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Biography

Cormac O'Kane Studio manager

Live television and concert performances:

Musical director/composer "P.K.Tonight" BBC1 Northern Ireland 1994/5
Musical director/composer "The Hole in the wall gang" BBC1 N.I.1995/6
Musical Director/composer "Anderson on the road" BBC1 N.I.1996/7
Musical director "Children in Need" BBC1 1995/6/7/8
Musical director "Last chance Lottery" Channel 4 1997
Musical director “the John Daly show” BBC 1 NI 2001,02,03
Musical director “ Brian Kennedy on song” BBC1 NI ,03,04
Musical director “The lyrics board” RTE 02,03,04,05
Musical director “ the lyrics board” BBC Wales 04
Musical director "Jools Holland at the drapers hall" DMP 1997
Musical director “2 days later with Jools Holland in Edinburgh” DMP 1998
Musical director "Noel's House party Christmas special" BBC1 1998
Musical director "Let me Entertain you" BBC1/RTE1 1998/9
Musical director/composer "Millennium broadcast" RTE1 1999
Project Director “ The Frankie Miller songwriting Project” 1999/01
MD of Band “The Special Olympics March in China” 2000

Composer of recent tv themes including:

BBC PK tonight 95
BBC The big crash 02
BBC John daly show theme 01,02,03
BBC 2 Facing the truth 2006
BBC Friday night live with hole in the wall gang 1997
BBC Across the line band competition 06
BBC Ulsterfly 04
BBC Getaways 05,06
BBC world and PBS American Election special 05
TV3 The Brendan Courtney show 05
RTE The Dinner party 05
RTE The Afternoon show 05, 06
RTE The afternoon cooks 05, 06
RTE It’s not the answer 04
BBC Queer life for the straight guy 05
BBC Secret gardens 06
BBC Brian Kennedy on song 04 and 05
BBC Brian kennedy New York special 05
BBC Big Six 05 (RTS award for programme)
BBC Anderson in 03,04, 05, 06
RTE DIY dads 05
RTE It’s a family affair 2000
Living TV 2nd chance honeymoon 05
C4 Redbull soapbox challenge 04
C4 Last chance lottery 97
Sky"Sky live!" 97
BBC Blueprint 08
BBC You're not the man I married 08
BBC Panic attack 08/09
BBC Thinking Big 07
Nickolodeon Staraoke 09

 

 

Performed and recorded with:

Marianne Faithful
Jools Holland
Paul Young
Squeeze
Suggs
Right Said Fred
The Corrs
Bob Geldof
Space
Tony Hadley
Michael Ball
Jimmy Somerville
D.Ream
The Divine comedy
Ash
Bonnie Tyler
Paul Carrack (Mike and the Mechanics)
Ruby Turner
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
Cathy Dennis
Alvin Stardust
Colm Wilkinson (Les Miserables)
Terrorvision
The Visual ministry gospel choir
Rod Hull (bless)
Basil Brush
Daniel O'Donnell
Lionel Blair
Oliver Reed
Freddie Starr
Roger Moore
Sasha Distelle
The Three Degrees
Sinead Quinn
Brian Kennedy
Sinead O’ Connor
The Original brothers
Paul Brady
Juliet Turner
Liam Clancy
Finbar Fury
Arnold Schwarzenegger ( ridiculous)
Alexander O’Neil
Linda Gail lewis
Roseanne Cash
Samantha Mumba
The Adventures
Janet Holmes
Patrick Moore (the astronomer, yes the xylophone)
Christie Hennessey
Adrian Dunbar
Marie Wilson
Heather Nova
Mark Little
Patrick Kielty

Recently Mastered /Remastered/ audio restoration

Pentangle 'The time has come' 4cd remastered/ audio restored box set/ Sanctuary records
Pentangle 'One more road' remastered/audio restored live album/ Hux records
John Martyn 'The Battle of Medway' Live 1973 mastered/Hux records
Vincent Crane 'Close your eyes Anthology' 2 cd box set/remeastered/Sanctuary
Robin Dransfield 'A lighter touch' 2 cd box set/ remastered/Hux records
Janet Holmes 'Wonder why' produced/mixed/mastered 2008
RIcky Graham 'rain down fire' mastered 2008
Kyron and the strangels 'If we were Kings' mastered 2009
Michael O'Hanlon 'Lovesick' mastered Fevercabin records 2009

Studio:

Currently run Rhubarbrecording studio in Belfast city centre using the latest hardware and software for the composition and production of music cut to graphics. The studio is available for recording, overdubbing, voice over and mastering services.

Project management:

Managed full scale productions for the Drake Music Project (most notably at the Edinburgh festival) organising the casting, set, sound and lighting design, music composition, rehearsal schedules, running orders. Tour managed a trip to China for a group of musicians.

Teamwork:

Worked within production teams for the BBC, C4, RTE, Openmike productions.

Communication:

Delivered presentations at International conferences in Reykjavik, Chicago, Ferrara and Cambridge on Music technology applications.

Computing:

Proficient on different music technologies. All Steinberg software and related applications involved in music engineering and production.

Technology Trainer:

As senior tutor for The Drake Music Project I was responsible for ensuring that its many clients were successfully trained on the latest technologies.

 

 

 

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