Oliver Weeks is a British composer, guitarist, pianist and arranger working across a wide range of genres. After reading music at Clare College, Cambridge he obtained a Ph.D in composition from the Royal Academy of Music (2007). His work has been commissioned and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the Royal Academy Soloists, the BBC Singers and the Endymion Ensemble. He has written music for the theatre in both India and the UK.
He has scored two full-length feature film soundtracks: Cat Sticks (Ronny Sen, India 2019), dealing with drug addicts in Kolkata and which premiered at Slamdance 2019 and Rising Silence (Leesa Gazi, Bangladesh / UK / India 2018), based around the stories of the Birangona, survivors of the mass rape by the Pakistani Army in the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh and which won the ‘Best Documentary’ award at Dhaka International Film Festival 2019.
In addition to composition he is a founding member (on piano) of London underground prog metal oufit Astrohenge, and of the band Khiyo with British-Bangladeshi vocalist Sohini Alam. He is a prolific arranger, working for artists as diverse as Chas & Dave, Elton John, Jonny Greenwood, Keaton Henson, Howard Goodall and Andy Burrows.