An Emmy and Gemini nominated composer, Brian’s music spans many genres and his composing style has been shaped by a wide variety of influences. Coming from a musical family, he began his musical career playing guitar and writing songs in various bands in and around Ottawa. His talents landed him a position as composer, audio-post engineer and producer for television programs and commercials with Sound Venture Productions in Ottawa in 1986.
In 1990 he moved to Toronto where he was signed to Francis Davies, The Music Publisher (TMP). Continuing west to Vancouver in 1993, he scored for television, film and video games, producing music for EA, CBC, Discovery Channel, E! and Warner Bros. Television. In 2000, he and song writing partner Scott Arkwell aka Vinyl Ritchie were signed to Nettwerk Records with an international release under the band name Lester (AKA Wicked Lester).
In 2010 Brian received a Daytime Emmy Nomination and a Gemini Nomination for his score to the Corus Entertainment series, "Hot Wheels Battle Force 5". The past few years have seen Brian composing for Marvel, NBCUniversal, MTV, Lions Gate, Nelvana, Mattel, Disney, Netflix and the Cartoon Network. The last few years have seen Brian scoring the hugely successful SLUGTERRA series for Disney XD and more recently the HELLO NINJA series for Netflix.
Brian works with an impressive list of talented musicians ranging from rock to hip-hop to orchestral.