Marten's background is as a classically trained musician. He is a keen jazz pianist and has played in a variety of orchestras, rock bands, jazz quartets and a TV House band.
Andy's background is in recording and production. Having also been a drummer in various rock and pop bands, he opened and ran a commercial recording studio. It was through this that he and Marten met.
They quickly established a mutual ambition to write music for television and initially gained experience composing soundtracks for corporate videos, radio commercials and live events.
Having been recommended to the Atmosphere Music library in 1986, they have since contributed tracks to over 70 library music albums and written themes and incidental music for clients all over the world.
Andy and Marten's combination of formal musical training and instinctive, creative composition have always complimented each other well, forming a partnership where a typical week can involve writing a string quartet, a thrash metal anthem and an educational pre-shool song.
As well as composing in a wide variety of styles and genres, they are also prolific lyricists - having written the words for many themes, songs and in-programme features.
Andy and Marten provide a professional, friendly and reliable service - priding themselves on having never missed a deadline.
They have a Studio in a converted 19th Century barn in South Cheshire, a production suite in North Staffordshire as well as location recording facilities.
Both studios are within 10 minutes drive of the M6. By train they are 90 minutes from London and 40 minutes from Media City in Manchester.