Haunted by hooks and good old-fashioned songcraft, Brian Larney is an eclectic, non-stop music-making machine. The Connecticut native splits his time performing as a solo acoustic act and as the front-man of his band Brian Larney and The Town Hall. He’s an alternative folk-rock singer-songwriter with an honest and thoughtful style that has been described as “quirky, earnest, and vulnerable.” Larney’s music is as influenced by pop songs of the mid-1960s as it is by the contemporary artists he’s often compared to, such as Jason Isbell and The Decemberists.
Larney grew up in the Northeast, obsessed with well-crafted songs and the art of vocal harmony. “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, Larney’s early efforts were “overly-complicated 7-minute opuses.” Through his varied tastes as a listener (which span pop to bluegrass) and tours as a gigging musician with power pop, post-punk, and Americana groups, Brian gradually essentialized his songwriting style.
Cutting edge AI company and music promotion team, Zenabi, probably describe the Larney sound best: “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.”