“I have worked with James on both broadcast and corporate projects and each time he has delivered on time and to the brief. James is an extremely talented and creative composer and I would thoroughly recommend his friendly, hard working style to anyone!”

Lee Kitchen – Director at CBeebies/BBC



“We put James in complete control of the creative output and I’m happy to say he did not disappoint at all! The final result was first class and it was exactly what we wanted. Perfect! Through a superbly produced authentic soundtrack he captured the 1980’s nostalgia and 8-bit quirkiness we were hoping to communicate to our market. The reaction to the trailer has been absolutely fantastic and overall a great success. I wouldn’t hesitate in hiring him again or recommending him to other people in the industry.”

Julien Ognier – Producer at Square Enix



“James defined the mood effortlessly for this film, blending sweeping strings with the urgency of tribal drums to lend a real drama to the piece, he nailed the brief.  In terms of workflow he was a pleasure to work with, he’s got a great ability to respond to very specific changes in a way that maintains the integrity of the score and develops the project as a whole.”

Nick Marchant – Director at Maker Projects


“Meeting with James at the start of our project was really helpful and from the off he completely got the brief and the feel we wanted to achieve for the animations. His flexibility throughout the project also allowed us to create some lovely lift points within each of the videos which really helped with the flow of the narrative and made the final films extra special.

Ruth Watson – Raw


“James Kelly was an absolute joy to work with. One of those rare souls who when given a task will take it away and dream up something that far exceeds anything you’ve already thought of. He relishes the challenge and opportunity which was incredibly important to us when we were working to a tight schedule. Can’t wait to hear what he comes up with next. Thank you James. ”

Tim Limon – Director at Zero Facility Films



His music is astounding and through our collaboration I have found him to be a brilliant person to work with – long may it continue!”

Krishna Stott – Producer/Director at Bellyfeel



“James had an uncanny ability to translate our minimal brief to a finished soundtrack that was fresh, original and surpassed our expectations. A pleasure to work with, James is one of those rare individuals that ‘gets it’ first time and I’d relish the opportunity to work with him again in the future. Highly recommended!

Albie Attias – Ecommerce Director at King of Servers



 “James is a gifted musician and producer. In 2012 he wrote, performed, produced and mixed an original score for a film I produced called ‘Will Power’. The music he created complimented the visuals of the film perfectly and his ability to alter the music at the request of the Director was unparalleled. The music he produces is so impressive that it is extremely difficult to believe that his orchestral scores could be generated by a single musician. It is clear that his musical talents are boundless, and the dedication he commits to each project is faultless.”

Chris Lane – Producer on Will Power The Movie



“James is a pleasure to work with, and consistently produces music for our productions that not only met the brief but added to it. James is able to tell stories with music – not many people can do that.”

Libra Television




“James Kelly commands attention through a set of guitar mastery… The talent here is unquestioned, and Kelly is someone people will be itching to tell their muso friends about…”

Whisperin & Hollerin Singer/Songwriter Review

“Made us sit and take notice”

Acoustic Magazine Review

“…truly original… an eclectic album by an exceptionally talented musician, I beseech you, don’t miss out on this.”

Live Music Scene.co.uk  – Lost’ EP Review


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