Music Composition - Nelson Brothers & Matt Hay

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The Absent Composer


The Nelson Brothers and Matt Hay have many years of experience composing music for clients such as the BBC and Channel 4 television and numerous radio stations.

Nelson, Nelson and Hay create unique music and lyrics for any project from radio idents and stings to film and documentary sound tracks.
We have compositions on Focus Music Library.

The Team

Dr Simon Nelson B.Mus, M.A., Ph.D (composer, musician)

As a session musician Simon has recorded for the ABC in Australia, and the BBC in the UK. He has played Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Belfast and Newcastle Arenas the Albert Hall and the O2 Arena. Simon has played guitar with Joss Stone, Ms. Dynamite, Heather Small, Alexandra Burke, Beverley Knight, Paul Jones (Manfred Mann), Candi Staton, Mavis Staples, Jocelyn Brown and Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet).

Matt Hay B.A (Hons) (producer, composer, musician)

Matt has an extensive career spanning over three decades in the music industry. He is classically trained in the violin, viola, and piano, and is proficient in a wide range of other stringed instruments. Matt has produced, written and recorded for multi-platinum selling artists, including Kylie Minogue, Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran and The Who.

Steve Nelson B.A (Hons) (lyricist, musician)

Lyricist Steve has worked with songwriters Steve Booker and Jack Henderson in the UK and RJ Jones and Troy Olsen in Arizona and Nashville USA. As a music teacher and musical director, he has written the script and lyrics for the children's musical, The Queen’s Magician.
Previous clients include:

  • BBC Television
  • Channel 4 Television
  • Jazz FM
  • UCB Radio
  • Premier Radio
  • Capital FM
  • Virgin Radio
  • Melody FM
  • Choice FM
  • Classic FM
  • Capital Gold
  • RTE Ireland Radio
  • Israeli Tourist Board
  • BT
  • Viva Airlines
  • Waldorf Meridian Hotel
  • I-can
  • Royal Mail
  • one2one
  • Mars Confectionery
Audio Showreel
 1. 12 Jingle Medley
 2. Celtic jig
 3. Country Americana 1
 4. Country Americana 2
 5. French Crime Thriller
 6. Latin vibe
 7. Retail Street TV Documentary
 8. UCB Radio Station Ident
 9. World Music
The Nelson Brothers composed the music for this poignant short film - 'Sunny Side of the Street'
Sunny Side of the Street
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