James Seymour Brett has come through in the last few years as a versatile, international talent scoring projects in all genres and media.
His style ranges from the large, upscale orchestral grandeur of “Batman Live”, “Walking With Dinosaurs” & “Planet 51”, to smaller, more intimate works such as “L'Histoire De Nos Petites Morts”, “Outpost”, and “The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers”. In addition to film projects, James has enjoyed success on Network TV with 2 seasons of the cult drama “HEX” for Sky 1 and “Crusoe” for NBC. Also in his early career he was fortunate to have worked with the late Michael Kamen on projects such as “Band Of Brothers” and “From The Earth To The Moon”.
More recently James has completed work on projects such as Mike Newell’s “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society” and “The Promise” starring Oscar Issac and Charlotte Le Bon. James is currently scoring the family animation “Here Comes The Grump” and the arena show “Fast and Furious Live”.
James has collaborated with Roland Emmerich on major film work – “White House Down”, “2012”, “10,000 BC” and with Stephen Frears on “Lay The Favourite”, the latter of which demanded a quirky, Americana-style score covering rock, blues & folk genres.
He also masterminded and conducted the “Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations” with the BBC, working alongside artists such as Elton John, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox and Stevie Wonder. He also completed orchestral arrangements for the opera singers Renee Fleming and Alfie Boe with material coming from West Side Story, Puccini's Madame Butterfly and Eduardo di Capua.