David Wise (often also credited as Dave Wise) is a British video game music composer. He is one of the in-house composers at Rare, and his music appears in most of the Rare-developed titles. He started his career at Rare in 1985 and was the company's sole musician up until 1994. He is known for his atmospheric style of music, mixing natural environmental sounds and setting it to a tune.
Grant Kirkhope (born July 10, 1962) is a British video game music composer and audio director. He was employed by Rare in October 1995 and has written soundtracks for numerous of their games, such as Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark. After nearly 13 years in service for the company, he resigned from Rare on July 18, 2008 and moved to the US.
Hideki Naganuma is a Japanese music composer who primarily does work for video game soundtracks. His music is usually defined as 'Composed in the J-Pop genre' and this implicitly requires mixing Japanese techno, funk, soul, and hip-hop elements to create a very unique and vivid sound.
Spencer Nilsen is a video game music composer. He is probably best known for his soundtracks to the Sega CD versions of Ecco the Dolphin and Ecco: The Tides of Time, as well as the United States version of Sonic CD.
Shōgo Sakai (酒井省吾 Sakai Shougo, born 1960) is a Japanese video game music composer employed by HAL Laboratory. He is best known for composing the soundtrack for the Game Boy Advance RPG Mother 3. He has also collaborated with other HAL composers on soundtracks for various Kirby series games and Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Pastiche were a Boston-based new wave group that existed in the late 70s and early 80s. Although they never got around to releasing a full length LP, they did manage to put out some singles and did a lot of live shows in New England. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBYOGoI51cM