Brad has served as Music Director and pianist/keyboard player on numerous contemporary music (pop/rock/jazz) and music theatre productions. As a composer and arranger, he has written music for film, TV, theatre, corporate events and various recording artists.
Originally hailing from South Africa, Brad began playing the piano at the age of five, completed his musical training in orchestration and arranging through Boston's Berklee College of Music and studied conducting under South Africa's preeminent musical theatre conductor Graham Scott. In 2008, he was awarded a Diploma in Media Composition by the London School of Creative Studies (UK).
Upon invitation by legendary theatre veteran Harold Prince, Brad relocated to New York to serve as Mr Prince's apprentice on the last Broadway revival of Candide. While continuing to work on his theatre and composition projects, Brad expanded his business portfolio into entertainment marketing and was subsequently appointed Director of Marketing at Sony Pictures Entertainment Canada.
Brad's many stage credits include In The Heights, Hair, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Ruthless!, Once On This Island, Ain't Misbehavin', Forever Plaid, The Goodbye Girl, Godspell, Romance/Romance and Jerry’s Girls. He works regularly as Musical Director and pianist with Australian theatre icon Geraldine Turner, most notably on her national one-woman show Turner’s Turn. Brad received the honour of being selected to serve as Musical Director, pianist and co-arranger for acclaimed Broadway and West End star Ramin Karimloo on his Australian concert tour.
In addition to his musical direction work, Brad operates Key Change Productions: an independent production company and boutique music studio specializing in composition for film, television & new media. Brad currently serves as lead producer for the upcoming Australian premiere production of Dave Malloy's acclaimed musical Preludes.
Brad serves as a Senior Instructor and Academic Lecturer at the Australian Institute of Music, regular guest Industry Tutor at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and is a proud member of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers.