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Inspiration...

Since I can remember, music has played a very important role in my life.

From very early memories of my Dad playing Frank Sinatra on his old radiogram with The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, I have been inspired by a wide and varied spectrum of musical tastes & sounds.
From the sixties to present day I never tire of music no-matter what shape or form it derives from.

My main passion being home grown Pop has to rate there with the best, although being such a fussy guy to please when it comes to a catchy tune makes it harder for me to be content.
The most unlikely of places have produced a song or track I particularly like the sound of.

One of my first real inspirations to melodic songs was via the great trumpet player and co-founder of another great indie label A&M, called Herb Alpert.
Herb had the real knack when it came to producing quality tracks together with his band the Tijuana Brass.
He later went on to discover and sign the amazing CARPENTERS.
Infact, the backing track on this page is dedicated to Herb Alpert.

The main influence to this day has to be the great Benny Andersson of ABBA.
His amazing rifts and general melodic song writing techniques made it comparatively easy for me to regain my love of music - enough so for me to buy my first keyboard in 1979.

I could'nt read or write a single note, but this fact would not deter me and so I began on my journey into the whole concept of trail and error to get my songs written in my own unique way - in my head!

To a certain extent, this is still the way I compose my songs today, although I still cannot conform to songwriting in its common form, I will continue to express myself on a even keel when it comes to recording in my own contrieved way - this has not hindered Paul McCartney, so why me.

This story proves one thing, if I can do it you can too - songwriting is not so much an art, more a passion only YOU can express in your own way.

I still enjoy the process of writing songs, lyrics, playing different instruments and the final part of recording and editing - its still excites and thrills me after nearly 30 years later of playing my first note.

And to now, finally running my own record label...
does it really get any better than this.

TERRY CULLERN Head A&R

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Backround music is HORNY GUY by Terry Cullern

 Favourite Songs
Holding Back The Years - Simply Red
If You Ever - East 17 & Gabriel
Time - Culture Club
SOS - Abba
Its Over - Level 42
Sarah - Thin Lizzy
A Horse With No Name - America
Sorry Seems The Hardest Word - Elton John
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
Angie - The Rolling Stones
Your My Best Friend - Queen
Cowboys & Angels - George Michael
Anyone Who Had A Heart - Cilla Black
This Guy's In Love - Herb Alpert
You Might Need Somebody - Randy Crawford
All Around The World - Lisa Stansfield
Lola's Theme - Shapeshifters
Don't Speak - No Doubt
Nothing Compares To You - Sinead O'Connor
Save A Prayer - Duran Duran
Holding On For You - Liberty X
Get Here - Oleta Adams
Porcelain - Julia Fordham
Cool - Gwen Stefani
At Night - Shakedown
Heaven - D J Sammy
Turn Back Time - Aqua
You're Not Alone - Olive
Don't Dream Its Over - Crowded House
Shake Your Head - Was Not Was
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Windmills Of Your Mind - Noel Harrison
Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Only Girl In The World - Rhianna
Price Tag - Jessie J
Someone That I Used To Know - Gotye
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Grace - You Don't Own Me
 

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TERRY CULLERN Head A&R

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MARK KING - LEVEL42

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BENNY ANDERSSON - ABBA

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CLEAN BANDIT

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