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Artist: John Starcluster

Found 245 tracks

Hilarious, fun, and slightly stupid this cute ragtime track is old-timey fun. The vocal melody sings comically over a bed of banjos, tack piano, bass and drums. This is great music for commercials, comedies, 1920-30’s period pieces, and any media in need of an absurd cue. [Tempo: Medium / 99 BPM]

Enigmatic and searching, this piece coaxes out the aura of mystery, darkness, and enchantment. The song structure is based around the marimba and made complete by glockenspiel, celeste, synth pad, acoustic bass, shaker and drums. [Tempo: Medium / 146 BPM]

Cheerful and retro-fun, this track is inspired by the game show jingles of the 60’s and 70’s. Groovy flutes, trumpets and trombone play the light melody while laid back electric guitar, organ, xylophone, bass and drums undergird the snappy rhythm. Highly suitable for period pieces around the 1960’s-70’s, commercials and comedy. [Tempo: Medium / 132 BPM]

Like an old school show theme on TV, this funky track has ‘70s wah-wah swag, coolness and is catchy. Your choice between guitar or whistle as carrying the melody, this track sits right in the pocket: bass, drums, congas, wah guitar and Wurlitzer electric piano. Awesome for media needing a strong, thematic element in drama, travel, comedy, and urban settings. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 74 BPM]

The catchiness of this whistle-based track hits you immediately. Joining the whistles is a fun synth on the melody. Layered synth keyboards, vocal effects, plucked guitar, synth bass and drums make out the rest of arrangement. The piece modulated up for added excitement. This is an excellent track for positive media, comedy, travel, lifestyle, web shows, and commercials. [Tempo: Medium / 126 BPM]

Backwoods, swampy and relaxed are ideas easily conjured in this banjo-based track. This lonesome-sounding piece is a single banjo accompanied by a kick drum: simple and uncluttered. This is splendid for travel shows about the American South, comedies and dramatic introspective themes. Simple / Banjo / Uncluttered. [Tempo: Medium / 89 BPM]

This catchy, uptempo ragtime piece has a sense of friendliness, sincerity and the spirit of an innocent era. A single steel-string acoustic guitar adroitly plays the “rag” with help from brushed, jazzy drums. Excellent for rural themes, comedy and cute web vignettes. Catchy / Ragtime / Sincere. [Tempo: Medium]

This marimba based piece mixes club beats with breakbeats and balances between light and emotive depth. Bass, percussion and drums maintain excitement while keyboards, synths and bells float on top with shimmering melodic touches. Works as excellent with travel and drama as it does with documentaries, commercials, and general relational themes. [Tempo: Medium / 137 BPM]

This positive, light piece is inspired by the Greek Mediterranean. The melody is layered and played by accordion, bouzouki, and nylon string guitar over a 5/4 rhythm section consisting of pizzicato strings, piano, bass, drums and percussion. Excellent for comedy, travel and cooking shows, plus documentaries. [Tempo: Medium / 133 BPM]

This cool, laidback track is funky, bluesy and jazzy. It could easily be a TV theme. Featuring a mellow, solo guitar melody and backed up by in-the-pocket grooving bass, syncopated horns, drawbar organ, and drums. Great for urban themed dramas, comedies and documentaries. [Tempo: Slow / 86 BPM]

Innocent, fun, encouraging, this track express good times in a safe place. Whistles and piano play the melody while the tight rhythm section consists of acoustic guitars, piano, organ, bass, claps and drums. Excellent for fun commercials, travel, kid shows, comedy and web shows. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 93 BPM]

This evergreen, upbeat 60’s "Detroit" influenced R&B track is brimming with hope and optimism. It is electric guitar driven and features a horn section, grooving bass and crisp drums. This works great behind travel, commercials, hopeful drama, family / youth themes and 1960’s period pieces. [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

Dramatic indecision is at the heart of this marimba, pizzicato string based piece. A feeling of resignation to an unfolding reality is also palpable. The rest of the arrangement consists of vibraphone, acoustic bass, drums, claps, and shaker. Great cue for drama or comedy themes. [Tempo: Medium / 109 BPM]

Kitsch, corny, cool, this cue sounds like the theme or incidental music from a 60s or 70s game show. Groovy flute and bells ride over a swinging bed of acoustic bass, vibraphone, organ, harp, shaker and drums. Excellent for comedy, web shows, and commercials. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 83 BPM]

Easy-going and authentic, this Indie pop track is a gateway to life’s celebrations. With vocals and acoustic guitars, the melody is catchy and floats over a solid drums and bass rhythm section. It would feature nicely behind any modern relationship drama, travel or lifestyle theme. Great for commercials. Also available without the vocals (Underscore version). [Tempo: Fast / 149 BPM]

Sweet and sassy 1920’s style early jazz. Bass clarinet carries the vibrato-rich melody over an accompaniment of soprano clarinet, French horn, tuba, piano and drums. This period piece captures an essence of post-ragtime, early jazz, with its playfulness and harmonic uniqueness. Equally excellent for historical themes and modern comedy. Deliberately lo-fi / old sound. [Tempo: Medium / 130 BPM]

This easy-listening, positive cue adds sweetness to comedy and drama programming. There’s an innocence in the pizzicato string melody backed up by keyboards, acoustic guitars, marimba, bass, drums, and light percussion. Also great for commercials and travel programs. [Tempo: Medium / 135 BPM]

This guitar-driven track is encouraging, upbeat, steadfast and reminiscent of the power pop of the 1980s. Together with solid rocking bass and drums, this track is excellent for commercials, and youth, travel, friendship and adventure themes. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 137 BPM]

Quirky and optimistic play is conveyed in this light comedy track. The juxtaposition of funky rhythm and straight melody are injected to produce a unique blend suitable for comedy, drama and commercials. Instruments include: marimba, pizzicato strings, strings, bells, electric piano, guitar, clavinet, bass, percussion, and drums. [Tempo: Medium / 129 BPM]

Cool and grooving, this track conveys hope and positivity in an urban atmosphere. The vocal melody floats atop a nice rhythm section including wah wah guitar, bass, keyboards, synth and drums. Nice for chilling, travel and lifestyle themes. [Tempo: Slow / 100 BPM]

This jazzy, small ensemble piece is great for inspiring comedic moments and images of that swanky, big city 1920’s / 1930's lifestyle. Its clarinets and horns swing on top of a rhythm section of piano, tuba and drums. Great for comedy, dramedy, historical period pieces and dramas. Swinging / Easy / Ritzy. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 175 BPM]

Proud and steady, his stripped-down blues track has a great mid-tempo drive. Overdriven electric guitar, solid bass and kick drum underlay the sliding, airy melody of the resonator guitar. The simplicity of the arrangement is a perfect analog for country-side dramas/landscapes, period pieces, B-roll, or media needing a rural/southern touch. [Tempo: Medium / 112 BPM]

Police take downs, shake downs and street smarts are conveyed vividly in this 1970's inspired track. Instruments include organ, jazz flute, wah wah guitar, bass , congas and grooving drums. Superb for crime dramas, comedy, big city documentaries, and urban drama themes. [Tempo: Medium / 90 BPM]

Stealth missions of the mind are evoked in the grooving, kitschy comedy cue. Based around marimba and pizzicato strings, it also includes acoustic bass, bells, electric guitar, drums. Excellent for commercials, comedies and dramas, especially ones featuring sneakiness, sleuth, and careful prying into secrets. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 109 BPM]

Upbeat, soulful and authentic Sixties R&B. Vintage organs, electric guitars, grooving bass and drums. This track is excellent for adding that positive ‘60s sound to commercials, family and friendship theme dramas and travel programming. [Tempo: Fast / 143 BPM]

This melancholy piece brings to mind introspective duress and searching emotions. The instrumentation consists of marimba, synthesizer lead and pads, drums and percussion. It has a sense of a story progressing, or a process being undertaken, with steady progress. Thoughtful and delicate. [Tempo: Medium / 114 BPM]

Piano and layered bells magically unite and undergird this optimistic nursery rhyme, fantasy cue. Adventure seems to unfold into unseen worlds. Bells, celeste, strings, and percussion contribute to its fluid instrumentation. Great for holiday and fantasy themes emphasizing children and family. [Tempo: Slow / 103 BPM]

Laid-back and funky, this piece could just as easily ride behind an urban, relational scene as well as be a TV theme. The melody is catchy, played on overdriven electric guitar and synth and backed up by a grooving rhythm section of bass, guitars, pad and drums. Highly suitable crime, drama, travel, comedy, and especially in city settings. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 79 BPM]

This upbeat and swinging jazz piece gives off the sassy flare of the American 1920's with pizazz. Its small ensemble arrangement features clarinets, muted horns, piano, thumping double bass and tight, light drums. This is great fit for comedy, light-hearted web videos and early American period pieces. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 200 BPM]

This quaint track easily articulates the simplicity of country life, surrounded by friends and family. Banjo and acoustic guitar trade off on the upbeat melody. They are joined by a kick drum and sparse percussion. This is excellent for adding a rural/country flavor to dramas, travel and cooking shows. Quaint / Americana / Upbeat. [Tempo: Medium / 126 BPM]

Dirty and rough, this track is in-your-face funk and played in the pocket. Centered around an overdriven bass guitar groove, its solid drums, keyboards and quirky banjo add spice to the arrangement. Great for comedy, urban themes and reality programming. Rough/ Authentic/ Funky. [Tempo: Medium / 101 BPM]

Cute and quirky, this 1920’s clarinet-based cue is fast-paced and comedic. A tight rhythm section of tuba, acoustic guitar and drums plays counterpoint to jazzy interlocking woodwind melodies. Superb for comedy, dramedy, children’s shows and period pieces. Cool/ Swanky/ Jazzy. [Tempo: Medium / 92 BPM]

Raw, rootsy, and loose, this acoustic 12-string guitar track carries the spirit of traditional delta blues. Slide is used other the guitar giving it a rough and proud sound, backed up by sparse drums and harmonic drones. This track is great for rural, relational dramas comedies, and reality shows. Also, it is a great fit for a show’s theme. Slide / 12-string Guitar / Delta Blues. [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

This light Indie Pop track is perfect for those easy, fun moments in dramas, travel, comedy and commercials. Great for web-based videos as well! With a catchy melody played on bells the rhythm section consisting of acoustic guitars, piano, bass, percussion, and drums sweeps right along. Slight country feel. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 170 BPM]

This unpolished, early country blues sounds like a small barn jam session. Steel-string acoustic guitar, resonator guitar and banjo play to foot stomping, claps, lap slaps and kick drum. Obvious uses for this track are rural/country dramas, comedies, reality shows, rural cooking and travel shows. [Tempo: Medium / 101 BPM]

Fun, tender and light are easily felt in this Indie pop track. A simple piano riff starts, followed by bells, 12-string acoustic guitar, bass and upbeat, lively claps and drums. It has an early rock and fun folk feel. Perfect for web tutorials, travel, reality shows, comedy and youth programing. Cute/ Inspiring/ Innocent. [Tempo: Fast / 176 BPM]

Tender and carefree, this Indie pop track conveys an inclusive and welcoming feeling. It delivers a catchy, whistled melody accompanied with acoustic and electric guitars, drums and bass. It can feature beautifully behind sweet dramas, travel or lifestyle themes. Great for commercials. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 139 BPM]

Passionate and sexy, this tango piece conveys the sentiment and seriousness of a disciplined, though sultry dance. Accordion, piano, bass, drums and percussion flow and punctuate the arrangement. Great for comedy, dramedy, drama, commercials, documentaries on Latin America, and travel. [Tempo: Medium / 121 BPM]

Enthusiastic, hopeful, and determined are ideas strongly felt in the great energy of this track. Acoustic guitars in stereo, twangy electric guitars, bass, synths, and solid drums drive this indie pop-rock tune. Very suitable for new beginnings, travel, youth, lifestyle and vacation. [Tempo: Fast / 160 BPM]

With high energy bass and drums this 1960’s rhythm and blues track immediately captures that quintessential Detroit sound. Backed up with vintage guitars and Hammond-style organ, this tracks is as positive as it is classic. Suitable for period pieces, modern advertisement or any theme that needs enthusiasm. [Tempo: Fast / 141 BPM]

Coolness and jazzy, this track recalls music heard in retro hotel lounges and as a soundtrack of city life. The slick melody is played on marimba and electric guitar over a swinging bed of guitar, vibraphone, strings, bass and light drums. Great for 1960-1970s period pieces, crime, commercials, and travel programming. [Tempo: Medium / 168 BPM]

This rough, poppy and energetic electric-guitar based track shifts between hard and soft, minor and major. It’s backed up by bass, synths and rocking drums. It’s perfect for hard movements in dramatic programing, relational upheavals, youth lifestyle, travel, and reality programing. [Tempo: Fast / 151 BPM]

This banjo-based track is down-to-earth and swampy. Its blues and country influences give it an authentic range that can also touch into the comedic. The opened-back banjo is supported by acoustic rhythm guitar, and resonator slide guitar. Perfect for country “Americana” dramas and comedies, plus travel and cooking shows. Swampy / Banjo / Country. [Tempo: Medium / 119 BPM]

This horn-based ska tune is fun loving, summery and inclusive. Fast-paced and catchy, it makes this easy and cheerful. The organs, guitars, bass, percussion and drums create a perfect backdrop for the three-part harmony old-school ska horn section (Baritone sax, tenor sax and trombone). This is a perfect fit for comedy, travel, and upbeat commercials. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 156 BPM]

Classic, tight, early Detroit R&B with a steady groove and good energy. This track has a very 1960’s feel with organs, claps, electric guitars, horns, bass and drums. Excellent for comedy, vehicle and urban themes, 60’s period pieces, travel and lifestyle shows. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 140 BPM]

Right off the bat, this track is energetic, catchy and adventurous. The vocals and bells convey an infectious enthusiasm that is made stronger by an arrangement of ukulele, bass, keyboards and drums. This Indie pop track embodies a positive spirit perfect for web programming, comedy, family and youth themes, travel and lifestyle themes as well. Adventurous / Energetic / Inspiring. [Tempo: Fast / 168 BPM]

Elegant and swinging, this 1920s inspired small ensemble piece is great for imbuing a feeling of swankiness, bombastic melodrama and early jazz kitsch. A muted trombone plays over a tight arrangement of french horn, clarinet, drums, and piano. Excellent for comedy, travel and lifestyle, plus 1920s-30s period pieces. Early Jazz / Kitsch / Elegant. [Tempo: Medium / 134 BPM]

This encouraging, upbeat guitar track pays homage to the north Mississippi hill country blues. The single, acoustic guitar plays a sparse melody between bass notes and strumming. Joining the guitar is tamborine, claps, brushed snare and kick drum. This track is great for travel, cooking and web shows, comedy, drama, and rural themes. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 105 BPM]