John Roome (aka Witchman) is a highly acclaimed UK composer/producer.
As Witchman he 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), released on Blue Planet Records 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.
To widen the field further, Witchman also contributed beats to David Toop's album 'Spirit World' (Virgin Records), produced and mixed tracks for John Shirley, the cult sci-fi and screenwriter of The Crow. On the remix front he has remixed tracks by Clawfinger, The Creatures, lan Astbury, Gary Numan, Curve, Cornershop, J-lo and Nikka Costa etc, with compilation inclusions running well into double figures.
As Witchman, he also scored the adrenalin fused best selling Sega Xbox 360 game Full Auto, followed by the PS3 sequel Battle Lines.
John has also operated as a long-standing producer and member with the innovative UK chart topping electronic act The Orb. As well as being a founder member of the early 90’s industrial act Terminal Power Company (Beggars Banquet Records)
With a unique production style that spans many genres, he is very much an artist in demand both within the recording community and the entertainment industry, and, as such, has moved into the area of scoring for film, TV and videogames.
John has scored the films Chariot, Dead Sea, 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 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, HALL PASS, 12 ROUNDS, THE HUNGER GAMES, IN TIME, FRIDAY THE 13TH (REMAKE) NINJA ASSASSIN, IRON MAN 2, DRIVE and THOR.
Future scoring projects include, Styrofoam Soul featuring Norman Reedus and Brady Corbet and Traveler Zer0 (the true story of John Titor).
Name: John Roome
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Music Composer