Dorian Kelly was educated at Reading Grammar School and went on to study trumpet and piano at the Royal College of Music Junior Department (part-time for two years), followed by Trinity College of Music (full-time for three years). After leaving college he worked as an instrumental music teacher and a freelance trumpet player, with performance credits including Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, Neil Diamond, Jamie Cullum, The Temptations, The Drifters at venues including The Royal Albert Hall, The Festival Hall & Glastonbury.

In 2005 Dorian relocated to Yorkshire and switched his attention to composition. Since then he has composed and recorded the music for over 30 short films, animations and documentaries and has had over 250 media music tracks published, resulting in international broadcast usage including on the following channels – Sky 1, Sky 2, Netflix, Amazon Prime, ITV2, ITVBe, Discovery Channel, Lion TV, Living TV, Access Hollywood, Sky Go, Apple Music, Now TV, EDGEsport, The History Channel, Travel Channel, Recipe TV, E! News Live, E! News Daily, E! Entertainment and BBC radio.

In 2010 Dorian returned to studying and completed an ALCM (Composition) in 2011, followed by an LLCM (Composition) in 2012, as an external student with the London College of Music. During this time Dorian composed numerous choral works (SATB, SSA & TTBB), ensemble arrangements and several music-based educational resources, which are published on his own web site

He was the musical director for Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies Choir for seven years and the Halifax Cube Choir for over two years. He is currently the musical director of Saddleworth Male Voice Choir, The Oldham Choir (SATB) and has recently been appointed to the post of MD of New Mill Male Voice Choir. He also works as an examiner for Trinity College London (Rock & Pop Syllabus), as well as a private brass teacher.

IMDB Profile

Red Note Ensemble

Performance of ‘Way Home’ for solo flute (soloist Ruth Morley / Starts @ 13:52)

NottNoise New Music Marathon 2020

Please start at 16:21 for ‘DR1’

Foden’s Youth Band – Carnaval Dorado

One of five winning competition entries

Film / Animation / Documentary Credits:

Baby Anne – Andrew Soko / Isoko Design – Drama (18 mins)

Love Rust – Krysia Davies – Animation Short

Benno Rogla – Gary Forrester / Soul Rebel Films – Documentary – Audio Clean-Up & Music

My Father’s Picture – Alan Amin – Drama (20 mins) IMDB

It’s Five O’Cluck Somewhere – Chris Meek – Animation Short

The Whitches of Wookey (Doc Short) IMDB

Being John – Shrikant Shelar – Drama Short

Environmental Auditor – Lara Marsden – On-line documentary

Kamiya Insurance Comercial – broadcast on YouTube &  UTB (DTV channel 18.2)

Lotus – Mei Chee Law – Animation Short

Jump Cuts – Emma Savage – Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts – Drama Short

The Forgotten Hero – Dov Vishniya – Animation Short

Buck Wild – Thomas Lo – Comedy Feature – 4 tracks licensed IMDB

The Secret Boyfriend – Ross Novie – Internet Broadcast

Jesus F. Trotsky – Nick O’Mahoney – Comedy/Doc. Feature – (75mins) IMDB

Pendleton – Joseph Kamiya – Drama short  

The Usual Santa – James Elster – Drama short

Dumped – Mark Fullick – 4 min animation

The Scratcher – Eric Fischer – Comedy Drama (22mins)

Meaning of Max – Chris Roberts – Comedy short – distributed by Ouat Media

Morton’s Fort – Screenwriters Ink – Drama Short – Belfast Film Festival

Surrealism – Gail Davey – Screened at the Hayward Gallery London

Painting With Light – Documentary – ENG Short – Gerard Stabnik

Library Music Published with:   (Canada)

Soundscape Media  (Canada)

OneStopMusic / Transmission Music  (USA)

Media Music Now  (UK)

Pump Audio  (USA)

Sound Dogs  (USA)

Reel Tracks  (Europe & North America)

Platinum Music  (UK)

Soundrangers  (USA)

Productiontrax  (USA)

Daddy Jack’s Music (USA)

Rock Talk Music / Hollywood Trax Collection (USA)

This has resulted in usage all over the world, including:

UK, USA, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Finland, Sweden, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Brazil, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan & Russia.

On the following channels:

Other work:

Transcription / Music preparation for Cayman Music

Music content provider (Songs / Instrumentals & Sound FX) for Mamas & Papas

Arrangements for vocalist Peter Grant and 10-piece band

Arrangements for the Pendulum Jazz Orchestra with Jamie Cullum

Arrangements for vocalist / impressionist Darren Day and 7-piece band