I was born in 1950 in Ismailia, Egypt and lived in Kenya till the age of 11. My family moved to England in 1962. Known as Mont Campbell, I formed the original rock band Egg in 1968 with Dave Stewart and Clive Brooks. In 1972, I went on to study composition at the Royal College of Music, gaining my ARCM diploma in 1974. I began my full-time career as a composer in 1989 with several commissions from Redwing Films, one of whose directors was David Anderson. I had composed the score to David's BAFTA-winning animated film Dreamland Express in 1983.
During the last 25 years, in addition to film, TV, commercials and stage composition, I have become a specialist on a wide range of folk wind instruments. I have created two successful sound libraries distributed by ILIO Entertainments and am currently working on the third. My CD "Music From a Walled Garden" is out in 2009, a sequel to my 1996 release Music from a Round Tower. Please contact me for details.