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Chris Neal
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Born
Christopher Hugh Neal

1946 (age 73)
Nationality Australian
Other names Sirclo (stage name)
Education North Sydney Boys High School Sydney University
Occupation
  • Musician
  • songwrite
  • record producer
  • television and film composer
Years active 1963-present
Board member of APRA
Spouse(s) Mary Neal
Children Braedy Neal (son)
Toby Neal (son)
Relatives Elizabeth Neal (daughter-in-law)
Henry Neal (grandson)
Alexander Neal (grandson)
Reuben Neal (grandson)

Christopher Hugh Neal (born 1946) is an Australian musician, songwriter, record producer and television and film music composer. He is regarded as one of Australia's most successful screen composers. Some of his most notable scores include Buddies, Bodyline, The Shiralee, Turtle Beach and Farscape. He has also scored and written songs for numerous well-known children's series including Johnson and Friends, Lift-Off, Crash Zone and Noah and Saskia.

Neal has won several AGSC and APRA awards for his work and was awarded Best Original Music Score at the 1985 AFI Awards for his contribution to the film score for 'Rebel'. Some of Neal's frequent collaborators have included his son - Braedy Neal, Denny Lawrence, Bob Ellis, George Ogilvie, Matt Carroll, Patricia Edgar, Ross Matthews, Richard Brennan and many others.

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