Gareth Thomas is a music composer for media, based in South Wales, U.K. Gareth works with production companies and filmmakers worldwide and composes music for film, television, game, adverts and all forms of media production. Gareth is experienced and multi-skilled across many genres and works with live musicians and the latest music technology software to capture the sound required. Gareth has a degree in music (BA Hons) from the University of South Wales and is also a qualified music teacher. With the piano often taking centre stage, Gareth blends traditional orchestral instruments and merges them with complimentary electronic soundscapes.
Gareth is very passionate about his work and prides himself on developing excellent relationships with his clients.
Selected film and TV credits:
- Mortal Coil- short film-2011
- Made In Wales Documentary- BBC Wales-2011
- Cardiff City Player Advert-advert broadcast online, pre match at stadium and BBC1 as part of ‘Football Focus.' 2011
- Thistle-short film-2012
- Davis Farm- feature film-2012
-Bells Of Casterbridge- short film-2013
- Bridgewater St- short film-2016
- Booted- short film-2016
- Swansea University Racing Team- advert-2018
- Knock-A-Door-Run- short film-2019
- The Ruby Murray Club- advert-2020
- Because Time Matters- film for the medical company 'BD' 2020
-Unhappy Birthday- short film-2020
- Best of...! Deutschlands schnellste Rankingshow- RTL Television (Germany) 2020
- buten un binnen | regionalmagazin- Tagesschau 24/ NDR Fernsehen (Germany) 2020
- Lokalzeit aus Duisburg- WDR FS (Germany) 2020
- Unterwegs in Sachsen-Anhalt- MDR Fernsehen (Germany) 2020
- rbb24- RBB (Germany) 2020
- Nordtour- NDR Fernsehen (Germany) 2021
-Grande fratello VIP (Celebrity Big Brother)- Canale 5 (Italy) 2021
-Nordtour- ARD.alpha (Germany) 2021
- Bobby Copping News Report- BBC News 2021
-Canzone Segreta-RAI Uno (Italy) 2021
- Through The Waves (short film) 2021
- Countryfile (BBC 1) 2021
“I am in the middle of producing an epic sci-fi adventure film, which is extremely music driven. The amazing soundtrack is being created by extraordinary musicians from all around the world. I needed a composer to create an overture that was half symphonic and half electronic 'driving pulse beat,' ambient in style. I had heard Gareth’s amazing symphonic music on LinkedIn and really liked the emotion and structure in his style. I commissioned him to create what I was needing for the sci-fi soundtrack. Working through a couple of initial rough musical samples, between us we settled on a texture for the theme and then a fantastic iconic signature tune. It's both haunting and exciting with a terrific pace and atmosphere that grabs hold of you and sends you on a journey amongst it's intricately weaving rhythms. The finished piece is truly gorgeous and a piece of music that I could listen to over and over. Gareth is a very likeable character who aims to please. It was a real pleasure to work with him and I'm totally delighted with the result.”
Ralph Shephard/ Burnhamwood Productions Ltd
"It was great working with Gareth for a second time, communication was easy and he was very responsive. He's very patient with any changes that need to be made and has a very fast turnaround time. Would highly recommend and a pleasure as always."
DEJFM/ Film Mongers
"It's been an absolute pleasure working with such a professional, friendly and skilled composer. Gareth Thomas offered the necessary skills and ideas to give my film a real edge. He understood what I was trying to achieve, and worked to no end trying to achieve it. Listening to the music Gareth produced, I hear things I didn't know I wanted and found myself wondering how the project could ever manage without. It is really special when somebody can bring their own style and ideas to a project without changing the Directors vision... One of the traits Gareth has mastered. Gareth has such a range of talents making his music fitting for all genres. It has been such a pleasure collaborating with Gareth Thomas Music. Looking forward to working with him again."
Edward Midgley/ BowTie Productions
"Working with Gareth was an absolute pleasure; quick, creative and adaptable to feedback. Under a open brief we were able to work together to create a piece of work that far surpassed the outline and impressed the BBC enough to show it during their programme "Football Focus". I look forward to a long creative partnership with Gareth Thomas."
Simon Bartlett / Director, Producer
"Gareth was a pleasure to work with. He made the scoring process for my feature film fun, exciting and extremely easy. Above all, I was really impressed with the speed and quality of work Gareth showcased. It's not everyday you find an artist who is genuinely excited about what he does and is willing to work as tirelessly as Gareth to please his client(s). His passion for music is evident in his work and there's nothing more refreshing as an artist than to work with another artist who is just as passionate about their craft. He didn't treat our experience as just another gig. He took the time to learn about the project so he could produce the right music for this project. I look forward to creating more with Gareth again in the near future."
Vernon Smith | Rascal Agave Films
Writer | Director of Davis Farm
"It was fantastic news for us when Gareth applied for the post of Musical Director at our Theatre Company as we were about to stage our biggest musical yet, Miss Saigon. Gareth had been a student for many years with our company so we knew we were gaining fantastic talent when he returned. Gareth is naturally a great musician and more so a fantastic teacher. Leading 60 young people through a difficult musical is no easy task. Gareth makes the job look effortless. In our opinion there is no person better equipped to hand the show over to during production week. We hope Gareth continues to hold the baton for Neath A.O.S Youth Theatre for many years to come."
Zoe Richards/ Theatre Director
"I have had the pleasure of working with Gareth over the last few years. His professionalism and outstanding level of musicianship I admire greatly- he is a rare find."
Michael Abell/ Spot Music