About Willie Dowling

updated 19 November 2019

Willie Dowling is a multi instrumentalist, composer/producer/performer with a long standing experience of writing underscore and theme tunes for film and television – in a wide variety of styles and genres.

Willie’s most recent television works includes composing, performing and producing titles and underscore for the teaser show of ‘Spitting Image’, The legendary satirical puppet show which may be returning to the small screen, 23 years after it last aired.

He has composed underscore and occasional songs for shows and films starring luminaries such as Steve Coogan (‘Dr Terrible’s House of Horrible’, ‘I’m Not An Animal’), Rob Brydon & Julia Davis (‘Human Remains’), Stephen Fry and Rik Mayall (‘Snow White, The Sequel’), Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer (‘Catterick’), Stephen Spears & Muriel Lipman (‘Caught In The Act’) Lenny Henry, Armstrong & Miller, ‘The Amazing World Of Gumball’, ‘Fireman Sam’, amongst many, many others.

Over the years Willie has fronted, composed, produced and toured his own bands, including influential rockers Honeycrack and Jackdaw4. In addition to  he’s played, sung, written, produced and toured with a wide variety of artists including Dr Hook, Midge Ure, Hot Chocolate, The Wildhearts, The Quireboys, Maroon Town, Andy Taylor and many acts besides.

New album, coming soon

Willie Dowling is currently finalising the production of the third album ‘See You See Me’ for his band The Dowling Poole, which will follow the critically acclaimed albums ‘Bleak Strategies’ and ‘One Hyde Park’.

The first single, ‘Keeping The Stupid Stupid’, is available on Spotify now.