Bryce Jacobs is a unique and eclectic composer who writes and performs his own brand of hybrid soundtrack music.
After completing a Bachelor of Music in Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Bryce returned 18 months later to complete a Masters in Composition. It was during this time of study that Bryce realized that his desire and infatuation with film music was to be his musical focus from this point on.
Bryce’s dedication to film music led to the development of a guitar of his own design – a guitar that was based on the range and capabilities of a piano. Through the facilitation of transcribing existing piano music faithfully onto this guitar; the instrument became a new and exciting platform to write and perform any style of music on. The writing and arranging of new material for this instrument encouraged more of the hybrid orientated music Bryce is continually developing.
Whilst working as a session and touring musician for Australian artists including Josh Pyke and Genevieve Maynard, and international artists such as Sophie B. Hawkins, Bryce became more and more embedded in film scoring. He was involved with the orchestration, copying, recording, and performing of such films as “Happy Feet”, “Jumper”, “Gabriel”, “Australia” and “P.S. I Love You”. Bryce soon became inspired to turn his sights to moving to Los Angeles and pursuing his career as a film composer internationally.
With his move to L.A. Bryce quickly attained a position at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions where he has been a part of the writing and production of many hit films, video games and television shows; working closely with Grammy and Emmy Nominated composer Ramin Djawadi. Such projects have included Warner Brothers’ “Clash of the Titans”, MGM/UA’s “Red Dawn”, EA’s “Medal of Honor” and “Need for Speed – Shift 2”, Activision’s “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”, ABC’s “FlashForward” and 20th Century Fox’s “Prison Break” and “Breakout Kings”. In addition to this, Bryce has also performed on the scores of such films as “Rango”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, “Puss in Boots”, ”Savages” and “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
In early 2012, Bryce completed a unique Song/Score for the feature film “Bad Karma” starring Ray Liotta and Dominic Purcell. Bryce also worked closely with Hans as additional composer and featured guitarist on the Ron Howard film: “Rush” which was released to wide critical acclaim in 2013.
In 2014 Bryce completed another Song/Score for the feature film: “Drive Hard”, starring John Cusack and Thomas Jane and shortly after collaborated with KT Tunstall on the indie film “Carried”. In 2015 Bryce wrote the dark soul/funk infused score for the Sundance featured documentary “Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon”. In 2016 Bryce completed a pilot for ABC Studios (U.S) executively produced by Reese Witherspoon and starring Ana Paquin, Blair Underwood and Penelope Ann Miller.
Most recently, Bryce has been signed on to take over from Trevor Rabin to score the upcoming seasons of SyFy/NBC-Universal’s series adaptation of “12 Monkeys”.