Richard Wells

Composer

Richard is a BAFTA nominated Film, TV and Games composer. His credits include the hit TV show ‘Being Human’, martial arts sensation ‘Ong-bak’ and the critically acclaimed soundtrack for Simon Hunter’s ‘Mutant Chronicles’. Richard began his composing career writing music for computer games. He has composed music for over 50 action and horror movie trailers including ‘The Grudge’, ‘Brotherhood’ and ‘Warrior King’. He has scored all of Jake West’s cult horror features including ‘Doghouse’ starring Noel Clarke. Recently he worked as part of the composer team on the critically acclaimed ‘Total War: Warhammer 2’ and scored Goldfinch Studios thriller ‘Await Further Instructions’ directed by Johnny Kevorkian. 

Richard began his professional music career as a programmer, keyboard player and engineer. His credits include work on tracks by Dominic King (‘My Simple Heart’), John Moss (‘Culture Club’), ‘Talk Talk’ and ‘Clan of Xymox’. He joined Xymox in 1991 and toured the USA and later engineered and mixed their album ‘Metamorphosis’. He met games composer Dave Punshon in 1994 and they have since gone on to compose music together for over 30 computer games.

Richard began composing for film in 1998 when he scored Jake West’s cult debut feature ‘Razor Blade Smile’. Richard’s collaboration with Jake continued with the horror film ‘Evil Aliens’, which won the Raindance award at the British Independent Film Awards, 2005. In 2002, Richard found a niche writing music for film trailers. He has worked extensively for several labels including the Weinstein Company’s Dragon Dynasty. His original trailer music for over 50 feature films including ‘Seven Swords’ and ‘Infernal Affairs’.

Richard scored all five series of the Touchpaper/ BBC smash-hit ‘Being Human’ for which he was nominated for a BAFTA and a Music and Sound Award for Best TV Soundtrack. He followed this with Touchpaper/ ITV2’s comedy/ drama ‘Switch’. In 2014, he finished the score for Michael Bartlett’s indie horror/drama ‘Treehouse’, which went straight to number 1 on the UK iTunes horror chart.

Richard also writes music for the KPM/ EMI production music label.