Born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa, Paul Hepker trained as a concert pianist under Adolphe Hallis. He worked as a Musical Director at the National Theatres in Pretoria and Cape Town (The Rocky Horror Show, Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) and has performed or recorded with a number of prominent South African and international artists such as Shirley Bassey, Miriam Makeba, Ice Cube, Juluka, Just Jinjer, Yvonne Chaka-Chaka, Vicky Sampson, Marcalex and Vusi Mahlasela. He produced the first solo album of Just Jinjer frontman, Ard Matthews. Hepker wrote the voter education theme “Make Your Mark” for the first democratic elections in South Africa, which gave birth to a National TV gameshow of the same name. In the mid-1990’s he toured the world as a member of Grammy-nominated band Johnny Clegg and Savuka (Juluka) before moving to Los Angeles in 1997 to pursue a career in composing for stage and screen. Whilst in Hollywood, Hepker composed the music for numerous Discovery, History and National Geographic Channel series, including Deadliest Catch, IRT Deadliest Roads, Crash Files, Impact, America’s Deadliest Season, Into the Firestorm, Raw Nature, Iditarod, Herrings and Shark Taggers (NBC) – all for Original Productions.