Nick Ryan & Howie Saunders first met at an MCA Records recording studio in 1993. As they sought to establish themselves in the music industry, both enjoyed colourful careers before deciding to combine their talents as DoubleDose…




Nick Ryan is an award-winning composer and sound designer. In 2004 he received a British Academy Award for ‘The Dark House’, a groundbreaking interactive radio drama that was broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003 and was the first BAFTA ever to be awarded for radio. Ryan's core interest in composing to picture has resulted in many commissions for film including Film Four short 'Spin' and many TV documentary commissions. Other projects include the soundtrack for Sony Playstation 2, Odeon Cinema titles, MTV’s ‘M2’ idents and World Aids Day.


Howie Saunders spent eight years touring the live circuit in Europe & America, having signed to Universal and V2 Records with his band Lunatic Calm. His music has subsequently featured in seven no.1 hit U.S. movies, including "The Matrix", "Charlie's Angels", "The Beach" and "Arlington Road", and the cinematic trailers for "Spider-Man", "Tomb Raider" and "X-Men" amongst others, as well as many top television shows ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer", "C.S.I.", "X Files") and advertisements (BMW, Mitsubishi, Sony, Johnnie Walker, Lucozade). In December 2008, Howie co-founded AudioFuel Ltd., composing music specifically designed for running & fitness training.