Andrew Beaton is a freelance Composer, Producer AND Sound Designer
Having spent many years working as a live instrumentalist and songwriter, Andrew has moved towards more studio-based production, composition and engineering. In recent years he has seen success as a Programmer on features such as, ‘Kick-Ass’ (Marv Films/Plan B Entertainment, Marius De Vries) and ‘Suckerpunch’ (Warner Bros.) as well as orchestral composition including feature length documentaries for SKY, BBC and Channel 4’s 'Benefits Street' as well as composing the music for 100th Anniversary of Vogue by Mario Testino.
His work also includes soundtrack composition covering a range of musical styles for independent films, many of which have been featured at international film festivals. These include Aesthetica, London Independent, Adelaide, Orlando, Mosaic, Manchester and the Short Film Corner @ Cannes, plus a number of creative collaborations with the prestigious London Film School. Other recent projects include composition, sound design and mixing of advertising campaigns for clients such as Just Giving, IKEA and Mother London, as a session engineer for the BBC and Nickelodeon, as a composer for SKY, Sync Music & Felt and Davina McCall's '7 Minute Fit'. He has recently had music published by EMI / Trilogy / Ded Good Music / KPM, No Sheet Music, Cue / Sync Music and Felt Music and remixed Nada Que Mas - Sergio Mendes for Sound Music Media for Rio 2016.
Andrew has worked extensively across a wide range of media platforms and has gained a wealth of experience and expertise from years of working in the industry alongside top level composers such as Marius De Vries, Danny Schogger, Matthew ‘Mash’ Cracknell and Bjarni Biering Margeirsson.
Andrew also releases music under the moniker Black Square and his debut album, Silent City, came out in July 2016 on Ben Verse's (Bad Company / Pendulum) Crunch Recordings.