We’re a songwriting and music production team based in Warwickshire’s beautiful countryside near Leamington Spa, England. We specialise in the writing and production of music for use in various forms of advertising and broadcast media including Film, Television, Radio and Video Games.


We create bespoke music for the client’s needs, vision and product. We work closely with our clients to help them realise their ideas and create the best possible musical representation of their image.


Our office is a four-room studio consisting of a dry room, a spacious live/rehearsal room, lounge area, and main control room at the heart of which is a brand new Audient ASP 4816 console, the master cog in the AIFR machine. Monitoring is taken care of by a pair of broadcast industry standard PMC IB2s.


The Team


Mike McGreal is a live and studio sound engineer and session musician. He has been involved in song writing for many years in various forms, and is currently the front man of Cyanide Later, among other projects. He specialises in the creation of voices for characters and sound design. His production insights are always highly creative. To enhance his skills Mike completed a BSc Hons in Sound Engineering and Production at Birmingham City University in 2008.


James Barratt is a professional session guitarist and has performed and toured with bands and artists in the UK, Ireland and the US. As guitarist of progressive rock band Cyanide Later, James is regularly songwriting and performing live in addition to an integral part of the AIFR songwriting and production team. To solidify his experience he graduated with a BA Hons Contemporary Music from the Academy of Contemporary Music in 2007.


Blain Weller is a song writer and session musician from Birmingham UK. He has co-written songs for and with various artists and songwriters, including Jez Ashurst, Liam Blake and Sophie Madeline. Blain is currently exuding his passion for music creating content for AIFR. He studied at Bath Spa University for his BA Hons Commercial Music and achieved an MA in Songwriting in 2008 and continues to have strong ties to the university.