Brian Bennett was born in London in 1940 and by the late 1950s was one of the most sought-after drummers around. In 1961, he was invited to join Cliff Richard and The Shadows and wrote many of the hit songs from the films, including Summer Holiday (for which he won his first Ivor Novello award), “Wonderful Life” and “Finders Keepers”. In the 1970s, he became Cliff Richard’s musical director and formed The Brian Bennett Orchestra and commenced touring the world; which included the first concerts to be staged in Russia. By the mid 1970s, Brian was in demand as an arranger, conductor and record producer and had already started composing for film and television.
“I’ve only ever played the best for the last 50 years!"