Brian Raynor


I've been playing guitar and writing songs since I was in my teens (that's more than half a century ago). These days I have more time to devote to the things I love, creating original music and entertaining (100+ gigs a year).






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

Music is a gift and a very powerful medium. It gives me the opportunity and the means to express myself. It gives me a joy and satisfaction that nothing else can.

What is your music dream?

To touch as many lives as possible with my music and make a difference.

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


Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

"Count On Me" (Shirley Bassey)

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

America, The Beatles, Cliff Richard, Johnny Mathis, Perry Como, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, The Beach Boys, The Eagles, The Hollies, The Carpenters, Rita Coolidge, Bread, Eric Clapton, Jesse Cook,

What inspires you to make music?

The need to tell a story, or convey a feeling along with the desire for self-expression

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

Music, used appropriately, is an indispensable antidote for pain and depression. It soothes the savage breast, it is a healing balm that cures all manner of ills.

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

Exhilarated. I feel that I am in my element.

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

I'll get back to you on that.

What do you think of Drooble?

So far so good!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Playing wrong notes!

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Unfortunately, I am so busy with my own gigs, there is very little opportunity to be a real fan of anyone else except to applaud them on platforms like Drooble or BIAB's user showcase.

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

Drive, ambition

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

Kat McKay; Liz Tobias