MULTI EMMY AWARD WINNING GUITARIST/COMPOSER
New York, NY - The Multi Emmy Award winning composer/guitarist Brian Tarquin has established himself as a top rate TV composer/recording artist and owner of Jungle Room Studios. In 2002, 2003 and 2005 he won an “Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series” and has been nominated for an Emmy 6 times. In 2006 SESAC honored him with the Network Television Performance Award. Tarquin first graced the Top 20 Billboard Charts back in 1997 with the commercial release; This is Acid Jazz, Vol. 2 on Instinct Records, followed by several solo jazz albums, which charted Top 10 at Contemporary Jazz in the late 90’s. From 1996 to 2001, Brian recorded four solo albums, Ghost Dance, Last Kiss Goodbye, Soft Touch and High Life and has appeared in over 12 Instinct compilations, selling over 130,000 records in his career. In 2008, Tarquin produced and wrote Fretworx, which showcased new recordings by guitar greats, Steve Morse, Billy Sheehan, Frank Gambale, Andy Timmons, Will Ray, plus many others. The album featured, exclusively released tracks inspired by those who lost their lives on 9-11, in which a portion of the profits were donated to the Friends of Firefighters 9-11 Foundation. It also contained rarity tracks from Steve Vai, Santana & Tommy Bolin, plus personal liner notes written by Hal Lindes of Dire Straits.
Some of his accomplishments include, writing the theme music for MTV's Road Rules, as well as producing music for many other TV shows such as CSI, ABC's Making The Band, Extra, Alias and the Keanu Reeves film, The Watcher (see list of credits attached). For many years, he has produced/composed for such Music Production Companies as First Com, Sonoton, Megatrax, One Music and Zomba Music. In fact, Brian wrote and produced the successful Megatrax series, Megabeats. In 1998, he formed the rock/electronica band, Asphalt Jungle, which debuted, Electro Ave, receiving critical acclaim. It incorporated funky big beats with metallic percussive guitar riffs and featured the MTV Road Rules theme, "Witchcraft.” It also contained the track "Tinsel Town" which was heard by millions of Making the Band viewers. With a unique style, Asphalt Jungle blended live raw guitar tones with fast paced bottomless grooves.
In 2006, Tarquin opened his own boutique record label called BHP MUSIC, specializing in instrumental guitar music. In 2007, the label released the acclaimed guitar compilation, Guitar Masters, Vol.1 which featured guitar legends: Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, Stanley Clarke, Billy Sheehan and many others. The compilation, which was compiled and produced by Tarquin, received rave reviews from the editor-in-chief of Guitar Player Magazine and Vintage Guitar Magazine, who both graciously contributed the Liner Notes for the compilation. The BHP Music then released, Bob Marley Remixed, which explored Marley territory with dance grooves intertwined with original Marley vocals that garnered praised by the editor-in-chief of Mix Magazine. If that was not enough, Tarquin is a featured music writer and has been published in such national magazines as EQ, Guitar Player, Premier Guitar and Recording.
TV FILM CREDITS