Info: Who is Brian Walton? Well, first of all, he's not a younger, more handsome version of Tommy Tiernan with a guitar. Brian Walton and his band are the butterfly to former nom du plume Fusion Family's caterpillar and has already worked with some big names in the music industry, particularly Stateside. Chief among them is producer Danny Saber, former member of Black Grape who has worked on records with The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, U2 and Public Enemy among others, and included one of Brian and Fusion Family's songs 'Hate' on his recent album, Saber Bytes Vol.2.
The Brian Walton Trio, which I will briefly refer to them as for the purpose of this piece, consist of the man himself, drummer Reo Odirile and lead guitarist Alex Skinner, are currently putting the finishing touches to their new album, Dreams Like These which they recorded in L.A. over the course of the summer. Brian & co. currently have 4 tracks available to listen to on SoundCloud here https://soundcloud.com/walton-brian-music. First up is the above track, 'Love Makes You Crazy' which brings forth feelings of summer and more than a hint of Van Morrison and is the new single for the band (see more details below). After a good few listens I've decided my own personal favourite is 'When I Grow Up', starts of with a 60's psych feel á la King Crimson's 'I Talk To The Wind' and then it turns into a Phil Lynott / Republic of Loose mashup, very catchy and feel good, you can certainly hear the funk sound that was a trademark of Fusion Family. Hear for yourself here;
If you enjoyed the above and you're looking for a good night out, Brian, Reo and Alex will be launching the new single / throwing a party at The Tramyard on Castle Street in Dalkey, Co.Dublin next Saturday, 28th of September, and thanks to the lovely people at music PR company www.orchestrate.ie we have two free tickets to give away, it's first come first served so don't dilly dally and contact me on either the blog's Twitter account or Facebook Page to get your hands on the tickets.