Composer, arranger, songwriter Gregory Hinde is a master of storytelling through music. Whether it is expressions of deep emotion for film scoring, or the outrageous and often hilarious antics of animation, Gregory’s specialty is bringing a story to life with the musical score.
He began playing piano at the age of four and with a natural affinity for music, he mastered various instruments; choosing keyboards and guitar in dance bands; snare drum and flute in marching bands. Continuing his education, Gregory studied traditional performance, composition and arrangement at the Birmingham School of Music in England (now UCE Birmingham Conservatoire), and the London School of Creative Studies. While in England, he toured with the British pop band “Cradle” as the keyboard player. Upon returning to the U.S., he studied keyboard improvisation and arrangement at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
Gregory was nominated for an Annie Award Music in the category of Music in an Animated Television Production for an episode of the highly rated and very popular Cartoon Network series “The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.” The short film “Odokuro” won the fan award for Best Independent Animation Award by the IFF (Independent Film Festival). Gregory received a nomination for a Golden Reel Award by The Motion Picture Sound Editor for his work on Cartoon Network’s “Evil Con Carne” series. The independent live action film, “Witt’s Daughter”, was awarded Rogue Cinema’s Cinematic Excellence. In a review by Rogue Cinema, they said: “One last note I’d like to make is about the music. It’s not often that you hear such incredible original music in an independent film, but this film…my god. The music suited the story so perfectly.”
Gregory worked with Agaram Animation Studios, located in India on their television movie “The Turboosters,” which aired on Nickelodeon and won the 2013 FICCI’s award for “Best Animated Movie.”
Gregory also composed for the final season of Nickelodeon’s “The Wild Thornberrys” television series. His music can be heard in such shows as Oprah, Duck Dynasty, American Idol Rewind, The Little Couple, and many more. He also composes for Disney Interactive and various series that air on TLC and The History Channel , and was sound designer on the popular games Bejeweled Blitz & Bejeweled 3.
A painter paints pictures on canvas, but musicians paint their pictures on silence.” ~Leopold Stokowski~