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.

Over the years Willie Dowling 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.

Willie composed, performed and produced songs and underscore music for two series of the returned classic satire show ‘Spitting Image’ (2020 – 2021.) 

Over the years Willie has fronted, composed, produced and toured his own bands, including influential rockers Honeycrack,  Jackdaw4 and his current band The Dowling Poole. In addition 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.

The Dowling Poole – new ‘REFUSE’ album out now

The Dowling Poole has released four albums; ‘Bleak Strategies’ (2014), ‘One Hyde Park’ (2016), ‘See You See Me’ (2020) and ‘REFUSE’ (2022.) All four albums are available on CD from Bandcamp, as well as digital downloads – alongside digital only releases ‘Be There’, ‘Slow Genocide’, ‘We Are the Noise’ and ‘Saccharine Drip’.