Jim started out playing jazz and writing music (and sometimes words) for theatre before joining PlayStation to work on competitive singing game SingStar. After working on over 100 SingStar releases (!), he spent several years as in-house composer and orchestrator for Sony’s Worldwide Studios.
His most recent work is on Blood & Truth for PlayStation VR – an orchestral/grime high energy action score. He’s written music for numerous games, including several releases of LittleBigPlanet, Wonderbook: Book of Spells and Book of Potions (part of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World), Walking with Dinosaurs, Creature in the Well and an all Big Band score for Diggs Nightcrawler. His work has been nominated for various industry awards, with Book of Spells winning the Develop Award for Audio Achievement.
As well as composing Jim has orchestrated games as diverse as Bloodborne and Knack 2 and regularly works with Jessica Curry as orchestrator, including on the BAFTA winning Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. Outside of games, he has orchestrated for the likes of Thunderbirds Are Go for Ben Foster and Nick Foster.
In 2018 Jim orchestrated and arranged PlayStation in Concert, which was performed by the RPO at the Albert Hall.