Brian can be contacted via . He has been a self described "pedal geek" for much of his musical life. Having played in various rock and metal bands in the Pacific Northwest, Brian's endless quest for excellent and unusual tones ultimately led to his fixation with vintage guitar pedals, guitars and amps. Visit the photo gallery.
Brian is an accomplished songwriter and musican, with live and studio experience in a variety of musical styles. Short samples of slide guitar and metal guitar studio work are posted on the music page, as well as some of his original compositions.
You can also hear more tunes from his current original projects Rock Scarlet and Psychanaut. In both projects he co-writes with partner and vocalist Scarlet Jinn.
As the main songwriter for most of his band projects, Brian has crafted the arrangements for much of his original music, ever refining his technique of blending catchy hooks with heavy melodic riffs and unique tone.
Recently Brian has discovered the fun of video production working on videos for Rock Scarlet. You can check out some of his productions on RockScarlet.com.
The current live guitar setup includes the 1978 Les Paul Pro, American Standard Stratocaster loaded with Suhr Pickups, two Marshall JMP 100 Watt Mark II heads, 77 and 78, through two Marshall 1960 B Cabinets with the following guitar effects pedals:
The current studio setup includes all of the above plus:
|Above, Marshall JMP 100 Watt Mark II through Marshall 1960 B Cabinet - at the Roseland Theater with Rock Scarlet.||
|Above, playing the G & L Strat with Rock Scarlet at the Roseland Theater, Portland, Oregon; opening for Wild Dogs.|
|Above, opening for Quiet Riot with The Hunger||
Above, with Jimmy Johnson (guitar tech to Tommy Shaw, James Young, Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee, and inventor of Gorgomyte)
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