Cliff was delighted to be asked to arrange and conduct the Radio 2 Piano Room performance for Depeche Mode. Recorded with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios in February 2023, the session is available online now!
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This year’s BBC Unsung Hero campaign has been launched with a new version of Rick Astley’s uplifting anthem, “Every One Of Us”. Each year as part of the Sports Personality of the Year event, the BBC look for people giving above and beyond in their communities through sport and to celebrate this year’s event Cliff […]
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.
Cliff recently worked on the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Awards as Musical Director and Composer. Featuring live performances by Paloma Faith, Freya Ridings, George Ezra and The Lightning Seeds – as well as original music by Cliff, the show was broadcast to 10 million people from the Birmingham Genting Arena.
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”.
To celebrate 25 years in the music business, Kylie Minogue released the “The Abbey Road Sessions” album. The album features new arrangements of many of Kylie’s hit records – set in a more acoustic, orchestral style. It was recorded at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios in late 2011, and produced by Steve Anderson and Colin […]
Ella Henderson’s Radio 1 Live Lounge performance featured her current single, “Glow” and a cover of A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera’s “Say Something”. Recorded live at the BBC, both songs included brand new string arrangements by Cliff. Here’s the Live Lounge performance of “Say Something”
Cliff has worked on various projects with Leona Lewis over the last few years, arranging strings for both her live tour and studio albums. Her performance at the Radio 1 Live Lounge, featured a brand new arrangement of “Let The Sun Shine“ He has also worked on her Christmas album “Christmas With Love” with producer […]
Cliff recently teamed up again with the lovely chaps at Wise Buddah to record the new Radio 2 Christmas Idents.
Wise Buddah were commissioned by the station sound team at BBC Radio 1 to create a number of themes for their new Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw. It was recorded at Angel Studios in London with the BBC Concert Orchestra and was arranged and conducted by Cliff Masterson
In the summer of 2013 BBC Radio 2 updated their jingle package, to feature a new a brand new sonic logo. The producers of the new package, Wise Buddah, once again enlisted the help of Cliff to orchestra and arrange all of the new logos, including the iconic Radio 2 News logo.
Cliff has worked on a number of projects with Irish superstars Westlife. He has worked on string arrangements for some of their album tracks including “The Love Album”, but more recently a TV Special for ITV, an exclusive live performance at the O2 in Dublin, and BBC Proms In The Park.