Nagging Doubt 2977/4 14 mixes Paul Mottram
    Cheeky mute trumpet & tenor sax with cautious oompah tuba & piano
    2:34
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    Bad Vibes 2977/1 8 mixes Paul Mottram
    Lugubrious tuba with mysterious vibraphone melody & rhythmic elements
    2:23
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    Feeling Crabby 2977/2 15 mixes Paul Mottram
    Jaunty whistle, at first with ironic pauses with quirky guitar & banjo groove
    3:10
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    Nobody At Home 2977/7 9 mixes Paul Mottram
    Initially hesitant but playful piano with lively brush drums swing groove
    2:11
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    Covert Meeting 2977/3 16 mixes Paul Mottram
    Furtive & cautious marimba with light Latin groove
    2:00
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    Loose Change 2977/5 16 mixes Paul Mottram
    Simple jaunty whistle builds with quirky banjo & piano
    2:31
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    Where Exactly 2977/6 10 mixes Paul Mottram
    Furtive yet suave mute trumpet & sax with brush drums swing groove
    2:13
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    Moody Blue 2987/4 12 mixes Paul Mottram
    Moody upright bass & brush kit with laid back vibes & piano
    2:01
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    Move by Stealth 2987/6 14 mixes Paul Mottram
    Purposeful piano & bass riff with finger clicks & mysterious vibraphone
    2:26
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    People Watching 2987/7 13 mixes Paul Mottram
    Lively but initially hesitant Latin groove with comic overtones
    2:38
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