Composer, Sound Designer
Floyd Rose Original
Quote: "Every once and a while life brings something across ones plate that is enjoyed over and over. The Floyd Rose guitar is such an item that has crossed my plate."
Composer, arranger, songwriter Gregory Hinde is a master of storytelling through his music, whether expressions of deep emotion for film scoring or the outrageous and often hilarious antics of animation. Playing piano at the age of four in his home town of Atlanta, Georgia with a natural affinity fo rmusic he soon mastered various other instruments, playing keyboards and guitar in dance bands; snare drum and flute in marching bads. At an early age he was invited to join Young American Showcase, entertaining audiences throughout the United States and Canada. Continuing his education, Gregory studied traditional performance, composition and arranging at the Birmingham School of Music in England (now UCE Birmingham Conservatoire). Shortly after completing his studies he toured with the British band "Cradle" as their keyboard player. Upon returning to the U.S. he studied keyboard improvisation and arrangement at the Berklee College of Music.
A resident of Southern California, Gregory has worked in the television and film industry scoring music for Cartoon Network's "Evil Con Carne" series, for which he received a nomination in 2005 for a Golden Reel Award by The Motion Picture Sound Editors. He also composed the music for the final season of Nickelodeon's "The Wild Thornberrys" television series. Gregory composed for the highly rated and very popular "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy" series for Cartoon Network. It is the longest running series to air on Cartoon Network and he was nominated for a 2007 Annie Award for Music in an Animated Television Production for "Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure." He Recently scored an independent film called "Witt's Daughter" which has been featured at numerous film festivals around the United States, winning several awards.
Gregory believes the musical score of any production play san integral role in the storytelling. When working with producers and directors his attention to detail and his devotion to the heart of the story is unparalleled, according to those who work with him. As a songwriter, Gregory recently began writing material with Grace Bawden, an exceptionally talented young singer from Australia who was a finalist in the popular series "Australia's Got Talent." His international work continues as he is also currently working on a show in development with a production company from the Netherlands with the animation being completed at a studio in India. He lives in Southern California with his wife and daughter and a menagerie of animals.