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80s Classical

The BIG SURPRISE from last year’s 80s Classical show when conductor Cliff Masterson put down his baton and swapped it for a microphone for this performance of St Elmo’s Fire..


Anastacia Piano Room

Cliff recently arranged and conducted the BBC piano room performance for the fantastic Anastacia.  Despite having a series of flights cancelled and losing her luggage, Anastacia still managed to pull an incredible performance out of the bag!  


Cody Fry

Cliff was recently asked to conduct the RPO recordings for the forthcoming Cody Fry album. Cody is a super talented writer, orchestrator and vocalist and the album is nothing short of incredible.  Here’s a little taster for you – the genius, “Waltz For Sweatpants”.



Depeche Mode

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!


Sun Will Shine

Tom Walker, as always bringing his relatable lyrics and uplifting vibes to his latest collaboration with Robin Schulz. Cliff was delighted to work once again with Tom, arranging and producing this acoustic version of his track, “Sun Will Shine”.  


Knives Out 2

Following on from the success of the first Knives Out movie, “Glass Onion – A Knives Out Mystery” sees Daniel Craig once again taking on the role of Benoit Blanc, this time traveling to Greece to solve his latest case. Nathan Johnson’s brilliant score was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, conducted by Cliff.


Dug Days

Dug Days takes place after the events of Up. Carl has sold the Spirit of Adventure Airship to buy a house in the suburbs with his pet dog, Dug. Along the way, Dug discovers new things in the suburbs such as conquering his fear of fireworks, looking after puppies, and learning what animals think via […]


Werewolf By Night

Not only did the insanely talented Michael Giacchino score this TV special – but he also directed it..  Recored at Abbey Road in Jul 2022, this innovative score conducted by Cliff, features some of London’s finest musicians. Streaming now on Disney+ just in time for Halloween!


Elvis

Elvis – Baz Luhrmann

Cliff was delighted to be asked to conduct Elliott Wheeler’s fantastic score to Baz Luhrmann’s much anticipated Elvis biopic.  Recorded at AIR studios in the fall of 2021, the movie is released in June 2022.


Lord Of The Rings

Set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, this epic drama follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. Cliff conducted a number of episodes of Bear McCreary’s extraordinary score for this ground breaking TV event […]


Josh Groban – Harmony

Cliff recently conducted all of the orchestral sessions for the upcoming Josh Groban album, ‘Harmony’.  Produced by the brilliant Bernie Herms, the album also features Cliff’s arrangement of ‘Both Sides Now‘, a legendary song that Cliff was delighted to score for the release. Available now!


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 […]


Marisha Wallace – Tomorrow

Marisha’s debut album is available for pre-order now! ‘Tomorrow’ features a host of incredible songs from the world of musical theatre and pop, crafted into beautiful new versions by producer Steve Anderson. The album was recorded through lockdown and then Cliff’s arrangements were added by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at AIR Studios. An absolutely joy […]


Rick Astley / Children In Need

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 […]


The Witches

Alan Silvestri’s incredible new score for The Witches was recorded in a very unique way.. Due to the pandemic, the music for the movie had to be recorded in a safe, socially distanced environment and in line with the UK Government restrictions.  In order to comply with the 2m space rule between musicians, the score […]


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 2021

Lush! Classical 2021 – SSE Arena Belfast – Saturday 16th 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 2021..


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..


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, […]


Kylie Xmas

Kylie Christmas!

Cliff and Steve have been busy throughout the summer working on Kylie Christmas! Recorded at Angel Studios and Sarm Music Village, the album features 13 tracks including several duets and a mix of original and classic songs. Kylie has enlisted the help of her sister Dannii Minogue for the deluxe version of the album, recording […]


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.  


SPOTY 2018

BBC Sports Personality

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.  



Dr Strange

Dr Strange

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.


Kylie Christmas

Kylie – Christmas

Kylie is back for another Christmas extravaganza at the Royal Albert Hall – and this time for 2 nights! Cliff has been working with Steve Anderson over the summer arranging new songs for Kylie’s Xmas album and sold out show for this December.. It’s going to be seriously festive!  


Beau Dermott

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 is released on 25th August.


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.


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This Woman’s Work

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, live at Angel Studios with strings and Cliff playing piano – and is featured on the 2016 album “Sounds of the 80’s – volume 2”.


Get Weird

Little Mix – Secret Love Song

Cliff was recently in the studio recording strings for the new Little Mix album on tracks including “Secret Love Song” – a duet with Jason Derulo.  Recorded at London’s Angel Studios, featuring a 24 piece string section the band’s 3rd album “Get Weird” was released on the 6th November.


Beds and Beats

#WINNING – Beds and Beats

Cliff 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 […]


Fleur East

Fleur East

Cliff has been working on strings for Fleur East’s debut album.  You can her Fleur’s version of “Girl On Fire” in the new Virgin Media advert.