Brian Knowles (b. 1946) was educated at the Liverpool Blue Coat School. He went on to study composition at the RAM under John Gardner after which he formed the band Saffron who were duly signed to EMI and recorded at Abbey Road Studios.
He later became touring musical director to the internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Roger Whittaker. After 18 years on the road he was appointed Composer in Residence at the Royal School, Haslemere where he composed two musicals ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘The Government Inspector’. He also set famous poems to music entitled ‘Poetry Serenade’ together with numerous Christmas pieces. Recently he has composed a Guitar Concerto as recorded by Craig Ogden together with many other compositions.