Metals, Membranes and Buttons

Next Tuesday, I’ll, once again, be performing at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. This will be similar to previous shows but will differ as well. In the past, this show has been mostly electronic in nature. I will be expanding on the material as well as bringing back the acoustic kit. I’ve been spending a lot of time lately arranging and programing as well as actually rehearsing the show. The goal is for everything to feel holistic, integrated and musical as opposed to a collection of bells and whistles. We shall see. Here’s a look at some of the configuration.

 

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It’s Go Time!

Had the good pleasure of recording, “The Five Best Songs in the World, Vol. 1″ by Coolidge at The Pop Machine. You can find it here.

I’m currently working on final mixes for Mick Rhodes and The Hard Eight from Los Angeles. I am also co writing and recording drums for a yet to be disclosed project. More to follow.

I recently played a private show with Michael Roe. It’s first time Mike and have performed live together in several years. Good stuff! Meanwhile, I have a lot of shows on the calendar, including The Why Store. Be sure to check this list frequently as shows are subject to change.

The Why Store

Friday, June 6, 2014 Wagon Wheel, Fort Wayne, IN 9-12

Saturday, June 7, 2014, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Indianapolis, IN 9-1

Friday, June 13, 2014, Whiskey Business, Indianapolis, IN 9-1

Saturday, June 14, 2014, Private Event, Shelbyville, IN

Friday, June 20, 2014, Early Bird’s, Fort Wayne, IN 9-12

Saturday, June 21, 2014, Drifty’s, Indianapolis, IN 9-1

 

Chris Stone

Monday, June 2, 2014, Vino Villa, Greenwood, IN 6-8:30

Thursday, June 19, 2014, Vino Villa, Greenwood, IN 6-8:30

Monday, June 23, 2014, Vino Villa, Greenwood, IN 6-8:30

Thursday, July 10, 2014, Vino Villa, Greenwood, IN 6-8:30

Monday, July 21, 2014, Vino Villa, Greenwood, IN 6-8:30

Thursday, July 31, 2014, Vino Villa, Greenwood, IN 6-8:30

Monday, August 11, 2014, Vino Villa, Greenwood, IN 6-8:30

Thursday, August 28, 2014, Vino Villa, Greenwood, IN 6-8:30

Monday, September 1, 2014, Vino Villa, Greenwood, IN 6-8:30

Monday, September 15, 2014, Vino Villa, Greenwood, IN 6-8:30

Monday, September 29, 2014, Vino Villa, Greenwood, IN 6-8:30

 

Solo-Electronic

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, Indianapolis Artsgarden, 12:15pm-1:15pm

 

Such A Night-Recreating the Music of the Last Waltz

TBA

 

Wildheart

Saturday, June 28, 2014, Mulberry, IN 6-9

Friday, July 4, 2014, Lawrence, IN, Private Event

Saturday, August 9, 2014, Flatrock, IN

Saturday, August 16, 2014, Shelbyville, IN, Private Event

 

The Bishops

Thursday, July 24, 2014, TBA

Thursday, August 7, 2014, TBA

Thursday, August 21, 2014, TBA

Thursday, September 4, 2014, TBA

Thursday, September 18, 2014, TBA

Saturday, October 25, 2014, TBA

 

With Chris Smail

Saturday, July 12, 2014, Teddy’s Burger Joint, Indianapolis, IN 6-9

Saturday, August 2, 2014, Teddy’s Burger Joint, Indianapolis, IN 6-9

Friday, September 5, 2014, Teddy’s Burger Joint, Indianapolis, IN 6-9

 

 

 

 

 

POP!

The sound of surprise. Newest. The shedding of the old. The exposure of new skin. A fitting description for me as of late.

For starters, you may notice the new look of this site. Since this is my first post since Christmas 2011, I’m happy to say that this new set up will enable me to post more frequently. So, visit often for show updates, new photos, music and videos. In fact, there are some new things up on all of those pages right now! Check it out.

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I’m happy to report that as of January this year, I am now working at The Pop Machine Recording Studio in Indianapolis. I have already worked on several cool projects with ESW, X103, Kingly T, Rex Rideout, Phyz’ica, The Neighborhood and Chisette Michelle. I have some cool bands, singer-songwriters and re-mix projects in the works. I will keep you in the know as that happen.

Meanwhile, I’ve been very busy playing lots of shows all over town. Playing with Groove Garden at the final Pacers/Knicks playoff game was a highlight. Wildheart has been playing lots fairs and private events. I’ve also done a lot of duo shows with Chris Stone, Jon Martin and Chris Coolidge. There have also been a few solo performances. These are ambient, loop oriented music. Expect to see more of this in the near future.

It was also a pleasure to participate in, “Such A Night-Recreating The Music of The Last Waltz”. I played drums on “Mystery Train” and then sang, “Mannish Boy”.

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I am also proud to announce that I am now endorsing Scymtek Cymbals. This a great new company making superb cymbals that I absolutely love playing. Glad to be part of the family.

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A CHRISTMAS SONG FOR YOU

I WOKE UP CHRISTMAS EVE
and decided that I wanted to record my own version of “Little Drummer Boy” This what I came up with Not exactly showroom quality, but I wanted to get it out while it was still timely. For all you music geeks and gear nerds, Every sound was created on my Roland Handsonic. Limiting myself this made the process a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas!

PICS, VID AND MY NEW BAND

THIS SATURDAY IS THE DEBUT
of my new project, simply called, Bryan Meyers. I will playing drums AND singing. My band will likely include various players, all of whom are remarkable musicians and good friends. Please be sure to join us every Saturday in November at“FIRESIDE BREWHOUSE”.
But, while you’re here, look around. I’ve done some house cleaning and added a lot of new photos and videos. I hope you enjoy.

Bryan Show Poster

LOANER

BORDERTOWN ROCK’N’ROLL
Came to the midwest twice this summer. I had the good pleasure to play some intensely rocking shows with Loaner from Yuma, AZ. The shows were well received. I expect there will be more to come in the near future. I’ll keep you posted but be sure to keep up to date at“LOANER”.

TODAY IS THE DAY

THE FIRST PART OF THE YEAR
I put a lot of time working with Jason Sturgeon Band. We had fun shooting the video for “Simple Life” and doing some good shows and industry showcases. In the end, my involvement was short lived. What followed was longest break I’ve had in years. It has proved to be a good thing.

This down time has lead to my first album. What started as an idea presented to me by my friend, Tony Scelzo became “Today Is The Day”. It is available from the store and “iTunes”. You can download a free song from the album at “Free Download”. I hope you not only enjoy the music but find it helps you to encourages you and helps you achieve your goals. Until then, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! God bless.

IT’S A LONG, LONG ROAD…

AS THE YEAR COMES TO A CLOSE, I LOOK BACK TO SEE ONE AMAZING YEAR.
I spent the better part of it on the tour bus with the Kelly Richey Band. I met a lot of great people and saw many parts of the country for the first time. But these things don’t last forever. We will perform 4 more shows in January. At that time, Kelly will be going on hiatus. Many thanks to Kelly and Jimmy V for inviting me to work with you this year. It has been a remarkable experience.

Michael Roe has released a great new album,“We All Gonna Face The Rising Sun”. I had the good pleasure to contribute my playing on one song. This album and “Experience Worship” are now available in the store.

So, what’s on the horizon? My good friend Matt Haupt and I have been composing music for television lately. This is been an absolute blast. I’ll keep you posted as things develope. I will post a few clips to listen to soon.

I have also begun rehearsals with a new artist to really keep you eyes and ears open for… JASON STURGEON. We have a few dates scheduled already, but plan to be hitting road pretty hard real soon. I will post the tour dates as soon as they are finalized. I hope to see many of you out on the road. Until then, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! God bless.

CALI, RECORDING AND THE BLUES

THIS YEARS NAMM SHOW COMBINED WITH BEACH VACATION WITH MY LOVELY WIFE WAS GREAT!
! Got to visit with a lot of friends at show. It was great to catch with the good folks from Spaun Drums, Kelly Shu, Meinl, XL Specialty as well as my old drum teacher Hunter Herman. Always good to have some down time at the beach in January!

I recently did some session work with Mark Imboden. Mark is a great song writer who is mostly known for the song, You Are Holy, which has been popularized my Michael W. Smith. I am looking forward to hearing the finished product. I also worked on some finishing touches on our churchs new, Experience Live Worship From The Vineyard. There is a CD release party tomorrow. However, I wont be there. Ive started working with the Kelly Richey Band Kelly is a fiery Blues guitarist from Cincinnati, OH. Its a real please to work with her and bassist Jimmy V. Well be keeping a pretty busy schedule this year, so look for us in a city near you. 

HELLO AGAIN

SORRY FOR THE LONG ABSENCE.
IT’S BEEN BUSY THESE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS.

I’ll try to be concise. There have been a lot of changes. After nine years with Ashworth, I’ve decided to call it a day. It has been a great band to be apart of. We made two albums that I am very proud of. Adam Nevins is still doing shows with various players in Indianapolis as Ashworth. Be sure to check them out. You never know, I just might play a one off in the future. Siochain continued our very busy schedule most of the year. We even release our second album, Peace By Peace. I’m really happy with this. Everyone performed wonderfully. Mike Petrow’s engineering and mixing are stellar. However, after a very productive 3 1/2 years, Siochain is no more. Greater details are at www.siochain.net . We are sad, but it feels right. Our final shows were some of the best I’ve ever experienced. Our fans came out in droves and showered us with love. Very memorable. We ended on a high note.

Despite these departures, I’ve stayed quite busy. I have the pleasure of doing a lot of jazz gigs the last several months. Weekly gigs with Reggie Bishop and frequent shows with the Jeff DeHerdt Trio have been a real treat. I’ve also played shows with two talented young ladies recently. Former American Idol contestant, Kendall Phillips is a fine singer that has been doing shows in the area. More are soon to follow. Paige Richie is an Indiana based country singer who is really turning heads. I’ve done several shows with her throughout the midwest and south. Both ladies are great talents. Keep your eyes and ears open. I’ve also done other shows with The Big Legumes and Chris Smail.

I recently started producing an up and coming album with Dave Gibbs. I worked with Dave a few years ago on his first album. We were able to bring in my friend, Mike Roe, to lay down some guitar tracks. He brought some real fire to the whole project.

Finally, I am proud to say that I am now playing Spaun Drums. My custom made kit was delivered this summer. As you can see, they sound and look amazing. I’m posting more photos of them on my images page.

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