Started singing onstage at 8 years old and pretty much snowballed out of control from there. Moved to Los Angeles in the year 2000 to study music at USC. Fronted one small band the Smooth Pursuit in 02-03, ultimately embarking on a long sideman’s journey, traveling all over the world accompanying Eugene Edwards, Scot Bruce, The Broken West, Apex Manor, Randy Weeks, Mike Stinson, Tony Gilkyson, KISS, Chuck Berry, Jim Lauderdale and most recently Dwight Yoakam.
However the end of 2012 saw the release of “Decider” – the first record with the name “Brian Whelan” on the cover. This record has been compared to lots of great pop music, which is the thing that I love the most, so that’s good.