Still, as far as anyone knows, the only man living or dead, who has jammed with both Wayne Newton and Spinal Tap, Brian Lovely...yeah, that's his real name, whose influences ultimately trace back to artists like The Beatles, Syd Barrett and Steely Dan, is a musical artist who triggers his muse amidst the flotsam and jetsam of midwestern rust belt culture invoking ecstatic utopian day dreams, vivid moments of whimsy, sardonic rants, bold and shameless declarations of love and loss and living sketches with a strong sense of time and place. As a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian has brought his diverse influences to bare on a new CD, Superimpose. With a little help from his friends, Ross Rice (Steve Earle, Amy Rigby, Banyan, Jill Sobule, Swan Dive), Chris Arduser (The Bears, Graveblankets, Psychodots) and Chris Estes (D.C. Talk), Brian imprints a personal and blissed-out vision on twelve original songs. Whether performing solo or with his band, Flying Underground, Lovely propels his 'triggered' muse into aerobatic loop-de-loops through tight and understated arrangements,extended free-for-all jamming and dynamic playing that mirrors the urgent and of-the-moment spirit of his songs. An acclaimed guitarist and bassist, Brian's checkered past includes an international tour with Adrian Belew, sideman duties for a whole range of pop, rock, soul and jazz artists including Seventies' clunk rocker Eddie Money, Sixties' pop star Lou Christy, Count Basie singer Bill Caffee, and late great jazz guitarist Cal Collins. Other closet skeletons include two platinum records as a behind the scenes writer and session player for Blessid Union Of Souls. His work has been featured on PBS, NBA Inside Stuff, and Pokemon: The First Movie which makes him very popular with his nephews. Brian's 'man behind the curtain' work has recently propelled the signing of Cincinnati rock band Pay The Girl to TVT Records.
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