Danny de Matos is a multi-talented composer/musician of Portuguese descent, based in nr. Windsor, England, previously signed to Arista and Universal worldwide for both recording and publishing respectively. He learned music as a kid, working in record shops at weekends, listening to anything and everything he could get his hands on before joining local bands and then going on to become a professional musician.
During his career, he has written and produced for a wide variety of artists and styles, from U.S. Billboard pop radio hits with Crush feat. Donna Air (Telstar) to stadium techno-rockers Republica (BMG). In the past Danny has also been involved on remix duties with, re-mixing Roy Orbison’s ‘In Dreams’ and Limp Bizkit’s ‘Rollin’.
Danny has provided TV theme music for British ITV’s “Real Lives” documentaries. He composed the music for the Wild Thyme Productions’ ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Romeo & Juliet’ at the International Globe Festival in Neuss, Germany and made his debut in film music in the independent UK cult classic ‘Metroland’ (starring Christian Bale and Emily Watson). He has also worked on the worldwide smash video games ‘Half Life 2’ and Microsoft’s ‘Blue Dragon’, and done much high level voiceover recording and production, working with products and companies as diverse as Boeing, Kodak, Apple/Nike iPod.
He still continues to write and produce independent and corporate artists and bands at his own recording facility ‘shushstudio’ at his home nr. Windsor, England, from where he has more recently now also begun to compose TV commercial music exclusively for Amber. Whether retro or cutting edge, laidback or rockin’ the music Danny de Matos creates is always engaging and appealing irrespective of genre and has a strong and distinctive independent style with an emphasis on memorable melody and catchy hooks. Think hits…