Brian McLean

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Music has always been very important to me and I grew up listening to a wide variety of genres from traditional scottish folk songs to progressive rock...After a brief attempt at piano lessons, I eventually started playing both classical and electric guitar even though I knew I was not talented enough to play in a rock band (a brief childhood daydream).
On the other hand, since I have a technical inclination it was very easy for me to learn the principles of audio engineering and become the 'sound-guy' for the bands that my wife sings with. This was both a FUN way to spend time together and contribute to the success of the performances. Over the years, I have broadened my experience with various types of audio equipment (both analog and digital) and worked for other bands as well as a professional audio company producing local music festivals. I am also a bit of a 'gear-junkie' and am constantly replacing and upgrading my personal rig which I use for band and DJ Gigs.

 Current & previous local bands

  • PMS
  • The Stimulators
  • Ethyl and the Mermen
  • Mike & Kim
  • Cry Wolf
  • Hippy Sheiks

Sampling of Band Venues

  • Barfly's - Federal Hill, Baltimore MD
  • Cat's Eye Pub - Fells Point, Baltimore MD
  • Four Season Hotel - Inner Harbor, Baltimore MD
  • Recher Theatre - Towson MD
  • Hunt Valley Country Club - Hunt valley MD
  • Bayou Blues Cafe - White Marsh MD
  • St.Josephs Church - Cockeysville MD
  • Smithsonian Air & Space Museum - Washington D.C.
  • Johannson's Restaurant - Westminster MD
  • Riverwatch Restaurant & Marina - Essex MD
  • Pioneer Pub - Hereford MD
  • Dean's Restaurant - Hampstead MD
  • Journeys - Frederick MD
  • Timber Ridge Inn - BelAir MD
  • Stone Mill Bakery - Lutherville MD
  • Bare Bone Brill & Brewery - Ellicott City MD

Festivals/Events (Articulate Pro Audio)

  • 2009 Essex Festival (Tommy Vann, Gene Vincent and the Cruisers, Storm)
  • 2009 Children's Cancer Foundation Annual Celebrity Ball (Peter Noone & Herman's Hermits)
  • 2009, 2010, 2011 Fell's Point Fun Festival (Tecuani, La Firma, Bailes de me Tierra, Rumba Club, Soluccion, Arte Flamenco, Bande Caliente, Mamauca, Bachata VIP, La Firma, Alafia, Ocho de Bastos)
  • 2009,2010 Maryland Irish Festival (Dublin City Ramblers, Screaming Orphans, 2U, The Rovers,  James Gallagher, TIPSC, Brendan Pelan, Barleyjuice, Charm City Saints)
  • 2010 Bel Air July 4th Festival & Parade
  • 2010 Baltimore Flower Festival
  • 2010 Canton Wine and Jazz Festival
  • 2010 Linganore Vineyard Reggae Festival
  • 2010 Westminster Concert in the Park (The Reagan Years)
  • 2010 ELG Concert Series (Fabolous, Ginuwine)
  • 2010 Fort Dupont Concert Series (Midnight Star)
  • 2011 Children's Cancer Foundation ChildFest (Elmo from Sesame St)
  • 2011 Corporate event @ Smithsonian Air & Space Museum (David Bach Consort)
  • 2011 US Mayors Conference (Mambo Combo, 2econdN8ture)
  • 2011 Baltimore City Parks & Rec summer concert series (Corinthia Cromwell, David Bach Consort)
  • 2011 MD Wine Festival (Mason Vixon, Big Cam & the Lifters, Uncle Jack Band, Bourbon Street Ramblers)

Current "Live Sound and Lights" Rig

  • Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2 digital mixer
  • Behringer XR-18 wireless mixer
  • dbx DriveRack PA & PX (FOH & Mon)
  • BBE Sonic Maximizer 882i x2 (FOH & Mon)
  • Lexicon MX200 effects
  • QSC K10 active speakers (FOH)
  • QSC Ksub active subwoofers (FOH)
  • Peavey PR10P active speakers (Mon)
  • 100' 16+8 snake
  • Assorted vocal, instrument & drum mics
  • Chauvet 4-Bar LED PARs
  • Chauvet 4-Play LED Moonflowers
  • Chauvet 6-Spot LED Spots (x2)
  • Chauvet Cirrus LED+Laser FX
  • ADJ Quad-Phase LED gobo
  • ADJ SnapShot LED strobes (x2)
  • Chauvet Obey-10 DMX controller
  • 10' truss system & asst.stands