Brian Mcgrath


Former progger, now acoustic heavy mental, and funked Tele.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

It says what we cannot.

What is your music dream?

Music for good.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Rewind to the primal vibration of Pink Floyd's 'Echoes'. See what happens.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Not just one, sorry... Witchita Lineman, Tchaikovsky piano concerto 1, I Am the Walrus, God Only Knows, Changes, Satisfaction, You Really Got Me, Substitute, Classical Gas, Alone Again Or...

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Mike Stern, Michael Hedges, Miles Davis, Elbow, Led Zeppelin, Dave Matthews Band, Nick Drake, The Band, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Beatles...

What inspires you to make music?

All heart.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

It should speak for itself.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

It's been a while... first gig terrors - I played first bars a tone flat. Last gig, for a moment, in a world with no audience...

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Low entry barrier and so it's a crowded space. Getting heard is hard. File sharing can undermine creative musicians' rewards. Musicians have to network and take care to protect their work.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Making the time.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

There is a meritocracy in music but it can be a very slow burn. Musicians need to understand the methods of music promotion. Social media, radio, clubs... to be heard, all these possibilities have to be pursued, or you need to get someone who will do it for you.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Shane Theriot. Rock/jazz/funk/R&B/blues. Rarely in the limelight but one of the best guitarists around. Features in Daryl Hall's band. Michael Hedges. Inspired Andy McKee and many, many others. Spaced out innovator and showman. R.I.P Michael.