a Band named Brian
Electronic Press Kit 2022
Brian’s songs and the stories behind them are crammed full of passion, wit and wisdom. Likened to Billy Bragg, Johnny Cash, Neil Innes and Levellers, his influences are wide-ranging, but his voice is very much his own. Combining social comment with humour, the songs are hard-hitting yet relatable. His shows are at once intimate, challenging and great fun.
Whether in a small arts venue or on a theatre stage, Brian instantly engages his audience and takes them on a journey of self-discovery. As Bath Fringe Hub put it, this is “never the average songwriter showcase”. Rather, a Band named Brian gig is something to savour and remember.
A renowned composer, performer and educator, Brian has appeared on drums with alt-folk maestros ‘Rivers of England’, folk-rock supergroup ‘Madigan’ and psych-acoustic legends ‘Wise Wound’, amongst others. Composing credits include film, advertising, theatre, dance and digital media. But Brian’s purest form of self-expression remains song writing. And the best way to experience that is to catch him live.
“Genuinely like nothing else out there… pushing the boundaries of what ‘performance’ means” – Theatre Bath
“Provoking and subverting the expectations of the audience… never the average songwriter showcase” – Bath Fringe Hub
“Many People write songs; Brian gives birth to them – they’re that personal” FolkWords