Brian Byrne


Brian Byrne

Infobox musical artist
Name = Brian Byrne


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Background = solo_singer
Name = Brian Byrne
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Born = birth date and age|1975|1|13
Steady Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
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Origin = Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Instrument = Guitar, vocals
Genre = Alternative rock
Occupation = Singer-songwriter, musician
Years_active = 1997–present
Label = Kindling
Associated_acts = I Mother Earth
URL = [http://www.brianbyrnemusic.com/ www.brianbyrnemusic.com]
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Brian Byrne (born January 13, 1975 in Steady Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, best recognized as the vocalist for I Mother Earth.

Biography

Brian joined his first band in Corner Brook in 1988, a hair-metal band called Pandemonium. The band also featured John Kennedy, Rick Waterman, Todd Cook, and the late Kris Waterman, who selected the 13 year-old Byrne as the lead singer for the band.

Byrne lived in Steady Brook and Toronto in the early 1990s, where he worked at different times as cook, dishwasher, bartender, night cleaner, office work, ski instructor, and rock climbing instructor. He fronted bands such as Mess and Klaven (the latter with Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace) before eventually joining rock band I Mother Earth in 1997. He recorded two albums with them, "Blue Green Orange" (1999) and "The Quicksilver Meat Dream" (2003).

His solo debut, "Tuesdays, Thursdays and if it Rains", was released on April 11, 2006. In support of the album he toured Canada, playing both acoustic solo sets and with a full backing band. In November 2006, Byrne opened for INXS on their Canadian dates.

Byrne appeared in an Ontario Travel tourism television commercial that debuted in March 2007; he sings the song "There's No Place Like This" to images of people in Ontario enjoying themselves across the province.

Byrne released his second solo album, "Tailor Made", on September 4, 2007.His touring band now consists of Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo, Wilco), Christian Tanna (I Mother Earth), Gerry Finn (David Usher) and Justin Mahoney.

In September 2007 the band played a CCMA showcase in Regina, Saskatchewan, and later toured Eastern Canada, doing shows with The Divorcees and as the supporting act for Corb Lund.

Discography

I Mother Earth

*"Blue Green Orange" (1999, Mercury/Universal)
*"The Quicksilver Meat Dream" (2003, Universal)

olo albums

*"Tuesdays, Thursdays and if it Rains" (2006, Kindling/Warner)
*"Tailor Made" (2007, Kindling/Warner)

ingles

*"Far From Good" - 2006
*"Oscar Thomas Finn" - 2006
*"Crazy" - 2007

External links

*myspace|brianbyrne
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egrxjsz75LI Far From Good] at YouTube
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McpywM2okoY Oscar Thomas Finn] at YouTube

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NAME= Byrne, Brian
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SHORT DESCRIPTION= Singer-songwriter, musician
DATE OF BIRTH= January 13, 1975
PLACE OF BIRTH=Steady Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
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