Chris Hyson

Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: Alternative

Instrument/voice type: Composer

Location: London

Chris Hyson is a London based multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer. He studied at the RWCMD and the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he developed his keen sensitivity and creative flair for composition, indulging an appetite for writing that has since led to a professional portfolio spanning performance, composition, and production.
Chris is the composer and producer behind ‘Snowpoet’, a hugely successful collaboration with Jazz FM's Vocalist of the Year (2016) Lauren Kinsella. Tracks from the band’s self-titled debut album, 'Snowpoet' were championed by BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and Jazz FM.
2018 brought Snowpoet’s stunning second album, ‘Thought You Knew’, a unique & fresh offering that was dubbed by Clash Music as ‘a multi-faceted jewel’ drawing influence deeply from jazz yet imaginatively and ‘wonderfully retrained’.
Chris has composed several noteworthy film scores; Richard Raymond’s ‘A Million Eyes’, ‘Pink Wall’, starring Tatiana Maslany & Jay Duplass - which premiered at SXSW Festival 2019, ‘Castle in the Ground’, starring Neve Campbell, Alex Wolff & Imogen Poots which premiered at TIFF in September 2019 and ‘Hailey Alien’, directed by Hannah Arterton, starring Gemma Arterton & Karla Crome.
‘An exceptional musician’ TIME OUT magazine
‘His music exhibits a remarkable self-assurance’ New York Times
‘Chris Hyson is known for his ability to stretch towards virtually any style placed in front of him’ Clash Music
Help Musicians have substantially contributed to the production of my debut album.