The Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane’s Big Band Album – cover art by Matthew Peak

You all know of Peter Griffin, Brian the dog, and of course Stewie the baby from the Family Guy TV show, but did you know ALL of these voices are the same guy, Seth MacFarlane? Yep, not only did he create the show, draw the original characters, he’s also an awesome big band swinging crooner!

His big band album “Music is Better Than Words” is arranged by Tinker Bell composer Joel McNeely, and I have pleasure to have done the album cover art. It was really nice when Jimmy Kimmel made an extra mention of the cover on his show (see video below). I love the cuts that feature duets with Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles.

Final cover painting by Matthew Joseph Peak, oil on panel 24x36 ib.

I know this isn’t really dance related, but it is about Pamelot’s, video, web and art guy Matthew.

Live on Jimmy Kimmel

Duet with Sara Bareilles – Love Wont Let You Get Away

Making the record Music is Better Than Words

On November 30, 2011, the album received nominations at the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

As it turns out, I (Matthew Peak) have done cover art for 18 of Joel McNeely’s albums!

About Composer/Conductor Joel McNeely

Feature Films

* Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)
* Tinker Bell (2008)
* I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
* Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007)
* The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006)
* The Guardian (2006) Demos
* Tokyo DisneySea: Tower of Terror (2006)
* Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)
* Pooh’s Heffalump Movie (2005)
* Mulan II (2004)
* America’s Heart and Soul (2004)
* Stateside (2004)
* Uptown Girls (2004)
* Holes (2004)
* Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)
* The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
* Return to Neverland (2002)
* Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (2001)
* Lover’s Prayer (2000)
* Virus (2000)
* Soldier (1998)
* Zack and Reba (1998)
* The Avengers (1998)
* Air Force One (1997)
* Wild America (1997)
* Vegas Vacation (1997)
* Flipper (1996)
* Gold Diggers (1995)
* The Last Great Warrior (1994)
* Terminal Velocity (1994)
* Iron Will (1994)
* Radioland Murders (1994)
* Samantha (1992)
* Supercop (1992)

Television

* American Dad (2009) Series
* The Court (2002) Series
* All Souls (2001) Series
* James Cameron’s Dark Angel (2000) Series
* Sally Hemmings: An American Scandal (2000) Mini-Series
* Buddy Faro (1998) Series
* Buffalo Soldiers (1997) TV Movie
* The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1993-1995) Series

Discography (as conductor)
CD cover pics coming soon!

* Music Is Better Than Words (Seth MacFarlane) , cover art by Matthew Peak
* Amazing Stories (John Williams) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Varese Sarabande, cover art by Matthew Peak
* Body Heat (John Barry) London Symphony Orchestra, Varese Sarabande, cover art by Matthew Peak
* Citizen Kane (Bernard Herrmann) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Varese Sarabande, cover art by Matthew Peak
* The Day the Earth Stood Still (Bernard Herrmann) Varese Sarabande, cover art by Matthew Peak
* Fahrenheit 451 (Bernard Herrmann) Seattle Symphony Orchestra, cover art by Matthew Peak
* Hollywood ’94 (Various) Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Varese Sarabande, cover art by Matthew Peak
* Hollywood ’95 (Various) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Varese Sarabande, cover art by Matthew Peak
* Hollywood ’96 (Various) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Varese Sarabande
* Jaws (John Williams) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Varese Sarabande
* Last of the Mohicans (Trevor Jones/Randy Edelman) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Varese Sarabande, cover art by Matthew Peak
* Marnie (Bernard Herrmann) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Varese Sarabande, cover art by Matthew Peak
* Out of Africa (John Barry) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Varese Sarabande, cover art by Matthew Peak
* Psycho (Bernard Herrmann) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Varese Sarabande, cover art by Matthew Peak
* Rebecca (Franz Waxman) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Varese Sarabande, cover art by Matthew Peak
* Sunset Boulevard (Franz Waxman) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Varese Sarabande, cover art by Matthew Peak
* The Three Worlds of Gulliver (Bernard Herrmann) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Varese Sarabande, cover art by Matthew Peak
* Torn Curtain (Bernard Herrmann) National Philharmonic Orchestras, Varese Sarabande
* The Towering Inferno (John Williams) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Varese Sarabande, cover art by Matthew Peak
* The Trouble with Harry (Bernard Herrmann) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Varese Sarabande, cover art by Matthew Peak
* The Twilight Zone (Bernard Herrmann) Varese Sarabande, cover art by Matthew Peak
* Vertigo (Bernard Herrmann) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Varese Sarabande, cover art by Matthew Peak

more on Joel at: JoelMcNeely.com

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