Sir Brian May, CBE, PhD, FRAS

  • Travels From: London, UK
  • Fees: $500,000 - $1,000,000

Tagline: Founding Member of Queen

Talent Highlights

  • Founding member of Queen, pioneering rock band renowned for timeless hits.
  • Holds a PhD in astrophysics and is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.
  • Internationally recognized authority in 3-D stereoscopic photography.
  • Passionate advocate for animal rights, leveraging his platform for positive change.
  • Engages audiences with authenticity and passion, delivering keynote experiences that inspire and empower.

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Sir Brian May, CBE, PhD, FRAS, stands as an emblem of multifaceted excellence in the realms of music, science, and advocacy. As one of the founding members of the iconic band Queen, his virtuosic guitar playing and songwriting prowess have left an indelible mark on the world of rock music. Beyond his musical achievements, he […]

Sir Brian May, CBE, PhD, FRAS, stands as an emblem of multifaceted excellence in the realms of music, science, and advocacy. As one of the founding members of the iconic band Queen, his virtuosic guitar playing and songwriting prowess have left an indelible mark on the world of rock music. Beyond his musical achievements, he holds the distinguished title of Doctor of Astrophysics, underscoring his intellectual depth and passion for exploring the cosmos. A pioneer in 3-D stereoscopic photography, Sir Brian is a recognized authority in this field, showcasing his creativity and innovation beyond the stage. Moreover, he is a fervent advocate for animal rights, lending his voice and influence to numerous campaigns and causes.

Sir Brian May, CBE, PhD, FRAS | Founding Member of Queen

Background and Expertise:

With a career spanning over five decades, Sir Brian May’s journey to musical and academic eminence is as captivating as it is inspiring. As a guitarist, songwriter, producer, and performer, his contributions to Queen have garnered global acclaim, with timeless hits such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” and “Another One Bites the Dust” etching their place in music history. His distinctive guitar tone and innovative techniques have influenced generations of musicians, solidifying his status as a legendary figure in rock music.

Queen’s accolades accrued over five decades include a staggering list of sales with a catalogue that consistently tops popularity polls, along with a deserved list of awards and honours.

Sir Brian May has penned 22 Queen top 20 hits, among them the powerful ballads ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’, ‘No-One But You’ and ‘Save Me’, along with anthems ‘The Show Must Go On’, ‘I Want It All’, and ‘We Will Rock You’, namesake to the Queen/Ben Elton hit musical which enjoyed an unprecedented 12 year run at London’s Dominion Theatre alongside numerous worldwide productions.

Iconic sports anthem, ‘We Will Rock You’ was performed live by Brian and Roger during the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony, viewed by an estimated one billion TV audience. Other memorable global live appearances include the band’s 1985 Live Aid show stealing set and during the 2002 Golden Jubilee celebrations, Brian playing his own arrangement of ‘God Save the Queen’ from the rooftop of Buckingham Palace.

Queen became the first rock group to score a major film, Flash Gordon, followed by definitive music for Highlander. Brian’s personal credits include further film, TV and theatre collaborations and two successful solo albums earning him two Ivor Novello awards.

Sir Brian May continues to inspire a diverse genre of international artists and has a wealth of guest artist appearances featuring his distinctive guitar style, produced from his revered homemade ‘Red Special’ guitar using a sixpence as a plectrum.

In addition to his musical pursuits, Sir Brian’s academic pursuits are equally remarkable. Having pursued a PhD in astrophysics, he embodies the harmonious convergence of art and science. His research interests span from cosmic dust to the formation of planetary systems, reflecting his insatiable curiosity about the universe. As a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS), he actively engages in scientific discourse, bridging the gap between the arts and sciences with aplomb.

Moreover, Sir Brian’s expertise extends to the realm of photography, particularly in the realm of 3-D stereoscopy. His passion for capturing the world in three dimensions has led to the publication of several acclaimed books and exhibitions, showcasing his creative vision and technical mastery. His dedication to advancing the art form has earned him recognition as a leading authority in stereoscopic photography.

Reasons to Book Sir Brian May:

Event planners seeking to inspire and captivate their audience need look no further than Sir Brian May. With his unparalleled blend of musical prowess, intellectual acumen, and humanitarian spirit, he delivers a keynote experience that transcends the ordinary. Whether sharing insights into the creative process behind Queen’s iconic hits or delving into the wonders of the universe, Sir Brian engages audiences with authenticity and passion. Moreover, his commitment to animal rights serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of compassion and advocacy in today’s world. By booking Sir Brian May, event planners can elevate their event with a speaker who not only entertains but also enlightens and empowers.

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In conclusion, Sir Brian May emerges as a singular force in the worlds of music, science, and advocacy, embodying the limitless potential of human creativity and compassion. His journey from rock icon to astrophysicist to animal rights advocate is a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and purpose. Whether captivating audiences with his electrifying performances, unraveling the mysteries of the cosmos, or championing the voiceless, Sir Brian inspires us to reach for the stars and strive for a more harmonious world. Book Sir Brian May for your next event through Speakers Inc, and embark on a transformative journey of discovery and inspiration.

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