Paul Williams Composer

Paul Williams

Composer Paul Williams seated at his grand piano on which is a vase of red roses Composer Paul Williams seated at his grand piano on which is a vase of red roses

Paul Williams is one of the UK’s most skilled and versatile melodic composers of instrumentals and songs, with a wealth of experience in many commercial genres.

Paul has a great knowledge of harmony and melody, writing music suitable to a wide range of media.

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Flora design album cover for Nature Textures Romance Piano featuring compositions by Paul Williams

Nature Textures Romance

Album cover with grand piano on white background for Minimal Piano featuring compositions by Paul Williams

Minimal Piano

Album cover with gypsy caravan on blue and green wash background for Gypsy Jazz featuring compositions by Paul Williams

Gypsy Jazz

Album cover with drawing silhouettes of lovers kissing and repeated heart motif for SEntimental Love Songs featuring compositions by Paul Williams

Sentimental Lovesongs

Pale blue and pink album cover with abstract sculpture and collage for the Nowomowa album The Wasted Lands featuring Paul Williams and Phil Manzanara

The Wasted Lands

Headline News album cover with key words seen behind chainlink fence on white background; album features music by Paul Williams

Headline News

A selection of library albums featuring music by Paul Williams

Advertising and Production Music

Paul Williams’ production music credits include 18 albums for Universal Production Music and Warner Chappell Music, such as The Piano Sessions, and albums for Vibrant Music and Soho Production Music, including Essential Songbook 1, Song Jukebox and Gypsy Jazz. He won the 2014 Library Music Awards’ Best Track for Black Treacle (Squirky Music Publishing).

Paul’s compositions in current advertising and commercials include Doritos Crisps (Fuego de passion, Soho Production Music, 2016), Sephora Holiday Packaging, Dalani Home Living (Flipper Music), and Lil Pepsi Have Some Fun This Halloween.

Doritos ‘For the Bold’

Dalani ‘Love Your Home’

Pepsi ‘Little Pepsis’

Sephora Holiday Packaging

Film

Paul’s music is featured in a host of Hollywood movies including Deep Impact, Crocodile Dundee and Wedding Date as well as major international commercials and extensively on BBC2 TV.


Deep Impact, starring Téa Leoni

DVD cover for the film Crocodile Dundee with actor Paul Hogan in futurist urban landscape with grasses behind

Samantha’s Theme

DVD cover for the film Everybody Wins with actors Debra Winger next to louvered shutters and Nick Nolte seen through Venetian blinds

Harmonium music

DVD cover for the film Deep Impact with bright orange image of asteroid striking a city and couple embracing

Grosvenor House (instrumental)

DVD cover for the film Incir Receli 2 with male character at top, title in middle and female actor at bottom, both actors seen in urban settings at night

That Summertime (writing as Terry Day)

DVD cover with three male actors against green background with Christmas decorations title below

Wonderful Christmastime

DVD cover with young couple in formal wear at a wedding table set with flowers and glasses of wine

Grosvenor House (instrumental)

Jazzy Lovesongs

More Paul Williams Music on Soundcloud

There’s lots more of Paul’s multi-genre music over on Soundcloud. Have a listen here: 

Contact Paul Williams

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Paul Williams

Paul Williams trained at the Royal College of Music and at Jesus College, Cambridge University. He has published over 3000 works, often working to tight budgets. Much of his music is Production/Library based and can be found in the catalogues of Universal Production Music (UPPM), Warner Chappell, APM, Soho Production Music Amphonic, Gung Ho, Squirky and BMG/Vibrant, sometimes writing under pen names Terry Day and Jason Mason. Last year he won Best Wildcard Library track at the Library Music Awards and has also won a Buma/Stemra award.

Paul also worked at BBC radio for a while and was involved with producing Sony Award winning musical documentaries with John Lennon, Elton John, and Paul McCartney. He has produced BBC tracks by Led Zeppelin and David Bowie. As a member of the band Nowomowa, Paul composed and recorded with Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music on the seminal album The Wasted Lands.

Paul records at his state-of-the-art studio in Cheam, Surrey.

Paul is an accomplished jazz and big band pianist, playing regularly with top session musicians.