Brian McConnell isn't your average singer/songwriter. Discovered in Los Angeles and mentored by Van Halen front man, David Lee Roth, and Doors guitarist, Robby Krieger, who is featured on McConnell's new single "Hollywood 911", Brian sets out to change the face of country music and rock out a bit harder!
Although Brian's calls Nashville home these days, there's nothing country about his single, "Hollywood 911". Set for release in late 2017, McConnell shows his rock roots and produces an epic rock anthem for the ages. Big guitars complemented by Krieger's monster solo and signature guitar licks, would make even Eddie Van Halen proud! "Robby sort of mentored and guided me through the L.A. club scene early on" says McConnell. Krieger joined McConnell on stage at sold out performances at "The Roxy Theatre", "The Key Club", "The Viper Room", and the House of Blues on Hollywood's famed Sunset Strip.
McConnell has been burning up the music scene playing 200+ shows a year all over the world! From Tiki Bars in Key West to Honkey Tonks in Nashville, Brian always brings the party! His much anticipated single, "Neon Shades" is available on iTunes and the video, which was shot in The Cayman Islands, can be seen on YouTube!
It was in 2002 when McConnell was influenced by one of country music biggest stars. McConnell was asked to sing along side Garth Brooks at a Grammy benefit honoring Billy Joel for Music Cares. In that same year, McConnell was named one of "Music Connection Magazines" top unsigned artists.
McConnell Performed regularly on LA's Sunset Strip and even performed at The Playboy Mansion on several occasions.
When Brian wasn't busy playing to who's who in Hollywood, he worked as Executive Assistant and Tour Manager to Van Halen front man David Lee Roth and Van Halen. Brian played an instrumental role in the 2007 reunion of Van Halen.
Brian considers himself blessed to have toured the world with his childhood hero's, and learn from one of Rocks biggest bands.