Over the last four decades Neil Brand has established himself and is acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost experts on the history and influence of the birth of the motion picture industry and the advent of the silent movies.
During his long and distinguished career as a composer, musician, broadcaster and presenter, his body of work is quite extraordinary.
As a composer, his credits include over a hundred original radio dramas, documentaries and feature series. Working with the BBC, Channel 4 and his work for radio, TV, films, musicals, concert dramas, his music has been heard extensively and his live performances have been featured in over 30 countries.
He has composed the orchestral scores for the classic silent movies of Hitchcock, Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks & Jackie Coogan and the adaptation of the classic novels for symphony orchestra and choir Dickens’s “Christmas Carol”, “The Wind in the Willows” and “The Hound of the Baskervilles”.
As the writer, presenter and pianist, he has created five major television series covering the history of the music of the cinema, musicals and tv.
As author and writer, he has, for fifteen years, written the music and lyrics for Christmas shows for a number of children’s theatre productions in the UK.
He has also written twenty original radio plays and a long-running radio sitcom, The Big Broadcast, plus several other radio series.