Growing up, Paolo Brian cut his teeth on the traditional. However, this multi-instrumentalist’s musical inclinations are far from conventional. A classically trained pianist and Royal Conservatory graduate, Paolo traded in his orthodox ivories in order to create his own brand of personal and melody-rich pop music.
Before long, his penchant for the Beach Boys and the Beatles blossomed into more than just home-made mix tapes and in 2011 Paolo self-recorded and released his first solo album Blue and Gold. His music’s distinct balance of poetic and punchy earned him gigs at cafes and bars across Vancouver and a loyal following of fans eager to hear more of Paolo’s lively lyrical narrative.
Since then, Paolo has added several more releases to his catalogue, played keyboards on “This is the Shoes” Bust EP (2013) and was the bass player for Vancouver chamber pop sextet “The Ruffled Feathers”. His latest release “Never Forever” is a lush and melodic contemplation on the demise of love, and the honest redemption and rise possible thereafter.