WHO IS ANDREW HUGGETT?
Prolific and Diverse
As both a performer and composer Andrew Huggett has been involved in the world of professional music since childhood. Born to musical parents, he began composing at the age of 12, studied at the Guildhall School of Music, London, England and at the age of 17, was discovered by Beatle’s producer George Martin who signed him to a 3 year recording contract. Today he is Senior Composer and Creative Director at GAPC, one of Canada's leading audio visual production studios.
Andrew composes music for movies, video games, TV shows, documentaries, jingles, amusement park attractions, special events and the concert hall. He is equally comfortable working in all musical genres including rock, jazz, country, pop, ethnic and symphonic to name just a few. His truly diverse ability has attracted clients from around the world - from LA to South Africa, Singapore to Quatar.
Huggett has won numerous awards for his work including: New York Film Festival Gold, Gemini, Golden Reel and most recently a Creative Hermes awards. Awards won by productions that incorporate his music include the Peabody, Cine Golden Eagle, New York Animation Festival, Columbus, Chicago and Huston Film Festival awards and many more.
He has well over 3000 registered television credits to his name. His music has been heard in over 180 countries around the world as well as on all major North American television networks.
Over the years a particular source of pride and satisfaction for Andrew has been his ongoing musical contributions to the good works of social innovator, Firdaus Kharas. Kharas produces cartoon series, documentaries, videos and television spots designed to educate, entertain, and change societal and individual behavior around the world. Huggett has scored the majority of these collaborations. The goal of these projects is to positively influence the viewers knowledge, attitude, behavior and to incite positive social change to better the human condition. Over 3,500 animated videos in 188 languages with music by Huggett are available online without charge through www.chocmoose.com and have been seen by over a billion viewers worldwide.
At age 3.
At Air Studios In 1973 with Beatles producer George Martin
Today at his recording/writing studio with GAPC, Ottawa, Canada.