Brian’s music career started at the age of 16 when he and Damien Rice started playing music together in school. This led to them forming the indie band Juniper and then later Bell X1, with whom Brian recorded four records and toured the world extensively between 1996 and 2008. In 2006, Brian formed The Cake Sale, a band featuring an eclectic collective of artists such as Paul Noonan, Lisa Hannigan, Gary Lighbody, Nina Persson, Glen Hansard, Gemma Hayes and Neil Hannon to raise funds for Oxfam. Brian also established and operates Oxfam Ireland Publishing who administer the rights for ‘The Cake Sale’ which is still generating royalties to this day. In 2008, Brian parted company with Bell X1 to pursue a career as a film composer and moved to Berlin where he converted an old factory in Kreuzberg to a studio complex which would become home to the heart of the Berlin film music scene. It was here that he collaborated with fellow studio residents Dustin O’Halloran, Hildur Guõnadóttir, Rutger Hoedemaekers and the late Jóhann Jóhannsson on numerous Film and TV scores. While in Berlin, Brian also founded Caravan Music who provide bespoke music for advertising. In 2016, Brian was a central collaborator on Starboard Home, a project which culminated with two live shows at the National Concert Hall and the release of a critically acclaimed album. This led on to Brian producing Declan O’Rourke’s album ‘Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine’ later that year. In 2017 Brian moved back to Ireland with his family and built Treehouse Studios where he continues to write music for Film and TV as well as his own solo work. Brian released his solo piano record ‘Imbrium’ in March 2021. He is a vocal advocate for creator’s rights in the digital world, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, a member of the Royalty Free Music Working Group at the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance and a founding member and chair of the Screen Composers Guild of Ireland. Brian lives in Wicklow with his wife Layla and their three young kids.