Sheridan Tongue is internationally acclaimed for his incredible soundtracks for Silent Witness, Wonders of the Universe, and in June 2023 was nominated for an EMMY for his work on the film Mavericks. He won an EMMY in 2021 for his work on The Last Artifact film from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Sheridan has just completed the soundtrack to the documentary feature Race To The Summit for Netflix and Pitch International. It tells the incredible story of Swiss free climbers Dani Arnold and Ueli Steck. He is currently scoring the soundtrack for the BBC Studios and Sky TV three part series The Great Rhino Robbery.
In November 2022 Sheridan was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at the Northern Ireland Music Prize in Belfast presented by PRS for Music.
Belfast born, Sheridan is not only one of the UK’s most successful film and TV composers, he is also an artist and songwriter through his pseudonym IN-IS. Tracks from his IN-IS albums have been used in syncs on CBS, BBC and Netflix. He released his second IN-IS album 2068 in 2020, which draws upon his wide range of musical experiences, from orchestral and electronic to folk-influenced global music. Seven Days, Sheridan’s first IN-IS album was released in 2016.
In 2021, Sheridan composed the dramatic soundtrack for the new 13-part Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty for AMC+ and BBC America, bringing something unexpected to the wildlife genre with a bold new sound world, more often associated with drama than documentary.
His music has been used in Drive to Survive (Netflix), Planet Earth Live (BBC), 9/11 Inside Airforce One (Apple), The Grand Tour (Amazon) and Murder in the Heartland (Investigation Discovery) to name a few.
Sheridan strives to achieve originality throughout his music, avoiding traditional composition techniques in favour of the more unusual, often creating unique sounds with his use of unexpected instruments, such as the iconic oil drum to recreate the sound of the Belfast streets for the BBC landmark documentary series Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History.
A Tonmeister graduate from the University of Surrey, it was there that Sheridan explored his love of sound recording and acoustics alongside orchestration, composition, and conducting. His approach to composing is influenced by the early years of his career spent working as a producer, remixer, orchestrator, and arranger with icons such as Robert Plant, Blur, and Beverly Knight, and Erykah Badu.
Sheridan’s continued success in scoring award-winning film and TV drama and documentaries is a result of the close personal rapport he strives to establish with each director and producer. Sheridan is a true collaborator and multi-talented musician.