“Brian McKenzie is the real deal and an honest songwriter. He has it all. Great songs, great voice and the ability to connect on a visceral level. You owe it to yourself to check him out ”
Brian McKenzie is a versatile singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and musician whose music has been described as heartfelt truths, intertwined with emotional musicality and memorable melodies. Hailing from Rhode Island, Brian started his music career in the early 90s as the founding member, music writer, and guitarist of the heavy-rock band: Warner/Giant Records recording artists Kilgore. He has since released 3 albums and 2 singles as a soulful, melodic indie singer-songwriter and continues to make his mark in the music world, touring nationally and performing with acts such as Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Mavericks, Tyler Farr, Phil Madeira, and The Mallett Brothers, among others.
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- Video "Higher Than This" Premiered in Paste Magazine (Feb, 2018)
- The Recording Academy placed Brian on the Official Ballot for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in four categories for the album “Resolution” (2011)
- His album, "Looking Over Yesterday" (2015) features Nashville singer-songwriter / musician / Grammy award winner Phil Madeira on two tracks.
- Brian is endorsed by Blueridge guitars, Shubb Capos, LR Baggs electronics, and Godin Guitars.
- His song "40 East" appears in the Jonathan Silverman directed film "A Bet's a Bet".
"Brian McKenzie's music is the real deal. A versatile singer-songwriter, guitarist, musician, and producer. His knowledge of telling a tale lends itself to powerful emotions which can be felt keenly in what he has developed. “Higher Than This” is only the tip of the gritty, soulful, rhythmic music to come." - PASTE Magazine
“There used to be those days where true singer-songwriters could be found. A rare gift it would seem in the 21st Century that anyone has an honest story to tell from their own souls in words and guitar work that is faithful to the genre. Brian McKenzie shows there is still light and it feels good to once again hear the breathing of a genuine songwriter” - Samuel Lemonsitz , VENTS Magazine
"Singer-songwriter Brian McKenzie has a freshness to his sound that is un-mistakenly the best new voice to come on the ANY music platform in decades!" - Music Matters Magazine
"Aside from Brian's breathtaking vocals, the instrumentation is smooth and flowing and their combination nicely uplifts... The musicianship sounds tightly woven... This soulful album captures something deep inside of you." - bostonrockradio.com
"Brian McKenzie has a big heart and it comes across in his music. A true gentleman with a beautiful voice, Brian is a wonderful artist." - Phil Madeira
“Brian's deep writing and rich voice combine for a unique and memorable musical experience.” - LR Baggs Acoustic Electronics