James Booker
  Lenny Bruce
  Mark De Clive-Lowe
  Eric Dolphy
  John Guerin
  James Hall
  Isaac Hayes
  Gregg Jakobson
  Earl King
  Professor Longhair
  Bruce Lynch
  Toots and the Maytals
  John Mclaughlin
  Billy Mernit
  Marcio Montarroyos
  Jamie Oldaker
  Kenny Passarelli
  Last Poets
  Willis Alan Ramsey
  The Tractors
  Lauren Wood





James Hall is one of New Zealand’s most performed composers and his reputation as a bespoke composer of popular song has placed him and his production company, Soundtrax, at the very top of the local music industry.
In the last 12 months alone, James has produced a double platinum CD for Hayley Westenra (composing two of the songs), been a recent finalist in the Nokia Film Awards for his score for “The Crooked Earth”, written the score for NZ’s top reality TV show “Pioneer House,” written the score to NZ’s top documentary series “Captains Log”, won an Axis award for best advertising soundtrack and won the gold award at the Warsaw Festival for having written Poland’s best advertising music score.
He has produced and/or co-written tracks with multi-platinum pop artists Bic Runga, Boh Runga, Fiona McDonald and Carly Binding, mezzo-soprano Helen Medlyn, new age singer Jayne Elleson and most recently for teenage diva, Haley Westenra.
His film work goes back to the 1980s feature “Carry Me Back” and continues today with “The Crooked Earth” and the “Treasure Island Kids” trilogy, which he is composing with Bruce Lynch.


His Television themes include the official NZ millennium song “I’ll Meet You There” sung by Dave Dobbyn and Bic Runga and commissioned by TV3, the TV3 news theme, “Captains Log”, “Pioneer House”, the “Whanau” series, and the “Aroha” series.
James has an international reputation as a composer for television advertising, where he is NZ’s most awarded composer and from the US has received the only 2 Gold “Clios” for original music to be won by a southern hemisphere composer.

The key to James’ success lies not only in his unique ability to extract great performances from his artists and his gift for writing melodies that fit their singer “like a glove” but also in his grasp of all aspects of the process. James is equally at home with a large orchestra or a totally computer driven electronic composition. He maintains his own “state of the art” studios in Auckland.


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