Alan Tew

About Alan Tew

Starting out in the '50s as the arranger and pianist for the Len Turner Band, library music composer Alan Tew is famous for composing the themes for iconic British TV shows Van Der Walk, The Two Ronnies, and The Sweeney. He had his own Alan Tew Orchestra, which provided intelligent and bombastic scores during the '70s. Tew's arrangements were exposed to a new audience with the release of the Black Dynamite score (2009), which showed off Tew's incredible and effortless funk leanings. This, alongside his other funky library instrumentals, saw his work appreciated and sampled by a whole array of hip-hop artists, including Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and Ice Cube. ~ Aneet Nijjar

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