Blake Neely is an American composer, arranger, orchestrator, conductor, and author. His father was a rancher and professor, his mother a capable journalist and his brother Tom Neely is an artist in Los Angeles.
Neely has contributed to and been credited on dozens of film and TV projects over the years such as: Everwood, on the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, King Kong, The Last Samurai, The Great Buck Howard and many more. 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 CBS'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 Arrow and its spin-off series, The Flash. He has also been credited alongside several well known composers such as Michael Kamen, James Newton Howard, Vangelis, and Hans Zimmer.
As an author, he has written over 25 instrumental method books such as the best-selling piano method Piano For Dummies.