Brian Cook

Brian Cook

BandR&BAdult Contemporary

Smooth Rhythm and Blues Inspirational. A lovely mix of Brian's mellow voice brought to life by a grooving band and bone-sticking, inspirational lyrics. www.briancooksings.com www.aivilorecords.com

Biography

Aivilo Records is proud to introduce vocalist, Brian Cook. This crooner, songwriter, and instrumentalist is reminiscent of such classic soul legends as Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gay, and Teddy Pendergrass. His silky sound and velvety tone skillfully blend into a seamless flow. Brian’s buttery voice melts hearts while his lyrics stick to the bones of individual reality. He is an enjoyable, while inspiring, listening experience for all.

Brian Cook has been singing since age 5 and is quickly growing into one of the most anticipated artists of this generation. Formerly known as “Baltimore’s Best Kept Secret,” Brian released his first CD independently in 1996. His accolades include background vocalist for R&B sensation Lil’Mo and band director for gospel phenomenon Damon Little & New Beginnings. He gave a riveting performance at the Billboard R & B Hip Hop Awards Show last September, that simply stole the show. He recently sang on the Steve Harvey Morning Show and is still receiving inquiries after the live on-air performance. He has also shared the stage with internationally renowned artists such as Amele Larrieux, 112, Amerie, Fred Hammond, and Vicki Winans and is poised to step into his place as one of the leading voices of the soul inspiration music movement. Fresh off a stirring performance at Alonzo Mourning's Summer Groove Block Party, Brian Cook is ready to capture hearts and stir souls. The best is truly yet to come from this very talented young man.

Lyrics

I'm Not That Man

Written By: Burnie Stevenson, Brian Cook

Verse

Girl, there’s one thing you got to help me understand
Before you walk out the door
Why does the next guy always got to pay
For the guy who came before

Chorus

I meant every word I told you
This time you found the one
I promise you forever is for real
And I’m for real

I ain’t that man you’re used to being with
The first argument, he up and calls it quits
I want what you want, a long relationship
Baby girl, love is here to stay

Verse

I know you feel you got to take me through these changes
Got to try me, test me, girl won’t you let me be the one
I can prove that love ain’t an overnight thing
Oh no, this man ain’t gonna let you go

Chorus

I meant every word I told you
This time you found the one
I promise you forever is for real
And I’m for real

I ain’t that man you’re used to being with
The first argument, he up and calls it quits
I want what you want, a long relationship
Baby girl, love is here to stay

Bridge

Listen girl I know how love hurts
And you want it to work out the first time
Oh, it gets so hard to trust again
Someday you’re gonna believe in someone
So it might as well be now
So turn around, look at me, baby don’t walk out
Listen love is here to stay

Chorus

I ain’t that man you’re used to being with
The first argument, he up and calls it quits
I want what you want, a long relationship
Baby girl, love is here to stay

Repeat Chorus

I ain’t that man you’re used to being with
The first argument, he up and calls it quits
I want what you want, a long relationship
Baby girl, love is here to stay

Discography

Christmas Love, I'm Not That Man, He Will. You can visit myspace.com/baltimoresbestkeptsecret or cdbaby.com/briancook or www.briancooksings.com or www.aivilorecords.com

Set List

Classified mostly as R&B, typical set normally is Come Back Home, Ain't Nothing Changed, Turn Back The Clock, I'm Not The Enemy, I'm Not That Man, It's Still Me and You--Cover Songs: Gap Band-Girl, You Knock Me Out, Frankie Beverly Maze-Before I Let You Go, Luther Vandross-Don't You Remember?