This is the website for composer, musician and producer Andrew Kremer. In addition to having been signed by Miles Copeland to Universal International, Andrew has written extensively for television, advertising, film and games. He has worked with Narada Michael Walden, Terry Callier, Incognito, Richard Horowitz, Khaled and Rachid Taha and is an accomplished musician, whose main instruments are double bass and bass guitar.
Andrew has had commissions on a broad range of television programming, such as, entertainment, factual, comedy, children's and documentary, including: Curiosity – Can You Live Forever? (Discovery Documentary), Serious Explorers (BBC Series 1&2), Serious Survival Special (BBC), Into The Unknown With Josh Bernstein (Atlantic Documentary Series), Serious Ocean (BBC Series), Serious Diaries (CBBC), Serious Andes (BBC Series), Trauma (BBC Series 1,2 & 3), Serious Amazon (BBC Series), Adventure Bhutan (Discovery Documentary), Ali G In Da USAiii (Channel 4 / HBO Series), Masters Of The Universe (Channel 4 Documentary), Serious Arctic (BBC Series), Serious Jungle (BBC Series), Serious Desert (BBC Series), Travel Bug (BBC Series), Da Ali G $how (Channel 4 / HBO Series), Innovation Nation Series Final (BBC), Up Late With Gina Yashere (BBC), Generation E (E4 Series), There’s Something About Beckham (Channel 4 Documentary), Football Stories – Kevin Keegan (Channel 4 Documentary), Airsick (Channel 4 Documentary), Discovery Atlas – Egypt Revealed (Discovery Documentary).
Serious Artic: Winner BAFTA Childrens’ Factual, Winner Royal Television Society Award Best Children’s Programme, Winner Broadcast Award Best Children’s Programme , Winner Children’s Television Bulldog Award, Prix Jeunesse, and Bulldog Award.
Serious Andes: Winner BAFTA Children’s Award, Winner Royal Television Society Award Best Children’s Programme.
Serious Desert: Winner BAFTA Children’s Factual
Serious Jungle: Winner Royal Television Society Award Best Children’s Programme
Serious Amazon: BAFTA Children’s Factual nomination
Serious Ocean: Maritme Media Award
Ali G In Da USAiii: 3 Prime Time Emmy nominations for Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Nonfiction Program (Alternative)
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Andrew has composed the music for campaigns by Lebara (African Cup Of Nations 2012 featuring football legend George Weah, plus the associated apps), Nokia (‘N96 – Done And Dusted’), Hutchinson Telecom (‘3G’), Fridge Raiders (‘Chicken Bites’), Nike (‘Who Are You Running From?’), Canon (‘We Speak Image’), AXA (PPP Healthcare), Norwich Union (‘Sitting Pretty’ - which ran for 4 years), I’m Online (magazine), Ali G In Da USAiii: 3 Prime Time Emmy nominations for Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming, Courts Electrical (‘Better Deals’), the Israel Tourist Board and DNL Hair Products.
Apart from being an artist in his own right, Andrew has contributed as a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist to recordings by Zohar (with whom he was signed by Miles Copeland to Universal International), Graceland, Jessica Lauren and a host of other artists including legendary producer Narada Michael Walden, Terry Callier, Amina, Rachid Taha, Richard Horowitz, Copywrite, Blue Sonnix, Fanatix, Mike Willox, Claude Challe, Khaled, Hakim, Martika, The Gaslight Troubadours and The Pearl Divers.
Zohar: World Music Peace Award presented by Maxi Priest at the Concert For Bali in 2003.
Zohar ‘One.three.seven’ (Ark 21/Universal International)
“A gorgeous record, the dance music equivalent of the UN peace keeping force” The Big Issue
“Spiritually moving crossover brilliance” BBC Radio 4
Graceland “Call Me” (Osiris 12” Single)
“A stunning piece of soulful house” Music EP
Jessica Lauren “Film” (Melt 2000)
“Cinematic, ambient, beautifully soothing and hugely emotive stuff” The Big Issue (album of the week).
“The living definition of next….meticulously produced and played by human beings” Straight No Chaser
Andrew has written numerous Production / Library Music Albums: Modern Luxury (KPM), Bridges (Imagem), Sounds Of The 60s (Focus), Cops And Robbers (Focus), Documentary – Science (Focus), Natural World (Focus). Wildlife (Focus), Natural World (Focus), Middle Eastern Beats (Extreme), Tantra Lounge (Extreme), Essential House (Focus), Eastern Europe Flavours (Focus), Green Planet (Focus), Euro Beats (Extreme), House Exclusive (Chappell), Smack Sampler Volume 1 (Smack Music)
Tracks from these albums have been licenced to a diverse selection of programming, a selection of which includes: This Morning (ITV), Panorama (BBC), BBC World News (BBC), Desperate Housewives Season 8 (Episode 5), Micro Monsters With David Attenborough (Discovery), Accused (BBC), Victoria Derbyshire (BBC), The One Show (BBC), Top Gear (BBC), Shameless (Showtime), America's Got Talent (NBC), Ice Stars (BBC) and the 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.
Andrew has composed music for Sony’s Singstar game and done sound design for Sony’s Little Big Planet game.
He re-branded Top Of The Pops for the BBC World Service, and has written idents for Channel 4 (War On Iraq), and the BBC (African Cup Of Nations and The Holiday Show). He has also contributed music to the Channel 4 ‘English for 11-19 Year Olds’ DVD ‘Twelfth Night’.
He has had commissions from the National Autistic Society for their campaign about Asperges awareness, Youthnet, and UniAid for their awareness campaign fronted by Lemarr and Jamelia.
He has composed the music for Black Rock PLC’s entire worldwide corporate branding, the music for Portsmouth Football Club’s TV channel and the music for Aston Villa Football Club’s TV Channel.
Andrew is featured on Soniccouture’s Hang Drum sampled instrument library.
Andrew started his career as bass player with the Soul Immigrants, alongside Nitin Sawhney, co-producing the album ‘A Healthy Vibe’ for Lipstick records. His career really started developing, when he met keyboard players Terry Disley, and Jessica Lauren in 1997, with whom he was to form a strong musical bond and co-produce the album ‘Film’ for Melt 2000.
In 2000, the Zohar album, ‘one.three.seven’ was signed by Miles Copeland to his Ark 21 label. The album was released through Universal International and led to production and writing work with artists such as Narada Michael Walden, Khaled, Claude Challe and Amina. The album also brought him to the attention of the BBC for whom he scored the series ‘Travel Bug’.
Andrew has since established himself as an accomplished bass player, producer and composer, not only through his releases with Graceland, Zohar, Jessica Lauren and a host of other artists, but through his writing for television, film and other media. Apart from being accomplished on both bass guitar and double bass, Andrew has studied tabla and sitar in India, plays guitar, Chapman Stick, the Hang (for which he helped produce the Sonic Couture Pan Drum instrument library), keyboards, Udu, harmonium, darabuka, and a host of other percussion instruments, many found on his travels, during which he made his own recordings ranging from the chants of young Buddhist monks in the Himalayas, to the sounds of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil.
He has worked with musicians from across the globe in a wide variety of settings including performances with Terry Callier, Incognito, Jocelyn Brown, Karen Ramirez, Shara Nelson, Juliet Roberts, Justin Adams, Savara Nazarkhan, U-Cef, Ronny Jordan, Jean Toussaint, Heavy Shift, Kim Jordan, Terry Burrus, JC001, Tony O’Malley and Burt Weedon. It is perhaps this, along with his multi-instrumental abilities that have resulted in him becoming increasingly in-demand as a composer.
Andrew holds a Masters Degree in Music, with Merit from the University of Surrey, where he studied composition with Sebastian Forbes and Steve Goss.
He was a member of the Bass Faculty at the London Music School from 1998-2000 and an Associate Tutor at The University Of Surrey from 2005-2015. He has lectured and spoken at conferences and schools around the world, and bass students have included Dave Parsons (Bush), Aaron Ross (1Xtra) and Liran Donin (LedBib).
Andrew was elected to the British Academy of Songwriters Composers and Authors (BASCA) Media Executive from 2008 to 2012. He was a committee member for the Producers and Composers of Applied Music (PCAM) from 2007 – 2012, and he has been a consultant to Groves Sound Communications in Hamburg since 2007.
He was awarded the World Music Peace Award, presented by Maxi Priest at the Concert For Bali in 2003 where he performed with his band Zohar, which had the second largest number of viewers in South-East Asia since Live Aid.