Tom Howe is an accomplished composer who has gained recognition for his innovative and versatile compositions for film and television. He has worked on a diverse range of projects, ranging from animated films to high-profile action blockbusters, and has demonstrated a remarkable ability to craft scores that perfectly complement the mood and tone of the stories they accompany.
Howe has brought his skill set as a tunesmith and jack-of-all-instruments to a wide range of popular films. He contributed elegantly neoclassical music for Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, a whimsical and magical score for the Disney Channel original feature Upside Down Magic, and the enchanting and endearing musical backdrop for the animated feature film The Amazing Maurice. One of Howe’s most significant collaborations has been with the Aardman Animations, with whom he has worked on several films, including Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon and Early Man, the latter of which he co-scored with Harry Gregson-Williams. His innovative and playful compositions for these films have garnered him critical acclaim and a nomination for the prestigious Annie Award. His most recent feature film scores include the Amazon Studios film The People We Hate At The Wedding starring Kristen Bell and Allison Janney, the action comedy Polite Society for Focus Features, and Book Club 2: The Next Chapter starring Jane Fonda and Diane Keaton.
In addition to his work in film, Howe has made a significant impact on the small screen, scoring a diverse range of series such as the cultural phenomenon The Great British Baking Show, the globetrotting espionage show Whiskey Cavalier (with Harry Gregson-Williams), and the hit Apple+ TV series Ted Lasso starring Jason Sudeikis and co-created by Bill Lawrence, which earned him critical acclaim for its heartwarming and uplifting compositions.
The song “Fought or Lost” – which Tom co-wrote with Jamie Hartman and Sam Ryder – recently earned the show an Emmy nomination for Best Original Song. Tom’s other recent television credits include the Apple+ series Shrinking starring Jason Segel and Harrison Ford, and the Amazon Prime series Daisy Jones & The Six based on the best-selling novel of the same name.
Growing up in London, Howe received a full classical education in an array of instruments, including piano and voice, before falling in love with rock ‘n’ roll. He played guitar and sang in bands and found work as a touring and session musician, playing with the likes of the Bee Gees and the London Symphony Orchestra. As an additional music writer, he collaborated with composers Harry Gregson-Williams and Rupert Gregson-Williams and contributed music to films including Wonder Woman, Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Do-Over, and The Legend of Tarzan. Today, Howe’s impressive musical versatility and ability to craft memorable, emotionally resonant scores has made him one of the most in-demand composers in the industry.