Music Producer / Keyboard Session Player / Studio Engineer
Coming from a background of Jazz Funk, Brian was the keyboard player for Brit-funk outfit ‘Private Funk-shun’ which featured the fledgling talents of Angie Brown as backing vocalist. The band performed around the country during the 80’s at several high profile night clubs, until Brian left to pursue all things jazz with his bands, The Tony Bartelli quartet and latin jazz/fusion outfit ‘Jaszamba’.
In 1993, Brian formed a longstanding partnership with Gavin ‘DJ Face’ Mills, to form the legendary Catch Records and Catch Productions. They released numerous productions on the label under their ‘Banana Republic’ alias as well as on labels such as Strictly Rhythm, Emotive and SubUrban.
Meanwhile, in the studio a stream of producers such as Tuff Jam, Dreem Team, Bobby and Steve and Ramsey and Fenn, recorded many of their hit records.
During this period, Brian became the mainstay keyboard player for these artist and added the ‘Keys’ tag to his name (aka BKT).
After a 10 year absence, Brian returned to House in 2012 and has since renewed his collaboration with Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont, as well as forming Soulfunktion Records with long term music ally DJ Wally.
Since 2015, Brian has relocated to the South Coast and established his online keyboard session business.
With the current alliance with Major League Hustlaz, 2017 looks like being the year to establish him once again at the fore front of UK house music.
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