SEEKING

Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Fiddle.

ABOUT

A guitarist, vocalist, bandleader, arranger, composer, producer and award winning song writer - Brian has a formidable array of skills and experience. He is just as at home on a big festival stage in outback Western Australia as an indie live music club in the heart of London.

Specialising in edgy roots fusion music, previous work has received comments such as "... aggressive, top notch fiddling set off by periodic guitar explosions." - Tom Nelligan, Dirty Linen Magazine (USA), "Just when it seemed as if newer electric British roots bands were getting thinner on the ground - Very welcome and very good." - fROOTS Magazine (UK) and Steve Barnes Fairbridge Festival Artistic Director (Australia) - "... a rocking band - I was delighted with the audience response."

Brian's original material draws on many sources from progressive, Latin and blues rock of the 70's to Celtic and traditional material.

Brian is an Australian musician who relocated to the UK in the early 80's and is now based in NSW. As well as live performance, he also composes for live and video/film soundtracks as well as production and engineering for recordings in a variety of styles.

Screen name:
brian-heywood
Member since:
Nov 05 2017
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Beatles, Rolling Stones, Yes, Gentle Giant, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, Eagles, Johnny Cash, Jackson Brown, Richard Clapton

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Guitars:
- PRS CE24
- Fender Telecaster
- Godin xtSA
- FRET-King Elise (semi acoustic)
- Hohner GT3
- Washburn Acoustic
- Eko Ranger 12 str
- Ovation Troubadour

Bass Guitars:
- Fender Precision (fretted)
- Fender Precision (fretless)
- Hohner B2 Pro

Amplification:
- Boogie Reverb Rocket with extension cabinet (guitar)
- Boss Nextone Stage (guitar)
- SWR Workingman 10 with extension cabinet (bass)
- Tanglewood T6 (acoustic)

Guitar Synths
- Roland GR-33
- Roland GI-10
- Roland GR-20

Member of the British Musicians' Union as well as PRS, MCPS, the Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain and the Australian MEAA.

MUSIC