Jessica Jones and Tim Morrish are prolific film and television scoring composers as well . The duos combined credits include Eleven Films‘ Red Rose for BBC/Netflix, The Surgeon’s Cut, also for Netflix, Prime Video‘s Fifteen-Love and forthcoming drama One Day. Jessica has been a featured vocalist on productions such as Netflix’s film Lost Girls and Sky‘s Little Birds, and her score for The Tinder Swindler was Emmy nominated. Tim has scored two seasons on the hit Sky favourite, Brassic, and has written cues for period drama The Alienist and the epic Aquaman. The pair have also scored advertising campaigns for brands such as Barbour, Bvlgari, Levi’s and Bose.
The Bristol-based multi-instrumentalists produced their first record together under the name of Vanbur in 2019. Human, came out in January 2020, a record rooted in moments of solitude and reflection, as well as the power of connectivity and unity. Jessica’s haunting and ethereal vocals are at times in the foreground with dream-pop sensibilities, and elsewhere operate as an additional layer to the orchestration and instrumentation, to rich and emotive effect. Human was met with critical acclaim, with placements in Amazon‘s Hanna, Sky‘s The Rising, the season finale of the Netflix hit Virgin River, and inclusion on Spotify‘s Not Quite Classical and The Most Beautiful Songs In The World playlists, and total streams of over 6 million and counting.
Deutsche Grammophon singled out the duo to contribute to their compilation series Project XII, and in October 2020, Vanbur released the single Falling Colour, which was immediately added to Spotify‘s Classical X playlist. Vanbur was also included in DG’s seasonal compilation Winter Tales with their rework of Carol of the Bells, released in 2021. Also in 2021, Vanbur released Human Reworked – a collection of reworks of their debut EP, from artists including Mogwai, Katie Gately, Mafro, Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres and Oli – and Threads, a track that exemplified Vanbur’s singer-songwriter sensibilities, which was featured in the series Hanna, alongside placements from Human.
In 2022, Vanbur released my dove, to sleep as part of the For The Birds charity compilation series (spearheaded by the Music Supervisor Randall Poster) alongside artists and actors reading poetry, including Jarvis Cocker, Greta Gerwig, Yoko Ono and Beach House. The series was released on vinyl, with proceeds going to conservation charities such as The Audubon Society.
Vanbur released stand-alone single Earthing, taken from the film This Is Endometriosis in 2023, and are working on new material for the remainder of 2023.