Geoff Lawson was born in the United Kingdom. He was educated at Cambridge University and graduated with a First Class Honours in Music. He studied harmony with Paul Wingfield, and composition with Giles Swayne.
Geoff’s compositional style draws from the Classical tradition, together with jazz and the great post-war Hollywood film composers. He combines this with an in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge studio technology, and modern sampling techniques.
Geoff is known throughout the music industry for the ultra-realism of his orchestral mockups. He is equally adept at orchestrating for live orchestra or writing with orchestral samples, and his familiarity with the cinematic tradition affords him great sensitivity and flexibility while working to picture.
Also in demand as an arranger and orchestrator, he has worked with many high-profile artists, including Rod Stewart, Gregory Porter, Hayley Westenra, Bernie Nolan and Gary Barlow. In 2015 he has worked on the films Pan and Open Season 4 and arranged and conducted orchestrations for the John Lewis Christmas advert. He has also written a large number of choral arrangements and has contributed many to Gareth Malone‘s projects, both on screen and in the studio. His television work also includes arrangements for the BBC programme Songs of Praise and ITV’s Dancing on Ice.
Geoff Lawson also composes music for media and advertising through the joint venture Sound Gallery and has contributed music to global advertising campaigns and coverage of major sporting events.