Maurice Seezer is a musician, songwriter and composer for film and theatre.
Film-scores written or co-written by Maurice include ‘Angel Baby’ (1995), ‘The Boxer’ (1997), ‘Disco Pigs’ (2000), ‘In America’ (2003), ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ (2006), ‘The Pier’ (2011).
He collaborated on 3 albums with Gavin Friday for Island Records from 1989 until 1995, “Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves”, Adam ‘n’ Eve and ‘Shag Tobacco’. Since the early 90’s he has contributed original songs to soundtracks for Jim Sheridan, Baz Luhrmann and Michael Rhymer (‘In The Name Of The Father”, “The Boxer”, “In America” ‘Romeo And Juliet’, ‘Moulin Rouge’ among others).
Collaboration and production credits include work with Bono, Gavin Friday, Maria McKee, Andrea Corr, Camilla Griehsel, Sinead O’Connor, Interference (Fergus O’Farrell) and Colin Vearncombe (aka Black). He has been an integral part of Dogtail Soup since the original recipe was created out of smoke and fire.
Camilla was in U.S. chart-topping Norwegian pop group ‘One 2 Many’ in her early twenties and then, after being persuaded she was really a lyric soprano, and furthering her vocal education with professionals from the opera circuit, including a spell at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, she played the lead role, sung in Yiddish, in the world premier of The Dybbuk, in Tel Aviv.
In 2003 she recorded an album, 'Rum and Chocolate with legendary percussionist Julio ‘Chocolaté’ Algendones in Lima, Peru then she and her husband, Colin Vearncombe (p.k.a. Black) moved the family to beautiful West Cork.
Camilla took the lead role in Astor Piazzola’s Maria de Buenos Aires opera which was performed entirely in Spanish, at Cork Opera House and in a desire to engage with the live music culture of Ireland she formed the band ‘Dogtail Soup’ with her husband Colin, Fergus O’Farrell (of Interference), and Maurice Seezer. They played regularly in Ireland and toured in Eastern Europe. After all the members of the band played in Interference and opened for the Swell Season in The Radio City Music Hall, New York, Glen Hansard fronted Dogtail Soup for two special tribute concerts.
2018 saw the launch of Mamasongue, Camilla’s two-hour stage show featuring songs from across the world.
"The show is performed in five languages and weaves stories of magic and mystery in between tangos and lullabies, gospel and blues, laughter and tears. “A Musical Delight” ~ Irish Examiner