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Brian Johnstone

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I am a multi-genre musician, keyboard player and songwriter/composer based in Glasgow Scotland. My catalogue of 4 albums is so varied I feel like 3 artists rolled into one.
Firstly there’s my symphonic rock/prog rock approach with big symphonic and cinematic soundscapes dishing out heavy rock guitar riffs and shredding backed with melodic accessible songs.
There’s my more ‘radio friendly’ contemporary rock/pop songs which boast catchy melodies with a pop/rock sensibility and a sprinkling of many styles.
Finally there’s the keyboard, synth, ambient, electronic, pseudo-orchestral textures emphasizing my schooling as a well rounded and dyed-in-the-wool eclectic keyboard player.
Whatever genre I includes, the objective of the hybridisation is still to produce great songs and music that is accessible, honest and meaningful.
Emphasising my varied range of influences and styles I have worked with such diverse artists as UK singer songwriter Judy Tzuke, Garry Tallant (founder member, with Bruce Springsteen, of The E Street Band) and Finnish hip hop artist Redrama (Lasse Mellberg) as well as classic prog singer Euan Lowson (ex Pallas). 
The Multi Genre Approach.
Never satisfied being stuck in one particular genre I experiments with, and draws on, a range of style and genres in his compositions. I like to ‘mix things up’ a bit while still aiming to producing good listenable and engaging songs and music.

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