Brett Boyett: Bio

BRETT BOYETT has spent the last 15-20 years creating a name for himself in the entertainment business. In recent years, he has developed a solid reputation as a composer, songwriter, and music producer with hundreds of credits in film and TV, and with major recording artists.

 

Most recently Brett was the Executive Music Producer and Composer on the feature "Forever My Girl," to be released in 2018 thru Lionsgate affiliate Roadside Attractions.  Brett has also had various music placements on Nashville (ABC), The Young and The Restless (CBS) (nominated for Emmy's by show), Friday Night Lights (NBC), Oprah, Cold Case (CBS), Dateline NBC, and has contributed music or has worked on Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS), Center of the Universe (CBS), Yes Dear (CBS), and many more TV series. He has had the featured song and performance of the 2016 Special Olympics (performed on live television by Cassadee Pope at the opening ceremony of the games and again at the capital in Washington D.C.), he has produced a song in the critically acclaimed movie Life of Crime, starring Jennifer Aniston and based on the Elmore Leonard bestseller, The Switch. He has written score or songs for many other feature films including Mr Right (feature song, starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockell), Bad Kids Of Crest View Academy (first credit song, starring Gina Gershon, Sean Astin, and Drake Bell), The Watch (starring Ben Stiller), Texas Chainsaw 3D, Moola (Don Most), The Hot Flashes (starring Brooke Shields), and for children’s films, Harley’s Hill (Christopher Atkins), and About Scout (starring Ellen Burstyn, Danny Glover, Nikki Reed), etc. 

  

Brett has written and produced several theme songs, including for Jack Osbourne’s producing debut Alpha Dogs (National Geographic), and for the much-hyped web series, Agent 88. He has scored movie trailers for Lower Learning (starring Jason Biggs), The Great New Wonderful (Edie Falco), The Cry of the Owl (Julia Stiles), Don McKay (Thomas Haden Church), Birds Of America (Matthew Perry), Mail Order Bride, New York Doll, and The Scorpion, among others. His music can also be heard on national commercials for major brands including Microsoft, Yammer, Platfora, Taco Bell, and Super 8. 

  

His band Totsy, for which he is the co-creator, co-writer and producer, took him on a 22-city tour opening for The Brian Setzer Orchestra in late 2012. Totsy's record and single “Radio Girl” can be heard at listening kiosks inside every SPRINT store throughout the U.S. Totsy is also featured in promotions with HD Radio, DTS surround sound, and TIME WARNER CABLE.   

  

Brett continues to find time to write and record with various other professional artists and bands. Brett co-wrote the single for Cassadee Pope’s newest album called I Am Invincible.  He also wrote Drake Bell’s (Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh, Surfdog recording artist) single from his long-awaited album Ready Set Go, called Bitchcraft. Other artist writing and/or producing collaborations include Holly Quinn (produced by Dave Stewart, 3 co-written songs on her new album), Kimberley Locke (American Idol, 1 co-written and produced track), Tiger and Bloom (co-writer on their first single Hearts On Fire), Risa Binder (co-writer on her first single Paper Heart), etc. He has had song placements with famed producer David Foster and has worked alongside such hit composers, songwriters, and producers as Steve Dorff (Reba, George Strait), Snuffy Walden (West Wing, Friday Night Lights), Rick Marotta (Everybody Loves Raymond, Yes Dear, Steely Dan), Donnie Most (Happy Days, Moola), Laura Karpman (Taken, Odyssey 5), Glen Ballard (Alanis Morrisette, No Doubt), and Keith Olsen (Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner). He has produced vocals for Melanie Griffith, Lloyd Owen, Scott Baio, Madchen Amick, P.J. Byrne, and Kurtwood Smith, and designed a new method of tracking pre-records on a live set for a TV series musical. Brett has had the chance to write songs and produce tracks for The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, The Freedom Alliance, Patriot Guard Riders, and The Make A Wish Foundation. 

  

After graduating from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Brett began his songwriting and career as a musician in bands in Texas, before further honing his writing skills when he moved to Nashville and later New York, where he won three of ASCAP’s songwriting competitions including — the Demo to Deal, Advanced Songwriter Workshop, and the ASCAP Mentorship Program. He now makes his home in Los Angeles with his wife, son, daughter, and two dogs, all of whom can be heard on projects from time to time. He makes a hobby of quoting 1980s films, hiking, mountain climbing, and kickboxing.