Ched Tolliver is a multi-faceted musician and composer. Classically trained, and having studied at the New School for Contemporary Music and Jazz in New York he is skilled in composition, arranging and production. Ched’s scope of film writing ranges from romantic comedy, action/drama, to singer songwriting in a rock, pop, or folk genre.
As a musician and songwriter he has performed and toured nationally and internationally with such artists as, Charles Tolliver Big Band, the Latin artist/producer Robi Draco Rosa (Ricky Martin), Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney), Spiral Eye, Culture Shock, Ratchethead, Gem Stone Blowout and the touring band of Unity for Peace with acclaimed director/musician Martin Guigui. Ched’s work on the Charles Tolliver Big Band album, “With Love” (Blue Note records) was nominated for a Grammy.
Upon moving to Los Angeles from New York Ched began scoring short films, web series and features. Ched recently scored the Romantic Comedy feature “Brand New Old Love. Also recently completed The Bronx Bull(2017), which got a theatrical release and is now in Digital HD and OnDemand (Momentum Pictures). Newman (2016) which Ched also scored is soon to be released (Direct TV) was produced by Sunset Pictures and Our Turn Productions (2013 Official Sundance Selection for the acclaimed documentary, Blackfish). In addition, Ched has arranged/produced 3 songs including “What a Wonderful World” which are featured in the Comedy/Thriller “Bad Kids of Crestview Academy”(2017), in theaters now and Digital HD and OnDemand (Momentum Pictures). Ched also has produced and arranged a re-boot of the classic Nancy Sinatra hit “These Boots Were Made For Walkin’” with Katie Holmes as vocalist. The song was featured in the new film, Miss Meadows (Tribecca Film Selection). He’s scored the Berlin Film Festival selection Born to Ride. He has also scored the comedy TV pilot, Codependence and is slated to score the comedy feature Big Finish, starring Bob Newhart and Don Rickles, coming to theaters in 2018.