Hi! I'm Brent Black. I grew up in Irving, TX and began writing original music around the age of 12, and lyrics a few years later. I went on to write music and lyrics for two musicals in high school.
I earned a BFA in drama from the University of Oklahoma, where I continued to write original music, including two full-length musicals, Shades of Gray and OU-Sical! The Musical.
I then moved to New York City where I got a master's degree in musical theatre writing from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Yes, they actually have a degree for that... it's basically like going to Hogwarts.
In the summer of 2008, I founded a summer youth program in Ardmore, Oklahoma called Let's Make a Musical! That same summer, my Youtube channel "Brentalfloss" began to take off with the creation of the "With Lyrics" series, where I add satirical lyrics to classic video game tunes. My YouTube channel now has over 430,000 subscribers. In 2010, a musical I co-wrote called I'll Be Damned was produced Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre. The critics generally didn't like the show, and it just so happens that my first Brentalfloss CD began paying my rent that very same summer.
So I left the world of writing original stuff and focused my energies on YouTube and the Brentalfloss brand.
Now, years later, I'm returning to my roots writing songs for a Star Trek parody musical called Khan!!! The Musical! A Parody Trek-tacular which will open Off-Broadway in 2023!