Managed by Tommy Mattola and Clive Davis at various times, Brian was now working with the giants of the music business recording and playing to sold out audiences on worldwide tours at Wembley with Eric Burdon’s The Animals and Santana and at Olympia Stadium in London with Jack Bruce, Alan Holdsworth and old pal, Jon Anderson.
Back in London, Brian co-wrote The Hollies song “Take My Love & Run” which he produced and recorded for them at Abbey Road in the Beatles private studio with Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young performing.
In 1976, Brian co-wrote, recorded and toured for one year with “Snafu” a funky blues band whose members were Mickey Moody (White Snake), Bobby Harrison (Procol Harum) and Colin Gibson (Alan White).
While writing songs for Dick James Music (publisher of the Beatles), Brian wrote "Madness, Money & Music" for an already famous Sheena Easton who made it the title song on her upcoming album.
Along the way, Brian, performed in “Rock Follies” a 12 part Thames TV drama/musical series that held the #1 spot in England for 9 weeks and was syndicated worldwide. Being in the middle of it all during those wild and ground-breaking days, Brian was also frequently tapped for session work at recording studios around London playing with a veritable “who’s who” of rock n’ roll. All the while sharing a house with Keith Emerson at the height of his career with Emerson, Lake and Palmer. They lived together - trading musical tips and a lot
more - for 15 years.
Brian was a part of the legendary “British Invasion”. Touring with the John Miles Band from 1977 to 1979, they kicked off thier first US tour at Madison Square Gardens in NYC supported by the band “Journey” with “Foreigner” following. Next up was a sellout at The Forum in LA. That was followed by three weeks of touring the U.S. west coast with a bright newcomer called Tom Petty and his band the “The Heartbreakers”.
During Brian’s tenure with the band, he had the honor of playing for Princess Margaret at the Royal Albert Hall in London and recording three albums - one of which was produced by Alan Parsons (Alan Parsons Project) at Super Bear Studios in Cannes, France. Years later, John Miles went on the create another band with Jimmy Page and has for the past several decades played with Tina Turner and as well as serving as her Musical Director.
Worldwide tours of the US, UK, Europe and Australia with Meatloaf followed in 1985 with gigs at the Knebworth Festival and Nuremberg Stadium in Germany. Brian won a Gold Album for his contribution on “Bad Attitude” and another Gold Album for smashing the attendance record at Hammersmith Odeon in London.
In the mid 1980’s, Brian and newcomer Nick Richards formed the band “Boys Don’t Cry” cowriting an album. They brought together drummer Cozy Powell (Frank Zappa Band, Jeff Beck, Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and Adrian Lee (Mike & The Mechanics) to perform on it.
Their very first album garnered a Gold Record in the US and Canada when the single “I Wanna Be A Cowboy” became a Top Ten Worldwide Hit and sold over a million copies. A nine week U.S. tour ensued supported by music video performances of the hit song by Lemmy (Motorhead) and Phil Collins on MTV, VHI and “American Bandstand”. It played nationwide on American TV stations for over a year.
In the mid-1990’s, Brian was hired by N’Synch to provide vocal coaching for Justin Timberlake and the band which ultimately lead to their first major recording deal. Another vocal band L.F.O. followed in similar footsteps. Next, Pat McGlynn of the Bay City Rollers tapped Brian to be his Musical Director for their Japanese tour which included three concerts at the Budokan in Tokyo.
Most recently, Brian and Jon Anderson co-wrote the songs for their 2019 album, entitled “1000 Hands”. Chick Corea, Jethro Tulls’ Ian Anderson, Rick Derringer, Carmine Appice, Billy Cobham, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Trevor Rabin, Alan White, violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, Pat Travers, Steve Howe, the Tower of Power horn section and others all performed on it.
And the rest is, as they say…..history.