Other film projects in which he is the sole composer are Elvis and Anabelle, Starter for 10, and The Wedding Date. In addition, Neely has composed the music for over twenty television series, including Columbia Broadcasting System"s The Mentalist. He has frequently collaborated with writer/director/producer Greg Berlanti, including Everwood, Jack & Bobby, Brothers & Sisters, Eli Stone, Dirty Sexy Money, Political Animals and currently Blindspot, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow.
He has also been credited alongside several well known composers such as Michael Kamen, James Newton Howard, Vangelis (worked on the Mythodea project as arranger and conductor), and Hans Zimmer.
As an author, he has written over 25 instrumental method books such as the best-selling piano method Piano Foreign Dummies. He recorded his score for a Home Box Office documentary on David McCullough at the Conway Studios in Hollywood on February 23, 2008.
Blake Neely was born and raised in Paris, Texas. Neely first found his love for music by learning to play piano at the early age of 4, and has continued to pursue it ever since.
At a young age, much of his initial interest was aroused by movies and television shows, such as Star Wars.
At age 14, Neely"s parents found Simon Sargon, who took Neely under his wing for private lessons in order to help him better understand and develop his composing interests. After graduating high school in 1987, Neely attended the University of Texas in Austin, where he continued his pursuit as a music major. During his time in college, Neely interned for two summers in Los Angeles for Disney.
After graduation, he was offered a full-time job by their record company, Hollywood Records.
He worked with them for a few years before moving on to Disney’s music publishing division, where he ran the print music division, handling publications of Disney’s sheet music and songbooks.