Christopher Elliott is a UK based composer and arranger who works across the music and film / TV industries. A highly versatile musician, Christopher has worked with a wide variety of producers, directors and artists on projects including Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Adele, Rag’n’Bone Man, Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus, One Direction and Baz Lurhmann on the Oscar winning film Moulin Rouge!
Christopher’s early musical background – equal measures of classical training and New Wave led to him studying composition at Dartington College Of Arts. Having initially scored documentaries for ITV and C4 (including BAFTA and Grierson award winning Britain At War In Colour and Second World War In Colour) Christopher went on to become a key contributor to the Oscar winning film Moulin Rouge! This involved Christopher working closely with musical director Marius De Vries and director Baz Lurhmann in both Sydney and London from script stage to final mix of the movie over two years later. Much of Christopher’s work on Moulin Rouge! involved radically reworking the songs as set pieces, as well as writing additional score.
Having worked behind the scenes for over two decades, Christopher recently stepped out of the shadows and began releasing his own music after signing with Nettwerk Music in 2018. Following the release of a number of singles and an EP, Christopher’s first album After The Storm was released in May 2021.
Christopher is a much in demand arranger, writing strings and orchestral arrangements for many projects such as AR Rahman, U.N.K.L.E., Rufus Wainwright, Conjure One and Sugababes. Building on his relationship with Island Records, Christopher went on to score arrangements for Amy Winehouse’s album Back To Black including singles Rehab, Love Is A Losing Game and Back To Black. Winehouse producer Mark Ronson subsequently commissioned Christopher to arrange for his own album, Version including Valerie and Stop Me. Christopher has arranged songs for both of Adele’s 19 and 21 albums. More recently Christopher has arranged for Liam Gallagher, Rag’n’Bone Man, Jess Glynne, Miley Cyrus and producer Inflo.
Christopher has performed with many artists including The Pretenders, Mark Ronson, Simon Le Bon, George Michael, Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, Marianne Faithful, Sinead O’Conner, Neil Finn, Tom Jones, Paul Hartnoll and Radio Science Orchestra.