Brian Willoughby

Brian Willoughby

 Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
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Melodically intriguing. Where rock genres collide and the human emotion is awakened.

Biography

In late 2008, Brian signed with Lamon, a Grammy award-winning indie label which has allowed him much room for development and creativity on his debut album with the help of award-winning producer Dave Moody. Since June 9, 2009 his album has received radio airplay nationally and among being solicited by some high profile networks, Brian recently signed a licensing deal for the film “Much Ado About Middle School” for the song "Never Gonna Need To".

His debut album is blended with such rockin' tracks as “All This Time” and “I've Got Everything” and softer tracks that have a soothing and melodic vibe, a truly well-rounded collection of songs that to an unexpecting ear can take one on a hypnotic ride. “No Complaints” was Brian's first song written when he was 17. “I was feeling strong emotions during the time I wrote 'No Complaints' and I think that's what I needed in order to learn what being a songwriter was all about,” he recollects.

Other tracks on the album include “I'll Be There When I Can” and the closing track “I Believe” which talks about a common dilemma in society. “'I Believe' could relate to many different things but I like to think of a homeless person asking for change...you don't know who's real and who's fake. I think most of us want to help others but sometimes hesitate and wonder if it will actually make a difference”, he comments.

Brian's influences grew from a wave of musical acts that made their way to the mainstream during the past decades. Some of these include an eclectic variety of performers and bands such as Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana and the Eagles. His style began to surface after writing his first song years later. North Carolina was a haven for his musical inspiration and as a child he was exposed to oldies, soft rock and southern country at an early age. “When I was about 3 years old, I was given a kiddie guitar by my godfather. I ran around the house with it singing 'Johnny B. Goode' and Elvis songs,” he explains.

Prior to starting an official career as a pop rock recording artist Brian made his first worldwide TV appearance on the Gospel Country Network after being discovered by Dottie Snow at a regional talent convention. Since mid-summer 2009, he has performed on both large and small stages in support of his album and has gained support from a growing fan base.

Lyrics

I Believe

Written By: Brian Willoughby

What is left that's real
There's nothing left to feel
So run away with yourself
Time is passing by
You look up to the sky
It starts to rain in your face

I believe, I believe
That the world is gonna change
That's what we're hoping for
I believe, I believe
That the truth still remains
That what we're searching for

Help me over, help me out
Please don't run away
I need to get out
Help me over, help me out
Someone save the day
There's only one way out

You look around for miles
There's no sound despise
From what you see there's no theme
Some misunderstood
The rest are overlooked
And it's ashame we're the same

I believe, I believe
That the world is gonna change
That's what we're hoping for
I believe, I believe
That the truth still remains
That what we're searching for

Help me over, help me out
Please don't run away
I need to get out
Help me over, help me out
Someone save the day
There's only one way out

I believe, I believe
That the world is gonna change
That's what we're hoping for
I believe, I believe
That the truth still remains
It's been found before

Help me over, help me out
Please don't run away
I need to get out
Help me over, help me out
Someone save the day
There's only one way out

All This Time

Written By: Brian Willoughby

Hold me, control me
Holding out for better things
I might be the only one you see
Hold me, confuse me
Rearrange my everything
Be denied from everything with me

Everything, everything's like a disease
Everything, everything's cut from me
Been along, been so long
Enough to change my mind, I'm thinking

All this time
I've given enough just to make me stable
Words I write get thrown across another table
All this time hanging here won't make me able
Let me ride, I've gotta get away from here

Hold me, control me
Holding out for better things
I might be the only one you need
Steal me, confuse me
Keep me deep within my dreams
All the while there's nothing left for me

Everything, everything's like a disease
Everything, everything's cut from me
Been along, been so long
Enough to change my mind, I'm thinking

All this time
I've given enough just to make me stable
Words I write get thrown across another table
All this time hanging here won't make me able
Let me ride, I've gotta get away from here

All this time
I've given enough just to make me stable
Words I write get thrown across another table
All this time hanging here won't make me able
Let me ride, I've gotta get away from here

Discography

Self-titled debut album released June 2009 under Lamon Records and produced by multi award winning producer Dave Moody.

YOU CAN HEAR ME ON THESE STATIONS
Lite 102.9fm
WSGE 91.7fm, charted #51 top 91 albums of the year
KDTN Radio One Network
PC Music Radio
Beauty From Ashes Radio
Sound Machine Radio
HollidayRadio
Experience Radio

...and top 10 playlists across the country.

Set List

Second Chance - Shinedown
Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
Meet Virginia - Train
If You Could Only See - Tonic
Someday - Nickelback
Good Riddance - Green Day
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Be Like That - 3 Doors Down
Don't Wanna Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
Push - Matchbox 20
Name - Goo Goo Dolls
Have You Ever Seen the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
What's This Life for - Creed
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
Tomorrow - Silverchair
If You Only Knew - Shinedown
When I Dream - Brian Willoughby
Arrested By You - Brian Willoughby
I Don't Care - Brian Willoughby
Say - Brian Willoughby
No Complaints - Brian Willoughby
All This Time - Brian Willoughby
I've Got Everything - Brian Willoughby
I'll Be There When I Can - Brian Willoughby
I Believe - Brian Willoughby
Never Gonna Need To - Brian Willoughby