Are you a singer looking for an original song? Or a director looking for soundtrack?

A photographer looking for new music to sync to slideshows?

Music for specific purposes can be commissioned to suit almost any need.

I've recently written soundtracks for short and feature-length films, original songs for several soloists, and a few choral works.

Fees are always negotiable.

I am a great believer in the idea that music should be accessible to everyone.


Please contact me with your project or ideas

 and let the music begin!




I'm often available for various musical engagements.

Do you need a guest spot in your concert programme? Music for your wedding?

I have extensive experience with accompaniment for singers and instrumentalists for recitals and examinations. This includes rehearsal time and, where needed, discussion about choice of program and various performance elements.

I've accompanied several choirs and shows, working alongside the stage action. 

I've also performed often as a soloist in my own right, with one such performance recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.





For any enquiries, please use the contact form below, or email

Or find me on Twitter @john_sharkey_

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."

- Plato


"When words fail, music speaks"

- Hans Christian Andersen


"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."

- Victor Hugo


"Those who wish to sing always find a song"

-Swedish Proverb