Started as a staff writer for the Phillips Organization (Sam Phillips was the founder of Sun Records and included such artists as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and many others) and my first royalty check came from a song I wrote “Georgia Sun’; Eddie Lanehart and the Stax band performed the music.
Moved to Los Angeles and I worked for 4 Star Music and Ellary Hearn. 4 Star Music had the mega hit ‘Please Release Me’ by Englebert Humperdick. I began cutting dubs for the major recording companies such as Arista and Motown and transcribing lead sheets for major music publishers including E.M.I. and Cherry Lane Music.
At the moment I am producing all types of music and soundtracks for the entertainment industry.
ORCHESTRATIONS & BACKING TRACKS
Backing track in the 2013 movie ‘The Wedding’: starring Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton. Written by Steve Dafoe. Produced and recorded at Thomas Roller Productions
EMOTION FOR THE OCEAN
Produced audio and video for Save The Earth Foundation and Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary Written and produced by Thomas Roller Productions November 2016
Produced music track ‘You Failed Me’ for Australian singer Julie Stojanovski. Produced, recorded and mixed at Thomas Roller Productions December 2018
Produced music track for off Broadway. Vocalist is Tony McElvane. Music produced by Thomas Roller Productions.
JAZZ BACKING TRACK
Produced music track for a great jazz songwriter a few years back and worked with a wonderful sax musician: Jan Morrison