Brian started his professional musical career in 1992 and he is a performer, composer and educator.
Brian has played on TV, live in the UK, Europe and London's West End, backing many well know artists such as: George Benson, The Drifters, The Platters, Cliff Richard, Gerard Kenny, Marti Caine, Bradley Walsh to name a few. Brian's TV credits include the BBC'S Generation Game and Record Breakers and SKY TV's Who Do You Do?
As a freelance player, versatility is a key and Brian is highly experienced in moving between different types of musical styles. Recently Brian has been playing with great British Jazz Artists such as Alan Barnes, Art Themen, Fleur Stevenson and Tina May.
Composition has always been of interest to Brian and he has written library music for EMI Music House. Brian also wrote songs for a solo band project Mind In Colour
As an educationalist, Brian is a former University Lecturer at University of West London, teaching on the degree in popular music performance and was a course deliverer and writer. He moved on to be the founder of Gigajam and won the British Education Teaching with Technology Award in 2005 for the Essential Skills Courses for guitar, bass, keyboards and drums.
The Gigajam courses are now delivered through an Online Music School and enable students to learn and attain music grades entirely online. They are internationally recognised awards, on the Ofqual register and awarded by The University of West London/London College of Music Examinations.
Currently, Brian's career mixes running Gigajam, drum teaching and live performance & recording. He is a permanent member of International Recording Rock Band Space Elevator, who are signed to Universal through SPV/Steamhammer iun Germany, whilst also playing regularly with Blues Artist Cherry Lee Mewis. You will often find Brian as part of the house trio at The Pangbourne Jazz Club and he plays with a number of Big Band's including BBO Big Band, Remix Jazz Orchestra and The Stellar Big Band .
2021 has seen Brian develop Gigajam Drum Studio, which is a Remote Live Drum Recording studio for Bands, Artists and Commercial Music Makers. The studio and Brian's recording will be available for hire form January 2022. Videos of Brian recording our available on the Gigajam Drum Studio page.