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Better Than Silence UK

Better Than Silence


James Long is a MA hons composer, writer and lyricist with particular experience in musical theatre and comedy writing.

Main Works

Dash of Lime (2012)

Those Who Wait (2012)

These Four Walls (2013)

Disappearing Wonderful (2014)

Housemates (2018/19)

Skydive (2019/20)


I graduated with a 2:1 BA in Music from The University of York in 2012, and a Distinction in his MA Musical Theatre Writing from Goldsmiths in 2014. As a composer, I have a particular interest in musical theatre. Projects include: Dash of Lime (2012), These Four Walls (2014) and Disappearing Wonderful (2014-17). I also collaborated as composer, lyricist and arranger on A Picture Of Dorian Gray with director Tom Drayton in 2015.

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Music & Songs

Other work with collaborators includes Oliver Howlett on Just Willam in 2013 as well as albums with Royola.


Video Clips

Opening of Disappearing Wonderful.


Title song from Disappearing Wonderful.



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