UPDATE: "Ticket To Ride" by Graham Sclater now available at Flame Books (http://www.flamebooks.com).
Graham Sclater studied at the Phoenix Arts Centre in Exeter, where he concentrated on creative writing for the screen and television. His key interests are teleplays and screenplays as well as developing and writing original drama series' for television. Those recently completed include "Street life "- Buskers" "Love Shack" and a pilot "The Other Side of the Tracks."
David Penn, Adam Faith, John Altman and a number of actors, directors and producers have favourably reviewed his work and several television companies including Central Television have taken options on other television series.
Born in Exeter in 1947, he spent several years living and playing Hammond organ in various groups in Germany and Scandinavia during the sixties. He returned to England full time in the early seventies where he worked as a session musician in many of the London studios.
An accomplished songwriter and musician, Graham has been featured in a number of arts and musical programmes and has performed and recorded with artists including Jimi Hendrix, Fats Domino, Ritchie Blackmore, James Taylor, Elton John and numerous name musicians. Many of his songs have won competitions in France, Spain, Gibraltar and Japan as well as being recorded by well-known artists.
Tabitha Music Limited, the independent music publishing company formed by Graham in 1975, has a catalogue of more than five hundred songs and has published hit records in much of Europe and the Far East including Japan. The Company's songs have been featured in films, television programmes, documentaries and have been released on major record labels including EMI, CBS and Phonogram.
Keen on artist management he successfully signed groups to CBS, EMI and other worldwide labels. He has spent many years combining his production and publishing work with the management of his artists. A recent signing to the company is EYE SPY a four-piece girl group from the north of England and songwriters Toni Leo and Andy Littlewood from Doncaster, The Meteors from Manchester and Red i, a four piece band from Exeter.
Graham has produced records in varying styles as diverse as punk, folk, country, heavy rock and MOR in studios as far afield as Trinidad and Jamaica. Many of these productions were released on the Tabitha Record label in the Benelux and Spain and major or independent labels around the World. Graham's production credits have resulted in a number of hit records by many artists.
Graham recently completed his first novel "Ticket to Ride" set in Hamburg during the 1960's, and is now working on his second novel "Love Shack" based in the east end of London and the red light district of Amsterdam.
Active in developing a number of projects at any one time, Graham is a prolific writer who carefully researches his subject before reaching for the PC. Many of his projects involve music and his background enables him to combine a mix of original music and script.
Graham enjoys working in many arenas, using first hand experience of as many subjects as possible, often spending time researching overseas.
He is at home writing and developing any concept. He has an understanding of budgeting, the logistics of production, location and direction.
Graham, having recently completed the screenplay Hatred is the Key - optioned with a New York Film Company, and World Turning. He is currently working on the titles: I Put a Spell on you and his first children's novel. He has recently been signed by agent Jef Peace to represent him in the USA and "Ticket to Ride" will be commercially available in the spring of 2006 published by Flame Books (http://www.flamebooks.com).