Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s David Arnold Life Story Interview – Bond Music At Air Studios…..
David Arnold is the world famous film composer best known for scoring five James Bond films, the 1994 film Stargate, Independence Day, Godzilla and the television series Little Britain & Sherlock.
There’s no doubting he’s a musical genius who took the Bond music, originated by John Barry, to the next level.
His first Bond score was ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’. Arnold subsequently scored the four subsequent Bond films: The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.
Arnold also co-wrote the main theme songs for The World Is Not Enough (“The World Is Not Enough” by Garbage) and Casino Royale (“You Know My Name” by Chris Cornell), as well as “Surrender” by k.d. lang which appears during the end credits of Tomorrow Never Dies having been originally proposed as the opening theme. Arnold also contributed the main themes to Kevin Kiner’s score for Activision’s GoldenEye 007, the remake of the 1997 game of the same name.
In 2013 David Arnold appeared onscreen @ BBC1 on the ‘Matt Lucas Awards’.
Enjoy a rare and exclusive 35 minute interview recorded at the world famous Air Studios…
He has collaborated with such musical acts as Cast, Kaiser Chiefs, Massive Attack, and Pulp, and solo artists Natasha Bedingfield, Melanie C, Björk, Chris Cornell, Shirley Manson, Mark Morriss, Nina Persson and in 2009 produced Shirley Bassey’s album The Performance.
In 2001, he provided a new arrangement of Ron Grainer’s Doctor Who theme music for the Eighth Doctor audio dramas from Big Finish Productions. His version was used as the Eighth Doctor theme starting with 2001’s Storm Warning until 2008, when it was replaced with a new version arranged by Nicholas Briggs starting with Dead London. Arnold’s theme returned to the Eighth Doctor releases with the 2012 box set, Dark Eyes.
Arnold is the second cousin of Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice, and is an ambassador for aid agency CARE International in the UK. He has made minor appearances in two different episodes of Little Britain as separate characters.
In February 2011, it was announced that he was appointed Musical Director for the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
In May 2011, he was part of the United Kingdom’s jury for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.
Arnold took part in a tribute to John Barry on 20 June 2011 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, singing a song that was composed by Barry and playing the guitar part of the James Bond theme.
In 2014, Arnold teamed up with Richard Thomas, to write the music and lyrics for the new West End musical Made in Dagenham.
He is not related to another British musician, David Arnold.
Recorded 2007 by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio.