Brian has been a singer/songwriter for 18 years. Born in Liverpool, he grew up in Ireland and performed as singer/frontman in bands such as Scream Vision and Seakings Dream in Dublin in the nineties before moving to France in 1993. Here Brian developed his craft and learned guitar to assist in his song writing.
From France Brian moved to Germany where he would spend the best part of 10 years touring all major German cities. Performing solo and with his bands ANISH (Traditional and original) and BURNS. Brian has played in major festivals, concerts and gigs throughout Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, USA etc.
In 2005, Brian moved to the polar town of Umea in north Sweden. Here Brian’s songwriting takes on a new slant and is clearly inspired by the wilderness and landscapes that is Lappland, the Arctic Circle and northern Sweden generally.
In the summer of 2008, Brian returned to Ireland to work on his latest songs with musicians from past and present including Ken Murphy from ANISH and various people from Irish band PICTUREHOUSE. The single was recorded in WESTLAND studios, Dublin (Christy Moore, The Corrs, Shania Twyane etc.) The single Northern Dream is a culmination of the images and places of Norrland, Sweden in word and song. The video was shot in the mountains on the Norwegian/Swedish border.
In Spring 2009, Brian returned to north Sweden and recorded a new single with the Irish/Swedish combo ARISH. The single includes the tracks "On the road" and "Sandcastles". Brian spent most of summer 2009 touring with Arish in various parts of Sweden, mostly in Norrland. In the Autumn 2009 Brian recorded the new album "Innocence Lost" with various memebers of ARISH and other musicians from Sweden. The album was released at a concert for Save The Children Sweden in Umea, Sweden in December 2009.
Spring 2010 Brian relocated to Stockholm and saw BURNS and friends performing at various festivals including UmeFolk and touring Germany, Holland, USA, Austria and Sweden.
In 2011 BURNS have begun recording new material in New York, USA and will continue the recording process in Sweden.