Veteran music producer & recording engineer. Full service music production!
Video testimonial featuring Chris Urban of Crazy & The Brains, Claudi of Pink Louds, Erik Garlington of Proper., Danielle Kolker & Jesse Sternberg of Out of System Transfer, Jeffrey Lewis, Samuel Barron, and Gillian Visco of Shadow Monster.
Brian Speaker is a prolific force in the music industry, with a recording career spanning over two decades and an impressive portfolio of over three hundred and fifty albums and thousands of songs. Originally hailing from West Lafayette, Indiana, Brian's musical journey began as the frontman for the grunge rock band Sabaretto, achieving critical acclaim with their 1994 album, Swing.
As Brian transitioned from performing to recording, his expertise in live-tracking bands and capturing unique drum sounds became a magnet for talent from the thriving New York City indie rock scene. Notable collaborations include working with Grammy-winning drummer Ulysses Owens, Grammy-nominated Aaron Comess, and Lady Gaga's percussionist, George "Spanky" McCurdy.
Brian's collaborative spirit extends to diverse artists, including St. Lenox, Crazy & the Brains, Adam Green, Hamell On Trial, Ani DiFranco, Jeffrey Lewis, Sly & Robbie, and many more. As a producer, Brian goes beyond technicalities, offering invaluable insights into arrangement, melody, harmony, and even vocal delivery, ensuring each project reaches its full potential.
With a keen ear for mixing and a profound appreciation for the interplay of sounds within a space, Brian Speaker brings a wealth of experience to the table. His deep toolkit allows him to infuse emotion into every mix, creating a sonic landscape that resonates with listeners.
In the realm of mastering, Brian stands as a seasoned professional, meticulously refining the critical stage before music reaches the audience. His finely tuned ears and years of experience ensure that each piece of music achieves its maximum impact.
Beyond production, Brian's versatility shines as he contributes to projects in various capacities, from direction, arrangement, and songwriting to performing drums, bass, guitars, synths, or vocals. His commitment to guiding projects to an outstanding finish is evident, whether recording a single song or shaping an entire album.
In the winter of 2020, Brian Speaker embarked on a new chapter by relocating to Berlin, Germany, expanding his musical influence and client base into the European market. This geographical shift added diverse artists to his already impressive roster.
In recent years, Brian has collaborated with notable talents from across Europe, including Scottish artist Calum Ingram, whose distinctive sound has left an indelible mark. He's also lent his expertise to Ireland's Harry Hudson-Taylor, known for his soulful and captivating music. England's Roxanne Rawson and Frankfurt, Germany's Boo Hoo have also joined the list of artists who have benefited from Brian's seasoned guidance and production prowess.
Brian Speaker's legacy is one of making fantastic records that authentically capture the essence of artists and bands of all genres. For those seeking to record, enhance, or refine their musical creations with a seasoned professional, Brian's dedication and expertise promise to bring out the best in every project.
"Life is what's happening while you're listening to music."