Geoff Lawson was born in the UK.

 

He was educated at Cambridge University and graduated with a First Class Honours in Music, studying harmony with Paul Wingfield and composition with Giles Swayne.

 

Geoff's compositional style draws from the Classical tradition, 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.

In high demand as an arranger and orchestrator, Geoff regularly orchestrates for large-scale feature films and television series. He has collaborated with many high-profile artists, including Rod Stewart, Gregory Porter, Jess Gillam, Hayley Westenra, Katherine Jenkins and Gary Barlow. He has written a number of arrangements for the acclaimed vocal group Voces8 and has contributed regularly to Gareth Malone's projects, both on screen and in the studio. In 2018 he arranged and conducted orchestral sessions for The Kingdom Choir's album Stand By Me. His television work also includes arrangements for the BBC programme Songs of Praise and ITV's Dancing on Ice.

 

He is known throughout the music industry for the ultra-realism of his orchestral mockups and equally adept at writing for live orchestra or composing using samples.

Geoff also composes music for media and advertising through the joint venture Sound Gallery and in 2015 he arranged and conducted orchestrations for the John Lewis Christmas advert.