Video Interview with Simon May – Composer of the EastEnders’ Theme

Video Interview with Simon May – Composer of the EastEnders’ Theme


Simon May is a name that may not be instantly familiar to you, but there is a very high chance you will be very familiar with his music. He is a TV theme composer of great regard. Just delve into his discography & you will be presented with a treasure trove of loved compositions. One

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Simon May is a name that may not be instantly familiar to you, but there is a very high chance you will be very familiar with his music. He is a TV theme composer of great regard. Just delve into his discography & you will be presented with a treasure trove of loved compositions. One of his classics has been heard on TV more than twice a week for the last 30 years…‘EastEnders’! And another, the 1980’s smash-hit drama ‘Howards’ Way’, is a truly iconic and instantly recognisable theme.

Both ‘EastEnders’ and ‘Howards’ Way’ celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2015, so to share the celebrations we invited Simon into the Demon office to tell us more about his fascinating life as a composer. In this video interview, Simon tells us how he get the gig, how he created these celebrated classics, and what inspired that evocative EastEnders’ drum beat intro!

To mark the 30th anniversary of the ‘EastEnders’ and ‘Howards’ Way’ themes, we are releasing the Simon May Autobiography Collection ‘Doof Doof’. Titled after the Eastender’s drum intro, this 3CD/50-Track box set features many of Simon’s most famous compositions from the last 40 years.

It goes back to the early-70s and follows Simon May’s career up to the very recent past and includes hits by Cliff Richard, Stephanie De Sykes, Kate Robbins, Marti Webb and Anita Dobson, as well as his own 1976 Top 10 hit ‘Summer Of My Life’, the 2011 Royal Wedding-aligned single by Blake and a debut exclusive of the original demo of the ‘EastEnders’ theme. It also includes the Million-Selling UK No. 1, ‘Every Loser Wins’ by Nick Berry, and perennial favourites such as  ‘Animal Park’ & ‘Holiday’. You can find the full track-listing here.

The package also comes with an accompanying booklet that features a 24,000 word self-penned abridged version of Simon’s forthcoming autobiography. Simon has led something of a charmed life, but unusually is happy to discuss his failures just as much as his successes, as he sees the value of learning from mistakes. Doof Doof is full of valuable advice to aspiring musicians and composers starting on their own careers.

Released on 28th August and available now for pre-order from Amazon & iTunes:

Order from Amazon

Download from iTunes

Visit Simon’s Website / Follow Simon on Twitter 

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Daniel O’Donnell to appear on Strictly Come Dancing

Daniel O’Donnell to appear on Strictly Come Dancing


Having appeared on BBC TV’s ‘Strictly – It Takes Two’ programme, where he showed that he had more than a passing interest in the programme, Demon Music Group is thrilled to announce that Daniel O’Donnell will be appearing in the 2015 ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contest, which will be shown to a Prime Time nationwide TV

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Having appeared on BBC TV’s ‘Strictly – It Takes Two’ programme, where he showed that he had more than a passing interest in the programme, Demon Music Group is thrilled to announce that Daniel O’Donnell will be appearing in the 2015 ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contest, which will be shown to a Prime Time nationwide TV audience, on Saturday and Sunday evenings this Autumn.

 

 

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Bernard Butler in the house!

Bernard Butler in the house!


A big warm welcome to Bernard Butler who came to our offices today to sign some exclusive prints for The Sound of McAlmont and Butler reissue! These prints will only be available when you order direct from the McAlmont & Butler store. Available to pre-order: smarturl.it/McAB_Store

A big warm welcome to Bernard Butler who came to our offices today to sign some exclusive prints for The Sound of McAlmont and Butler reissue! These prints will only be available when you order direct from the McAlmont & Butler store.

Available to pre-order: smarturl.it/McAB_Store

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The Sound Of McAlmont & Butler

The Sound Of McAlmont & Butler


We’re excited to announce the 20 Year Deluxe Remaster of the classic album, ‘The Sound Of McAlmont & Butler’ released on the 25th Sept. The package comes complete with 2CDs, a DVD, an LP and a 12″ Single all packaged in an album-style book of notes and photos. The DVD includes a bonus interview filmed

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We’re excited to announce the 20 Year Deluxe Remaster of the classic album, ‘The Sound Of McAlmont & Butler’ released on the 25th Sept. The package comes complete with 2CDs, a DVD, an LP and a 12″ Single all packaged in an album-style book of notes and photos. The DVD includes a bonus interview filmed this year. If you order direct from the Demon Store, you’ll also receive a free signed print (only open to fans in Europe due to licensing restrictions). This will also be available as a 2CD+DVD version.

Deluxe edition:
Official Store: smarturl.it/McAB_Store
Amazon: smarturl.it/McAB_Deluxe

2CD+DVD Edition:
smarturl.it/McAB_CD

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Listen to Suede’s ‘New Generation’!

Listen to Suede’s ‘New Generation’!


Head over to Q Magazine to hear their Track of the Day, ‘New Generation’ (Live) taken from Suede’s forthcoming Dog Man Star – 20th Anniversary Live At The Royal Albert Hall Deluxe Edition box set (out Sep 4th). http://www.qthemusic.com/11170/suede-new-generation-live/ Remember you can order the set from the Suede Store:http://www.myplaydirect.com/suede, Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GZpUL5 or on single CD:

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Head over to Q Magazine to hear their Track of the Day, ‘New Generation’ (Live) taken from Suede’s forthcoming Dog Man Star – 20th Anniversary Live At The Royal Albert Hall Deluxe Edition box set (out Sep 4th).

http://www.qthemusic.com/11170/suede-new-generation-live/

Remember you can order the set from the Suede Store:http://www.myplaydirect.com/suede, Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GZpUL5 or on single CD: http://amzn.to/1e2YskA.

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