Composer: Classical · Film · Television
Paul Farrer is one of the UK’s most successful media composers. In a career spanning 25 years he has composed music for some of the biggest programmes on British Television. From Dancing On Ice, Gladiators, Fort Boyard, Ant and Dec’s Push The Button to The Chase, The Jerry Springer Show, and The BBC’s most successful international format of all time; The Weakest Link which was broadcast in 97 countries and over 12 years on British Television racked up 1693 episodes.
He has also composed additional music for shows like Top Gear, Blue Peter and The Krypton Factor. In 2012 he was commissioned to compose all the music to the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Variety Performance at The Royal Albert Hall in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen. 2014 will be the third time he has been asked to compose the orchestral music for this prestigious event. He is the recipient of an Ampex Golden Reel Award for his work on ITV’s The Gladiators and in 2003 was awarded the BMI Composer Award.He is a member of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA).Paul Farrer is also the creator of the ITV gameshow 1000 Heartbeats.
Watch the clip of Sanna Hartfield singing the backing vocals to U2’s “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” on BBC One Michael McIntyre’s Big Show!