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Club Classical

We are excited to announce a brand new show for summer 2020. Introducing ‘Club Classical’, an orchestral hybrid show showcasing some of the very best club tracks both old and new. Featuring live performances from John Newman, Blackbox, Kelli-Leigh and Ultra Nate, the show promises to bring a thrilling new dimension to the music that […]


80's Classical

80s Classical – 2020 Tour

Original Artists – Iconic Songs – Full Symphony Orchestra! Nearly 2 years in the making,  Cliff has teamed up with Steve Anderson and together they have created 80’s Classical – a spectacular new show combining some of the most iconic songs and artists from the 80s with a Full Symphony Orchestra. The first show of its […]


BBC Sports Personality 2019

Cliff was invited to return as Musical Director and Composer for the BBC’s 2019 Sports Personality of the Year Awards show. Featuring performances by Lewis Capaldi, Emeli Sandè and the Royal Scots Combined band, the show was broadcast live from Aberdeen.


Better Half Of Me

Tom Walker – Better Half Of Me

Tom Walker has a great new single, “Better Half Of Me” and Cliff once again was asked to arrange a special acoustic version to celebrate the single’s release. Here’s a live performance of Cliff’s arrangement from the Jonathan Ross Show…


Lush Classical 2020

Lush! Classical 2020 – SSE Arena Belfast – Saturday 10th October – Tickets on sale now! After 4 consecutive sell out shows at the SSE Arena in Belfast, the story continues with a new show just announced for 2020..


Luke Evans

Luke Evans – At Last

Cliff recently teamed up with long term collaborator Steve Anderson to work on the new Luke Evans album “At Last”, arranging a number of titles for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Luke has appeared in huge Hollywood blockbusters such as “The Fast and The Furious”, “The Girl On The Train”, “The Hobbit”, “3 Musketeers” and “Beauty […]


Tom Walker

Tom Walker

Cliff has been working on a number of tracks with the brilliant Tom Walker over the last 18 months.  Tom’s debut album, “What A Time To Be Alive” has just been released to rave reviews and features a number of Cliff’s string and choir arrangements..


Hollywood Adagios

Hollywood Adagios

Cliff was commissioned to compose an album of ‘Hollywood Adagios’ by Audio Network in 2019. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios with a 60 piece orchestra, the album showcases a number of string-centric, emotive compositions featuring outstanding solo performances from Tom Pigott-Smith (violin) and Ian Burdge (cello). You can hear the whole album now on Apple […]


Claire Richards

Claire Richards

Steps star Claire Richards is stepping out on her own with the release of her debut solo album “My Wildest Dreams” on 2nd November 2018. Recorded at Angel Studios earlier in the year, the new album by Claire Richards features a number of string arrangements by Cliff – including this one on her latest single, […]


Timeless

Il Divo – Timeless

Cliff recent worked again with Il Divo – writing a number of arrangements for their most recent album, “Timeless”. Released in the Autumn of 2018, the album features a number of timeless songs including “Smile”, “Love Me Tender” and “Unforgettable”.


Leave A Light On

Tom Walker – Leave A Light On

Cliff was recently at Angel Studios recording an exclusive performance of Tom Walker’s current single “Leave A Light On”. This live, ‘in the round’ acoustic performance, produced and arranged by Cliff features string quartet, piano, guitar and Tom’s soaring vocals.  


Back2Basics

Cliff and Steve have been invited by Opera North and Leeds City Council to team up once again with Back2Basics to create a brand new orchestral show for the summer of 2018. The last show in 2017 featured a full symphony orchestra in the city’s Millennium Square and feature guest artists including: Basement Jaxx, Groove Armada, […]


Lush Belfast 2018

Lush!

****Back for 2018 – an event that promises to be “Larger, Longer and Louder” than before!**** ****Tickets on sale now.**** Lush! – 20 Years of Dance Music Classics. Curated by Steve Anderson and Dave Seaman (Brothers In Rhythm), Cliff wrote and conducted the orchestral score for the performance. The culmination of 2 months work, this was […]



Dr Strange

Dr Strange sessions

Cliff recently the orchestral sessions for the Marvel film , “Dr Strange”. The movie, starring Benedict Cumberbatch was released in the UK on November 4th, 2016. Michael Giacchino’s epic score was recorded at London’s iconic Abbey Road Studios.


Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Rupert Gregson Williams’s epic score for Hacksaw Ridge was conducted by Cliff at Abbey Road Studios. The movie stars Andrew Garfield and is directed by Mel Gibson.


Robbie HES

Robbie Williams – H.E.S.

Robbie’s new album – The Heavy Entertainment Show – was released on the 4th November. Produced by Guy Chambers, the orchestra sessions for the album were conducted by Cliff at Angel Studios during summer 2016.


Long Live The Angels

Long Live The Angels

Emeli Sandé’s new album “Long Live The Angels” features a number of new string arrangements written by Cliff. The orchestra was recorded at Angel Studios over the summer of 2016. The albums first track, “Hurts” is available online now.


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Susan Boyle – Wonderful World

Cliff teamed up once again with Steve Anderson to produce their 3rd studio album for Susan Boyle. The album, “Wonderful World” features duets with Michael Bolton and Nat King Cole… And perhaps most unexpectedly, a cover of Madonna’s “Like A Prayer”.


Harriet

Harriet

Harriet’s eponymously titled debut album is out now. A firm favourite on Radio 2, the album features Cliff’s arrangements played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Cliff and Harriet also wrote the song “Empty Shoes” together which appears on the album.