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WELCOME . I work here at my Sydney beachouse studio as a recording artist, film maker, music producer, composer, musician and visual artist . Over many years in the industry I‚Äôve been fortunate enough to work with legends such as Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Howard Jones, Robert Palmer and Tori Amos to name a few. Ive worked in a wide variety of areas from session musician and touring with my own rock band to producing and writing alternative rock and soundtrack compositions through to ballet scores and EDM .  All these experiences have led me to my present major project THE FEAR ENGINE, my first solo project. It is a combination of concept album and documentary film which expresses a life long interest in how fear drives our behaviors and how we might make the world a better place. Andy ūüôŹ


The Fear Engine project is a combination of concept album and multi award-winning documentary which attempts to ask how we might make the world a better place for all.

This is the 4th release from a body of work made by the talented young singer writer producer Charlie Tait under the name Cambio sun. I mentored and worked on the finishing details and mixing, but the production is Charlies work. A quater of a million hits on soundcloud and counting

ARTIST :  CAMBIO SUN

OCT 2014

ARTIST : CODA1

This track is the first release from the forthcoming album  STILL LIFE TEMPLE by CODA1 on VBeat Records. I made this record 18 years ago but has been reserected as is due for re-release early  2015 .Its also my first dabbling in music video edtiting

TRACK : IRON MAN

ALBUM : STILL LIFE TEMPLE

Due for release early 2015

TRACK : MAD AS THEY COME

MY ROLL : MENTOR/ MIXER

MY ROLL : ARTIST

                  WRITER

                  PRODUCER

                  VIDEO EDIT

This is the 2nd release from a body of work made by the talented young singer writer producer Charlie Tait under the name Cambio sun. I mentored and worked on the finishing details and mixing, but the production is  Charlies work.

MY ROLL : MENTOR/ MIXER

ARTIST :  CAMBIO SUN

TRACK :  WEIGHT OF THE WORLD

This is the 1st release from a body of work made by the talented young singer writer producer Charlie Tait under the name Cambio sun. I mentored and worked on the finishing details and mixing, but the production is  Charlies work.

MY ROLL : MENTOR/ MIXER

ARTIST :  CAMBIO SUN

TRACK : INTUITION

OCT 2014

This is the 3rd release from a body of work made by the talented young singer writer producer Charlie Tait under the name Cambio sun. I mentored and worked on the finishing details and mixing, but the production is  Charlies work.

MY ROLL : MENTOR/ MIXER

ARTIST :  CAMBIO SUN

TRACK :  FINITE

SEPT 2014

An amazing voice from an underated talent. Unfortunately I didn't get to finish these recordings but felt the need ot put this on the site for people to hear his unique and capivatiing voice.

MY ROLL : PRODUCER

ARTIST :  JINWOO

TRACK : WESTERN GOD

Sketches around peice in development for future project

MY ROLL : COMPOSER

                   PRODUCER


ARTIST :  ANDY ROSS

TRACK :  VORTEX


Sketches around peice in development for future project

MY ROLL : COMPOSER

                   PRODUCER


ARTIST :  ANDY ROSS

TRACK :  INSECTICIDE

This was a major work for me and took some time to complete. Its an instrumental composition for choir, solo voice,strings, tuned percussion piano, and computer. I was in talks with a view to a live performance at the Barbican London involving the Crouch End Festival Chorus but sadly didnt' quite come off. So it has never been performed.

MY ROLL : COMPOSER

                   PRODUCER     

                   MULTI INSTR


ARTIST :  ANDY ROSS

ALUBM  :  PORTRAIT OF RAY

In 2009 I met Ray, an 86 year-old cattle farmer living deep in the rural heartlands of New South Wales, Australia. Subsiquent meetings inspired me to write this musical portrait of and extra ordinary man.

MY ROLL : CAMERMAN

                  PRESENTER

                  EDITOR

FILM :      WELL BEYOND WATER

This is the fist film I have ever made and its worth giving some context. I had just arrived in Australia and was looking for work when a strange offer came my way.  I was commissioned to compose music that might articulate the issue of drought the farmers in NSW where dealing with. I was totally out of my depth and so asked if I could spend time on a sheep farm so I could learn somthing of their world. I happened to take a cheap little camcorder with me so I could document this strange new experience. It wasn't supposed to be a 'proper' film I just wanted a video diary for my self. But gradually I realised that the story I had unwittingly caught on camera would speak more honestly than any music I could compose. If I could piece it together and learn to edit the footage I might able be tell a story that says something about the issues through film. It was an extraordinary experience to make something without setting out to.... A great lesson for me all round and an experience I will never forget. The film has gone on to be used as a show case item for many environmental organisations. Funny thing is I'm not an environmentalist and I know nothing about farming !... one of those moments when you say ' how the hell did this happen!'

This is the trailer for the film.

Click on link below for the web site were you can see the whole film

Well Beyond Water

BRITISH PRODUCER ANDY ROSS STEPS FROM BEHIND THE CONSOLE FOR ‚ÄúTHE FEAR ENGINE‚ÄĚ ALBUM AND MULTI AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY


SYNDEY, AUSTRALIA. ‚Äď After working with the likes of Paul McCartney, Howard Jones, Dave Gilmour. and Robert Palmer,¬†British born, Australian-based producer Andy Ross has stepped¬†from behind the console to create¬†

‚Äú‚Ķa hugely ambitious project‚Ķthe album includes a collection of ten songs deeply rooted in British rock of the 1970/80s with nods towards the subtle mix of sonic washes and accessible rock sensibility which characterise the work of Pink Floyd, 10cc, Yes, Godley & Creme and Howard Jones ‚Äď the latter of whom features in the movie and who has worked extensively with Ross. The documentary interleaves interviews with a wide range of thoughtful people with the story of a man who leaves his work and goes searching for meaning in his life.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄstSunday Arts Magazine¬†(Australia)

 

The music on the album,¬†The Fear Engine¬†(out now), encompasses elements of alt rock, cinematic, and pop music as each of the ten tracks is framed around a different question introduced by dialog aiming to illuminate The Fear Engine, an unconscious driving force within us. Recorded at his home studio in Sydney, Andy Ross plays all the instruments plus vocals on¬†The Fear Engine¬†album with the exception of saxophone, he left that task to¬†John Helliwell¬†(Supertramp).¬†After all, his father was¬†Ronnie¬†Ross, a renowned British musician who not only played sax with many jazz legends (and played sax on Lou Reed‚Äôs ‚ÄúWalk On The Wild Side‚ÄĚ and The Beatles "Savoy Truffle") but who also taught the sax to a young David Bowie.¬†

 

In the film, a cross section of people from artists (musician¬†Howard Jones, screenwriter¬†Simon Beaufoy, photographer¬†Laura Solomon), scholars (professor¬†Hugh Montgomery, philosopher¬†Alastair Rylatt), innovators (founder ‚ÄėChoir With No Name‚Äô¬†Marie Benton, green builder¬†Steve Epstein) to everyday people and children¬†attempt to answer ten probing questions on the nature of human behavior, while an ordinary man in a suit and carrying a brief case with a silver ball representing his subconscious fears hovering around him (also on the album cover), walks from a city into the wilderness - a metaphor for the human desire for significance.

 

Currently screening at film festivals across the globe, ‚ÄúThe Fear Engine‚ÄĚ documentary has won recent accolades including¬†Winner¬†of the¬†Festigious International Film Festival Los Angeles¬†2020, Award of Excellence at¬†The IndieFEST Film Awards 2020¬†for ‚ÄúDocumentary Feature‚ÄĚ as well as ‚ÄúContemporary Issues & Raising Awareness,‚ÄĚ Finalist at¬†Oniros Film Awards, Semi-Finalist¬†Los Angeles Film Awards 2020, and Official Selection at¬†Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival 2020.


The documentary is in consideration for the London Independent Film Awards,¬†Santa Fe Independent Film Festival,¬†Portland Film Festival,¬†International Independent Film Awards - Spring Session, Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival,¬†Paris Lift-Off Film Festival,¬†UK Film Festival ‚Äď London,¬†International Film Festival of Wales,¬†Sundance Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival.

The Fear Engine is Ross‚Äôs second documentary film. His first ‚ÄúWell Beyond Water‚ÄĚ about climate change won best short at Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival in 2010.

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Website |  http://www.andyrossmusic.com/

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YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyp9GQRVizJ_UJCiID_atWw

Spotify | https://open.spotify.com/artist/4ka82rDAUg1xi912SF4pbZ?si=EYxcMZmIRv-CV4s2RZmgpA


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: 

Monica Hopman | monica@sideways-media.com | 323-661-7802



THE FILM

THE ALBUM

THE FEAR ENGINE  documentary film  poses 10 probing questions to a handful of individuals on the nature of human behaviour and how we might make the world a better place. What is preventing us from achieving a more harmonious world?

THE FEAR ENGINE  concept album contains 10 songs addessing 10 questions that ask how  we might make the world a better place.

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