Joel McNeely

News

2015 Wrap-Up (January 2016)

In 2015, Joel produced and arranged "No One Ever Tells You" his third album with Seth MacFarlane, which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart. It has been nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award in Best Traditional Pop Album.

Joel appeared in live performances with Seth on the "Today Show" and "Live with Stephen Colbert", and as part of the concert tour with Seth MacFarlane, conducted the Baltimore Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Ravina Philharmonic and the Count Basie Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl.

Joel is currently working on new scores for new Shanghai Disneyland and Paris Disneyland theme park attractions, and continues his work writing on "American Dad" which airs on TBS.

New album with Seth MacFarlane, "Holiday For Swing" announced (August 2014)

Joel is continuing his collaboration with Oscar-nominated singer/songwriter Seth MacFarlane with their second studio album, "Holiday For Swing". The Christmas album, featuring timeless holiday songs and lesser-known gems, also showcases performances by Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles, and will hit stores from Republic Records in time for the holiday season.

Joel is also currently working on the score to Legend of the Neverbeast for Disney.

A Million Ways To Die in the West released - and soundtrack available (May 2014)

A Million Ways To Die in the West is now playing in theaters! The soundtrack for the film is now available from Back Lot Music; you can purchase it on iTunes or on Amazon.com.

The press is buzzing about the score - check out some articles about Joel and the music of the film in The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Magazine, and Film Music Magazine!

Joel scores A Million Ways to Die In the West (April 2014)

Joel is currently recording Seth MacFarlane's latest feature film, the Western-Comedy A Million Ways to Die In the West. A soundtrack album will be coming out around the time of the film's release next month. Check out photos from the session here!

Tinker Bell, A Million Ways to Die In the West, and more! (August 2013)

After years of fans begging for it, Joel's score for Tinker Bell has finally been released by Intrada, and is now available in their store!

Joe is also set to score Seth MacFarlane's new look at the old west, with the film A Million Ways to Die in the West, in which Seth co-stars with Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Giovanni Ribisi, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris and Sarah Silverman.

Joel has completed work on a new castle projection/fireworks spectacular show for Disneyland Tokyo which was recorded with a 90 piece orchestra as well as a large choir at Abbey Road studios in August. The show, entitled Once Upon A Time, will feature Universal Recording Artist Chris Mann.

Joel is now beginning work on the next installment of the Disney Fairies films, Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy this fall.