Darryl John Hannan

Behind The Music

Darryl John Hannan is an award-winning composer for film, television and commercial media based in Norwich, UK. He has worked on a myriad of feature and short films throughout his career with clients from London to Los Angeles. Most notably, working with George Bamber (of Pitch Perfect renown) on Kept Boy as well as Hansel Rodrigues on Horse Play  which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019.


Ever since picking up an electric guitar at aged 12, Darryl’s destiny has been music. He played in progressive rock bands throughout his teens, predominantly as lead songwriter. However, it was after hearing Danny Elfman’s score for Batman that Darryl found his true calling.


Darryl keeps the collaborative spirit alive and works best bouncing ideas between himself and those with whom we works. His passion, attention to detail and the emotional perception of his music have created a number of long standing collaborations.


Darryl is graduate of the University of Hertfordshire, achieving a 1st Class Bachelors degree in Commercial Composition and Technology. Through over a decade of combined musical training, he has gained expert knowledge of cinematic music, orchestration and production. 


In addition to Film and Television, Darryl has written music for several commercials for clients such as Chef Online, the University of East Anglia and the exam board, OCR. He has also written for a number of libraries such as Velvet Green Music and Score-a-Score.


You can see examples of his work below.