John Roome (aka Witchman) is a Los Angeles based British Composer/Producer that has released 2 critically acclaimed albums "Explorimenting Beats" and "Heavy Traffic" (Deviant Records) and produced the likes of Finitribe (Infectious Records). Co-written a remix album with Jammin Unit (of pioneering electronic German artists Air Liquide)as well as beat-heavy side projects such as the Unknown Ghosts. Add to this his programming and production work on Ian Astbury's (The Cult) solo album 'Spirit, Light, Speed', The Jungle Brothers, The Orb and Danish noisemakers Livstrompet. He also contributed beats to David Toop's album 'Spirit World' (Virgin Records). On the remix front he has reworked tracks by Clawfinger, The Creatures, Black Sabbath, lan Astbury, Fields of the Nephilim, Gary Numan, Curve, Cornershop, J-lo and Nikka Costa etc, with compilation inclusions running well into double figures. He was also producer and member with the innovative UK chart topping electronic act The Orb.
As Witchman, he also scored the adrenalin fused best selling Sega Xbox 360 game Full Auto, followed by the PS3 sequel Battle Lines. More recently, the game Dead Island Retro Revenge.
John has scored the films Apocalypse, Cute Little Buggers. Crying Wolf, Chariot, One in the Chamber, Messengers, Dead End Road, Acts of Death, Want, Able Danger, Deadtime, Lonely Joe and the Edinburgh Festival favorite Song of Songs. He has also provided material for John Leguizamo's 'Undefeated', Stephen Seagals 'Into the Sun' also Cold Case, The Prisoner, Supernatural, Robbery Homicide, Nip/Tuck, Las Vegas, CSI Miami, CSI NY, Legends, The Mysteries of Laura as well as John Carpenter's 'Masters of Horror'.
Add to this John also works heavily in creating score and sound design for film trailer campaigns such as the smash hit movies DEATH RACE, LIVE FREE, DIE HARD, WE OWN THE NIGHT, PATHOLOGY, SECUESTRO EXPRESS, 28 WEEKS LATER, RAMBO 4, MIAMI VICE, PRIEST, TRANSPORTER 3, CRANK 2, TRANSFORMERS 2, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, THE MECHANIC, REPO MEN, THE LAST AIRBENDER, A-TEAM, UNSTOPPABLE, THE NEXT 3 DAYS, ASSASSINS CREED, HALL PASS, 12 ROUNDS, THE HUNGER GAMES, IN TIME, FRIDAY THE 13TH (REMAKE) NINJA ASSASSIN, IRON MAN 2, DRIVE, SNITCH and THOR.
John has recently wrapped the score for the movie Sad Vacation (The Last Days of Sid and Nancy). Future scoring projects include Surviving Alba, Styrofoam Soul (featuring Norman Reedus and Brady Corbet), American Karma and Zero Saints.
News & Updates
Limited worldwide showings and vod/dvd release of SAD VACATION, the latest film i had the privilege of scoring.
Sad Vacation is an up close and personal account of the tumultuous and stormy relationship between Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen and how it ended in Room 100 of the Chelsea Hotel. Directed by Danny Garcia (The Rise and Fall of The Clash, Looking for Johnny), this films pulls no punches and reveals the facts through personal friends, insiders and witnesses. Includes interviews with Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Bob Gruen, Walter Lure (The Heatbreakers), Leee Black Childers, Howie Pyro (D Generation), Kenny Gordon (Pure Hell), Cynthia Ross (The B- Girls) and many more.
"APOCALYPSE" ORIGINAL SCORE BY JOHN ROOME. TO be released in 2017.
While a virus that causes the dead to reanimate brings the world to its knees, the scientist responsible entrusts his cataclysmic findings to Katya Nevin, a troubled ex-war correspondent turned anchor-woman at W.W News. While she and the rest of her crew witness the collapse of society via video feeds from around the globe, a deadly special agent climbs the building floor by floor, his only goal to ensure her silence. Armed only with information and an indomitable will to live, Katya must overcome her crippling anxiety and learn to lead in order to make it out of the studio and into a terrifying new world where only the dead survive.