Brian Hindman is from Lewisville, TX and has been writing songs for about 15 years. Sometimes collaborating with other songwriters/musicians, but often, Brian does everything himself (from writing the lyrics to arranging/recording the music). Brian is an unusual songwriter/performer, putting folk and/or classical instruments in a rock setting (mandolin/banjo/opera singer). He can be highly experimental, but he also pays a lot of attention to the lyrics and tries to reach a state of poetry with them.
Here's an insightful quote from Brian about his songwriting craft, "Many songs on the radio these days suffer from underdeveloped 'plot'. By plot, I mean the song builds continuously and slowly gives moments of clarity until the climax (lyrically speaking). Many songs these days just seem to be a bag of adjectives and pretty words that, well, don’t take the listener on a wonderful journey, stimulating the brain and heart (with music to match)."
Here's another quote from Brian about what sets his music apart from the crowd:
"One thing that sets my music apart is the willingness and drive to experiment and the ear to know when it works and when it doesn’t. I think most listeners want to hear something new and fresh (not relying on the same old gimmicks and styles). I’m also not afraid to tackle difficult subjects lyrically."
Brian usually does everything himself (from writing the lyrics to arranging/recording the music). He plays the following instruments: electric/acoustic guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, banjo, mandolin, recorder, didgeridoo, kitchen sink, etc.
1) Sang on a short comedic film that made it on the commercial DVD release of the TV show "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" as a special feature. The film is a Nicreations production and the DVD is available for purchase through Amazon.com.
2) Wrote/produced song "My Life Is An Empty Tomb". It was chosen to be on a CD compilation put out by Quickstar productions called "Unified By Grace". It is due out during Q109. The song also won a November 2008 "Honorable Mention" award from songoftheyear.com. It garnered some record label attention and has aired worldwide on a syndicated radio show.
3) CD “Cellophan Skin” (A self-released album under band moniker Elijah’s Bones”)
4) “Breaking Ground” (A self-released album that was a collaborative effort with many other songwriters to raise money for Christian missions and relief organizations)
5) Nicreations short animated film “The Emperor’s New Clothes” (wrote/performed the music and was a foley artist)
6) Wrote/produced the song "Scared Little Boy" which is packaged with the radio station automation software "TuneTracker" (part of a sample playlist).
Streaming airplay songs:
"Blood" Former winner of the "Make A Star" talent contest (http://www.makeastar.com)
"Scared Little Boy" (Beos Radio under the moniker Elijah's Bones)