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John Powell (born 18 September 1963 in London, UK), is a British composer, currently based in Los Angeles, United States.

Powell originally trained as a violinist as a child, before studying at London's Trinity College of Music. He later ventured into jazz and rock music, playing in a soul band The Fabulistics. On leaving college, he composed music for commercials, which led to a job as an assistant to the composer Patrick Doyle on several film productions, including… read more

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  • My favorite John Powell OST still stands at "Chicken Run" with Harry Gregson-Williams. Who else could make a freaking KAZOO CHOIR sound cool!?
  • John Powell is from another world. Forbidden Friendship. ❥
  • Pan is pretty good, better than I had anticipated.
  • HTTYD <3 also, The Last Stand is a fucking epic movie.
  • Here’s an interesting round table discussion with John Powell, Hans Zimmer, Trent Reznor and Danny Elfman about scoring their movie soundtracks. If you’re a John Powell fan (which I guess you are, since you’re here!), I think you’ll like it! Even though he seems a little awkward in the discussion. Maybe he was intimidated by the other composers in the room? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSAF9_ZHjfc
  • He is just great
  • The new theme for How to Train Your Dragon 2 is Powell's best theme ever and one of the most beautiful melodies I've ever heard. [2]
  • 'Drumline' score is rare
  • The new theme for How to Train Your Dragon 2 is Powell's best theme ever and one of the most beautiful melodies I've ever heard.
  • JOhn, I absolutely love what you did with Bourne. Perfect espionnage music.

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