Rael Jones

Rael Jones – Composer Profile

Rael Jones is an Emmy nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist. He recently created the soundtrack for the Fox Searchlight romantic thriller, My Cousin Rachel, starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin, directed by Roger Michell, earning him a Discovery Of The Year nomination at the World Soundtrack Awards.

Rael’s score to Suite Française, which was directed by Saul Dibb and stars Michelle Williams, Kristen Scott Thomas, and Sam Riley was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 2017. The film is based on the Irène Némirovsky novels about the German occupation in France.

Rael writes the music for Hulu & ITV’s ongoing series, Harlots, set in the 18th Century brothels of London. The boldly anachronistic soundtrack mixes rock and electronica, reflecting the present-tense experiences and rebellious nature of the women depicted in the programme.

His other scores include Supersonic, the Oasis documentary from the producers of the Oscar-winning “Amy” , the TV adaptation of Zadie Smith’s NW directed by Saul Dibb, the black comedy Ill Behaviour from writer Sam Bain, the coming-of-age drama Kids in Love, starring Cara Delevingne and Will Poulter, and the feature documentary Still the Enemy Within about the British Mining strikes of the 1980s.

Rael has also contributed additional music for the four series of the BBC’s hit drama, Sherlock, working with composers David Arnold and Michael Price. He was nominated for Emmys for his work on the series in both 2016 and 2017. Other additional composition credits include Everest, Horrid Henry: The Movie and Island.

Known for being creatively adept, technically savvy, and flexible, Rael has adopted many roles on feature films including: music producer, orchestrator, music editor, music programmer, and session musician. Rael worked on Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Les Miserables as additional orchestrator, music editor and music programmer, for which he won a Golden Reel Award at the 2013 MPSE Awards. Other notable film credits include Steve JobsThe Danish GirlAlan PartridgeThe Inbetweeners Movie and Hyde Park on Hudson (as Music Editor), and Wild Target and Wild Child (as Music Producer).

Rael has a very strong musical background, rooted in classical training, which began at the age of 6. He graduated from the Tonmeister Course with First Class Honours, winning both available prizes for composition. His writing stems from improvisation and live performance, and he is a highly accomplished player of many instruments, from piano, guitars and drums, to quirkier items like nyckelharpa, hurdy gurdy and musical saw.

Never one to shy away from the limelight, Rael regularly plays gigs around the UK, including touring and TV appearances as a guitarist with Guillemots front man, Fyfe Dangerfield, as well as with his own band Thumpermonkey. He has also appeared on BBC One’s Junior Apprentice, as a composer working with the finalists.

FILM
MY COUSIN RACHELFox Searchlight Pictures
Director: Roger Michell
Producer: Kevin Loader
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Sam Clafin
***WSA Awards Nomination: Discovery Of The Year 2017***
THE FESTIVALFudge Park Productions
Director: Iain Morris
Producer: Claire Jones
Starring: Joe Thomas, Hannah Tointon
OASIS: SUPERSONICLorton Entertainment
Director: Mat Whitecross
Producers: James Gay-Rees, Simon Halfon, Fiona Neilson
KIDS IN LOVEEaling Studios Entertainment
Director: Chris Foggin
Producers: Ben Latham-Jones, Barnaby Thompson
Starring: Will Poulter, Jamie Blackley
EVEREST
(additional music)
Working Title Films
Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Producers: Nicky Kentish Barnes, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson
Starring: Jale Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson
SUITE FRANÇAISEThe Weinstein Company / Qwerty Films
Director: Saul Dibb
Producers: Romain Bremond, Andrea Cornwell, Michael Kuhn, Xavier Marchand
Starring: Michelle Williams, Margot Robbie, Kristen Scott Thomas,
***EMMY Nomination 2017: Music Composition For A Movie***
STILL THE ENEMY WITHINBad Bonobo
Director: Owen Gower
Producers: Sinead Kirwan, Mark Lacey, Angelique Talio
WHITE LIEHeska Productions
Director: Nyima Cartier
Producers: Etzael Garcia, Nabil Khouri, Cyril Schulmann, Thomas Triboit
Starring: Olivia Ross
HORRID HENRY: THE MOVIE
(additional music)
Vertigo Films
Director: Nick Moore
Producers: Rupert Preston, Lucinda Whiteley
Starring: Richard E. Grant, Theo Stevenson
TELEVISION
HARLOTS
(series 1 & 2)
Monumental Pictures / Hulu
Directors: Coky Giedroyc, Jill Robertson, China Moo-Young, Philippa Langdale
Producer: Grainne Marmion, Lawrence Till
Starring: Samantha Morton, Jessica Brown Findlay, Eloise Smyth, Lesley Manville
HANG UPSSlam Films / Channel 4
Director: Robert Delamere
Producer: Louise Delamere
Starring: Stephen Mangan
ILL BEHAVIOURFudge Park Productions
Director: Steve Bendelack
Producer: Gill Isles
Starring: Chris Geere, Tom Riler, Jessica Regan, Lizzy Caplan
NWDirector: Saul Dibb
Producer: Betsan Morris Evans
Starring: Nikki Amuka-Bird, Phoebe Fox
SHERLOCK
(additional music)
Hartswood Films / BBC
Directors: Douglas Mackinnon, Nick Hurran, Colm McCarthy, Jeremy Lovering, Toby Haynes, Paul McGuigan, Euros Lyn
Producers: Sue Verture, Susie Liggat, Elaine Cameron
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman