Crafting a song can be considered one of the most difficult art-forms due to the many moving parts that must work hand-in-hand to achieve the desired result. A well-crafted song will contain a memorable melody, a catchy hook, a relatable story, and musicality that gets your foot tapping and your ears perking. Bringing these elements together in a three and half minute song is what Brian McKenzie accomplishes on his latest release, and biggest record yet, “Resolution”.
Brian is a singer songwriter who takes elements of the country/roots blend of Americana and adds his clean, smooth vocal style to create a sound once described by a club owner as “Ameri-Crooner”. He draws on influences that range from recent artists such as Chris Isaak, Ryan Adams, Pete Yorn, and Glen Phillps to classic voices like Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash. Rather than simply emulate these artists and styles, however, Brian blends them together like a cocktail shaker would seamlessly meld separate ingredients into a cohesive, well mixed drink that you can easily get lost in.
As an avid collector of Vinyl records Brian is always on the lookout to discover sounds and influences he can draw on for new compositions. His wide range of musical tastes combined with his life experiences make for a unique perspective from which to write his material. Combine that artistry with his family-oriented and musical background based in the northeast and Brian McKenzie’s music will sound familiar and inviting while creating something fresh and exciting.
Brian has been endorsed by "Blueridge" guitars, "Shubb" Capos, and "L.R. Baggs", appeared on "The Rhode Show" on Fox 64 TV, Rhode Island, and is presently performing throughout the Northeast.