Chris and Dave Dobbyn

COMPOSITION

Chris is an accomplished composer for stage and screen.

He has worked on musical projects for some of New Zealand’s top-tier performers and recording artists including Dave Dobbyn, and GRAMMY award winning artists, Kimbra, and Joel Little.

Specialising in musical arrangement and film score writing, Chris’ music has featured on numerous radio and television channels, and in movie theatres throughout the USA.

Chris has an ongoing musical collaboration with performer and composer, Dr Jeremy Mayall, under their label, The Scorelocks Collective. Together they have written film scores for several independently produced films, including Pikelet Cinema’s feature-length movie Penny Black in 2015.

In the past, Chris has composed music for clients including Fonterra, DVS Home Ventilation, Caci Clinic, Canterbury Rugby Union, and Fiji’s Vomo Island Resort.

To enquire about Chris’ services, please contact him here.

 

 

SONGS FOR CHILDREN

Chris is an award winning songwriter for children.

After being raised on a healthy diet of children’s songs written by the likes of Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl and Joe Raposo (The Muppets, Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street), the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), and musical comedy duo, Flanders and Swan (The Hippopotamus Song), Chris has enjoyed taking what his past-masters have taught him, and making his own music for the children of today.

In New Zealand Chris is best known for his work with musical supergroup for children, The Funky Monkeys. He co-produced six albums of memorable songs, with many of their music videos appearing on national television networks for over half a decade.

In 2008, their ‘Thank You Song’ won the inaugural APRA NZ ‘Best Children’s Music Video Of The Year’ award.

Chris often receives independent commissions to write and arrange songs for wide range of children’s productions including product promotions, road safety campaigns, positive parenting workshops, and health roadshows supporting school/early childhood curriculums.

Past clients include Plunket New Zealand, the NZ Apple Board, World Vision, Sky City, Auckland Museum, Westfield Shopping Centres, Cognitive Education, and Edumaxi Ltd.

To enquire about Chris’ services, please contact him here.

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Chris has produced and featured on an extraordinary number of albums! Here’s the only definitive list for real fans.

2017 — 'Kiwi As' feat. Jackie Clarke & Nathan King - Kids For Kids **
2016 — On The Move - Itty Bitty Beats * (featured on Kiwi Convoy)
2015 — Charles The Magnificent Pony - The Scorelocks Collective *
2015 — It Will Remember Itself - Narrowing Weeks *
2015 — Penny Black (Soundtrack) - The Scorelocks Collective *
2015 — Healthy Habits: 41 Songs for Children -  The Scorelocks Collective **
2015 — Lapwing (Soundtrack) - The Scorelocks Collective **
2015 — Tropical Wetlands Soundtrack - The Scorelocks Collective **
2015 — Hybrid Philosophies - Dr Jeremy Mayall *
2015 — 'Slice Of Heaven' feat. Jackie Clarke & Nathan King - Kids For Kids **
2014 — A Collection Of Cues: Volume 1 - The Scorelocks Collective **
2014 — Imaginary Communication - Dr Jeremy Mayall *
2013 — Christmas With Late Eighties Mercedes (EP) - Late Eighties Mercedes *
2013 — Diamonds - Late Eighties Mercedes *
2013 — 'Everything Is Ka Pai' feat. Jackie Clarke & Nathan King - Kids For Kids **
2012 — The Ruben Rock / Te Waiata a Rupene - The Scorelocks Collective **
2012 — The Waikato Plunket Roadshows Album - The Funky Monkeys **
2011 — The Plunket Waikato “Are We There Yet?” Roadshow - The Funky Monkeys **
2011 — 139 - Debbie Shepherd *
2010 — The Plunket Waikato “Superhero” Roadshow - The Funky Monkeys **
2010 — Camping Adventure - The Funky Monkeys **
2008 — Get Up Go! - The Funky Monkeys **
2008 — Glimpses - Sarah Hughes *
2007 — We Won’t Forget (EP) - Small Town Heroics *
2007 — Heartspeak - Debbie Shepherd *
2007 — Streetlights And Shadows - 48May *
2006 — Run For Your Lives - Run For Your Lives *
2006 — Always And Never - Goodnight Nurse *
2005 — Sleeping Beauty: The Musical - Katherine Ransom **
2005 — Jungle Party! - The Funky Monkeys **
2005 — Leather And Tattoos (EP) - 48 May *
2004 — Christmas in The Summertime (EP) - The Funky Monkeys **
2003 — Kids Time 2 - Jules Riding *
2003 — Power Station Kids Songs - Power Station **

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