Guy Farley



Guy, who works out of Sphere Studios, a state of the art recording complex in Battersea, has recently emerged onto the international film scene as one of Europe’s leading composers.

His style is warm, melodic and distinctive, however it is the variety of his film scores that sets him apart from his contemporaries; his music includes sweeping orchestral scores, world music (Indian, African and Asian), contemporary sound design and programming to collaborations with pop artists and producers.

Currently scoring the madcap comedy The Hot Potato starring Ray Winstone, Colm Meaney and Jack Huston, Guy has also recently completed a wonderful score for the comedy drama If I were You with director Joan Carr-Wiggin, as well as a highly ambitious short film, First Time and a sumptuous feature length documentary feature for the Qatari Royal Family, Tales of the Golden Age.

Guy scored I Know You Know for Director Justin Kerrigan and starring Robert Carlyle, as well as Roar, an award winning feature having been awarded the Grand Prize at the Rhode Island Film Festival 2009, and The Flirting Club, a 'Brit-Flik' comedy from Director Alex Jovy. Guy scored the US feature, The Flock starring Richard Gere and Claire Danes, The Christmas Miracle Of Jonathan Toomey starring Joely Richardson and Tom Berenger, and Dot.Com for Fado Films, as well as Operazione Pilota, an Italian feature. He scored The Broken, filmed in London by Oscar nominated director Sean Ellis, and Knife Edge, for director Anthony Hickox, producers Janette Day and Pippa Cross, and starring Hugh Bonneville. He produced a deeply affecting score for the horror feature Book Of Blood for Matador Pictures. Guy also scored four feature films in one year, and two further scores appeared on commercial soundtracks, Modigliani and Mother Theresa of Calcutta. Guy’s work is also to be heard on Sean Ellis’ directorial debut, Cashback, starring Emilia Fox, and the 2 part Italian film L’Uomo che Sognava con Le Aquila, directed by Vittorio Sindoni. He also scored Land of the Blind starring Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland, and Irish Jam a comedy with Eddie Griffin and Anna Friel.

Guy has to date had nine film score soundtracks released as well as enjoying a highly successful time in scoring commercials for Film and Television broadcast including worldwide campaigns for Carling, Tetleys, Compare the Market/Meerkat, and Warburtons to name a few.

"....GUY FARLEY is one of the most promising up and coming composers right now. In my opinion, his melodically sensitive and masterfully orchestrated score for Modigliani was one of the five best film scores all categories last year. It has now been released by Milan Records in France…..

Showing a great talent for melody and thematic writing that evokes warm memories of the French master Georges Delerue, Guy Farley will definitely be one of film music stars of tomorrow. He has recently scored the political drama Land of the Blind starring Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland. Stay tuned for more Guy Farley news as we will keep a very attentive eye on this amazing talent!" 

Scoring an action flick might not be the most hip thing you can do, but some of the music Farley wrote last year ranks among some of the best score written for any film. And although it’s action score, melody is the main asset – this is actually the case with all of the Guy Farley works I’ve heard. For one piece in particular, Farley treated his terrific main theme in a restrained, elegant and unexpectedly beautiful way with piano, strings and solo female voice.

Mikael Carlsson (News Editor & Chief Correspondent) Music from the Movies. June 2005