May Simon

Simon
May

Simon May is one of the most successful and celebrated composers for television the UK has ever produced. Best known for writing the ‘EastEnders' theme - whose evocative drum beat gives this book its title - Simon's long and impressive list of TV themes includes the 1980s smash-hit drama series ‘Howards' Way', as well as such perennial favourites as ‘Holiday' and ‘Animal Park'. In Doof Doof: My Life in Music, Simon describes the creation of these works, his lifelong vocation as a teacher and even his short-lived pop career, with self-deprecating humour and the sharp eye of the true professional. With a wealth of music and TV anecdotes from Simon's more than 40 years in the business, Doof Doof is a vivid and engaging self-portrait of a successful composer, entrepreneurial businessman, earnest educator and committed family man.

Author's books

Doof Doof: My Life in Music
Simon 
May
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by thehappymeerkat
A lot of us have never heard of Simon May, I know I didn’t until I was offered the chance to read this book. But many of us, perhaps most of us, will recognise the Eastenders theme tune.

Synopsis

‘I have always loved the lines from Rudyard Kipling: If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same... Career-wise, I guess I've experienced a 50/50 mix of the two, and I have always tried to turn a "No" into a "Yes"!' Simon May is one of the most successful and celebrated composers for television the UK has ever produced. Best known for writing the ‘EastEnders' theme - whose evocative drum beat gives this book its title - Simon's long and impressive list...

Author's News

Simon May’s honorary degree on Thisiswiltshire.co.uk

Simon May’s honorary degree on Thisiswiltshire.co.uk

Simon May has been presented with an honorary degree in recognition of his contribution to the music industry. Congratulations, Simon!

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Simon May interviewed by Graham Norton on BBC Radio 2

Graham Norton talks to Graham Norton on BBC Radio 2 about ‘Doof Doof: My Life in Music’.

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Simon May talks to BASCA Magazine

Composer and musician Simon May speaks with BASCA Magazine about his autobiography ‘Doof Doof: My Life in Music’.

May Tells The Doof

Daily Star Sunday features Simon May

In Daily Star Sunday, May talks about the stories within ‘Doof Doof: My Life in Music’ perfect for those EastEnders fans.

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