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I had a blast composing and arranging a featured song for the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards featuring #gmcla  Special thanks to lyricist and writer Jordan Firstman, producers Aubrey Plaza John Reynolds Joel Gallen Rick Austin Andrew Schaff, GMCLA executive director/producer Lou Spisto and their musical director Ernest H. Harrison. 

SPIRIT AWARDS SONG LINK “GAY SPIRIT”

Music directing the 24th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards. Got to reunite with my amazing friends from our MadTV days actress comedian Debra Wilson and production designer John Sabato. Special thanks to technical director Evan Bates for making my job easier. Congrats to Scott Moses for an incredible job producing this show, director Lionel Max Pasamonte, all the nominees and winners from this great organization. Production design is and has always been my favorite craft in the entertainment industry, besides music of course.

ADG AWARDS 2020 Nominees and Winners

Check out my audio composer score reel 2019 here. 

SCORE COMPOSER AUDIO REEL

Check out my Composer Video Reel

COMPOSER VIDEO REEL

Happy to report that the first 6 episodes of season one of DEFROST VR SERIES is being featured at The Cannes Film Festival this year.

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Greg O’Connor – Composer/Songwriter

Greg O’Connor has composed scores for over 30 television series and has written over 1000-featured songs for TV, films and commercials. He is a Primetime Emmy winner and a four-time Emmy nominee. He has scored projects in every genre including variety, single camera comedy, multi camera comedy, animation, one hour drama, game show, sketch comedy, award show, stand up, reality, hidden camera, documentary and virtual reality.

Greg wrote the opening theme songs for the ABC summer series Greatest Hits, produced by Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich as well as the theme song for the series Gay Skit Happens with two members of the Grammy winning vocal group Pentatonix. He also composed the main title theme for the Disney + series Prop Culture. Greg scored the science fiction thriller virtual reality series Defrost, directed by Randal Kleiser.

He has written 2 Billboard AC Top 20 songs, “The Only One” and “Show Me a Sign”, with collaborator James Pankow for the legendary band Chicago as well as the song “Here With Me” for the Chicago album “Stone of Sisyphus.” Greg produced 5 songs for the Barry Manilow album “The Greatest Songs of the Eighties” as well as Barry’s hit Christmas single “Christmas is Just Around the Corner.”

Greg was the Composer,songwriter and musical director for all 15 seasons of the hit sketch comedy show MAD TV, David Allen Grier’s comedy series Chocolate News, Jeff Foxworthy’s variety show Blue Collar TV, Bob Einstein’s series SuperDave Spike-Tacular and the hidden camera series The Jamie Kennedy Experiment. He was the musical director and composer for the ABC reality competition series The Next Best Thing. Greg scored the ABC Aaron Spelling cop drama 10-8. Early in his career, he wrote the score and songs for the Emmy winning sketch series The Ben Stiller Show and The Sunday Comics on FOX.

Greg has written and produced many featured songs for films including the faith based film Hoovey, The Sunday Horse, The Greening of Whitney Brown, The Poker House, Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers and the animated Lionsgate movie Foodfight. Greg produced 2 songs for Curb Records artist Kimberley Locke on the Camille soundtrack for Oscar winning producer Al Ruddy. Greg composed the theme song for Will Sasso’s Ten Minute Podcast as well as The Caliendo Cast for actor comedian Frank Caliendo.Greg has also scored radio and web commercials for well-known brands including Starbucks, Sunkist, Gatorade and Applebee’s.

Greg is a graduate of The University of Notre Dame in music composition and theory as well as the graduate program in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television at USC. At six years old, he started taking piano lessons at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music in Philadelphia. Greg also played alto saxophone for eight years. His education included performing in various ensembles, either as a pianist, saxophonist or vocalist.

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