Over the last 20 years, Brian Young has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s premier power-pop drummers. He first gained attention as a member of the legendary Posies, one of the most influential and respected bands to emerge from the early-90’s Seattle scene. After recording and touring with the Posies for the first half of the nineties, he then joined New York’s Fountains of Wayne in 1996; the group has since recorded five highly acclaimed major label albums, were twice GRAMMY nominated in 2003 and have toured the world numerous times.

Indeed, Brian’s diverse abilities allow him stretch far beyond the world of power pop. In his spare time, he has also managed to record (nearly 100 albums), produce and/or perform with artists such as America, Krist Novoselic, IVY, Jim Carroll, Burt Bacharach, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Walkabouts, Japanese pop megastar Junko Yagami, Tokyo's "Broken Country Girls" and numerous others.

In his playing, one can often detect classic influences like Cheap Trick’s Bun E. Carlos, Ringo Starr, and Blondie’s Clem Burke, combined with a hard-hitting, aggressive style befitting today’s modern rock.

Brian was featured by Modern Drummer Magazine in June, 2007 where he disclosed that his drumming has been influenced by “The great studio drummers of the 1970s and to some degree, every musician that I've ever heard or seen.”

Brian's stick of choice:
American Classic® 5AN
Tear drop tip for rich cymbal sounds. Light and fast for jazz orchestral and pit work.
L = 16" | Dia. = .565"
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