Brian “Bri” Heveron-Smith is a musician & comedian who tours internationally and composes music that has been heard by millions of youtube-watchers. He music directs for comedian Chris Fleming, improv troupe Baby Wants Candy, education organization Inside Broadway, Second City, Story Pirates, Queens College, and more. He is currently MD at the Congregational Church of Huntington.
Brian’s original songs & soundtrack music can be heard throughout all 40 episodes of the hit web-series Gayle.
A talented actor & improviser, Brian has performed on house sketch & improv teams at iO West; as B-Boy Dennis, Nevan, and other characters on Gayle; and starring in his own theater productions like Bud Coplin’s Soar Into Stardom Music Showcase; The Day That I Died (A Good Charlotte jukebox musical); and his solo musical comedy show, Recital. He has studied improv & sketch at iO West, UCB, and Second City Theaters, and clown at L’Ecole Phillipe Gaulier in France.
Brian discovered a passion for video producing while working as a drama instructor at a summer camp in 2014; he was asked to film a sketch for a camp show and he immediately took to cameras and editing. He now uses these skills to produce his own comedy videos, as well as videos for other talented comedians and musicians. Brian also works as a videographer for live concerts where he has had the opportunity to shoot music icons like Roger Alan Wade & Vince Gill.
Brian has a degree in classical percussion performance from the Eastman School of Music; you can hear him use his drumming chops on albums by The Capitalist Youth, Gunsling Birds, Solomon Douglas, and Matt Simons.