What People Say

"Since working as a music editor on Patrick McGoohan’s classic series “The Prisoner” I have always been picky about music for film and television. Consequently I always turn first to Dave Watson to write original music for any programmes or series I am directing and/or producing. I find he always listens very carefully to the brief, comes up with unexpected, yet highly appropriate, and catchy music"

Eric Mival, Music Editor, UK cult series "The Prisoner"

"It is strong material and well composed"

Gary Ford, Director of Music Services, Discovery Channel USA

“David is an actual pleasure to work with along with his incredible talent. In my job there are those few you just know when a new piece of music comes in that the listening will be a pleasure, on time, and on the mark. David is one of those people. He takes what is sometimes very vague direction, and turns it in to exactly what I look for. That is why he was awarded the logo spot for one of the fastest growing and well recognized production companies on television today. He would make a fine addition to any project and I stand behind him 100% in this endorsement.”

David Trotter, Creative Director at Studio 51 Music

“You have somehow managed to grasp exactly what I was wanting from my ill defined brief. I am really excited by what you have done.”

Jon Sykes, Head of E-motion Games Research Unit, Caledonian University

“David produced an excellent piece of music for a Westaway Film project. He liaised with the production team and was both punctual and professional, working to the brief which was set. He showed great passion and enthusiasm which shone through in his work. We will definitely be working with him again in future projects.”

William Westaway, Film & TV Producer

“I cannot thank you enough for such an excellent soundtrack. It really is superb!”

Neil Kempsell, Award-winning animator and staff member of Edinburgh College of Art

“Quite the most arresting work on the programme – atmospheric, skilfully contrasted pieces revealed an intimate and affectionate knowledge of the guitar.”

Neville Garden, music critic (Scotland on Sunday) & broadcaster

“I particularly like the way the music, particularly the first movement, evolves. The handling of the changes of mood and tempo are superb. This is a beautifully crafted composition, the way the music is constructed and developed is a model for all who write for the instrument. The effect is that of a superb piece which luckily just happens to have been written for guitar.”

John Arran, Classical Guitar Magazine

“Many people I showed the film are very impressed with the music, that's even before I told them you composed the music in 1.5 days! Thanks again for your help.”

Chih-Peng Lucas Kao, Independent Film Director


David has written music for performance, receiving several awards including:

• Winner of the ‘Scottish Society of Composers Composition Prize’ 2002 with a Chamber Trio

• Runner-Up in the ‘UK Songwriting Contest’ 2005 with an R'n'B song

• The animation 'Mr Bird versus the Hot Air Balloon' was shortlisted for Best Animation at the

Swansea Bay Film Festival 2007

• A piece ‘4 Dialogues for Two Guitars’ also received serious critical acclaim