I was lucky enough to get a call from a friend in need this week, she's producing her first short film in England, the deadline is fast approaching and the music over the end credits just wasn't working. She said 'HELP!'
I have never made film music before, but what an opportunity this is! So I've been writing like crazy all week, dreaming up melodies and sequencing them in. So far things are sounding great, and my friend has a smile on her face (I know this because I saw it on Skype!)
Now to polish the tune and get it across the line...
Today I'm in the studio, recording for 'Dancing With The Stars'!
It's the quiet season, not many weddings, lots of rain... This year instead of sitting around I'm recording albums (both live and studio) since I get so many requests for recorded music. I'm starting with a selection of favorites for my first album, and then I'll branch out into different categories. If you have a request, why not email me and I'll try to include it on an album! New albums will start to appear on this website and on Soundcloud, so keep an ear out!
I'm very excited to say I've been asked to join the NZ Weddings magazine Dream Team, that's a group of the very best wedding suppliers who are selected to provide services towards a complete wedding prize package, which one lucky bride and groom will win!
The Dream Wedding will take place in early 2016 on a huge Hauraki Blue Cruise catamaran (pictured below), and there will be many tweets, blog entries, interviews and coverage in print and online as we all prepare for the wedding, and in summary after the honeymoon. I can't WAIT!
Here's the wedding competition:
Chris Melville is a classic jazz and soul singer based in Auckland, New Zealand. During the day he works as a graphic designer for a wine company, he writes kids books and film music for fun, sings TV ads when he can, and likes to go mountain biking with his kids.