MUSIC PRODUCER

BRIAN CHARLES

Brian always thought he’d someday move to L.A. and make it big working in a recording studio...three decades later, he never had a break in the action long enough to warrant that move from Boston Massachusetts. From the age of 18, the allure of the studio and the rush of helping artists pull off their creative visions kept him motivated to keep on finding himself embedded into next project.

 

“As a musician and a songwriter, I always love the idea that I’m essentially joining a different band every time I make a new record”.

 

Brian’s Boston based studio (Zippah) has become a renowned destination for indie rock bands from New England and around the world. As the producer/guitarist in the late 90’s band “The Sheila Divine” Brian still tours Europe and makes records with the group and continues to grow his network of younger bands to make records with.

 

“Boston is a great place to have a studio, especially if you like recording real drums, and working with great players”.

 

Brian’s credits span 30 years of record making, from the punk band “The Vatican Commandos” (fronted by a young Moby) in the 80’s. To the indie guitar pop of the 90’s from bands like The Gigolo Aunts, Dirt Merchants and The Figgs to the present day with artists like Mike Slap, Dispatch and power trio “Weakened Friends”.

Embracing the idea that to create a successful life in music these days, you have to do everything you know how to do...with a passion, Brian created a plug-in company (Rare Signals) with a few of his musician friends, and they recently released their first plug-in, called the “Transatlantic Plate Reverb”.

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