Working with Nick has been one of the joys of running Raindance. He’s hardworking and easy to work with. He always has bold, fresh and innovative ideas to add to anyone’s creative project!
— Elliot Grove, Founder of Raindance Film Festival

I write music from an idea on the piano or guitar, usually after something has positively inspired me. It could be after watching a film, or after a great talk with someone.

Initially, I started by singing and writing songs for my own independent releases - performing piano, guitars, bass and programming. However, I began to write music without words. A lot of what I listened to at an early age was film music, so this felt like a natural step forward. It felt like a natural progression for me to explore this side of my passion, as often times before a song is even written, I will have played the piano for hours.

My styles vary from solo piano to underscores - from intimate cues to fully realised orchestral pieces. I have also worked on a hybrid of contemporary (rock/pop/electronic/acoustic) and orchestral - this may better suit the needs of a project.


I record and mix in Cubase using sample libraries from VSL, Audiobro, ProjectSam, Steinberg, Soundiron, Spectrasonics and many others.

I also try to incorporate live instruments wherever possible - including the kalimba, bongos, shakers, tambourines and even my own hand-slapped knees!

My music has been commissioned and licensed by companies including the BBC, NBC, Discovery Channel, MTV, Channel 5, Getty Images, ABC, Ogilvy and Raindance Film Festival.

I recently finished the sound design and 2.0 mix for the 27th Raindance Film Festival cinema trailer, a lot of fun to explore the possibilities of creating a mood without necessarily pushing a melodic theme. In June 2019 I worked on a beautiful film called “Alice” as a foley artist and re-recording mixer.

Photographs by Jake Felix Goldhill