Soundtree is an award-winning team of composers, producers, musicians, music supervisors and thinkers specializing in the relationship between music and picture.
Growing up in Hong Kong, Jay studied classical piano and nurtured a love of indie music via cassettes sent over from England. After studying politics and philosophy in York, she returned to Hong Kong to become a buyer at HMV’s flagship store, where her record shopping sprees were fully approved. Moving back to the UK to work for a major distributor, she finally brought her diverse tastes to Soundtree as a music supervisor in 2004. Whether it’s a feature film or a five-second ident, her favourite projects combine crafty ideas with emotional narratives.
Originally from northern Spain, Luis came to London aged 18 to study music before going on to edit film trailers and play guitar in touring bands. His favourite projects pack an emotional punch, like the Renault spot about a reunited couple and his multi-voice cover of ‘Over The Rainbow’ for Pride. His award-winning work includes revamping a famous sample for the taboo-busting Viva La Vulva ad.
A trained trumpeter with a taste for ska, Luke can often be found collaborating on feature film projects with Peter. If he’s not recording an orchestra at Abbey Road, you’ll find him inventing new sounds in the studio; turning birdsong into an instrument, or making a bulldozer sound musical. His favourite projects include composing on Josh Leonard’s comedy Fully Realised Humans, and traveling to Beirut to record a choir of Syrian refugee children for a UN reel.
Neil is a composer and music supervisor with many years of experience in the pop industry as a songwriter and guitarist. Originally from Barnsley in Yorkshire, he spent seven years composing for film and TV before moving into music supervision, where he prides himself on digging out the perfect song to pair with on-screen action. His favourite radio station is Magic FM.
Denis has shared his financial and strategic acumen with Soundtree since the company was founded by his son Peter in 1997. A lover of classical music, he’s particularly fond of opera and chamber music.
Hailing from Bangor in Northern Ireland, Colin studied trumpet at the Royal Welsh College before learning to compose for film and TV in London. When he’s not keeping an eye on quality in the transfer studio you might find him recording brass fanfares in the studio or searching for the perfect sync track.
Graham joined Soundtree as a runner in 2018 and found a place in the team immediately. With a problem-solving approach to sound design, he’s been known to record voiceovers on a vibrating exercise plate and turn rubber gloves into the sound of growing plants. Growing up near Cambridge, Graham spent his teens playing drums in hardcore punk bands before earning an audio production degree. He produces audio / visual works under the name Infra.
Henning has spent over 15 years crafting authentic atmospheres through dialogue, Foley and special effects. Born in East Germany, he started his career in music by making hip-hop beats before coming to London to study acoustics and music technology. Whether he’s recording the team’s best zombie impressions or capturing the sound of Olympic archers, Henning is always looking for the human factor to bring a story alive.
Joel approaches every brief with an itch to try something new – whether that means learning an instrument from scratch, recording an orchestra via internet connection, or turning his own voice into an array of electronic samples. Originally from Portsmouth, he studied jazz double bass at London’s Guildhall and played in several folk rock bands before moving into composing for the screen.
Ben is in charge of making the studio feel like home. With a background in guitar, he joined Soundtree as a runner after studying music for media at university, and has previously composed for video games.