Brian Tichy grew up thinking that everybody wanted
to play the drums, it's just that not everybody got
the chance. But if you did get to own a set, you were
a part of the few, the proud. Brian got a set in 4th grade and it was all over
from there. He agreed to take private lessons to prove
his interest, which unbeknownst to him, would help in
the long run. At about the same time, KISS entered his
life and took over. It was all about cranking the
records up, putting the headphones on, and becoming
Peter Criss at Madison Square Garden! Soon after, Led
Zep, Nugent, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Sabbath and
Rush were discovered. Total middle class metal!
Even though drums were the obsession, the power
of a heavy guitar riff could not be denied. So he
started picking Zep, Sab,+ AC/DC riffs up off his
guitar buddies and practiced them on a half-assed
Throughout high school, Brian played drums non-stop,
but, Goddamn!, listen to these insane guitar players!
He started feebly attempting to figure out leads by
Randy Rhoads, Yngwie Malmsteen, George Lynch, etc...,
immersing himself in the 80's guitar god scene.
After, high school, Brian went to Berklee College
of Music for 3 years diving deeper into studying
Exposed to jazz, funk, and fusion, he practiced
non-stop to "catch up" to where he new his ability
should be. He also learned a lot from all the guitar
After playing around Boston in various bands,
Brian started getting work as a touring, recording
drummer. And for the past 11 years, that's what's
either kept him alive, or kept him from getting
through a day stress free!! Goddamn music business!
With the exception of a couple embarrassing
and/or shortlived gigs, Brian has either toured or
Vinnie Moore, (instrumental gtr. virtoso, and
one hell of a guy!)-"Out of Nowhere" CD and US Tour, including. opening for RUSH on the East Coast, 10 dates and Madison Square Garden (a highlight!)
Sass Jordan, (bad-ass bluesy, ballsy femalesinger), "Rats" CD, and Canadian tour, including opening
for Santana @ LA Forum.
Andrew Strong, (the Committments singer, another bad-ass singer), recording.
Stevie Salas, (Groovy, funky, Hendrixy, guitar god) Too many Cd's to mention, all have have cool,
groovy drums with aggression, go to his site. Toured US, Japan, Europe.
Nickelbag, (Stevie Salas, Carmine Rojas fromBowie and R. Stewart, and Bernard Fowler on ld.vox, his day job is backup singer for a little band you may
have heard of called the Rolling Stones.) Toured Japan, US. 2 CD's: Mas Feedback, and 12 Hits and a Bump.
Pride & Glory, (Zakk Wylde, gtr. god from Ozzy's
band, original "drink yourself to the bottom of the
swamp" band. The bastard son of John Entwhistle, James
Lo Menzo on bass. 1 CD. Toured US (Nugent, Skynyrd).
Japan, and Europe, (Donington, Aerosmith)
Slash's Snakepit, (G-n-R gtr. hero Slash's band).
Toured US (opened 2 VH shows), toured Japan, Europe,
(Donington), South America.
Foreigner, don't they have a couple hits? Maybe like 20? 2 Summer US Tours: '98 + '99.
Ozzy Osbourne, Hell yeah!!!!! I got to keep time
on the hi-hat while Ozzy sang, "Generals gather in
their masses!" A high point. Tour, Ozzfest 2000.
BALL- who? what? You'll know soon. Brian's own
band that he fronts on guitar and vox. In '97, Brian
started writing seriously with intentions of
ultimately not having to look for work, but creating
it. And only writing music that he, himself gave a
shit about and was excited about. If you like it,
listen. If not, please hang up and try again. The
other guys in the band, Fingers and Travers, are great
friends as well as musicians. 1 CD, "The Grand Human
Disaster Scenario" released in Japan, May of '99. New
US CD Coming out before Summer, 2001, on Time Bomb