BIOGRAPHY

Grant is a BAFTA nominated British composer who has created the soundtrack for video games that have sold in excess of 30 million copies. From “GoldenEye” to “Banjo-Kazooie”, “Viva Piñata” to “Donkey Kong”, “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” to “Civilization: Beyond Earth” and “Perfect Dark” to “Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse”. Grant is equally at home with live orchestra as well as electronic scores, having written music for both mediums throughout his 20 year career.

2016 turned out to be one of Grant’s busiest years. Most notably, Grant was asked to compose music for the feature film “The King’s Daughter” starring Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt and Kaya Scodelario, distributed by Paramount Pictures, due for release in 2017. He also scored music for the video games “Ghostbusters” for Activision, “Yooka-Laylee” for Playtonic Games who raised a record breaking $3.2 million dollars via Kickstarter for the project, “Dropzone” for Sparkypants Studios and also scored a yet to be announced super secret project.

Grant’s score for “Viva Piñata” was nominated by BAFTA in the Original Score category in its 2007 awards.

“Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” was nominated for Best Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media by the International Film Music Critics Association and in the Cue Awards 2012 for Best Overall Score, Best Video Game Score and Grant was also nominated for Best Break Out Composer.

Grant was nominated in the 2015 ASCAP Composer’s Choice Awards for his work on “Civilization: Beyond Earth” and also won the Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media 2015 from the International Film Music Critics Association for the same score. “Civilization: Beyond Earth” also won Best Score: Video Game at the Cue Awards 2015.

Grant was nominated in the 2016 ASCAP Composer’s Choice Awards for his work on “Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide” and was also nominated for Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media 2016 from the International Film Music Critics Association for the same score. “Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide” was also nominated for Best Score: Video Game at the Cue Awards 2016.

Grant is represented by the prestigious Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency by Cheryl Tiano and Kevin Korn.

He has a degree in music from the Royal Northern College of Music, where he majored in classical trumpet, is a green card holder and now lives in Agoura Hills, CA with his wife and two children.

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