Paul Reeves Music

Paul Reeves Music

Paul Reeves is a London-based composer of soundtrack, jazz, orchestral and new music. He has written and recorded some of advertising’s most memorable musical themes.

Paul’s production library work includes 40 albums for West One Music Group and KPM Music. His recent video and advertising credits include Steven Spielberg’s spoof trailer Obama and Suzuki’s global advertising campaign for the new Vitara.

Paul Reeves’ clients include Apple, British Airways, Disney, Dulux, Sky TV, and Virgin Trains.

Features On Screen and in the Studio

Paul’s The Patriot provides the atmospheric soundtrack to Spielberg’s spoof trailer collaboration with the White House Behind the scenes for the recording of Quirky Vintage and Quirky Vintage 2.

Success Stories Spielberg / Obama / The Patriot

Obama by Steven Spielberg, featuring The Patriot.

The Patriot was also used for the official Obama White House video A Look Inside the First Family’s Residence.

The Patriot was also used for the official Obama White House video A Look Inside the First Family’s Residence.

Barack Obama and Steven Spielberg teamed up to create a spoof movie trailer using Paul’s track The Patriot from his West One Music album Success Stories.

In the skit Obama impersonates Daniel Day-Lewis playing Barack Obama. The clip was the highlight of the 2013 White House Correspondents Association dinner.

…picking the right actor to play Obama, that was the challenge, I mean who is Obama, really ... they say he’s kind of aloof ... so I needed someone who could dive in and really become Barack Obama ...

Steven Spielberg


Hello Ohio!... if I were him I would be mad all the time. But I’m not him, I’m Daniel Day Lewis…

Barack Obama

In the Studio The Making of Quirky Vintage

Paul in the studio making Quirky Vintage

This West One Music video takes you behind the scenes for the making of the Quirky Vintage albums, highlighting Paul’s passion for vintage jazz composition.

Music is a joy of life, so it’s good to have fun making it… and producing a vintage jazz album such as Quirky Vintage is definitely great fun.

One of the things I seek out in my work is diversity, through the various genres and the wonderful musicians with whom I work.

The vintage era provides a rich and varied musical language, so asking the right musicians to play on an album is key. The excellent band for Quirky Vintage included Paul Clarvis, a true jazz drums master. His love for the style is evident in his passionate and authentic playing.

Paul Reeves

Advertising Suzuki | Apple | Siri

Paul Reeves has written and produced some of advertising’s most famous music. His high profile clients include Eurostar, British Airways, Virgin Trains, Dulux, and Warner. Paul writes music directly for TV advertising and his production music is frequently used in high profile campaigns.

Suzuki Vitara / Fantasy Chorale Recorded in Bratislava

Featuring Paul’s track Fantasy Chorale

This dramatic advert uses Fantasy Chorale, nominated for the Music and Sound Awards’ best use of production music in 2016.

Fantasy Chorale was recorded by Sara Gilchrist of Volta Music.

The Suzuki Vitara TV ad used my track Fantasy Chorale from the West One Music album Family Fantasy. This track was recorded in Bratislava by 55 strings, woodwind and brass. There is also a choir. For this advert the words that the choir sing were changed to fit the sentiment of the ad and included the word ‘vitara’.

Paul Reeves

Behind the Scenes with Apple’s Siri and the Cookie Monster Croque-Monsieur

Featuring Croque-Monsieur

Featuring Paul’s track Croque-Monsieur from the West One Music album Commercial Bites.

The Apple video is a behind-the-scenes take on Timer, its popular TV ad featuring Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster and the iPhone 6s “Hey Siri” command.

The new video consists mostly of alleged outtakes from the original ad. It continues the plot however, Cookie Monster finishing and eating the cookies, and wishing Siri goodnight when he goes to bed.

Croque Monsieur features the great trumpet playing of my friend and colleague Ray Butcher

Paul Reeves

Film & Television Madman | Diana | Coco Before Chanel

Paul’s work is frequently used in drama and films. From Broadwalk Empire, Friends, Madmen, to BBC’s The Apprentice, the variety of synchronisation is rich and varied.

Madmen / Charleston

Pete & Trudy … best Charleston couple ever … terpsichorean beauty, charm, creativity, synchronicity. Quirky Vintage 2

In one of the most popular scenes from Madmen (Season 3, Episode 3), Pete and Trudy dance the Charleston at a party. The music is Paul’s Charleston from the West One album Quirky Vintage 1. The Mad Men episode has entered the very definition of the Charleston as cited in Wikipedia (‘Depictions in media’ section):

In the episode “My Old Kentucky Home” from season three of Mad Men , Pete Campbell and his wife Trudy dance the Charleston at a soirée in 1963.

Charleston Dance, Wikipedia

Trailer for Director Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Diana

“Sometimes the legend… is not the whole story…“ Life in Motion, Pure Minds

During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.

The music featured on the Diana trailer is Pure Minds from Life in Motion 2. The track almost has a clock ticking motion to it. I like the way this sets up a feeling of time moving on. We recorded the track in Budapest at Tom Tom Studio. There’s a great band there who really are committed to the projects that I produce with them. A brilliant team effort.

Paul Reeves

Listening Room Apple Music | Soundcloud | Spotify

Paul’s music is available for listening and downloading on three popular platforms.

Apple Music and iTunes

Albums and tracks are available for streaming via the Apple Music player; snippets and purchasing via iTunes.

SoundCloud

For listening to Paul’s music in Soundcloud’s ‘musician-friendly’ creative community.

Spotify

Spotify’s recommended tracks provides great context for Paul’s music.

Sanctus album cover, image of a large white flower on black background
Life in Motion 2 album cover, luminous blue and white abstraction with centered title
Blue Key album cover, close-up, column of smoke rising against black background
Commercial Bites album cover, big red saucy lips holding an even redder cherry
Wireless album cover, gramophone against a black background
Quirky Vintage album cover, reclining woman, blue swimming costume, vintage style illustration
Showtime album cover, city skyline at night with Times Square style title graphics
Quirky Vintage 2 album cover, kneeling woman in bikini with clarinet, vintage style illustration
Family Fantasy album cover, fairytale castle emerging from an open book in a spray of bright colour
Inspirit albmum cover, profile of a head in broad strokes of red and blue with white background
Success Stories album cover, dramatic perspective view of skyscrapers, bluish tone, title centred
Oddities album cover, elephant in evening dress playing a tuba, oddities title springing from the tuba's horn
Atmospheric Undercurrents album cover, thick swirling clouds with centred title
Scratch Band album cover, bass drum in broad stokes of red, black and turquoise, white background, centred title