Hal Andrew Lindes is an American English guitarist and film score composer.
In 1979, he played guitar with the rock group Darling. Signed to Charisma Records, they released the single “Do You Wanna” (written by Lindes) and published the album Put It Down To Experience the same year. Lindes is probably best known for his work as a full-time member with rock band Dire Straits from 1980 until 1985. Lindes has composed music for films, and has won a Royal Television Society Award for the BAFTA award nominated film ‘Reckless’ and a TRIC award for Best TV Theme Music. Lindes composed the soundtrack to ‘The Boys Are Back’, a Miramax film directed by Scott Hicks and starring Clive Owen, in which his guitar score is paired with songs by Sigur Rós, Ray Lamontagne and Carla Bruni.