Thursday, 27 February 2014

Jon Brooks - Recording Studio - Photos

Thursday, 20 February 2014

SHAPES "The Two Greedy Flies"


"The Two Greedy Flies" I composed the music for this animated series. 'Shapes' is a children's series of 39 x 7 minute episodes (Season 1), in which simple animal tales are brought to life using animated shapes. It feature's the writer of 'Backyardigans' and 'Little Einstein' and the voice talent of Joe Murray.

Music Composer: Jon Brooks
Dubbing Mixer: Lee Williams
Audio Post: WASP Studios
Animation: Peach Blossom Media

This video and its soundtrack are subject to copyright and are provided for demonstration purposes only. (© 2009 Peach Blossom Media / WASP Studios / Jon Brooks).

The series' quirky animation, simple lines and bold colours appeal visually to children, while the light-hearted stories keep them entertained. Kids love animals, so these stories, filled with talking animals both cunning and foolish, will capture their hearts! At seven minutes each, these mini-episodes are bite-sized enough to engage their attention fully.

The music throughout the series plays a supportive role. The style is generally fun and whimsical with hints of drama!

Famous fables from around the world are brought to life using characters created from different shapes! This pre-school TV series retells beloved children's stories from Aesop's Fables to Australian Aborigines folktales using colourful shapes that cleverly form animals like rabbits, cats and even fish!

Created by the multi-award-winning animation studio Peach Blossom Media, each episode of this charming series entertains and teaches pre-schoolers about universal values of love, respect, courage and kindness.

Each story is presented by the narrator, Badger, who also comes on at the end to draw a conclusion from the story he has just told. Badger chooses fables from all over the world, both ancient and modern. Just because a fable originated in Ancient Greece or among the Aborigines in Australia, it doesn't mean that the lesson it teaches isn't relevant to kids everywhere.

The uniqueness of the series lies in its design concept. Badger has at his disposal thousands of different shapes of all colours and sizes. He uses them to form the various characters and locations needed to tell each fable. Sometimes the shapes are unruly and don't do what they are supposed to. At other times one of them falls out of place or turns up late, thereby disrupting the story. Badger interacts with the shapes, creating plenty of funny moments for kids to enjoy!


Executive Producer: Sung Lin Gun / Karen Tang
Producer: Corinne Teng
Animation Director: Arnold Valencia
Production Manager: Ye Xiaoxiao
Production Coordinator: Ge HuaQing / Rosalina J.Obsenarea
Script Editor: Julie Middleton
Script Writer: Jeff Lawrence / Ronald Leong
Art Director: Mathilda Tan

Design Team: Lee Woon Wee / Erin Toh
Storyboard Director: Karen Tang
Storyboard Artists: Ni Jiafei / Zhao Yifu / Sun Lin
Assistant Director: Ramil Sim
Animators: Chen Gang / Cao TingWei / Qian Wei / Sun Lin / Ling Xi
Zhu Hui Zhen / Li Jian Hong / Zhao Yifu / Muhamad Ridzwan Bin Abdullah
Editor: Rachel Phang

Voice Over Director: Petrina Kow
Voice Over Assistant: Lieu Mei Yun

Badger - Eric Liebman
Mother Fly - Petrina Kow
Little Fly - Paul Lucas
Big Fly - Rick Macivor

Audio Post Production: WASP Studio Sdn Bhd
Music Composer: Jon Brooks
Dubbing Mixer: Lee Williams

Media Development Authority Singapore MDA
Video Post Production: Nine-V Post Pte Ltd.

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Monday, 17 February 2014

Stone Cold - Instrumental Music - Tough Monkeys

Instrumental Music "Stone Cold" by the Tough Monkeys. I'm delighted to announce this track is now available to download on iTunes:

Music Composed and Produced by Jon Brooks and Clive Farrington
© 2014 Tough Monkey Records (TMR)

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Instrumental Music "Stone Cold" by the Tough Monkeys. I'm delighted to announce this track is now available to download on iTunes:

Friday, 14 February 2014

Valentine's Day - I Love You - Video Message

Happy Valentine's Day!  Send this valentine's day video message to your loved one's this Valentine's Day!  Show them how much you care and how much you love them.  xx


Friday, 7 February 2014

MP3s to download on iTunes

iTunes Downloads:

Here's a link to the albums and singles available on iTunes:

(Clive Farrington) - Download

Clive Farrington Independence
Tough Monkey Records (TMR)
Track Listing:
1.  Deliver - View In iTunes
2.  Breathing - View In iTunes
3.  Invisible View In iTunes
4.  Just Another Love Song - View In iTunes
5.  Mountain - View In iTunes
6.  Should You Change Your Mind - View In iTunes
7.  Brave Boy - View In iTunes
8.  Fall - View In iTunes
9.  Heart of the Unicorn - View In iTunes
10. Showdown - View In iTunes

Independence - Clive Farrington: This album exhibits a fusion of styles; blending classical orchestral elements with a modern day electronic sound… as an addition to this, ‘Independence’ also boasts a hint of the 80’s too!  It’s already receiving extensive radio play and Tough Monkey Records (TMR) have just negotiated and licensed two of the tracks to GAP (Mexico) for use on their latest compilation CD. Some of the music tracks could be classed as a cross between the ‘Pet Shop Boys’, David Guetta, Scott Walker and Robert Miles. The songs are honest, suitably original and highly emotive.

Mountain: The Remixes
(Tough Monkey / Wi777ard) - Download

Mountain: The Remixes
Tough Monkey Records
1. Mountain: Tough Monkey Radio Mix - View In iTunes
2. Mountain: Tough Monkey Club Mix - View In iTunes
3. Mountain: Tony Brown Netherland Remix - View In iTunes
4. Invisible: (ft. Steve Benz and DJ 1Love) - View In iTunes

Stone Cold
(Tough Monkeys) - Download

Stone Cold - Tough Monkeys
Tough Monkey Records (TMR)
1. Stone Cold - View In iTunes
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CDBaby Artist Page - Jon Brooks - Music Composer

CD Baby Downloads:

Here's a link to my CD Baby artist page:
You can find a selection of some of my music albums and singles to download here:

Army of Doom - Download
Epic Orchestral Battle Music - Original Soundtrack "Army Of Doom" Jon Brooks

Metamorphosis - Download
Dramatic Orchestral Instrumental Music composed and produced by Jon Brooks.

The Confrontation - Download
Heroic Dramatic Orchestral Music - The hero appears to confront his enemy! Whooraaah!!!! Perfect for using with movie trailers.

Raindrops - Download
Beautiful, slow and calming instrumental music. Use "Raindrops" for Healing, CFS, Anxiety, Yoga, Mindfulness, Reiki, Massage, Stress, Reflexology, Sleep Disorders and other relaxation techniques. Give your nervous system the break it requires.

Seventh Heaven - Download
Relaxing and Calming music to relieve Stress and Anxiety. Ideal for Panic Attacks, Meditation, Yoga and other relaxation techniques. It's also highly effective at inducing sleep. Use headphones for best results. Be kind to deserve it.

Deeper Dreams - Download
Relaxing, dreamy and hypnotic music with a fusion of electronic and acoustic instruments for a totally ambient chillout. 51 minutes.

Uncle Bill - Download
Quirky and catchy novelty song about two penguins. Ted is extremely frustrated by his Uncle Bill's ignorance!

Fumble Fumble - Download (The Miles Box)
The ballad of Gormless Gordon and Racy Stacy. This amusing and quirky drinking song features a really catchy tune that'll have you singing along in no time.

Prayer for Peace - Download
Sad and mournful instrumental music featuring solo piano with an orchestral accompaniment. This music is often requested for funerals and other solemn occasions.

Thank you for your support. It is very much appreciated.

Best wishes,

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Thursday, 6 February 2014

KFC "Essay" - Kentucky Fried Chicken - TVC - Advert / Commercial

I wrote the music for this KFC TVC in 2005 whilst working in Malaysia as an In-House Composer / Sound Designer at WASP Studios. Thanks for watching and thanks for subscribing to my Youtube Channel.  :-)

Title: "Essay"
Advertising agency: BBDO Malaysia.
Product: Kentucky Fried Chicken
Sound Engineer: Yew Tuck Seng
Music Composer: Jon Brooks
Audio Mix: WASP Studios

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

'Stone Cold' (Single) - Tough Monkeys - Now available on iTunes.

Instrumental Music - 'Stone Cold'

"Stone Cold" an awesome instrumental music track by the Tough Monkeys is now available on iTunes.  It was composed, produced by Jon Brooks and Clive Farrington (Elektrik Gem).

Here's the link to download an .mp3 of 'Stone Cold' on iTunes.

Stone Cold - Tough Monkeys - (Single)
We are so excited about this instrumental music release!  Download it; you won't be sorry!  :-)

Jon Brooks specialises in Music Production for Film, Artists, Television and Advertising.  He is based in Manchester, United Kingdom and runs his own recording studio. He is also a partner / director at Tough Monkey Records (TMR).  Jon has written music for hundreds of television commercials, worked on numerous animated TV series and scored a few feature films.  His work is well known in the corporate world too.

Clive Farrington found fame with the band 'When In Rome'. They had a hit single in the 80's called 'The Promise'. Clive Farrington released his first solo album, 'Independence' last year and has since teamed up with DJ Edwin Alzate and formed 'Elektrik Gem'. They are based in Los Angeles and are an electronic-synth pop unit.