Alan Walker was formerly the lead singer and keyboard player for New York City's rootsy/melodic pop legends The Brilliant Mistakes, who were aptly named after a song by one of their songwriting mentors, Elvis Costello. The band frequented the downtown NYC club scene from the early 90's through 2011, and played across the US, from Portland, ME to Southern California, from Austin, TX to Milwaukee, WI, and were independent radio favorites along the way (WFUV, WFMU, WFDU, WXPN among many others). They released three records which are still available on CD through Alan's website and on all streaming services.
After releasing his first solo album in 2018, Something Up My Sleeve, Alan is close to releasing his second solo effort with special guests Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Lucy Kaplansky and Jon Herington (of Steely Dan). He will be performing songs from both records as well as an oldie or two from The Brilliant Mistakes catalog, backed by a stellar backup band made up of John Putnam on guitar (Richard Shindell, Jimmy Cliff), Mike Visceglia on bass (Suzanne Vega, John Cale) and Denny McDermott (Donald Fagen, Graham Parker).
"Sparkling pop in the vein of Crowded House and Squeeze." —The Boston Globe
"Alan Walker's voice reminds me of Karl Wallinger from World Party . . . terrific melodies and songs." —Portland Press Herald
"Well-crafted rock songs with a healthy twangy bent reminiscent of . . . Neil Young, Teenage Fanclub, Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Wilco and The Jayhawks." —powerofpop.com
"Pop songs for adult listeners, clothed in rich musical arrangements with a nod towards such classic bands as the Byrds, Squeeze and the Jayhawks." —Maverick Magazine (UK)
"Seriously mature pop; intelligent lyrics with depth, breadth and meaning, grown-up melodies and brilliantly conceived catchy choruses." —www.toxicpete.co.uk
Alan Walker's website is https://alanwalkermusic.net/
Hailing from the picturesque village of Black Rock, CT, Brian Larney's musical journey has been defined by a rich tapestry of melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and a commitment to genuine storytelling.
With a sound that resonates with authenticity, Larney has carved a niche for himself in the Northeastern music scene, with his songs finding a home on the airwaves of esteemed stations like WFUV in New York. His hauntingly beautiful compositions have not only captured the hearts of radio listeners but have also made their mark on television and film, including the soundtrack of Sylvester Stallone's "Driven."
A seasoned performer, Larney has graced stages alongside musical luminaries such as Cheap Trick, Big Head Todd, Eddie Berman, and many more. From the historic Tarrytown Music Hall to the vibrant Wall Street Theater and the intimate Space Ballroom, his performances leave an indelible impression on audiences.
A true musical polymath, Larney's prowess extends beyond his soul-stirring vocals; he is a multi-instrumentalist, weaving intricate melodies on both guitar and piano. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Neil Finn, Glenn Tilbrook, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Nathaniel Rateliff, Larney's music is a fusion of classic influences and contemporary artistry.
With a discography that boasts five albums and a dozen singles, Larney's dedication to his craft is evident in the depth and diversity of his musical output. Each track is a testament to his commitment to creating an immersive and unforgettable sonic experience for his listeners.
Brian Larney's journey continues to unfold, his music resonating with those who appreciate the power of storytelling woven into the fabric of expertly crafted songs. As he continues to captivate audiences with his evocative tunes, there's no doubt that Brian Larney is a force to be reckoned with in the world of alt-folk and adult pop.