COMPOSER

JOHN CAMERON

Composer, Conductor, Arranger & Lyricist

Awards & Highlights

Over 50 Film Scores including Oscar Nomination: A Touch of Class (Best Original Score), Kes (no.7 in BFI list of Best 100 British films of 20th Century)

TV Scores include Emmy Nomination: The Path to 9/11 (Outstanding Music Composition For A Mini-Series, Movie Or A Special – Original Dramatic Score)

Theatre: New York Drama Desk Award: Best Orchestration: Les Miserables
National Broadway Theatre Award: Best Score: Les Miserables
Grammy – Best Musical Cast Show: Les Miserables Symphonic Album (Orchestral Score John Cameron)

Olivier Nomination: Best New Musical: Zorro (Co-Composer)

Golden Lion Award (China): Nils’ Wonderful Adventure (Composer, Original English Lyrics, Best Children’s Musical)

Other shows arranged/orchestrated include Honk! (Olivier Award Best New Musical 2000), Spend Spend Spend (Best Musical – London Evening Standard Theatre Awards and Critics Circle Theatre Awards), Mutiny! (Ivor Novello Nomination Best Musical)

Songwriting Hits (Top 20):  If I Thought You’d Ever Change your Mind (Cilla Black, Agnetha Faltskog), Sweet Inspiration (Johnny Johnson & The Bandwagon), Tap Turns On The Water, Brother (CCS), Na-na-na-na (Cozy Powell)

Top 20 Hits as Arranger: Sunshine Superman, Jennifer Juniper, Epistle to Dippy (Donovan), Whole Lotta Love, Walking (CCS), Brother Louie, Emma, Disco Queen, A Child’s Prayer, You Sexy Thing, So You Win Again, Every 1’s A Winner, Man To Man, Put You Together Again (Hot Chocolate), Boogie Nights, Too Hot To Handle, The Groove Line, Mind Blowing Decisions, Always and Forever, Gangsters of the Groove (Heatwave), Silver Dream Machine, Tahiti (David Essex)

Classical Recordings include Passion: Jose Carreras (Arranger/Executive Musical Director) #1 Billboard Classical Album Chart, and contributions to Choir of New College Oxford’s Agnus Dei recordings including Lux Aeterna (Winner – Best Selling Disc – Gramophone Awards 1997)

Current projects

New Music Theatre Projects Composer/co-Lyricist/co-Book/Arranger In Another Century
Composer/co-Lyricist/Arranger Hard Times (Charles Dickens)
Co-Composer/co-Lyricist /arranger Ruth the Musical
Concert work Cante Jondo

Lockdown Project: Alone Together:  Suite – Chilled Ambient Jazz to stay home to

Educated Wallington C.G.S, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge MA (Cantab)
Honorary Doctorate, London College of Music (University of West London)

AMPAS, BAFTA