About Graham 2019-02-13T10:57:21+00:00

About Graham

Over the span of his career he has worked with Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Jimmy Paige, Ray Charles,  Mark Knopfler, Bee Gees, John Paul Jones, Roger Daltrey, Donna Summer, Toni Braxton, The Supremes, Paul Young, Ben E. King, Warren G, Tokio Hotel, Rudimental, Aloe Blacc, Tim Pierce, Fred Durst and The Pussycat Dolls to name some of the Artists in a diverse spectrum of idioms.He has also performed and recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonia and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

By age twenty-five, Graham had already toured all the world’s continents more than once, with a variety of different artists and recorded over 60 albums. He performed as the opening drummer in the original London production of “Cats” at the age of nineteen and then worked for the former members of ABBA, Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus in the musical “Chess” as well as becoming part of their English Rhythm section. Other shows included The Rocky Horror Show, Metropolis, King, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar and Song and Dance.

In 1996 Tom Jones offered Graham a contract and green card sponsorship resulting in his relocation to Los Angeles. Graham toured with Tom Jones until 2002. After departing from Tom Jones’s touring gig, Graham formed his own music production company in Los Angeles, which went on to be a tremendous success. Graham obtained representation as a music composer from the highly acclaimed talent agency,  I.C.M. He was able to translate his talent and spectacular level of experience, having worked for decades with the very best artists the world has to offer, into being a significant force as a multi-genre music producer in Los Angeles, a city known as a global mecca for music.

In 2012 he formally relocated to Cape Town after falling in love with the Mother City’s splendor and charm. It is in Cape Town where he now wants to focus his energy and time into the writing and producing of music from his studio/music production company, WardWide Music.

PROJECTS PAST AND PRESENT

Graham has produced and recorded many artists including:

American Idol Brooke White, Australian Idols Dan O’Connor and Rikki Lee, as well as Universal Motown Recording artists Days Difference and Multi Million selling Artist Matt Goss.

He co­-produced (and is the only person to ever do so) with the legendary record producer Phil Spector on “Crying For John Lennon”, including the title song for “Strawberry Fields: Keeping the Spirit of John Lennon Alive”. He produced and finished Rachelle Spector’s album alongside both Phil and Rachelle Spector.

OTHER CREDITS INCLUDE:

Writing and recording the worldwide trailer for the Film “Oceans Twelve” for which he and his co­-writer Torquil Monro were nominated for best trailer by Golden Trailer Awards. Other works have included producing music for MTV’s “Battle for Ozzfest”, “The Newly Weds”, “The Ozbournes”, as well as VH1’s “Love Couch”, and 2 seasons for the Sean Combs TV Show “Making the Band”.

GRAHAMS CLIENT LIST HAS INCLUDED:

NBC, Universal Music Group, Capitol Records, Sony Records. Fox Networks, USA Network, Speed Network, Warner Brothers, and many more.

Meet the Team

music production and sound design

Graham Ward

Aside from Graham’s incredible sonic experience and ability, lies a man with a love for people and devout passion for music. Graham has lived his life in pursuit of musical dexterity and has delved into every possible variety of musical culture and society. Never short of a good story, with a contagious laugh and a great sense of humor, his energy ignites the flavor in our work.

He kind of reminds us of a Sonic Santa Clause.

Stefan Uys

Professionally trained as an accountant, Stefan was lucky enough to keep some colour through a love of all things musical. His passion for music stems from years spent writing and composing songs and understanding the intricacies of composition and tonal expression, surpassed only by his love of blues guitar playing.

Stefan makes the numbers sing, and endeavors to demonstrate and create value through synergy and intelligent collaboration. He also laughs quite a lot for an accountant, and we like that.

sound production

Richard Baker

A passionate musician and multi-instrumentalist, Richard’s wholesome appreciation for a range of musical genres makes him a relatable character to anyone who walks into the studio. His commerce background, along with his eagerness to get involved in the projects around has led him to collaborate with a multitude of artists and entrepreneurs alike.

Richard is probably the happiest go lucky guy we know, and you can’t help but feel like you’ve known him for years.