Craig William Dayton

WEBSITE: http://www.craigwilliamdayton.com/ / ALBUM:http://www.rdsdpublishing.com/composer-dayton/

Craig is a seasoned music veteran. He spent several decades as the primary composer/arranger for a long list of noteable bands, orchestras, and artists, including the 18 time grammy award winning "Jimmy Sturr Orchestra" and international artist "Andre Branche". He has also created original compositions to support a variety of multi media projects. Craig was brought up under the tuteledge of cutting edge Los Angeles Composer Jeff MacDonald (MacDonalds credits include Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Departed, Public Enemy, Kinsey, CSI, CSI-NY, Will & Grace, Entourage). With the benefit of having MacDonald as teacher and mentor, Craig began the transition to film/tv composition, and he has never looked back!

30 Second Soundbed for commercials, newscasts, and other media. Works well with opening and closing credits or commercials with a regal feel. Traditional nightly news theme feel using 6 French Horns, 10 Cellos, 3 Flutes, 9 Double Basses, 1 Glockenspiel, and heavy drumming.
Reflective, looking back on past events. In a series, a post-moral nostalgic moment, where a Character reminisces about the events that transpired, and the lessons they have learned from those experiences.
Slow, brooding. This very uncomfortable piece slowly raises the tension until eventually you feel that something horrifying has arrived! Good for scenes with monsters unleashing their fury or perhaps to build up to something very evil occurring/arriving
Somber, haunting song with Asian musical influences. Would work well in any scene following the aftermath of a disaster.
Highly percussive with a Bollywood flare. You can almost see the lioness stalking her prey in the jungle. Senses sharpened & hightened awareness as she gets closer to the prize. What other predators lurk?
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial. Strings, Cymbals, Ding!
Whether your scene is elephants romping through the jungle, or CSI's working on evidence in a high tech forensics lab, this versatile composition with a Bollywood feel will highlight the action!
Epic, grand music that sounds like it could stand next to Also Sprach Zarathustra in 2001: Space Odyssey. Could work in any scene with historical importance, a space age grandeur, etc. Starts out slow, then gathers more movement and mystery as it goes.
Starts off with what sounds like a tense standoff just before exploding into violent turmoil! Features mostly orchestration and is the perfect soundtrack to build suspense before an exciting action scene!
25 Second Soundbed for commercials, newscasts, and other media. Works well with opening and closing credits or commercials with a regal feel. Traditional theme with big horns and percussion, mixed with minimal sitar to create just a touch of Bollywood.
60 Second Soundbed for commercials, newscasts, and other media. Gentle delivery with a slower feel using 6 French Horns, 10 Cellos, 2 Muted Trumpets with slight echo, and soft drumming.
An intense moment captured in melody, this tune is perfect for intense chases, and desperate, dangerous escapes. Keeps the listener holding on for dear life until the end.
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial. Drum roll, Big Horns, Ding!
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial.Percussive treatment ala Lion King
You can almost see a clumsy loveable hippo slothing around trying to jam to the beats. Good for animation, animal shows, cartoons, educational pieces, and much more!
Running through a jungle, chased by a animal, man or perhaps even a stampede! The sounds of the jungle pulsating in the background...this composition provides the perfect backdrop for nature based shows!
Uptempo and fun with a retro latin beat - big horn section and little chipmunk style vocal. Perfect for children themed shows or cartoons.
Whether it be the introduction of the Smooth-operating Street-rat, or a montage of the gang on a Boardwalk Bar Crawl, The upbeat, feel-good vibe presides over every second of this Indie-styled, pseudo-funky number.
Ideal for Nightclub scenery, a City-based chase, a back-alley brawl, or a sudden, horrific development. The tension builds as the beat progresses, and in the heat of the moment, brings a mixture of panic, anticipation, and action to the scene.
Elegant, soft piano ballad that would work well in any scene where a romance is flourishing.
Eerie, old-fashioned Chimes coagulate with classical Violin and Orchestral themes to create the perfect setting for Sneaking and Shady activity in a fantasy/medieval environment.
Rapid and desperate notes carry the listener through the line of fire in this collaboration. High-tension Strings and a driving melody make this song perfect for a good old fashioned 'Shoot 'em Up'.
Starts with a lonesome piano line then picks up with drums and horns. Midway through, the upright bass and extra horns come in followed by dissonant strings. Has an old school 20's & 30's vibe to it that makes you feel like you're living in the days of prohibition.
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial. Traditional national nightly news feel
Definitely downtrodden and weary. Filled with major Downs and minor Ups, maintains a sense of defeat or death. Could be used as a tragic hero's "Last supper" theme, as he/she indulges in their favorite final meal before their foreseen demise.
Very tense soundscape for a break in, hold up, and robbery that concludes with a frantic gun fight and escape! Or so one could hear.. Perfect for any scene that builds tension and eventually erupts!
Peaceful song that evokes feelings of sadness, but also acceptance. Could work in reflective scenes of past (or present) tragedy or pain.
Percussive,sci-fi themed piece that contains futuristic sounds with a groovy hip-hop beat that any robot can dance to!
Subdued song dripping with emotional turmoil. You can almost see soldiers getting ready for a battle they feel they cannot win, or possibly a funeral taking place.
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial. Ascending Strings with light percussion.
60 Second Soundbed for commercials, newscasts, and other media. Hard-driving piece with motion and an up-tempo feel using soft synths and light "metal" drumming.
Tense and suspenseful piece that would be perfect for any chase or action scene.
15 Second Soundbed for commercials, newscasts, and other media. Soft plucking strings layered with hand percussion,low horns, plus gentle triangle highlights.
Elegant and fancy piece that reminds one of a classic romance story.
Beautiful, elegant, inspiring. Gives the impression of unrequited love with no regret. A melody fit for royalty! Could work for the credits, or for scenes depicting love affairs between classes.
As the dust settles on the scene, the bittersweet triumph of the protagonist rings true. This slow and steadily-paced piece is the ideal tune for unveiling a hard-fought victory, as well as the price paid for such a victory.
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial. Percussion, Strings, finished with Descending Horn
Slow, sensitive piano melody with sublte string accompaniment. Evokes the scene of one wandering listlessly, remembering the good old days with his/her now long gone love. But they'll always be together in the picture that commemorated that one perfect day...
Piano and subtle orchestration are featured in this somber piece of music. Sounds like the soundtrack accompanying the remorse and reflection following a terrible tragic event. Ideal for scenes to enhance the feeling of sadness, lost, and fading nostalgia
5 Second Sting for newscasts or for transitions to or from a show to a commercial. Big boom and fading Horns.
Cute, upbeat piece that would work great in any animated/children's show. Sounds like Thomas Newman's music from Wall-E.
Picture an African landscape, and a man walking a wildebeest casually down along the side of the river Nile. Bizarre as it sounds, you can hear it with this piece! Great for animal shows, cartoons, educational programs, business presentations and more!
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