The English versatile composer, arranger and performer, Harvey Brough, was trained at Coventry Cathedral Choir, the Royal Academy of Music and then at Clare College Cambridge. After leaving college he formed Harvey and the Wallbangers and toured Britain and Europe for six years in venues as diverse as the Royal Albert Hall, Sadlers Wells, the Town and Country Club, and Berlin Tempodrom.
Since the band split, Harvey Brough has worked as a composer for TV, radio, and stage, and as an arranger and producer in the music business. His credits include Citizens (Radio 4), The World About Us (BBC1), the Alexi Sayle series Paris (Channel 4), Wise Up (Channel 4), The Most Beautiful Dress in the World (Bookmark BBC2), Hildegard (Omnibus BBC1), Henry Moore (Omnibus BBC1), and Loose Ends and Start the Week for Radio 4. In 1998 Brough was awarded the first Andrew Milne Award for jazz composition for his Requiem In Blue, written for mixed ensemble of early music instruments with a jazz rhythm section and 5 singers.
His recordings include four albums with the Wallbangers and the Jazz album with Simon Rattle. Brough's talent as an arranger has lead him to work with a wide variety of artists such as Soul II Soul, D Influence, Definition of Sound, Kim Wilde, Oleta Adams, Spiritualized, Terry Hall, and Salad. His Big Band arrangements have been performed by the Dankworth Generation Band.
Harvey Brough has worked extensively with Jocelyn Pook on projects including the award winning DV8 show Strange Fish, Blight (for BBC2), TV advertisements for Orange (UK) and Enorn (USA) on her most recent album Flood. Their collaboration was most notable in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, for which he co-produced and co-wrote and conducted the score. He is currently co-writing the new BBC 10-part drama serial In A Land Of Plenty produced by Talkback.
His most recent project is the band Field Of Blue formed with singer Jacqueline Dankworth reflecting the musical spirit of jazz, blues, and fold fused with a pop sensibility. The band is currently working on their second album and is touring Europe.
Harvey Brough has also written the original score to Radio 3's lavish production of As You Like It starring Helena Bonham Carter, broadcast on Shakespeare's birthday, 2000.