Charlie Jefferson

Charlie Jefferson

Music Composer

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Member Since:
March 2013
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About Charlie

Charlie's subtle and emotive music has been much in demand in the field of film, television and media in recent years.

Growing up with an obsession for The Beatles' producer George Martin, his early schooling as a classical guitarist soon became enmeshed with a passion for making experimental recordings using the four track tape machines and the primitive samplers that were available in his teens.

His time at the University of Glasgow in the late 90's only served to pour fuel on the flames and Charlie began collaborating with trip hop music producers and turntablists and playing live in Glasgow's infamous night clubs, supporting artists like Jazzanova, Optimo, Mungo's Hifi and iconic dub producer Lee "Scratch" Perry.

All the while he was learning more and more about experimental composition and music production and by 2005 settled into a quieter life, beginning to work professionally as a media composer after being approached by a BBC producer to score natural history documentaries. Recognised as a talented media composer, he soon began to build up a body of work for further award winning documentaries and dramas, whilst also turning his hand to media work, most notably creating the identity music for the Comedy Central channel in the UK.

Over a decade down the line and Charlie continues to work as a soundtrack artist, though he now enjoys a more collaborative, cerebral and artistic approach when working with directors. His most recent work demonstrates his maturity as a composer, striking a balance of experimental, minimal electronic elements and the melodic classical and folk instruments he has played all of his life. The result is music that is deeply atmospheric and truly idiosyncratic. His next release 'For The Silent Ones' is due for release late 2017.

Charlie lives just outside of Edinburgh in the beautiful countryside of East Lothian, Scotland.

Unique traits: Style: cinematic and emotive electro-acoustic-orchestral music.


  • Izzie Suttie's The Things We Do For Love

    Izzie Suttie's The Things We Do For Love (2017)
    by Fuzz Productions Composer

  • Passport To Murder

    Passport To Murder (2017)
    by Sky Vision Composer

  • Countryfile

    Countryfile (2016 - 2017)
    by BBC Additional Music

  • Great Continental Railway Journeys

    Great Continental Railway Journeys (2016)
    by BBC

  • Scotland's Treasures

    Scotland's Treasures (2016)
    by BBC Composer

  • Wildest Europe

    Wildest Europe (2016)
    by Animal Planet Composer

  • Inside The Merchant

    Inside The Merchant (2016)
    by BBC Composer

  • The One Show

    The One Show (2016)
    by BBC Additional Music

  • Living Black

    Living Black (2016)
    by Australian Films Composer

  • Long Lost Family

    Long Lost Family (2016)
    by Canadian Films Composer

  • Burma's Secret Jungle

    Burma's Secret Jungle (2016)
    by BBC/ Arrow Media Composer

  • Future of Food Series

    Future of Food Series (2010)
    Documentary by BBC Composer

  • Terra Firma

    Terra Firma (2009)
    Drama by Film 4/ Channel 4 UK Composer

  • Comedy Central Idents

    Comedy Central Idents (2009)
    Documentary by Comedy Central/ BSKYB/ Karmarama Composer

  • Dipatches: Jon Snow's American Journey

    Dipatches: Jon Snow's American Journey (2008)
    Documentary by Channel 4/ Quicksilver Media Composer

  • Dispatches: Jon Snow's Hidden Iraq

    Dispatches: Jon Snow's Hidden Iraq (2008)
    Documentary by Blakeway/ Channel 4 Composer

  • Panorama: Taking on the Taliban

    Panorama: Taking on the Taliban (2007)
    Documentary by BBC Composer

  • The Moon

    The Moon (2006)
    Documentary by BBC Composer

  • The Sun

    The Sun (2006)
    Documentary by BBC Composer

  • A Week In The Wild

    A Week In The Wild
    by BBC

  • A Vos Risques Et Peril

    A Vos Risques Et Peril
    by Canadian Films Composer

  • Weediquette

    by History Channel USA Composer

  • Brendan O'Carroll: My Family At War

    Brendan O'Carroll: My Family At War
    by BBC Composer

  • The Enfield Hauntings

    The Enfield Hauntings
    by Sky Vision Composer


  • RTS Winner Best Documentary Series, 'Future of Food'


  • University of Glasgow

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