Sir Brian May, CBE, PhD, FRAS

  • London, UK
  • Fees* $500,001 - $1,000,000

Tagline: Founding Member of Queen

Talent Highlights

  • Legendary guitarist and founding member of Queen.
  • Holds a PhD in Astrophysics and is a respected authority in the field.
  • Renowned for his expertise in 3-D stereoscopic photography.
  • Passionate advocate for animal rights and ethical treatment of animals.
  • Captivating speaker with a unique ability to engage and inspire audiences worldwide.

Keynote Topics

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  • Moderated Q&A




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Sir Brian May, CBE, PhD, FRAS, stands as a towering figure in both the realms of music and science. As a founding member of the legendary rock band Queen, he has left an indelible mark on the music industry as a virtuoso guitarist, songwriter, producer, and performer. Beyond his musical achievements, Sir Brian May holds […]

Sir Brian May, CBE, PhD, FRAS, stands as a towering figure in both the realms of music and science. As a founding member of the legendary rock band Queen, he has left an indelible mark on the music industry as a virtuoso guitarist, songwriter, producer, and performer. Beyond his musical achievements, Sir Brian May holds a Doctorate in Astrophysics, earning him the distinction of being one of the few rock stars with a PhD. He is also recognized globally as a leading authority in 3-D stereoscopic photography and is renowned for his unwavering dedication to animal rights advocacy.

Sir Brian May, CBE, PhD, FRAS | Founding Member of Queen

Background and Expertise:

Sir Brian May’s journey to iconic status began in the 1970s when he co-founded Queen alongside Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor. His innovative guitar playing, characterized by soaring solos and distinctive tones, has become synonymous with the band’s timeless hits. With Queen, he crafted anthems that have transcended generations, earning countless awards and accolades, including induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2005 for ‘services to the Music Industry’ and for his charity work, Sir Brian May is patron to a number of charities, also a vice president of the RSPCA.

Queen’s accolades accrued over five decades include a staggering list of sales with a catalogue that consistently tops popularity polls, along with a deserved list of awards and honours.

Sir Brian May has penned 22 Queen top 20 hits, among them the powerful ballads ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’, ‘No-One But You’ and ‘Save Me’, along with anthems ‘The Show Must Go On’, ‘I Want It All’, and ‘We Will Rock You’, namesake to the Queen/Ben Elton hit musical which enjoyed an unprecedented 12 year run at London’s Dominion Theatre alongside numerous worldwide productions. Iconic sports anthem, ‘We Will Rock You’ was performed live by Brian and Roger during the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony, viewed by an estimated one billion TV audience.

Other memorable global live appearances include the band’s 1985 Live Aid show stealing set and during the 2002 Golden Jubilee celebrations, Brian playing his own arrangement of ‘God Save the Queen’ from the rooftop of Buckingham Palace. Queen became the first rock group to score a major film, Flash Gordon, followed by definitive music for Highlander.

Brian’s personal credits include further film, TV and theatre collaborations and two successful solo albums earning him two Ivor Novello awards. Sir Brian May continues to inspire a diverse genre of international artists and has a wealth of guest artist appearances featuring his distinctive guitar style, produced from his revered homemade ‘Red Special’ guitar using a sixpence as a plectrum.

Beyond his musical prowess, Sir Brian May’s intellectual pursuits are equally awe-inspiring. He embarked on a parallel career in astrophysics, eventually completing his PhD thesis on the motions of interplanetary dust. His contributions to the field have garnered respect from peers and scholars worldwide, solidifying his reputation as a polymath.

In addition to his musical and scientific achievements, Sir Brian May is a pioneer in the world of stereoscopic photography. His passion for capturing the beauty of the cosmos in three dimensions has led to the publication of several acclaimed books and exhibitions, showcasing his artistic vision and technical expertise.

Furthermore, Sir Brian May is renowned for his unwavering commitment to animal rights activism. As a vocal advocate for ethical treatment of animals, he has lent his voice to numerous campaigns and organizations, using his platform to effect positive change in the world.

Why Event Planners Should Book Sir Brian May:

Event planners seeking to inspire and engage their audience would be wise to secure Sir Brian May as a keynote speaker. His multifaceted expertise spanning music, science, and activism ensures a captivating and thought-provoking experience for attendees. Whether discussing the creative process behind Queen’s iconic songs, sharing insights from his groundbreaking research in astrophysics, or advocating for animal welfare, Sir Brian May brings depth, passion, and authenticity to every presentation.

Moreover, Sir Brian May’s global stature and revered reputation make him a draw for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. His ability to connect with diverse audiences, coupled with his compelling storytelling and charismatic stage presence, guarantees a memorable and impactful event.

Why Book Through Speakers Inc:

Booking Sir Brian May through Speakers Inc offers event planners a seamless and professional experience from start to finish. With our extensive network and industry expertise, we ensure personalized service tailored to the unique needs of each event. From initial consultation to on-site coordination, our team handles every aspect of the booking process with precision and care, allowing clients to focus on creating an unforgettable experience for their attendees.

Furthermore, Speakers Inc prides itself on representing top-tier talent like Sir Brian May, providing access to exclusive speakers and entertainers who elevate events to the next level. Our commitment to excellence and attention to detail guarantee a flawless execution, resulting in events that exceed expectations and leave a lasting impression on audiences.


In conclusion, Sir Brian May’s remarkable career as a musician, scientist, and activist embodies the power of passion, creativity, and dedication. His influence transcends boundaries, inspiring millions around the world to pursue their dreams and make a difference in the world. As a keynote speaker, Sir Brian May offers a unique blend of expertise, charisma, and authenticity that resonates with audiences of all backgrounds. His commitment to excellence, coupled with his unparalleled talent and reputation, makes him a standout choice for any event seeking to inform, inspire, and entertain.

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