Award-winning British Film, TV and Video Game composer Stephen Baysted is well known for his versatility and for his emotionally charged and expressively powerful music.
Stephen's acclaimed music scores have been enjoyed by viewers and players worldwide in a succession of award-winning Films, TV programmes and computer games. Recent game scores include the number one bestselling racing title: Project Cars; Electronic Arts: Need for Speed Shift 2: Unleashed and Need for Speed: Shift; Atari's Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends; and Robert Kirkman's: The Walking Dead: Assault. Stephen's recent scores for film include Renoir: Reviled and Revered, The Impressionists and the RTS winning Matisse Live with director Phil Grabsky; the surrealist psychological drama Strange Factories; and Tim Pope's Brandy and Pep. For Television he has recently completed Blink Film's epic six-part documentary series Ancient Mysteries for Channel 5, Smithsonian and SBS Australia, and Graveyard of the Giant Beasts for Channel 4 and PBS.
He has also composed the music for cinema, television and radio advertisements, including high profile campaigns for Budweiser, McDonalds, Pizza Hut and Samsung and writes for many leading music libraries.
Stephen's work has been nominated for three Jerry Goldsmith Awards for best score, two Motion Picture Sound Editors 'Golden Reel' Awards, and two Game Audio Network Guild Awards.
Born in London, his passion for music began during his school years singing, touring and recording with the internationally acclaimed Wandsworth School Boys Choir and playing clarinet in the London Schools' Symphony Orchestra. Stephen went on to study music at Southampton University and at Dartington College of Arts, where he was awarded a PhD in 2003.
“A haunting musical score cements the sombre mood perfectly.”
The Washington Times, The Walking Dead: Assault.
“The in-menu soundtrack builds suspense with booming songs that get the blood pumping while the in-race sound focuses on atmosphere”
“…the in-game soundtrack, a thing of momentous grandeur which never fails to amp me up.”
“Beautiful musical themes of the menu.”
“Oh, and the soundtrack features an interesting … selection of gorgeous music.”