THE BLISS POINT
The Bliss Point is a musical collective composing & producing music for film, TV & theatre based at Chale Abbey Studios comprising Marc Tritschler, Rupert Brown, Dave Granshaw & Phil Gould.
Marc Tritschler is a Berlin born pianist, music director, music supervisor, arranger and composer of music for the theatre who has worked in both the subsidised and commercial sectors across Europe and internationally, with artists from a huge range of different backgrounds and is the founder and artistic director of the Berlin-based contemporary music label Testklang.
Marc studied piano from the age of six, and has played solo and chamber concerts all over the world – most recently in Berlin, Paris, New York and São Paulo. He has won several prizes, including the first prize at the International Piano Competition Ostuni in Italy. Alongside classical piano and composition, Marc has also completed studies in Electronic Music Composition.
Marc has also worked alongside songwriters such as Anna Lidman finding interesting ways to incorporate classical elements into a contemporary music setting.
He has recently been appointed Music Associate at the National Theatre in London.
Rupert Brown is a London born, Isle of Wight raised, producer and multi-instrumentalist who began his career as a drummer, recording and performing with Darryl Hall, Robbie Robertson, Roy Ayers, Jill Scott and Nigel Kennedy, while at the same time co-producing and composing for labels such as DC RECORDINGS, PEACE FROG and HOLISTIC RECORDS making abstract minimalistic music, incorporating exotic instruments, creating landscapes, tones and exploring funk soul-Afro beats.
During this period Rupert also collaborated with Phil Gould & Neil Black to create 'Terraforming' by Gould, Brown and Black.
Since the 2000’s Rupert has been producing artists and bands signed to labels such as PIAS , COLUMBIA, 1965 Records and WONDERFULSOUND RECS as well as holding down the drum chair at TOERAG STUDIOS working with Liam Watson ,Tchad Blake, David Bottril and Steve Lipson.
Phil Gould is a drummer, pianist, composer and lyricist who was a founder member of Level 42, an English band who achieved international success in the 1980's. He is now an independent artist releasing solo work along with collaborations across Europe as a writer, producer or performer.
Phil was born in Hong Kong, but grew up on the Isle of Wight, playing drums in local bands, and went on to study percussion and piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London. While he was there, Phil became part of the studio band M, formed by Robin Scott around his global hit 'Pop Muzik', with whom he recorded two albums, and where he met renowned French keyboard artist Wally Badarou, who went on to play on, co-write and co-produce all of Level 42's albums.
Wally (along with frequent collaborator Rupert Brown), played on Phil's first solo album 'Watertight', and both are also featured on Phil's upcoming release 'Beautiful Wounds’.
David Granshaw is a producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist from the Isle of Wight, who co-founded Chale Abbey Studios where he continues to work.
After cutting his teeth as a live sound engineer and touring as part of the technical crew with The Bees, David worked as a recording engineer under producer Paul Butler, working on projects which included the number one album “Love & Hate” by Michael Kiwanuka and Grammy nominated album “Islander” by Bernhoft. More recently David has gone on to co-produce Fionn Regan’s latest album “Meetings of the Waters” and “Stargazing for Beginners” by Pale Seas.
Aside from the studio, David has worked both as a studio musician and live, touring across the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and North America, backing up artists such as Fionn Regan, Champs, Ryan’O’Reilly, Caitlin Rose and Fenne Lily.