Belfast-born composer and producer Sheridan Tongue is internationally acclaimed for his incredible soundtracks for Silent Witness, Wonders of the Universe and most recently the BBC landmark documentary series Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History, for which he’s just received an esteemed RTS NI nomination for Best Original Music Score.
One of Northern Ireland’s most successful film and TV composers, Sheridan is also an artist and songwriter through his pseudonym IN-IS and has just released his second album 2068, which draws upon his wide range of musical experiences, from orchestral and electronic to folk-influenced global music, introducing vocalists to his work for the first time.
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.
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.
Sheridan is a full member of PRS for Music, The Ivors Academy of Music Creators, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Broadcast Music Inc, and a board member of the Michigan Music Alliance.
His continued success in scoring award-winning film and TV projects is a result of the close personal rapport Sheridan strives to establish with each director and producer. He is a true collaborator and multi-talented musician.