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.
Cliff's Work: Producer
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, […]
Along with production partner Steve Anderson, Cliff produced the debut album for 13 year old singing talent Beau Dermott. Signed to Decca in the summer of 2017 after her performances on Britian’s Got Talent received more than 25 million views on YouTube, the album BRAVE Â is released on 25th August.
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… Â And perhaps most unexpectedly, a cover of Madonna’s “Like A Prayer”.
Cliff teamed up once again with Steve Anderson to produce Ella Henderson’s cover of the classic Kate Bush song “This Woman’s Work”. The song was recorded in one take,Â live at Angel Studios with strings and Cliff playing piano – and is featured on the 2016 album “Sounds of the 80’s – volume 2”. A review […]
BBC Radio One is currently using one of Cliff’s compositions from the Beds and Beats “#WINNING” album for their Sport Relief Campaign.
I had the privilege of being commissioned to compose an album of uplifting, sporting anthems for Beds and Beats over the summer of 2015. The album was recorded at Angel Studios with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, annd then mixed at the legendary Capitol Studios, Hollywood. The compositions are a hybrid of orchestral elements, fused with […]
Cliff had a busy week working on the all four possible winners singles for The Voice UK TV Show. He arranged the strings and choirs for all four versions as well as arranging and producing the version of the song recorded by Lucy O’Byrne – video below
Cliff was recently interviewed by Â “Don’t Stop The Pop” about various aspects of his career… You can find the interview here : Don’t Stop The Pop Interview Part 1 Don’t Stop The Pop InterviewÂ Part 2
Throughout 2014 Cliff has been co-producingÂ the 6th album to be released by Susan Boyle. Â Teaming up once again with production partner Steve Anderson, the album is available now in the US and due for a UK release on the 24th November. Entitled “Hope”, the album is full of inspiration songs including “Wish You Were Here”, […]
Along with production partner Steve Anderson, Cliff produced the music for the opening section of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Featuring a cast of thousands, including John Barrowman, the song “Welcome To Glasgow” journeyed through the host nation, showcasing all things Scottish along the way.
Cliff co-wrote the theme song to the Mission:Space attraction in EPCOT, Walt Disney World Florida. The song, “Destiny” performed by Louise Warren, was commissioned by Walt Disney Imagineering back in 2003 and has been running on a permanent loop at exit of the attraction ever since!
Once again teaming up with Steve Anderson, Cliff co-wrote the music for the gymnastics display at the London 2012 Olympics. The composition performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was used for a gymnastic display every day of the Olympics at the London O2 arena, as well as during the presentation of medals ceremony.
During the summer of 2013, Cliff spent time producing Susan Boyle‘s Christmas album “Home For Christmas” with Steve Anderson . The album features a duet withÂ Elvis Presley, “O Come All Ye Faithful”. This is the first time a British artist has recorded a duet with Elvis posthumously. The album entitled “Home For Christmas” also features […]
Throughout 2011 and the early part of 2012, Cliff was working closely with Bee Gee’s legendÂ Robin Gibb, orchestrating and producing “The Titanic Requiem” featuring theÂ Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Mario Frangoulis, Isabel SucklingÂ and RSVP voices. The album, released in March 2012 was followed by the London Premiere in April – exactly 100 years after the doomed liner […]
Bond have been described as the best selling string quartet of all time, selling over 4 millions records. Their 2011 album, “Play“, produced by Cliff Masterson, Graham Stack and Magnus Fiennes features a number of Cliff’s new arrangements. Songs on the album include their first single “Diablo“. The string quartet also showcases “Jai Ho“, a […]
Multi-million selling group Il Divo have recorded a number of songs arranged by Cliff, including “Alone“, “My Heart Will Go On“, Stay With Me“, “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” and “I Will Always Love You“. Cliff also co-produced the track “Furusato” which was released exclusively in Japan.
Cliff was asked by TVC, a London based Global PR company toÂ arrange and conduct the Nation’s Top Five Anthems in a ceremonyÂ to announce Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, “The Anthem of the Seas”. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed live from the top floor of one of London’s tallest skyscrapers, live-streamed to an audience of 33,000 people. […]
Ben Montague’s critically acclaimed debut “Overcome” was produced by Cliff. Â The album featured the singles “Haunted” and “Broken“, both of which were championed Â by Ken Bruce on BBC Radio 2.
Cliff also conducted theÂ “We Will Remember Them”Â project, one of the largest sessions to be held at London’sÂ Abbey Road Studios, featuringÂ Michael Bolton,Â Robin Gibb,Â Hayley Westenra,Â Atomic Kitten, Paul Carrack, Mica Paris, Paul RodgersÂ andÂ Lee MeadÂ as well as The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,Pipes and DrumsÂ from the Army School of Music, a celebrity choir and members of the Carmel Thomas Youth Choir. […]
Cliff uniquely won the Kent Young Composer of the Year competition twice, originally aged just 14 years old. This success started him on a path that led him to study Commercial Composition at London’s Royal Academy of Music under Nick Ingman. He has composed across many genres including work for television, film, theatre and concert […]