I have played the drums for over 50 years - in many different outfits and situations. Highlights included travelling the world and recording with the legendary psychedelic prog/jazz group "Catapilla."Throughout I also wrote songs and music, for corporate presentations and video as well as developing my painting career. In 1993 I released an album of mainly instrumental music called "The Perfect Beach." This generated some generous press reviews - and this passing comment from Sound On Sound magazine's reviewer - "I am sure that a reworking of these ideas at some time, (perhaps after an equipment upgrade), would prove extremely fruitful."

Well, it's important not to rush these things so here I am, 27 years later about to release the follow-up - "Blue Forgotten Hills." Not so much a reworking of old ideas but all new material - 4 songs - and taking advantage of the creative possibilities offered by modern computer based recording technology.

I've had loads of fun writing and recording the tracks and making the accompanying videos - an opportunity to combine the two threads of my creative life. I hope you like it. Thanks for listening.

Blue Forgotten Hills EP now released on Spotify, iTunes and other streaming sites.

Blue Forgotten Hills

Point Of View

One Two One Two


Scenes from 50 years of making music

Sound On Sound magazine said - 

"Lovely thematic and melodic ideas"

Sound On Sound magazine said - 

"Creative, thoughtful pieces from an inventive writer, adventurous both harmonically and in structure"

Melody Maker said -

"Wonderfully out of sync with everyone else"

Sound On Sound magazine said -

"Brian's considerable harmonic invention and skill as a pianist"

Second Avenue magazine said -

"Interesting sounds and arrangements"


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Music now available on Spotify and other streaming platforms

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