Vertical Music


We are passionate about music and production.  Vertical Music was set up by two colleagues with over 40 years of combined film production and music industry experience.  Our mandate is to create high quality content that is visually engaging, produced with the minimum of fuss and at a sensible price.


Tom O’Rourke

Tom started working in the music business at MTV in 1999 as a cable-basher for All Saints.  An introduction at EMI led to a job in the press and marketing departments at Parlophone Records before moving across to Commercial Marketing at Sony BMG. For the last decade he has worked with Paul Loasby at One Fifteen who manage Pink Floyd, Jools Holland, David Gilmour and Deacon Blue alongside young artists including We Are The Ocean, Nell Hudson, Scoundrels and Sonia Bernardo.

Paul Davidson

Paul began his career driving old London buses around the world and making TV series for international broadcast.  In 2003 he conceptualised and produced the ad-funded TV series Racing Rivals for ITV, creating 13 hours of content per year, which at the time was the largest project of its kind in the UK.  Since then sister company Vertical Productions has been producing advertising and web content for some of the worlds’ best brands.


We have a unique insight in to the world of music, from world famous acts playing the stadiums and arenas to developing artists playing at the UK’s best small venues. Regardless of the act, our approach is to produce the same level of high quality content for broadcast on TV, DVD + BluRay, the web and social media.

Video Production

We are an extremely experienced production team with a great network of music industry specialists.  We organise all aspects of a shoot, and can shoot single or multi-camera, depending on the requirements of the production.
All post-production takes place in our state-of-the-art facilities in our central London offices. Each suite provides 4k editing, and has access to 8TB of fibre channel media storage and a multi-machine render farm, in-house.Our experienced post-production team have in-depth knowledge of editing, encoding and foreign language-versioning, ensuring that your film is delivered to the specifications you need.


With the emergence of new platforms, devices and mobile solutions like the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear and Google Cardboard, virtual reality headsets can deliver unique consumer experiences which now meet user expectations.
Vertical have been producing 360 degree films since 2014, and to date these films have been used in corporate advertising, retail environments and for events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Our expertise in VR and 360 Video production and creativity, coupled with a close working relationship with industry specialists, ensures you get the best results – every time.


Deacon Blue

“Real Gone Kid”

Deacon Blue returned to Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom for the first time in over 20 years for an emotional live performance.  We covered the concert with 8 cameras with a live mix on the night to capture the full energy of the performance.  Post gig, we worked further with the footage to produce a critically acclaimed 2-hour 15-min live performance DVD + BluRay which charted at No. 2 in the UK Music Video Charts.

Pledge Music


PledgeMusic is a community connecting more than 3,000,000 fans and over 50,000 artists.

We were asked to create a promo film highlighting the diversity of music and artistes who appear on the site.

We Are The Ocean

“Good For You”

Shot on location by Edward John Drake in Vancouver this cinematic video saw We Are The Ocean back on the UK rock scene with a new beefed up sound.

Deacon Blue

“The Hipsters”

It was their first video in 11 years, which needed to make an impact but without the band.  Tom worked on the development of the concept with Armoury Pictures to produce this stunning video. Deacon Blue were back.


Go Sell Your Soul

A six-part documentary film, recorded during Scoundrels two-month stint in Louisiana and Chicago, recording their debut album, made with Pulse Films.

We Are The Ocean


Sometimes time and cost mean a lyric video is the ideal solution. This is one of the best.

We are conveniently located near Tower Bridge.
The closest Tube station is London Bridge.


Feel free to drop us a line to discuss your upcoming filming requirements.


(+44) 020 7234 0306



36 Shad Thames,
London, SE1 2YE