Brian Tarquin

Multi Emmy Award-winning composer/guitarist Brian Tarquin is a highly respected TV composer/recording artist. He also owns Jungle Room Studios. He was nominated six times for Emmys and won the Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction for Drama Series in 2003, 2003, and 2005. SESAC awarded him the Network Television Performance Award in 2006. Tarquin’s first appearance on the Top 20 Billboard Charts was in 1997 when he released the commercial This is Acid Jazz Vol. Instinct Records released 2 and several solo jazz albums followed by 10 which reached the Top 10 on Contemporary Jazz Radio in late 1990’s. Between 1996 and 2001, Brian released four solo albums: Ghost Dance, Last Kiss Goodbye and Soft Touch. He also appeared on more than 32 albums and sold over 140,000 records. Tarquin was responsible for the production, engineering, and composition of Guitars For Wounded Veterans in 2014. This album showcases Tarquin’s guitar prowess alongside world-class shredders like Steve Morse (Gun n Roses), Reb beach (Whitesnake), Hal Lindes, Dire Straits), Chris Poland, Megadeth, and Chuck Loeb. This album contains only released tracks that are inspired by military soldiers who have served their country. Tarquin also produced Randy Coven’s final record, “Nu Groove”, featuring Leslie West. His accomplishments include custom-composing music to MTV, Extra and TMZ. For many years, he has engineered/produced/composed for such music production companies as First Com, Sonoton, Megatrax, One Music and Zomba Music. Brian actually produced and composed the Megabeats series of Megatrax. He formed Asphalt Jungle in 1998. They were a rock/electronica group that composed the MTV Road Rules theme “Witchcraft”, and “Tekken”. Tarquin started his own record label, BHP MUSIC, Ltd., specializing on instrumental guitar music. The Guitar Master Series was released by the label featuring guitar legends Jeff Beck, Santana and Jimmy Page, as well as Zakk Wylde (Stanley Clarke), Billy Sheehan, and many more. Tarquin composed, compiled, and produced the releases. They received rave reviews in Guitar Player, Guitar World, and Vintage Guitar Magazines. BHP Music released Bob Marley Remixed. This album explored Marley territory, with electronic grooves interwoven with original Marley vocals. It was praised by Mix Magazine’s editor-in-chief. MusicBox, a division of Ole Music Publishing, signed a multiyear, worldwide subpublishing agreement with Tarquin’s music production library, TV Film Trax, LLC to represent the entire catalog, which includes over 150 CDs. The library features tracks by iconic guitarists such as Steve Morse and Billy Sheehan. It also includes songs from Leslie West and Frank Gambale. You will also find Classic Rock covers by artists like Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan in the catalog. Tarquin is also a well-known author, having written “Recording Techniques of the Guitar Masters”, published by Cengage Publishing. It features interviews with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani. Also, Ted Nugent, Ted Nugent. Steve Morse. Steve Morse. Jeff Beck, Leslie West. Robin Trower. Tommy Emmanuel. This makes a total of 30 outstanding musicians. Allworth Press also publishes “Insiders guide to music licensing” and “Guitar Encyclopedia”. Tarquin is currently a writer at Music Connection in Los Angeles and has previously been a featured musician for national magazines such as EQ, Mix Guitar Player, Premier Guitar, and Guitar Player.

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