Steve Brown is a British composer. He wrote the book and lyrics (with Justin Greene) and composed the score for Spend Spend Spend, which chronicled Viv Nicholson’s rise and fall after winning a fortune in the football pools in the early 1960s. Brown also wrote many of the songs for the satirical comedy show Spitting Image in the late 1980s and the entirety of the 1990s, originally providing just lyrics and eventually taking over permanently from Philip Pope as house composer and musical director. In 1995 he composed the music for The Ant & Dec Show on Children’s BBC, and later worked on their SMTV Live programme, for which he wrote the popular Wonky Donkey jingle amongst other themes. He appeared as Glenn Ponder in the Alan Partridge TV show Knowing Me, Knowing You, and has worked extensively with Steve Coogan since, contributing to two UK tours, The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon special and album, the title music to I’m Alan Partridge, and the song Raped In The Face for the film Hamlet 2. He has provided all the music and arrangements for UK comedian Harry Hill’s TV, radio and live work since 1997, and is currently working on his ITV TV Burp show as musical director and jingle composer. He is currently working on a musical adaptation he has written of It’s A Wonderful Life. From 2003 to 2009 he compsed to theme tune to the children’s art show SMart.
Bookwriter, Lyricist, Composer