Simon May composed the themes for EastEnders, Howards’ Way, Trainer, Castaway, Animal Park, ITV Seoul Olympic Theme and Brat Camp. He also created the musical ‘Smike’ and hit songs ‘Every Loser Wins’ (Nick Berry no. 1 hit in UK), ‘Always There’ (Marti Webb),  ‘More To Life’ (Cliff Richard), ‘Summer of My Life’ (Simon May), ‘More Than In Love’ (Kate Robbins) and also co-produced ‘Knock On Wood’ (Amii Stewart no.1 hit in USA).

Simon was a Choral Scholar at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he gained an M.A. Hons in French & German. He taught modern languages at Kingston Grammar School before signing to ATV Music as a professional songwriter.

Simon has received numerous awards and nominations for his music, including winning an Ivor Novello for 'Every Loser Wins' and three TRIC Awards for Best TV Theme for EastEnders, Howard's Way and Trainer.

In 2005 Simon co-wrote with Ben Robbins a number 1 hit song in Belgium. ‘Fragile Not Broken’ was performed  by Natalie, the winner of the Belgian ‘Pop Idol’.

Simon is visiting Professor at the Faculty of Media, Arts and Society, Southampton Solent University who in 2015 conferred on him the degree of Honorary Doctor of Music. He is also Patron of the Devizes Junior Eisteddfod, Vice President  of the British Federation of Festivals and  Patron of the Swindon 105.5 Community Radio Station.  He currently teaches music therapy part time at his local school for Asperger students, Unsted Park near Godalming, Surrey.

His autobiography ‘Doof Doof’ My life in music and 3 CD Collection ‘Doof Doof’ (with abridged autobiography) are available from Austin Macauley  Publishers and the Demon Music Group in August 2015.

 

Films

'The Dawning', Irish drama (Hugh Grant / Anthony Hopkins)

'Caught in the Act' (Sara Crowe & Leslie Phillips)

‘I'm In Love’ sung by Ruby Turner from ‘The Jewel of the Nile’

William Shatner's 'A Twist In The Tale'

 'Return To Treasure Island'

 

TV Drama

EastEnders (BBC1)

Peggy’s Theme - EastEnders Variation (BBC1)

Pat’s Theme - EastEnders Variation (BBC1)

Howards' Way(BBC1)

Trainer (BBC1)

Eldorado (BBC1)

Swiss Family Robinson (CLT/Disney Channel)

Adventures of Enid Blyton (Channel 5/ CLT/Disney Channel)

Secrets of Enid Blyton (Channel 5/ CLT/Disney Channel)

William Tell (Channel 5/ CLT/Disney Channel)

 

TV Themes

Seoul Olympic Theme (ITV/Channel 4)

Animal Park / Wild in Africa (BBC1/Endemol)

Food & Drink (BBC2/Bazal)

Holiday Programme (BBC1)

Don't Try This At Home (LWT)

Pet Rescue (Channel 4/Endemol)

The Tribe (Channel 5)

Garden Invaders (BBC1/Endemol)

Tell it to me straight (Channel 4/Topical TV)

 

TV Documentaries

Brat Camp (Channel 4/Twenty Twenty TV)

Castaway 2000 and 2007 (BBC1/Lion TV)

City Hospital (BBC 1/Topical TV)

Pet Rescue (Channel 4)

Dealing With Dickinson (BBC 1/Twenty Twenty TV)

I Know What You Ate Last Summer (Ch 5 / 2020 TV)

 The Search (BBC1)

Great Estates (Channel 4/Endemol)

Jobs For The Girls (BBC1)

Lion Country (BBC1/Endemol)

 

Songs

Always There - Marti Webb

Anyone Can Fall In Love - Anita Dobson

Born With A Smile On My Face - Stephanie de Sykes

Every Loser Wins - Nick Berry (no. 1 U.K. Charts)

Howards' Way - Simon May Orchestra

I'm In Love - Ruby Turner

More Than In Love - Kate Robbins

More To Life - Cliff Richard

Summer Of My Life - Simon May

All Of Me - Blake

I’m Drowning - Blake

Non Siamo Isole - Brian Kennedy & The Celtic Tenors

 

Production Music

KPM  

Juice / ITV

 Universal Publishing Production Music

De Wolfe Music

The Scoring House/West One Music

Beds & Beats Production Music

 

 

photo of Simon May ©2015 David Michael Bellis / Blue Rock Fox Productions