After 25 years, Spandau Ballet are back in the studio and their producer, Trevor Horn, has asked me to score three tracks for their come back album

A new classical cross over group, OSol3 Mio,

featuring 3 Samoan tenors and signed to Universal Music, are about to embark on a world tour culminating in the UK later this year and I was happy to score a large proportion of the orchestral scores for that.

Interesting to see the film "A Most Wanted Man" starring the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman has just been released although my work on the picture as arranger and conductor was done almost two years ago!

My colleague Dr Richard Niles, ace arranger, has compiled a massive study of musical arrangers since 1950,and I was very honoured to be included in this eminent bunch of mostly unsung heroes.













In the two fields in which I work, pop and film, my work process can vary from one extreme to another. As with all things, information is power, or in my case, information is the key to a successful project. When I am hired, whether as an arranger, an orchestrator or conductor, the amount of information I can get from the client will make my job harder or easier...

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Nick Ingman is an established composer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor in the commercial music field who has worked with some of the most prestigious names in the world of entertainment.



For over forty years Nick has provided the backdrop to many iconic and high profile records and films. Often bridging the gap between the classical music field and the commercial area, Nick has brought his considerable experience to a number of successful projects. As well as working in the field, Nick's career has included starting one of the first Commercial Music Courses in the country at the Royal Academy of Music, and the number of his students who have gone on to have successful careers of their own, confirms his success as an educator.