Paul Cuddeford is a versatile and highly experienced composer of music for broadcast. He has recorded over 15 albums for the JW Catalogue, all of which have been universally successful in TV broadcast. Based in his north London studio, Paul utilises a wide variety of real instruments and state-of-the-art recording technology to produce music with high production values. His music can regularly be heard across all the major broadcasters in the UK and around the globe.
Paul began his career as an assistant engineer at the legendary Ridge Farm Studios and then spent several years in the US playing guitar with Rick Dufay (ex-Aerosmith). Paul has since played guitar with a variety of acts including Sir Tom Jones, Sir Bob Geldof, Ian Hunter, Robin Gibb, Natalie Imbruglia, Pete Wylie, McFly, Cat Stevens and Paul Young. Pauls guitar playing prowess has reached a new market after performing with David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ album with the original producer Tony Visconti and drummer Woody Woodmansey. The band also featured Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17), Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet), Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey) and Marc Almond.
Such a breadth of experience has enabled Paul to compose a broad palette of authentic musical styles for television and film. He has recorded many albums of production music in a variety of styles, including Rock, Punk, Blues, Acoustic Roots, Cuban, Rockabilly and Folk. His most widely used piece of production music can be found on JW2172 Green Light, which forms the background to the highly successful UK BBCTV series ‘Escape to the Country’.