Matthew Strachan is a 12-time ASCAP Award-winning composer and songwriter. He began his career writing songs for a BBC drama series and continued composing media music throughout the 1990s gaining such diverse credits as THE DETECTIVES, THE WARD, QUESTION TIME, and the iconic soundtrack for WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE which followed the show to over 100 countries.
In the early 2000s Matthew moved to Nashville where he wrote songs for recording artists, collaborating with writers such as Tom Kimmel, Don Henry and J. Fred Knobloch. Returning to England, he wrote music and lyrics for the stage musicals NEXT DOOR'S BABY and ABOUT BILL both of which were produced in London. He has also composed numerous incidental scores for acclaimed productions in London, the West End and regional theatres.
Matthew's music has been used in a number of movies including SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, EXTRACT, ABOUT A BOY, and A KIND OF HUSH. He has released several albums of his own characterful songwriting and performs from time to time at London venues such as the St James Theatre and The Pheasantry. Matthew is the creator of the comic 1970s composer Klaus Harmony and his first novel for Simon & Schuster will be published in 2018.
His theme for WWI drama HOME FRONT can currently be heard at lunchtimes on Radio 4.
A Quiet Place I've Waited April release
Nono records will be releasing a collection of Matthew's songs from Nashville featuring tracks co-written with J. Fred Knobloch, Don Henry, and Tom Kimmel.
The Roundabout at 59E59 Theaters, New York
J.B. Priestly's THE ROUNDABOUT is transferring to Off-Broadway this April with Matthew's original score.
BBC Home Front
The various arrangments of Matthew's familiar theme continue to herald each episode of HOME FRONT as it begins it's ninth season.
Acorn at the Courtyard Theatre
Matthew has composed music for Maud Dromgoole's new play ACORN at the Courtyard Theatre.