J. Peter Robinson

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J. Peter Robinson
Birth name John Peter Robinson
Born (1945-09-16) September 16, 1945 (age 71)
Fulmer, Buckinghamshire
Occupation(s) film score composer, arranger, musician
Instruments Keyboards
Years active 1960s – present
Associated acts Brand X, Quatermass, Phil Collins
Website jpeterrobinson.com
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John Peter Robinson (born 16 September 1945, in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire) is an English composer who studied piano and composition at the Royal Academy of Music and enjoyed a successful career as a session keyboardist throughout the 1970s, working with artists such as Brand X, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Shawn Phillips, Quatermass, Sun Treader/Morris Pert, Carly Simon, Bryan Ferry, Stealers Wheel, Andrew Lloyd Webber and others. He made his film music debut as a solo composer in 1985, scoring a number of successful films including Bates Motel (1987), The Believers (1987), Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988), The Kiss (1988), Cocktail (1988), Blind Fury (1989).Wayne's World (1992), Encino Man (1992), Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994), Highlander III: The Sorcerer (1994), Mind Ripper (1995), Vampire in Brooklyn (1995, also directed by Wes Craven), Firestorm (1998), Wishcraft (2002), Beeper (2002), The World's Fastest Indian (2005) and The Bank Job (2008).

In addition he scored the horror films The Wraith (1986) and The Gate (1987) with Michael Hoenig, and scored the English version of Godzilla 2000. He also composed music for the 1989 movie The Wizard, as well as two songs from the film Shelter (2007), and music in dozens of episodes of the TV series Charmed.

As a successful pop arranger, he has collaborated with Eric Clapton, Manhattan Transfer, Al Jarreau and Melissa Etheridge.

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