Styles: Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock
Brian Woodbury is a Los Angeles composer, lyricist and bandleader. He writes stage musicals, post-modern concert music, quirky pop, country songs, and music for children's TV.
Mr. Woodbury's musicals include Ghost-s, a comedy based on Ibsen's Ghosts; Killa Vanilla, set on an undeveloped Hawaiian island; Sex, Ma and Apple Pie, set on a porn shoot; Space Opera, set on an extremist colony on Mars; Where I'm Comin' From, set in a high school; The Lunch That Changed the World; Little Nemo in Slumberland; 20th Century Limited ; Splendrix, a theater piece set in a corporate office. Mr. Woodbury is an alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
He is founder of several groups: Town & Country, a blue state country band with frontman Rob Shapiro; the Variety Orchestra, a large post-modern jazz-latin-bluegrass ensemble; the Popular Music Group, a quirky pop band, and Some Philharmonic, an avant funk new wave band.
With his groups or solo he has released six albums: Town & Country; Variety Orchestra, The Brian Woodbury Songbook, Brian Woodbury & his Popular Music Group, All White People Look Alike & Some Philharmonic.
For TV, Mr. Woodbury wrote the theme song for Pepper Ann, and co-wrote the theme for Teacher's Pet, both Saturday morning cartoon series on ABC. He was the supervising songwriter on Disney's Book of Pooh and for Jim Henson's Bear in the Big Blue House, both on the Disney Channel. He was also a principal songwriter for PBS's It's a Big, Big World.
Mr. Woodbury began writing and performing at the age of 11. In college he studied musical comedy songwriting with Tom Lehrer , and music composition with Bernard Rands and Pauline Oliveros, and jazz composition with Jimmy Cheatham. He has collaborated with Van Dyke Parks.