Brian caught the entertainer bug at the young age of 5 when he first performed on the piano for an audience of several hundred people at his church. He fell in love with being on stage and making music, and he has continued doing both his whole life. At the age of 12 he started playing the saxophone, and in his early 20’s he really began adding to his musical repertoire learning to play guitar, harmonica, and bass, and also learning to sing. He began performing solo and in bands all over Western New York, rocking the crowds at hundreds of venues from neighborhood bars to the Erie County Fair and Thursday in the Square.
Bands he has played with include Honeymooners, Reflex Band, Anatara, Strange Days (a Doors tribute band), Petty Thieves (a Tom Petty tribute band), White Chocolate, Southtowner (an original country band), and Roadtrip. Over the course of his exciting career he has opened for the Bay City Rollers, Goo Goo Dolls, Rose Royce, and Blue Rodeo. He recorded a music video with Southtowner for their original song “Raise a Little Hell,” and he travelled to Indiana with 2 other members of the band to try out for “America’s Got Talent.” Spreading his wings a little further, he learned the ins and outs of audio recording and both recorded and produced 2 separate Christmas CDs for the Community Missions of Niagara Falls with Peter Green.
Where he shines the most is in what he does day in and day out – playing for the folks in the nursing homes. He walks in with his smile that lights up the room, puts such energy and life into the music they love, and brings tremendous joy to people who truly need it. He makes a difference every single day. The hardest part comes when one of his fans is suddenly not in the audience, but even then he makes a bigger difference yet. When someone’s time is coming and they can’t make it down to the show, he will go right up to their room for one final performance if they want him to. They can pass peacefully to the next world on the wings of their favorite song, played one last time just for them. Although saying goodbye to friends and fans in this way is the most difficult part of the job, he feels so blessed to be able to truly help people and make a difference with his music. This multi-talented musician is someone to keep your eye on. You never know where he will turn up next, but you can be sure that if he is on the stage it will be a show to remember!