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Chris Cozens has been involved in four of the biggest franchises in the history of Hollywood: The Hunger Games, The Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter and James Bond. As one of the first artist/producers to have a hit ‘top-ten’ album recorded in a home studio, he has remained at the cutting edge of the music industry for thirty years.

A graduate of Leeds Music College, Chris’ early career included work as a session keyboard player, songwriter and arranger for bands including The Johnny Mars Band, Dark Lady – Henry Cluney’s band post Stiff Little Fingers- Long Distantz and Forcefield – a band that also included drummer Cozy Powell (Rainbow, Black Sabbath), guitarists Jan Akkerman (Focus) and Ray Fenwick (Spencer Davis, Ian Gillan Band), vocalists Tony Martin (Black Sabbath) and Graham Bonet (Rainbow) and bassist Neil Murray (Whitesnake, Black Sabbath) – as well as acting as musical director for singers including Jon English, John Parr & Sacha Distel. He wrote a stage musical, Shaka Zulu, with Mike Hurst,  a concept album, Facades, with Alan Attfield, as well as new songs and a score for a production of The Rise And Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny by Bertolt Brecht that was performed in Stratford, east London.

Since 1985 Chris has established an international reputation as one of the best programmers/music editors working in film and television soundtrack music production, composing scores for BBC TV, Channel Four, Central TV & Granada TV in the UK and HBO in the USA. Chris has also acted as music editor and Auricle consultant as well as keyboard/computer programmer on more than 150 feature films from major Hollywood studios including Dreamworks, Warner Bros, Disney, Paramount, Universal, 20th Century Fox and HBO. The music scores Chris has worked on have earned 15 Academy Award Oscar nominations, winning on four occasions.

Chris has met with international success producing over 130 instrumental albums for Telstar, EMI and
 Demon as well as “library” albums for Music House, Noise Pump, EMI and his own Zoommpro 
company. He has been awarded both gold and silver album awards for sales from the BPI – including for ‘Synthesizer’, the first top ten album to be recorded in a home studio – and has 
worked on many rock sessions including tracks for Terry Britten, John Parr, Harry Nilsson, and Francis Rossi. Chris has had his songs recorded and performed by such world-renowned artists as Graham Bonet & Jan Akkerman, Joe Fagin & Jon English and has co-written songs with Mike Hurst & Cozy Powell, among others. He has also performed production and arranging duties for various record companies and publishing houses including Genie, Peer Southern and The Really Useful Group. Chris has also written advertising jingles and scripts for LBC Radio in London.

Chris divides his time between the USA and the UK – with projects including song writing; film and television music soundtrack production; and music editing, composing and writing.

View Chris’ IMDB entry.

 

Zoommpro

Zoommpro Limited is a music, video and photographic production company owned and operated by Chris Cozens & based in Queenstown, New Zealand.

View Zoommpro’s YouTube channel.

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While focusing on promotional films for local companies, Zoommpro has built upon its reputation for excellence across all aspects of production, using the very best videographers, photographers, and video/photographic systems that Queenstown has to offer.

With over 25 years in the film industry Zoommpro is bringing international production standards to Queenstown.

Comments.

  1. Pete Shaw

    April 16, 2013 (07:36) Reply

    Chris, you’ve outsmarted us all since Johnny Mars Band days! And to think I thought you just edited cassettes!! Great stuff Chris and keep up the pace of musical invention!!

    • Chris Cozens

      April 16, 2013 (11:38) Reply

      Thanks Pete. But I have had amazing support from so many people throughout. Something I never take for granted.

  2. SPYL

    April 19, 2013 (13:45) Reply

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