• Alt Folk-Rock/Sunshine Pop •
Haunted by hooks and good old-fashioned songcraft, Brian Larney is an eclectic, non-stop music making machine. The multi-instrumentalist and Connecticut native splits his time performing as a solo acoustic act and as the front-man of the Brian Larney Band. He's an alternative folk-rock singer-songwriter with an honest and thoughtful style that has been described as “quirky, earnest, and vulnerable.” It’s as rooted in the pop music writers of the mid-1960’s as the contemporary artists that he is often compared to.
Larney grew up in the Northeast obsessed with well-crafted songs and the art of harmonizing. “ We didn't have a piano, so I would get to school at 6:00 AM and sneak into the choir room just to pick out songs and work on harmonies,” he says. As a songwriter, his early efforts were he says, “overly complicated 7-minute opuses.” Through his varied tastes as a listener—which span pop to bluegrass—and work as a gigging musician touring within a diverse array of bands, he gradually essentialized his unique songwriting style.
"Larney is a master songwriter who can craft a tune that will ear worm itself into your brain with ease."
- Hartford Courant
"His music represents a time of carefreeness and joy that we all desperately need, especially now."
- Music Insider
"Melodically tuneful with vocals like those of '60s Paul McCartney, and '70s Gilbert O'Sullivan."
- Maverick Magazine
"The Crossing is a starkly beautiful song that tackles some dark social issues."
- Skope Magazine
"There isn’t any song that this male singer-songwriter-multi instrumentalist cannot put a sunny musical spin to. A treasure trove for the ears."
- Bill Copeland Music News
"This cat has too much on the ball to be a well kept secret for long."
- Midwest Record
"A wholly satisfying musical meal. You’re filled but never over-stuffed."
"His songs are organic spoonfuls of classic pop and folk, naturally sweet, non-GMO, without the sugar crash; his style hearkens back to the days of Simon and Garfunkel, the Beatles, and maybe a bit of Partridge Family."
Club Passim, Cambridge, MA
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, Boston, MA
Spaceland Ballroom, Hamden, CT
Tellus 360, Lancaster , PA
Harpoon Brewery Festival, Windsor, VT
Wall Street Theater, Norwalk, CT
Brewster Music Festival, Brewster, NY
Bijou Theater, Bridgeport, CT