SINCE MEETING IN 2001, Kurt Gellersted and Brooke Fox have been making beautiful music together.
HE was studying Music Composition at NYU, SHE was pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter.
They soon moved into a brownstone duplex in BROOKLYN, one block from the Williamsburg Bridge where they could create and record music together - By The Bridge. There, this dynamic HUSBAND & WIFE team focused on delivering truly original custom music for film, TV and advertising.
After winning over clients and creating custom music for Cheerios, Chrysler, Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” and more, this duo decided to take their talents to the West.
KURT GELLERSTED, COMPOSER & CO-OWNER
Award-winning composer and “spinner of many musical plates”, Kurt creates innovative music by drawing on his experience writing Choral works, Film Scores, TV Themes, Off-Broadway Musicals and quirky pop/rock songs.
Kurt’s work for film includes scoring “Redlight”, a documentary on the Cambodian child trafficking crisis (narrated by Lucy Liu), which aired on SHOWTIME. Kurt is currently working with quirky filmmaker Ash Christian (Fat Girls) on his upcoming feature “Love On The Run” starring Frances Fisher. Kurt has also contributed music to Ash’s films “Petunia” (starring Thora Birch, Christina Lahti and Michael Urie) and “Mangus!” (starring Jennifer Coolidge, Leslie Jordan and John Waters). Other highlights include the score for “Ten More Good Years”, a documentary on LGBT Aging, which aired on SUNDANCE and LOGO.
HIs career writing music for television began with an internship at Man Made Music, a Midtown post-production house. In 2007, Kurt’s theme for “Bizarre Foods” debuted on Travel Channel and went on to run for four seasons. Additional underscoring credits include “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” (Travel), “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” (BRAVO), “Bringing Home Baby” (TLC), “Martha Stewart” (NBC), and “A-List New York” (LOGO).
Advertising and Jingle clients include Cheerios, Chrysler, Greenworks, Women’s Wear Daily, Verizon and TaxiTV. Currently, Kurt’s Jingle (written with Brooke) for ARK Porcelain Refinishing can be heard on WLS AM 890 in Chicago.
The Chicago native spent his teen years playing drums, writing songs and singing in punk/art-rock bands alongside area legends (Cap’n Jazz, Friction, Gauge, and Braid) before pursuing a Degree in Classical Vocal Performance and Composition at Luther College in Iowa. While studying for his Masters in Composition at NYU’s Steinhardt School, Kurt's 8-movement "Requiem" enjoyed a world premiere by NYU’s University Singers, a 23-person orchestra and NYU Faculty soloists.
FOR MORE INFO: www.KurtGellersted.com
BROOKE FOX, COMPOSER & CO-OWNER
Brooke Fox is an award-winning vocalist, pop songwriter, lyricist, and international performance artist.
As a Singer/Songwriter, Brooke received rave reviews at NYC’s Joe’s Pub, The Bitter End and The Living Room and showcased at the BMI Acoustic Roundup, New York Songwriters Circle, and ASCAP Pop Songwriters Workshop.
To date, she has performed for audiences in 24 states and seven countries. Her second self-produced record, “Breathe The Same Air” (July 2005) is a “CDBaby Best Seller” and named one of the best Female Singer/Songwriter Albums of 2006 by Just Plain Folks.
Her music has been heard on ABC, MTV, Showtime, Logo and in ads for GreenWorks and Paris Commune Restaurant (which aired on TaxiTV in NYC).
Her songs have been performed by Marco (Signed to Flo Rida’s IMG/Strongarm) Eden Espinosa (Wicked, Brooklyn the Musical) and recorded by Kathy Brier (Hairspray, Bat Boy, ABC’s One Life To Live).
In the summer of 2009, Brooke was invited to Italy to co-create and perform the performance piece MOTH with artist Francesca Grilli for the Drodesera Festival. The piece, which incorporates voice & live flame was subsequently invited to Paris, Uppsala (Sweden), Amsterdam and Vienna.
Brooke grew up in Northern California, creating music at the family piano as soon as she could reach the keys and making her performance debut at age five. 80’s Pop radio tuned her adolescent ear to write power ballads and synthesized dance tracks on her Casio. At 17, Brooke won a scholarship to sing opera but went East to study songwriting at Berklee College of Music. She delved into lyric writing, learned to play acoustic guitar and moved to Nashville upon graduation. Soon after, she released a CD of her original folk-rock, “NightLight”, garnering critical acclaim and comparisons to Patty Griffin, Ricky Lee Jones & The Sundays.
FOR MORE INFO: www.BrookeFox.com