After completing five new songs for The Verve Pipe, Brian and the band are taking a holiday break. Rest assured, January will bring with it another new rock song. Also in the works is a new children’s conceptual album, complete with a graphic novel, slated for a July 2016 release. Brian describes the project as “The Wall, but for kids. Any kid who’s ever been bullied for being different will love the story.”
Brian is also still writing with his pal, Jeff Daniels, for their “Michigan themed album, tentatively called “The Lake Effect’. He’ll be joining Jeff at the Purple Rose Theatre for two shows highlighting this new project on New Year’s Day. (Those performances are sold out.)
Brian continues work on his memoir, now working on his third draft. The book, about “the rise, and fall, the subsequent rebirth”, will coincide with his speaking tour in 2016. Brian also wrote three short films, one of which is being filmed in June. Devon Gummersall (My So Called Life, Mad Men) is directing the first of the three, called “The Intruder”. Devon directed Brian’s first short film, a festival favorite, Bullies On Vacation.
Brian’s speaking career has been taking off lately, with events around the globe. His presentation, about the rise and fall of The Verve Pipe, rebranding, refocusing and reinventing, is a popular one. Brian gears the 45 minute talk towards businesses of all kinds, including banks and other financial institutions, sales conferences, and music industry events. If you’re interested in Brian speaking at your event, contact Doug Buttleman/Artist In Mind at firstname.lastname@example.org. For testimonials and videos, go to the Coaching/Speaking page.
The Hit and Run video is currently being featured on Palladia, a great source for new music. You can also check it out at mtv.com: Hit & Run Video
Brian continues playing his Lawn Chairs and Living Rooms house concerts, now in it’s 9th year. This popular series has garnered over 550 performances in the homes of fans. If you’re interested in booking a house concert of your own, contact Todd at email@example.com
Brian has public shows throughout the year. Keep up to date by checking his Facebook page: Brian's Page
The Verve Pipe just finished up their annual holiday shows, and is taking a break until early April.