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Jeff Wayne

Composer, Conductor, Arranger, Producer


Piano, Composition, Conducting - 1966

I took specific courses and studied piano during a period when I was also composing the score to the West End musical 'Two Cities', based on Charles Dickens ‘A Tale of Two Cities’. It ran at the Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus, London. This was for me, a truly exciting period, combining a major professional opportunity while advancing my music studies. I have fond memories of great energy and love of music from other students and those who taught me at Trinity [Laban].

Jeff Wayne
Jeff Wayne


Jeff Wayne studied piano, composition and conducting, graduating in 1966. Since then he has become an award winning composer, arranger, orchestrator, conductor and producer, as well as a multi platinum recording artist for his musical adaptation of HG Wells’s novel The War of The Worlds. Released to international acclaim in 1978, Jeff has won two UK Ivor Novello Awards and the US Best Recording in Science Fiction and Fantasy, its judges included Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Alfred Hitchcock. Jeff has also written and produced for numerous artists and bands, film music, a West End musical Two Cities, and some of the most iconic TV themes and commercials of the last 40 years. He established Jeff Wayne Music Group in 1968 which today is a leading music and copyright organisation.  Since 2006, Jeff has conducted his multimedia production of The War of the Worlds to sell-out audiences at some of the world’s finest arenas.