PT Walkley: Sirens
Manhattan-based artist PT Walkley has a new album on the way early in 2014, but outside of this new project he is also an accomplished composer for film and television, having picked up the love for certain sounds early via the medium.
“It may sound strange, but I fell in love with the blues the moment I saw ‘Better Off Dead’ as a kid.” says Walkley. “Thanks to that movie, I heard Muddy Waters’ “Mannish Boy” for the first time, and there was no turning back – I had to pick up a guitar.”
Like many modern composers, his early days were spent in bands traversing the congested NYC rock club circuit. A chance encounter with actor/director Ed Burns at a Lower East Side guitar shop led to the two becoming fast friends and Walkley becoming Burns’ go-to composer for a decade and counting, including work for Burns’ upcoming ’60s cop drama Public Morals (TNT). An adventurous composer, Walkley also writes all the music and voices several characters for hit Nickelodeon series Team Umizoomi and has crafted original music for Sesame Street.
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[via Team Clermont]