CURRICULUM VITAE PERSONAL DATA
November 19, 1982
Greek Cypriot / Australian
Greek (Native), English (Proficient)
22718 Clarendon Street, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA 91367, USA +1 (310) 627-6321
Highly-proficient and awarded music composer and songwriter, with over a fifteen-year experience in creating, arranging, and producing musical compostions for various-genre artists and bands.
Special experience in Film, TV, and Commercial music.
Expert in sound engineering, studio and live recording, mixing and mastering, with advanced experience in handling a wide variety of music editing software.
Professional guitar player, and also capable in playing other string instruments. Associated with a plethora of internationally acclaimed artists, and endorsed by top-notch musical instrument brands.
2007 – 2009
Leeds College of Music – United Kingdom
MA in Music Production (Distincion Awarded)
2002 – 2005
Nakas Conservatory Athens – Greece
Diploma in Jazz Studies, Guitar
Proficient in composing, songwriting, and producing, for a wide variety of music genres and film productions
Experienced in a range of music editing softwares to compose, synthetisize, revise music tracks Professional guitar playing, and also able to play other instruments such as piano, bass, baglama, balalaika, oud.
High-listening sensitivity, sharp focus and attention to detail Excellent communication abilities.
▸ Film scoring: composing, arranging, producing, recording, sound-engineering to create musical cues for film underscores and soundtracks
▸ Consulting with directors, producers, and other composers, to compose and/or determine placement of musical cues
▸ Coordination of artistic vision
Chinatown: The Three Shelters (2018), Rearrangement (2018, short film), Calico Queens (2018, short film), Bad Habits (2016, short film), DonkeyXote (2016, short film)
▸ Contribution in soundtrack composing
Heavenly Deposit (2019), Apple of My Eye (2017), Smac (2015), The Conveyor Belt (2015), Smoke (2014)
▸ Composing and arranging music for TV series, media, adversements, and commercials: Simia ke Terata (2015, TV)
▸ Performing guitar playing in filmography
All that Jam (2016), DonkeyXote (2016), 93 Days (2016), Short Fuse (2016), Out of Sight (2015, short film), Operator (2015), Beloved Days (2015), Bereave (2015), Gagarin Pervyy v kosmose (2013)
▸ Performing live acts as a guitar player in different genre bands
Sulphur Generation (2008 – 2011), Marianne’s Wish (2011- Present), Naughty Claudia (2015 – Present), Barebone (2016 – Present)
▸ Collaborating with internationally acclaimed artists (refer to Career Highlights)
Music Composer, Songwriter
Infinity12 Records | Clarendon Studio
▸ Composition and arrangement of music for films, tv, commercials
▸ Arranging and determining instruments, musical styles, rhythms, and patterns to evoke desired responses
▸ Transposing pieces to accommodate musicians’ and clients’ preferences
▸ Transcribing melodies, harmonies, and counterpoints into musical notation
▸ Readapting instrumental and vocal parts in accordance with genre and style
▸ Composition and songwriting contribution, in collaboration with artists and bands
Music Producer, Sound Engineer Infinity12 Records | Clarendon Studio
▸ Music production of multiple-genre projects in collaboration with artists and bands
▸ Recording in-studio and live sessions using Logic X & Cubase 9.5
▸ Mixing and Mastering sessions
Composed and produced the song ‘Kathe Fora’ (2002) performed by Marina Solonos, that made it to the Top-10 in Greece.
Performed live with opening acts for bands: Anathema, Paradise Lost, Katatonia and Whitesnake (David Coverdale and Doug Aldrich).
Guitar work for the American arst Chantz (2004), in his album ‘Stories of Me’. The album includes the track ‘Let the Good Times Roll’ produced and arranged by Quincy Jones. Privileged also to work also with the musicians Vinnie Colaiuta, John Themis, and George Doering.
Composed and produced the song “Heleily” (2006), a duet with Marina Solonos and Antony Costa, founding member of the British boy band ‘Blue’.
Composed and produced the track ‘Katastrofa’ for the famous Bulgarian diva Desislava (2008).
Appeared live on BBC as Boy George’s guitarist for the showcase of his song ‘Yes We Can’.
Collaborated with Boy George as a producer for the remix of the Culture Club’s No1 song ‘Do you really want to hurt me’ and a session guitarist for his upcoming album.
Included in the credits of Methods of Mayhem album; ‘A Public Disservice Announcement’ a project with Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee and producer Scott Humphrey. Link to video of Tommy Lee commenting on the noted work.
Featured guitar work in “WolfPakk” (2011), an all-star project featuring among others, Iron Maiden’s Blaze Bailey, Paul Di-Anno, and Judas Priest’s Tim “Ripper” Owens. Link to album credits.
Played guitars and balalaikas for high- budget Russian feature film “Gagarin, first in space” (2013).
Guitar work for several of UK’s SKY TV advertisements.
Acted as guitarist-producer-composer and Music Director for rock band ‘Marianne’s Wish’, which toured in the US and UK, and won the national Hard Rock bale of the bands competition in 2012. The bands song “Hex” is included in the 2014 UK feature film “The Smoke” feat. Matt Di-Angelo & Alan Ford.
Composed the score for short film “Calico Queens” (2017) feat. Hilty Bowen and Danny Trejo.
Guitar work for films “Bereave” (2015) feat. Malcolm McDowel and Jane Seymour, “Operator” (2015) feat. Luke Goss, Ving Rhames and Mischa Barton, “93 Days” (2016) feat. Danny Glover, “Apple of my Eye” (2017) feat. Amy Smart and Burt Reynolds.
Co-released a jazz-based instrumental five-track project with saxophonist John Waugh (“The 1975”), entitled ‘Dive’ in 2017, which touched the top 10 at the iTunes Jazz Charts in the first week.
A personal acoustic guitar EP release titled ‘Dawn’, followed in 2018.
Awarded as film composer with ‘Best Score’ in 2018, at the Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest, for composing the music for short film “Bad Habits”.
Freshman Acoustic Guitars Steve Clayton USA Inc. Fractal Audio
‘Best Score’ for short film “Bad Habits”, Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest
www.prsguitars.com/arst/profiles/georgesolonos www.freshmanguitars.net/arsts/george-solonos www.steveclayton.com/blog/g-l/george-solonos/ www.fractalaudio.com
22718 Clarendon Street, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA 91367, USA T:
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- Expert in: Cubase
- Expert in: Logic Pro
- music producer
- Sound Engineer
Leeds College of Music
- 2008-2009 Masters in Music Production