Born and raised in West Georgia, Brian Collins displays a true southern soul with his musical presence. Humbled by his modest upbringing as the son of two truck-driving parents, Brian exudes passion and love in every corner of his career. Brian’s a longtime veteran of the industry and demonstrates an equivalent professionalism. The soulful quality of his voice gives meaningful expression to songs that bend the lines of genres like country, southern rock, and soul. The depth of Brian’s songwriting and the magnitude of his perspective attest to his broad appeal and ever-growing fan base. His honest lyrics capture the heart of every listener. Take a cross between Eli Young Band, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, and Marc Broussard—and you have a sound unlike any other—you have something unique. And uniqueness describes Brian in every sense of the word. His tone, driven by the beats of timeless percussion and bass lines, with a modern energetic guitar, keys and steel guitar offer a well-rounded, dynamic live performance that engulfs the senses and takes audiences on a notable journey.
Add equal parts Americana, Southern Rock and Pop, strain a jigger of Gospel over chilled R&B and Southern Blues, and shake thoroughly with Jaegermeister – pour into a tall glass and you have The Brian Collins Band. Now drink it down and get ready for one hell of a show!
A born entrepreneur, Brian wears many hats in his quest to find the American Dream – producer, engineer, and of course, singer-song writer. His music reflects that same nature- introspective, brutally truthful, but hopeful. His lyrics are uplifting without being saccharine or trite. They are direct, moving and seem to touch the lives of his fans.
Brian's easy going yet hard working nature has led him to share the stage with KISS, Angie Aparo, James Otto, Colin Hay (of Men At Work), Zac Brown, the Smithereens, Marshall Tucker Band, Georgia Satellites, Edwin McCain, Blackberry Smoke , Alabama, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
"Blue Light Entertainment ", Brian’s booking and publishing company, in conjunction with "Blue Light Studio" (started by Brian in 2005) have produced/engineered albums and tracks for hard rockers Skid Row, Tony Lucca, The Luchagores, Atlanta- based rap artists T.I., Twista and Frank White, as well as acoustic rockers Nic Cowan and Tim O’Donovan. The Blue Light Studio's facilities are in great demand by producers for the clean, warm sound created in Brian’s personally designed recording rooms.
Brian Collins and his band keep an active performance schedule, traveling the country for over 150 dates a year, mostly in the South-East to the Mid-West.
Most recently they had the privilage to be the only country act to be on the bill for the first ever "KISS Kruise!"
The Brian Collins Band's debut EP, "Hello Life", was released in January of 2012 and is now available on iTunes