Brian Beyke



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What is music? Is it defined by repetitive chords and words of lament? Experimental electric guitarist Brian Beyke has taken a different road. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Brian has been living in and playing around the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Playing in and out of coffee shops and the occasional small venue,  Brian Beyke is looking to start setting his own ground. With each song telling its own unique and personal story, Brian puts his emotions not into words, but into swirling effects and looping guitar tracks.

Brian Beyke quickly gained recognition for his live show where it was shown he could perform all the songs layered with multiple guitar and percussion tracks with out accompaniment. Brian Beyke’s trademark was his pedalboard which consisted of many loopers and guitar effect pedals that helped him shape his atmospheric and soundtrack-esque sound. He was most known on the internet through many musicians forums for his large, and neatly organized pedalboard which got him and his music international attention.

In Spring 2008 Brian Beyke traveled to many locations in Brazil playing guitar with his school’s concert choir, and had his first chance to share his music in person internationally.  Brian Beyke also formed the indie/ex[erimentl band Still Pioneers.

Three years of playing his solo electric guitar style and Brian Beyke had never put out any recordings. He made scratch demos in his room which made their way to the social networks such as virb, purevolume, and myspace. Two “release” were titled, but never released.

In Winter of 2008 Brian Beyke finally went into the studio in Charleston, Illinois to record 18 tracks. Among those songs would include those two previous “releases”; “Four Seasons” and “Somewhere Between Space & Time.”

Somewhere… is Brian Beyke’s first three full songs written in his style, and are considered more spacey, a little more melodic, and all revolve around a space motif.

Four Seasons is four songs depicting the moods of the seasons. Moving backwards from Winter to Spring, Brian Beyke brings forth feeling and emotions of doubt to renewal.


Album Title Year Label
Four Seasons2009Independent
Somewhere Between Space and Time2009Independent
Darkness and Light2010Independent





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