David Simpson
Composer for animation, film and TV


EIFF 2014 Submission

Atmospheric score submitted as part of the EIFF 2014 Composers Lab.


Ambient score for the short, 'Magda', written and directed by Raisah Ahmed and produced by Karen O'Hare.

The House Of Him

Electronic score for the horror feature, 'The House Of Him', written and directed by Robert Florence and produced by Bold Yin. Scored in collaboration with Iain Cook of CHVRCHES.

Dennis The Menace And Gnasher

Dennis The Menace and Gnasher is based on the much-loved characters from favourite DC Thomson comic ‘The Beano’.


Produced by award-winning production company, Red Kite Animation and Wendy Promotions Ltd (WPL), Wendy is a 3D adaptation of the successful European magazine of the same name.

Steel Magnolias

Americana-inspired score composed for the 2014 Centrestage Theatre performance of 'Steel Magnolias'.

Sticks And Stones

Music for the war short, 'Sticks And Stones', written and directed by Anthony Lanning.

Next To Godliness

Made for the 48-Hour Film Project Glasgow in 2011, Next to Godliness is a thriller/suspense short movie written, shot and produced within one weekend in the city.

Glenfiddich Promo

Music written for a Glenfiddich promo film giving a virtual tour around the distillery.

Jonathan Sebastian Knight – Mannhunter

Jonathan’s eponymous solo musical performances have drawn comparisons with Jeff Buckley, Low, Sigur Ros and Bonnie ‘Prince’ […]

Ferry Tales/Thar An Eiseag

Over a year, this series follows the people that run and use Scotland's ferries, often in the most beautiful scenic areas of Scotland.

Half Moon Investigations

Half Moon Investigations is a children's crime/comedy drama television series created by the BBC and based upon the novel of the same name by the author Eoin Colfer.

I’m a composer, musician and music producer based in Glasgow, Scotland

Hi, my name’s David Simpson. I specialise in composing music to complement any project, utilising a broad base of musicianship and a wealth of experience to evoke the perfect mood, no matter the genre or style required.

In 2003, I graduated from Strathclyde University with first-class honours, specialising in Music For Film and Sound Production. Since then I have worked on numerous projects, most recently including co-writing the score for The House Of Him (dir. Robert Florence), premiered at the 2014 Glasgow Film Festival, and providing additional music and arrangement on Dennis The Menace And Gnasher (Red Kite Animation, CBBC Channel) and Wendy (Red Kite Animation, ZDF, Germany), the latter of which was nominated for a Pulcinella Award at Cartoons On The Bay.

Earlier credits include contributing music to the Scottish BAFTA-winning documentary film, The Walking Wounded, composing theme and incidental music for the BBC Alba series, Ferry Tales/Thar An Aiseag, and arranging and performing music for the BBC 1 children’s drama, Half Moon Investigations.

David Simpson


Contact Information

Please feel free to get in touch with me with any questions or if you’d like more information. I’m always happy to talk!

Email address: dave@davidsimpson.org.uk
Phone: [+44] (0)7786 705953