Robin Beanland

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Robin Beanland
Born (1968-08-27) 27 August 1968 (age 52)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Robin Beanland (born 27 August 1968 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England)[1] is a British composer of video game music, composing music for numerous Rare titles, such as the Killer Instinct franchise, Conker's Bad Fur Day (which he also co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Seavor), and many others. Prior to joining Rare, Beanland composed music for TV and films.[2]

Video game music credits[edit]

Title Year Notes
Donkey Kong Country 1994 With Eveline Fischer and David Wise[3]
Killer Instinct With Graeme Norgate
Killer Instinct 2 1996
GoldenEye 007 1997 With Grant Kirkhope and Norgate
Twelve Tales: Conker 64 Unreleased With Fischer
Conker's Pocket Tales 1999
Jet Force Gemini With Alistair Lindsay
Donkey Kong 64 Support team
Conker's Bad Fur Day 2001 Also co-wrote the game's script with Chris Seavor
Star Fox Adventures 2002 Performed various instruments
Donkey Kong Country (GBA version) 2003 With Jamie Hughes
Sabre Wulf 2004
Conker: Live & Reloaded 2005
It's Mr. Pants With Fischer and Wise
Banjo-Pilot With Jamie Hughes
Kameo: Elements of Power Sound effects and character voices.
Viva Piñata 2006
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts 2008 With Kirkhope and Dave Clynick
Kinect Sports 2010 With Dave Clynick
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Special thanks
Kinect Sports: Season Two 2011
Kinect PlayFit 2012
Fable Heroes With Steve Burke
Killer Instinct 2013 Special thanks
Kinect Sports Rivals 2014
Rare Replay 2015 With Richard Aitken
Sea of Thieves 2018
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Original game supervisor
Battletoads 2020 Special thanks


Year Title Recipient Result
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts award Conker's Bad Fur Day.[4] Win
2019 Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Video Game Score for Sea of Thieves.[5] Nominated

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Robin Beanland on Findmypast".
  2. ^ VGM Rush's Beanland profile. Archived 2011-07-13 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Rare: Scribes (December 21, 2005) at Internet Archive "Robin did Funky's Fugue, Eveline did Simian Segue, Candy's Love Song, Voices of the Temple, Forest Frenzy, Tree Top Rock, Northern Hemispheres and Ice Cave Chant, and the rest was the doing of Mr. Wise."
  4. ^ "BAFTA Awards - Interactive Sound in 2001". BAFTA Awards. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Winners Announced for The Ivors 2019". The Ivors Academy. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2020.

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