I’ve written, performed, and produced original music for film, TV, and commercial advertisements. This includes scores, songs, theme music, and jingles [view demo reels]. Contributions have also included arranging, music editing, sound design, music supervision, and script development.
My specialties are orchestral, electronic, rock, and classic pop/soul but I’m a multi-instrumentalist with an eclectic background spanning most genres and eras. In addition to original material, I’ve also created “in the style of” recordings that maintain a fresh and original feel [See Thrillharmonic to explore my non-soundtrack work and releases].
My early soundtrack work received international notice. Reviewers frequently mentioned the music’s diversity and my unconventional approaches to film genres. I often did recorded under a variety of musical identities (which formerly included Jaye Barnes Luckett, ATE 13, and Poperratic).
Credits include MAY (Lionsgate), THE WOODS (Sony/MGM/UA), MASTERS OF HORROR (Showtime), ROMAN (Echo Bridge), ABC’S OF DEATH (Magnet/Drafthouse Films), and spots for Susan and Robert Downey Jr.’s nonprofit Random Act Funding. I’ve additionally contributed to the hit Courteney Cox vehicle DIRT (FX), Nick Lachey’s TAKING THE STAGE (MTV), and the Whitney Cummings-produced LIVE NUDE COMEDY (Showtime).
In 2006, noted soundtrack label La-La Land Records released a compilation of my early soundtrack work called “MAY and Other Selected Works of Jaye Barnes Luckett“. That year, I was also selected to appear on the first-ever “Maestros of Horror” composer panel at the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors. I was also cited as “One to Watch” by Variety Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and Moriarty (Drew McWeeny) of Ain’t It Cool News.
I’ve also occasionally worked in advertising as an associate creative director and copywriter. This has allowed me to also write and produce scripts for radio and TV spots, and live experiential events; and has often required me to supplement with original jingles, scores, and parody songs.
While I often play with modern and unconventional sounds and techniques, my approach is rooted in the spirit of composers like Bernard Herrmann, Leonard Bernstein, Quincy Jones, Gustav Holst, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Wendy Carlos, Henry Mancini, and also the Brill Building and Motown songwriters of the 1960s.
Music Editor & Supervisor
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