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.
To name a few, Brett has had various music placements on Nashville (ABC), The Young and The Restless (CBS), 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 recently produced a song in the upcoming 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 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 Seeker & Fetch.
Brett has written several theme songs, the most recent of which are 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, Taco Bell, and Super 8.
His own band Totsy, took him on a 22-city tour opening for The Brian Setzer Orchestra in late 2012. The newest Totsy record and current 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. Most recently Brett wrote the new single for Drake Bell’s (Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh, Surfdog recording artist) long awaited album Ready Set Go, called Bitchcraft. Other artist writing and/or producing collaborations include Holly Quinn (Sleeping Giant Records), Jackson O’dell, Kimberley Locke (American Idol), Billy Griffin (The Miracles), Jason Charles Miller (Godhead), etc. He has had song placements with famed producer David Foster and has worked alongside such hit composers, songwriters, and producers as Ken Caillat (Fleetwood Mac), 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, 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, and two dogs, all of whom can be heard on projects from time to time. He makes a hobby of quoting 1980’s films, hiking, mountain climbing, and kickboxing.