|Name Sid Rainey|
Role Television producer
|TV shows Underground Ernie|
|Similar People Gary Lineker, Emma Weaver, Tim Whitnall, Janet Brown|
Sid Rainey (born in 1968 in Sligo, Ireland) is an Irish musician and television producer known for Underground Ernie and his work as a musician and comedy writer.
Rainey first came to prominence as the bass player for Irish punk band Compulsion in 1990.
He also has done stand-up comedy and was the bassist for the world famous post punk band Compulsion and was signed to One Little Indian UK/Interscope Records US.
In August 2015, Sid directed a W.B. Yeats play The Resurrection. He is currently finishing a series of film and television projects, a stage play and a new animated TV series.
Sid recently wrote and directed a music video for recording artist Dean Gurrie for his single Give Me A Chance in 2016 and Dean's second music video New Beginnings, to be released later this year.
• Professional Experience and Significant Achievements
Creating Television and Film projects (present) - Creating comedy panel quiz shows, sit coms, feature films and talk-based music interview shows.
• Co-creator of BBC2/CBeebies Underground Ernie - (2006-2007)
Created the concept, story, characters, and character designs for this British computer-animated children’s television hit series, which ran 2006-2007 twice a day for five days a week. Over saw script development and story outlines with renowned children’s writer Jan Page. Secured Gary Lineker, Tim Whitnall, Janet Brown, Chris Jarvis, Howard Ward and Emma Weaver for voice-overs. Created and set up Joella Productions which financed and produced the 26 episodes,
Achievements - Underground Ernie was officially declared the most watched children’s series on BBC during the 2006-2007 period.
• Freelance writer for Ealing Studios, Tiger Aspect, Channel 4 - (2001-2006) The company created and produced a popular animated series, Underground Ernie, about a group of talking trains and their human colleagues, Ernie, Millie and Mr Rails. Underground Ernie was first shown on CBeebies and BBC2 in 2006 and has quickly become a popular hit.