What did I do after that?
By the early 1990's I had started to take songwriting seriously and started to work with songwriters within the UK, USA and Canada. To support the songwriting I set up Mystic Recording Studios later known as M2S (Mystic Music Support) providing business management consultancy to the music industry and artists. I have recorded and produced five albums and an EP, a number of singles, plus two meditation CDs and written a musical based on H G Wells' 'Time Machine.'
And then what?
I wrote ‘A Career in Music?’ it is a no holes barred manual of how you might get into the music business and how to avoid being ripped off, used and abused and all the other pooh traps one might encounter. It is available as a twelve month course or as individual manuals or one off buy. Contact me to find out more.
And there’s more
Like an itch that needed to be scratched I returned to performing in the early noughties, experimenting with backing tracks for covers, but I found that they were too limiting and decided that I did not want to be a human jukebox stood in some corner of a pub so any backing tracks that I do use are either for my own self-penned song or are constructed using a loop station for covers.
And now what?
So now as a solo artist I can create a full band sound complete with vocal harmonies. I play an eclectic mix of covers and my own material thus providing that little bit extra and different. I do use a few backing tracks for my own material as this gives me great scope to show off my own songs.
I am a staunch believer in workers rights and especially musicians’ rights so please do not ask me to perform for free. I am also an active member of the Musicians' Union and a director of Jelli Records Bristol which is a music and artist support and service company.
This led to appearances on ITV's very popular show of the time, 'New Faces' and following their appearance had some success appearing on another TV show of the time, ‘Summer Time Special’ and touring the country, playing the Mecca / Top Rank and college circuits. The band worked extensively in major London hotels and enjoyed some great summer seasons in the South West and also toured with guitarist Duane Eddy.
I have been fortunate enough to work with artists such as Bernie Marsden (White Snake), Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Charlie McKraken (ex-Taste), Duane Eddy, The Sweet, Supertramp, Frankie Vaughn, Morecombe and Wise, Des O'Connor, Felix Bowness (Hi De Hi), Little and Large, The Baron Knights and many more.
THIS IS ME
I am a very experienced musician having had a long career in the music business, playing in bands large and small from pop to swing and jazz. These days I tend to write more than perform, but I still accept gigs.
I first started in the music business after leaving school and like most others ran my music interests alongside a ‘Proper Job’ as time went by I joined a close harmony / cabaret band called 'Winters Tale.'
This is what has been said of his performances -
"Awesome sound, awesome mix of songs, I don't know how you do it!" - Alchemy 198, Bristol
"Brian is an artist who is at home on the stage radiating capability and style be it his own song or covers.” Bristol Harbour Festival
"Great Set! Really enjoyed your material." - Colston Hall, Bristol
"It was fantastic having you in and what a great performance!" - Bradley Stoke Radio
"Heard you playing at the open mic last night over at the Spring Garden...you were really great. A pleasure to listen to!" - The Spring Garden, Bristol
"Brian put me in mind of Ray Davies with each song telling a story and that full sound, how the F@*^ did you do that? Brilliant!" - Mr Wolf's Bristol
“That was a good solid sounding set with some great original songs. I thought you were a full band when I first walked in, absolutely awesome!" - Pam Pam, Bristol
"Really love your perfomances!" - The Grain Barge, Bristol
"Brian Inglis is a very nice chap and a bit of an expert with a sampling pedal building layers as he goes to create a full and interesting sound." - Bristol Rocks
"I could have listened to you all night, I really enjoyed your music" - The Velindra, Bristol
"Brian Inglis gave us a scintillating set of his infuriatingly catchy songs and as ever it was fascinating to watch him build the tracks up on his electronic box of tricks and effortlessly deliver the sound of a whole band." The Volunteer Tavern, Bristol
"Brilliant! You had my feet tapping from the word go." The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
And this is what they say about his own material -
"I like it, 'Take That' could have a hit with this stuff." - Roger Greenaway - Songwriter
"Result! This material could do well." David Ferguson - Composer and Chair of the BACS
"Good stuff, very commercial, could be a hit in there." Cliff Jones - Front Man for 'Gay Dad' and co-founder of Guitarist Magazine
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