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Birth name  Robert Edward Bradley
Name  Bob Bradley
Record label  Audio Network
Years active  1994 to present
Role  Composer
Music group  The Blue Aeroplanes
Bob Bradley (composer) Bob Bradley
Born  5 February 1974 (age 49) (1974-02-05)
Origin  Teesside, England, United Kingdom
Genres  Pop, rock, soundtracks, folk, electronica
Occupation(s)  Composer, Record producer, Song writer, Remixer
Labels  V2, BMG, Universal, Le Grand, Cuckoo, Anjuna Beats
Albums  Beatsongs, Friendloverplane, Swagger, Life Model, Tolerance / Bop Art
Similar People  Brian Higgins, Heidi Range, Dave Parsons, Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena

Bob Bradley is a British composer, producer, singer and songwriter.



Bob Bradley is an Award winning British composer, songwriter, arranger, musician, and record producer. He was born in Teesside. He is the director of the Firm (formerly Organiq music). A music production and creation team based in Leeds who are responsible for the soundtracks of most major TV documentaries made in the North of England. Co-producer and writer of various Sugababes tracks, producer and arranger for Above and Beyond acoustic.


He has amassed many credits over his 20 or so years in the business. Starting as a singer/songwriter, Bob was touring from the age of 11 with his brother Peter Bradley Junior who later formed the highly respected alternative rock band, Subcircus. They became friends with the Everly Brothers in their early teens, performing in front of the Everly's and introduced by Don as 'the new Everly's' in front of a sell out crowd at Newcastle City hall. Bob later joined the Bristol based art rock collective the Blue Aeroplanes where he was described as a seventeen-year-old whiz kid by the now defunct Melody Maker music magazine. With them he recorded a couple of albums accompanied by much touring.

After departing from the Aeroplanes, Bob went on to have a brief spell with Indie darlings the house of love and recorded an EP with Guy Chadwick under the name the Madonnas. Throughout this time, Bob was active in the London session circuit, playing with many acclaimed artists, musicians and producers. In 1997 he signed with new indie label V2 Records with his own project Lovebabies. The band featured female vocalist, Jenny Clark. They released their debut single 'Explore' to a lukewarm reception possibly due to its experimental direction. Lovebabies' dark and moody sound drew comparisons with Sneaker Pimps and Morcheeba. A follow up single was released in early 1998, 'Blue Earth Angel', featuring remixes from Attica Blues and DJ Pulse. A full-length album was recorded under the title 'For The Realization Of Zion' which was supposedly a nod to the secrets buried within the Priory of Sion, but due to disappointing sales of the previous singles, this release was withdrawn, although some samplers escaped. The UK may not have taken to Lovebabies but they did spend time in the Australian top 10.

It was shortly after this episode that Bob became one of the original members of the UK production house Xenomania with whom he amassed an impressive CV of pop credits, working with artists such as Sugababes, Girls Aloud, Natalie Imbruglia and Gabriella Cilmi. He was responsible for the opening bass riff on the Sugababes hit Red Dress amongst others. During his time with Xenomania, he was offered numerous offers to take on soundtrack work which he eventually agreed to tackle. Since then he has composed music scores for BBC, ITV, C4, Nat Geo, Discovery & History channels and received a Royal Television Society award for his work on BBCs 'Adam's guide to the Cosmos'. In 2012 Bob was asked to produce and arrange a demo of Above & Beyond's Love is not enough. The demo created a great buzz and Months later, the go-ahead was given to start work on Above and Beyond's acoustic Album. Bob brought in singers Alex Vargas and Annie Drury as well as using A&B favourite Zoe Johnston. The album spawned a succession of acclaimed live concerts at London's Porchester Hall and Los Angeles' Greek Theatre, where they were joined on stage by EDM pioneer Skrillex. The performances were described by Billboard magazine as "one of the finest and more memorable shows in EDM history". Bob now resides in Leeds where he runs the Black Lodge recording facility and oversees the Firm.


  • Annie Drury - 'Some Day' (Cuckoo Records 2014)
  • Above & Beyond - 'Acoustic' (Anjuna Beats/Ultra 2014)
  • Cissie Redgwick - 'Gimmie that Swing' (Cuckoo Records 2013)
  • Little Violet - 'Don't Stop' (Cuckoo Records 2013)
  • Above & Beyond - 'Group Therapy' (Anjuna Beats 2011)
  • Pet Shop Boys - 'Together' (Parlophone 2010)
  • Sweetbox - 'the Next generation' (Warner Music Group, 2009)
  • Oceanlab - 'Sirens of the Sea' (Anjuna Beats, 2009)
  • Gabriella Cilmi - 'Lessons to be learned' (Island/Universal, 2008)
  • A Cuckoo - 'Destination Unknown' (Le Grand Magistery, 2008)
  • Sugababes - 'Overload' (Island/Universal, 2006)
  • Sugababes - 'Taller in more ways' (Island/Universal, 2005)
  • Mania - 'Looking for a place' (BMG, 2004)
  • Sugababes - 'Three' (Island, 2003)
  • Jason Downs - 'The Spin' (Jive, 2003)
  • Sugababes - 'Angels with Dirty Faces' (Island, 2002)
  • Lovebabies - 'Explore' (V2, 1997)
  • The Blue Aeroplanes - 'Life Model' (Beggars Banquet, 1994)
  • The Blue Aeroplanes - 'Rough Music' (Beggars Banquet, 1995)
  • Composed

  • Man Down - Ch 4
  • Planet Dinosaur files - BBC
  • My Funniest Year - Ch 4
  • Kirstie & Phil's perfect Christmas Theme - Ch 4
  • Dick & Dom go wild Theme - BBC
  • Ground War - PBS
  • Britain's toughest Cops Theme - Discovery
  • Space Pioneers - Discovery Channel
  • Shannon - the Mother of all lies - BBC1
  • Angel of Death - ITV
  • One man and his canoe - ITV
  • For one night only - BBC1
  • Killer on the run - ITV
  • Scams, Fiddles & Honest claims - ITV
  • The Real Dick Turpin - History Channel
  • Tiger's Attack - Discovery Channel
  • Getting Away With Murder - BBC1
  • Animal 24/7 - BBC1
  • Adams Guide To The Cosmos - BBC2
  • Yorkshire Ripper: The Hoaxer - BBC1
  • My Mums Used To Be Men - ITV
  • MacIntyre's Big Sting - Ch 5
  • Real Story: Death of a Policeman - BBC1
  • Priest Idol - Ch 4
  • Hypercondriacs - Health Anxiety - Ch 4
  • Children of the Miners' Strike - ITV
  • The Boy They Call Chucky - ITV
  • In search of Agharti - Ch 5
  • Great British Islam - Ch 4
  • Murder in Paradise - Ch 4
  • Bitches and Beauty Queens - Ch 4
  • Written or worked with

  • Brian Higgins - Cher, Kylie Minogue, Texas
  • Eg White - Will Young, Adele, James Morrison
  • Steve Lee - Britney Spears, Will Young
  • Hayden Bell - The Veronicas, Savage Garden
  • Tim Powell - Girls Aloud, Sugababes
  • Nick Coler - Sugababes, Franz Ferdinand, The KLF
  • Tony McGuinness - Above & Beyond, Madonna
  • Q - Depeche Mode, Bomb the Bass
  • Francis Rossi - Status Quo
  • Mike Pelanconi - Lily Allen, Sinead O'Connor
  • Chris James - Craig David
  • Niara Scarlett - Mutya Buena, Sugababes
  • Songs

    Love Come Round
    Jacket Hangs
    Breaking in My Heart
    Jack Leaves & Back Spring
    …And Stones
    Journal of an Airman
    Autumn Journal XV
    Spitting Out Miracles
    Bury Your Love Like Treasure
    Careful Boy
    Teaching English Through Sex and Death
    Yr Own World
    World View Blue
    Veils of Colour
    Outback Jazz
    Lover & Confidante
    Lovething / Higherthing
    25 Kinds of Love
    Beautiful Is
    Cowardice and Caprice
    Whatever Happened to Our Golden Birds?
    King of the Soap Box
    Smiler With the Knyf
    Stagger Lee
    Contact High!
    Surreal Thing
    Surf Classic
    Through the Smoke Hole
    Pre‐Fab Buildings
    What Do You Mean
    Built in a Day


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