Lara

Nathan McCree

A member of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), Nathan began his professional music career writing tunes for the SEGA MegaDrive and Genesis consoles. With the advent of CD-based consoles, he quickly progressed to writing full orchestral scores, picking up his first SEGA Nomination Award for Best Computer Games Music 1994 for his music on Soulstar before going on to write one of the most iconic theme tunes in the industry today for the original Tomb Raider back in 1996. In 1998 after completing the scores for the next two instalments of the series, Tomb Raider II: starring Lara Croft and Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft, Nathan left Derby-based game development studio Core Design and set up his own music and sound production company McCree Music working with high profile names such as The Spice Girls, Orange and Three. For TV Nathan went on to write the theme tune and incidental music for the second series of Cops with Cameras for Granada Television, music for Jetix a worldwide children's television programming brand and the music for Monkey Business, broadcast on Sky’s Animal Planet. Film projects include composing and producing the music soundtrack for the London 2012 Olympics Brand Film and the film score for Let it Rock which appeared as a finalist at the Berlinale Film Festival.

Aside from his work in TV, film, games and animation, Nathan also delivers specialist music, sound design and production services for live events. In this field Nathan’s work includes a nine-hour music and sound effects choreographed live performance at Blenheim Palace’s Fly to the Past air show in 2005 & 2007. Nathan also orchestrated and showcased some of the most memorable Tomb Raider music for Video Games Live, a concert tour which launched on July 6th 2005 with the LA Philharmonic playing performances across twenty four North American Cities, and on its European tour being played by the English National Ballet Symphony Orchestra in London. In 2008 Nathan joined the Kuju family working for Zoe Mode as Audio Manager for titles such as, Singstar, You’re in the Movies, Grease and Chime before joining Vatra as its Audio Director in the summer of 2010. There he directed the audio for Vatra’s debut title Rush ‘N’ Attack: Ex-patriot and for their AAA project Silent Hill: Downpour.

In 2012 Nathan was hired on contract for CI Games in Warsaw, Poland, where he was Audio Director for a number of console titles including Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2. In 2013 Nathan set up another sound studio in Brno, Czech Republic and continued his work for McCree Music. Recent projects include: Arma 3 for Bohemia Interactive, a modern-warfare simulation for PC; a multitude of mobile platform games for LEGO; and Redemption: The Challenge, an interactive motion comic for Eden Films.