Nicholas Pike is an Emmy Award winning English film composer. He was born in Water Orton, Warwickshire, England, UK and is known for featuring unique sounds and instrumentation. He has composed music for the likes of Michael Jackson (Ghost, You Rock My World), MC Hammer (Too Legit To Quit, Here Comes The Hammer) and Will Smith (The Wild Wild West). In film he has composed for projects ranging from Stephen King's The Shining to Disney's Captain Ron. Other awards include the Elmer Bernstein Award for his score to Love Object at the Woodstock Film Festival and the Best Music Award from the Sitges Cinema Fantastic Festival for his score to Critters 2. Pike is a sought-after film composer and was recently hand-picked by actress/comedienne and talk show host Bonnie Hunt to create and lead the first-ever daytime talk show live band for The Bonnie Hunt Show which aired on the NBC network. Nicholas Pike also composed and scored The Bonnie Hunt Show theme.
He started his music career at the age of 7 at the prestigious Canterbury Choir School and subsequently moved to Cape Town, South Africa at the age of 10 where he continued in music becoming Head Chorister at St George's Cathedral as well as performing with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra at the age of 15. He was also a member of the iconic rock band HAMMAK. At age 17 he left to study in Boston at the Berklee School of Music after which he moved to New York where he recorded and performed with Bill Frisell, Nana Vasconcelos, Bill Connors, Billy Hart, Kenny Werner among many others.
Blood and Bone,
Devil May Call,
Fair Haired Child (Masters of Horror),
Michael Jackson's Ghosts,
The L.A. Riot Spectacular,
Return to Me,
Stephen King's The Shining,
Tales from the Crypt,
Telling Lies in America,
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