Oscar winner Ernest Thompson and award-winning international composer and performer Joe Deleault have written songs for Thompson’s latest movies, newest play and world-renowned American Classic ON GOLDEN POND. Known for their vividly diverse styles, Joe and Ernest are at home in any genre, as their first CD together, FIND THE SUN, demonstrates.
From folk to pop to country, rock-n-roll and soul, with a little gospel thrown in, their range is remarkable. Just as stunning is how fast they can create a song when the schedule requires them to. In the independent film world, there’s not always a lot of lead time; a song has to be ready when the camera is or when the musicians are available. And it’s the same in the theatre. A new song needs to be finished when inspiration strikes – or when an old one isn’t working. Some of Thompson and Deleault’s most successful collaborations have been created literally overnight.