|Geoffrey M. Follin|
Geoff Follin is a British former video game musician. He is the brother of Mike Follin and the famous Tim Follin. He and Tim worked at Software Creations. Geoff could play several instruments, read MIDI software and even read sheet music.
Geoff has had a musical upbringing from his family; his mother and grandmother played the piano, and he also sang in the church choir. He later started getting trumpet, piano, and guitar lessons. He attended the University of Nottingham for Environmental Biology, as he liked nature. After graduating, Geoff was working a job on a potato field, and when his brother Tim asked him about working for Software Creations with him, he accepted. As a composer, his influences include Yes, Genesis, Rush, Vangelis, and various folk music. His favorite console that he worked on was the SNES because of the instrument samples they were able to use, and his least favorite being the Game Boy.
Though Geoff appreciates his fans' support over the years, he personally does not remember his music fondly, and said that he is very unlikely to work on anymore video games. He also feels that he worked quicker than his brother Tim, writing songs quicker, while his brother focused on the quality of the music. Geoff quit the video game industry because he had lost interest.
Even though Geoff wrote music for several video games, he does not consider himself to be a gamer, or someone who plays video games.
Geoff currently works as a teacher.
For the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, NES, SNES, and various other consoles, Geoff had to write the music in pure assembly.
- youtube.com/channel/UCR_lFrzhmS3_MBUoe2YPNCg - YouTube.
- twitlonger.com/show/n_1sqgrpq - Interview.
- vgarc.org/re-published/an-interview-with-geoff-follin/ - Interview.
- w.atwiki.jp/gamemusicbest100/pages/6416.html - Atwiki.jp (Japanese).