Brian McKenzie is a New England based, versatile singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and musician. He started his music career in the early 90s as the founding member, music writer, and guitarist of the heavy-rock band: Warner/Giant Records recording artists Kilgore whose accomplishments include Ozzfest ’98, and multiple shows/tours all over the world. He has since toured nationally as a singer-songwriter and played shows with Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Mavericks, Tyler Farr, Phil Madeira, and The Mallett Brothers, among others. Brian’s material has been described as heartfelt truths, intertwined with emotional musicality and memorable melodies.
Singer-songwriter Brian McKenzie has a freshness to his sound that is un-mistakenly the best new voice to come on the ANY music platform in decades! Where to start, his hard hitting lyrics to his strong passionate vocals. The indie rocker has been writing for years, McKenzie has been on world tour and played with the best of them, all the while writing music that has been dying to be heard.
The ability McKenzie has to put some much emotion and truth into a song is really a testament to his extraordinary talent. They’re not simple lyrics, although they are not difficult to understand neither. It’s a perfect medium that makes it relatable.
You don’t need to watch a music video to know that Brian McKenzie is the real deal, just close your eyes and listen. The vocal range this guy can hit will leave you awe-struck. It’s not just a song, it’s a narration, it’s a story that is told in a melody that McKenzie belts out from low to high and never misses a beat.
The music video portrays Brian singing and performing as you can see the woman (lover) walking around the city and then McKenzie in the same spots afterwards. At the end Brian McKenzie closes up shop as he ends the song as the video rolls on via the projector. An all around great video for a great song and both I can easily put into a top 10 song/video of the year category.
Brian McKenzie is truly a well rounded artist with more passion and talent come he is only scratching the surface of what’s to come. McKenzie is on tour and you can find his info below. Also, check out his music video for “Higher Than This”! If you think I’m kidding when I say this guy can sing, this is where I’ll prove it. Hopefully it’s only a matter of time before “Brian McKenzie” is a house hold name like “James Blunt”. They’re styles are similar and both are astonishing vocals to listen to.
Look for Brian McKenzie on tour in March in Austin, including SXSW, and New York, with a more extensive tour in June. For more information visit brianmckenzie.com
1. Higher Than This
2. Later On
3. One with the Sun
4. Bruising from the Fall
6. The In-Between
7. Justified (Long Way Down)