About this Artist
ROGER NEILL is a Los Angeles-based composer and arranger, active in film and television music, song writing, musical theater, music for commercials, records, and many other creative endeavors. He has written the music for some 20 feature films, including C.Q. for Roman Coppola, Trixie for Alan Rudolph and Where the Money Is (starring Paul Newman and Linda Fiorentino). As an arranger, Neill is heavily in demand, working with such artists as Beck, Mellow, Jason Falkner, David Sylvian, and Air on their album 10000 Hz Legend. An eclectic and versatile musician, he is well known for his unique guitar and orchestra music for the hit Fox animated series, King of the Hill, which he has been composing since the show's debut eight seasons ago. Other recent television projects for Neill include the music for the Paris Hilton/Nicole Richie reality series The Simple Life, for which Neill received an ASCAP Composer's Award in 2004. Neill is an accomplished flutist, pianist and guitarist, as well as composer. He holds a Ph.D. in music composition from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. He teaches film scoring techniques at the UCLA Extension School and is the recipient of many awards for his dramatic scores and for his classical concert music, including several BMI and ASCAP awards. This performance is Neill's Hollywood Bowl debut.