Friends since childhood, the multi-Grammy Award winning creative duo of Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks share an expansive spectrum of music industry experience as songwriters, sound engineers, touring musicians, and film & TV score composers. Drawing on their individual expertise and long-established musical chemistry, Harrison and Hicks offer a distinctive full-service experience to clients at their in-house studio facility, H.O.T. Records West, in Los Angeles. The pair received strong praise from the LA Times for the score on their first motion picture soundtrack, Richard LaGravenese’s Beautiful Creatures, which lauded the movie’s “cool alt-rock sound thanks to the haunting music of Harrison and Hicks.” LaGravenese again hired them for his AMC Studios produced TV series, The Divide, and ABC’s Dangerous Liaisons, with the director stating, “Their ideas, their excitement and their creativity knocked me out.”
Brown University graduate, Harrison, started his music career working on George Harrison’s Grammy-winning final studio album, Brainwashed, which he co-produced with ELO legend Jeff Lynne. Harrison went on to form his own band, the alternative “electro blues” project, thenewno2, which made its Coachella debut in 2009 where Spin Magazine dubbed their show as the "best debut performance of the festival." As well as touring extensively and appearing on Late Night TV multiple times with thenewno2 and as a solo artist, Harrison has also collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang’s RZA, Regina Spektor, Pearl Jam and with Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur in his other long-time band, Fistful of Mercy.
Hicks’ impressive studio career began at the world famous Abbey Road Studios, where he cut his engineering teeth working on the legendary Beatles Anthology. Hicks continued this remarkable start to his music career by going on to work with Depeche Mode, Radiohead, Nick Cave, and David Bowie, as well as working extensively on the back catalogue of the solo projects for John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, before teaming up with Dhani Harrison in the studio on thenewno2. Hicks combined his passion for music with visuals by working alongside George Martin on The Beatles/Cirque Du Soleil musical, Love, and onto the big screen with Martin Scorsese’s award-winning George Harrison documentary, Living In The Material World. Hicks has also received audio credits on film projects such as Lord of the Rings, Notting Hill, and Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone.
With an already eclectic portfolio of TV and Film scores under their belts, including the critically-acclaimed motion picture, Learning To Drive, starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson, the independent film Seattle Road, as well as scoring two seasons of the WGN’s Outsiders, Amazon’s Good Girls Revolt, Showtime’s White Famous as well as documentaries for Shepard Fairey (Obey Giant) and M.I.A. (Matangi/Maya/M.I.A), Harrison and Hicks’s unique and long history of collaborating together offers a unique combination of complete mastery of technical skill and a keen artistic sense of creative possibility to all the projects they take on.