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Simon Shackleton creates bespoke musical compositions for unique projects. He has an illustrious history in the music industry dating back 25 years when he left Exeter University with a Masters Degree in classical composition. His music has been featured in over 40 movies (including the original Matrix movie), dozens of TV shows and adverts, and a plethora of game soundtracks including Motorstorm Apocalypse which he co-wrote with Oscar-winner Klaus Badelt (Pirates of the Caribbean). Simon has played and recorded in bands with the likes of Thom Yorke (Radiohead), and has enjoyed a successful recording career under a number of guises including Simon Shackleton, Elite Force, Lunatic Calm and Zodiac Cartel. He was one of the earliest pioneers of direct-to-fan marketing and has won multiple awards (Beatport and Breakspoll Awards) for his work in the field of electronic music. His classical training and extensive experience in the music industry as writer, producer, record label owner and performer gives him a unique set of skills from which to draw on to bring any project alive. 

Simon Shackleton has created music for use in some of the most defining movies, TV shows and games of our time. His wide-ranging creative vision and meticulous sense of detail along with classical training and a passionate work ethic ensure that he delivers the best possible end product within the client's deadline. Here's a list of some of the many projects he's been involved with. 


The Matrix
Spiderman 2
Charlie's Angels
The Beach
Arlington Road
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
The Jackyl
The Bone Collector

Head On
La Femme Nikita
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Catch That Kid (trailer)
The Crow
The Guilty
Maybe It's Me
Crush Proof
Titan A.E.

Twin Dragons
Free Falling


CSI Miami
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Top Gear

Malcolm in the Middle
Special Unit 2
Regis & Kathy Lee
Sky News
Alex Rider: Operations Stormbreaker

Racing Rivals
John Doe

Football Focus
Women of the Night
New York Undercover
LA Doctors

As If
Top Buzzer
World Rally
Guilty II Colpevole
Charlie et ses Droles


Motorstorm Apocalypse
(Collaboration w/ Klaus Badelt)
Drive Club
EA SPORTS FIFA (5 editions)
Wipeout: Fusion
Test Drive 6

Enter The Matrix
Motorstorm Pacific Rift
Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec


Carling Beer Advert
BMW Australia
Kellogs Frosties
Land Rover USA


Chandler's Chocolates
Midnite Martini
Exeter Contemporary Music Festival
The One Series