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Composer Tony Phillips Hits High Notes With Today's Top Game Shows

'1 vs. 100' now featuring Phillips' music on NBC primetime

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2008 — Game show fans can often recall the name of a program host, recent winners or even questions that trumped the contestants. When asked about the show's music, they might sing a little jingle that sounds something like the theme. But when it comes to music pertaining to the bulk of the show, most draw a blank – or, even better, claim there isn't any music at all, according to Tony Phillips, composer for the current hit NBC game show "1 vs. 100" ).

"Most people don't realize there's music throughout game shows because there's so much content," Phillips said. "But that's championing the game show music's very purpose because, with the exception of a catchy, memorable theme, you're not supposed to listen to the music … you're supposed to feel it. It's all about complementing and playing into the emotion that's evoked throughout the show."

And that's exactly what Tony Phillips, an avid L.A.-based composer, has been hired to do. "1 vs. 100" is a game show that pits one player against a "mob" of 100 to win a cash prize. The show's current series broadcasts to millions of Americans on Friday nights, 8/7 p.m. (central) on NBC. Hosted by actor-comedian Bob Saget, the show is so hot that many other countries are now airing their own versions. What's more, some of these shows feature both the theme music and underscore created exclusively by Phillips.

"I was hired to compose for '1 vs. 100' because the production company was so pleased with my work for 'Deal or No Deal,'" said Phillips, who has won BMI songwriting awards for contributions to NBC's "Deal or No Deal" and ABC's "Extreme Makeover Home Edition." "With '1 vs. 100,' not only are America's game show fans experiencing my work regularly, but the international community is exposed to it now. It's an extremely significant step in my composing career."

In addition to "1 vs. 100," Phillips is hired for another major project – 40 episodes of "Kamen Rider," a family program inspired by the Japanese hit show. With a background in composing for other children's media/film, including popular Disney films and programs, Phillips' contribution to this up-and-coming series is sure to be a success.

About Tony Phillips

Tony Phillips, composer, launched his musical career at Pete Townsend's Eel Pie Studio in London as house engineer. He then pursued a freelance mixing career, working on hits for musicians like Seal, Joni Mitchell, Celine Dion, B-52's, Pet Shop Boys and more. In 2003, Tony opened his own studio, composing theme music and underscores for noteworthy TV and film projects, including "Deal or No Deal," "Extreme Makeover Home Edition," "The Lion King," "Bratz," and more. Some of his ongoing and future works include: "1 vs. 100," "Kamen Rider," "Rock and a Hard Place" and "Love Decoys."


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