Andrew Simon McAllister began his musical journey at an early age, playing the cornet at age 6 before progressing to play both trumpet and horn. By age 15 he had become a very accomplished guitarist, his guitar playing later gaining him a prestigious Berklee scholarship.
He spent several years performing before dedicating his career to composing music for screen.
Andrew received a Royal Televison Awards nomination for the BBC series "37 Days" starring Ian McDiarmid (Star Wars), Tim Pigott-Smith (Spooks, Bond), Nicholas Farrell (Chariots of Fire).
Andrew is currently nominated for a Best Soundtrack at the World Music and Film awards for the feature film "My Lonely Me".
Film 'Macropolis' won an IFTA for Best Animation with Andrew's score being described as a masterpiece.
Education and Training
Andrew attended Queens University where he gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, specialising in electro-acoustic composition. His time at Queens allowed him to experience performing in an orchestral setting, as a member of the Queens Orchestra brass section.
Andrew relocated to the U.S. to enhance his knowledge of writing to picture. Here he attended Berklee, graduating Summa Cum Laude (Top) in Film Scoring. Andrew started writing and producing music professionally and gained valuable industry experience in LA before returning to work in the UK.
His professional background of composing music for screen includes films, television series for broadcasting giants such as the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, National Geographic, Discovery, Sky, MTV and video games.
He has also built up a strong relationship with senior Hollywood music supervisors, having had music placed in major feature films, television programs and adverts.
Representation / Agent
Please direct all scoring enquires to Chantelle Woodnutt or Laura Nakhla at
Air Edel Associates Ltd
18 Rodmarton Street
London, W1U 8BJ
Tel: +44 (0)207 486 6466