Brian Henly
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Brian Henly

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Brian Henly is an Atlanta producer, composer, keyboardist, vocalist and director of the
COMPASSION Project, now in production. Henly's entertainment career is as diverse as the-
music he makes, a sound that encompasses almost every possible music genre: soft rock,
R&B, funk, classical, and jazz - carefully melded with gifted, original compositions and.
Brian began studying guitar at age 13 in his native Chicago and played with local bands
during high school before forming his own groups. Over the course of his musical
evolution, he picked up bass, piano, trombone and drums, along with his mastery of the
keyboards. \
A composition major at The American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, his curriculum
involved diverse studies in voice, theory, piano, history and music involvement, which
were tantamount in developing his solid foundation in the understanding of musical
ideology. After a couple years at the Conservatory, his professional music career
developed and he began performing in Chicago's popular venues such as Valhalla's in
Hyde Park, Chicago Fest at Navy Pier, and Near North's Goldstar Sardine Bar. A
versatile and driven achiever, Brian also made his mark in the business world. He •"
became the youngest and first minority trader to exchange treasury bills at the Chicago
Mercantile Exchange, executing trades in excess of $50 to $300 million weekly.
By the mid -80's, Henly had settled in Atlanta and was soon in demand for private parties
and studio production sessions, which led to work in Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles.
In Atlanta, his talents have been showcased at places like The Crab House, Fat
Tuesday's, Chit Chats, Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Macy's Cellar and The Roxy. He has also
worked with Metro Music in Sales and Seriously Sound as a Technical and Sound .
Engineering Assistant for various artists. • '
Brian's musical journey has led him to associations and collaborations with many
talented well established artists on the Atlanta music scene: Ted Hawe, Sam Knox of
Arcadia Productions, Kevin Kendricks (Cameo), Wizard (Mother's Finest), Pat Buchanan
(Hall & Oates), Spencer Beanne (Gladys Knight), Randy Hall (Ray Parker Jr.), David
Cole (Star Shower), Darryl Jones (Miles Davis, Sting), Melvin Wells, (Cameo, Rescue
Productions, Kofi Burbridge (Whitney Houston, After 7) and many others.
Currently working as a producer through his own Lordson Productions, Henly keeps his
talent well honed as Band Director, Keyboard and Vocalist at night clubs and private
parties with a repertoire ranging from the NeoSoul sounds ofKem, to the genius of '
R&B's Stevie Wonder, to mainstream composers Burt Bacharach and Oscar
Hammerstein, not to mention his own original compositions. Brian Henly's future goals
and objectives are to compose lyrics and music for established artists and himself, as well
as producing and directing music for video and film. ; .
You may contact Brian Henly at lordson 13@msn. corn or 770-457-6745.