The Newton Brothers Story: Andy and Taylor were both learning and making music from a young age, educated and inspired by such wide-ranging influences as Puccini operas, John Williams film scores, and albums by Kraftwerk and Nine Inch Nails. Between the two, they play piano, guitar, bass, clarinet, flute, accordion, sax, harmonica, percussion, organ, kazoo, and cello. They fuse their classical education with a skill and savvy in electronics and manipulated sounds,to contribute distinct music to a diverse spectrum of film projects and capitalize on having two musical heads. TNB added chills to Mike Flanagan’s Oculus, emotion to Tony Kaye’s acclaimed classroom drama Detachment, tension to Mike Gunther’s crime thriller Setup (starring Bruce Willis), and black humor to Pawn Shop Chronicles (starring Paul Walker). They recently lent their Newtonian approach to the dark comedy Life of Crime (starring Jennifer Aniston), the action/thriller The Prince (Starring Bruce Willis and John Cusack) and reteamed with Mike Flanagan for Somnia.
“The collaboration between the two of us really forces us to push our ideas early on,” says Andy. “It’s always easy to pull back on those ideas and rein them in, but we literally talk about pushing boundaries every time we start a new film.”