Genre: Melodic Rock
Format: CD

Catalogue Number: FR CD 450
Barcode: 8024391045022

Release Date: 26-02-2010

etter believe it: Brian Howe is back to Rock !


Long regarded as one of rock's legendary voices, Brian Howe started his career in 1983 as lead vocalist for Ted Nugent on the "Penetrator" album and fronting its band on the subsequent world tour. In 1984, drummer Simon Kirke, and guitarist Mick Ralphs asked Brian to replace Paul Rodgers as the lead singer in Bad Company. Brian decided to accept the offer and continue the legend of the band. This was not an easy task, but along with Kirke and Ralphs, Brian created, wrote, recorded and toured for the following 10 years, headlining every major venue around the globe.

Along with Bad Company's highly acclaimed 1993 live CD "What You Hear Is What You Get - The Best of Bad Company - Live", Brian wrote and sold with Bad Company something like 19 million of records, highlighted by such radio and video hits as "Holy Water", "If You Needed Somebody," "No Smoke Without A Fire," and "How About That," - not to mention a few of the group's previous hits as recorded on the "live" CD.

Thirteen years after the release of his debut solo album "Tangled in Blue" (later renamed "Touch" in Europe), Brian is back with his awesome new solo album entitled "Circus Bar". To seek the right inspiration, Brian travelled to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala with producer and songwriting partner Brooks Paschal (ex Sullivan). In just a few days the inspiration flowed through and the songs that build up the bulk of the album were written. The title of the record itself comes from a little bar managed by circus performers, where Brian and Brooks spent their creative time.

Some more friends helped Brian in shaping up "Circus Bar", an album, which promises to be a career landmark for this amazing singer: Wayne Nelson of Little River Band dropped by the studio for a few days and also Pat Travers popped in and played guitar on "My Town".

The album includes also two stunning - newly recorded - remakes of the Bad Company hits "How ‘Bout That" and "Holy Water".

Mixed  to perfection by Rafe McKenna (GIANT; BAD COMPANY, TESLA, TEN), "Circus Bar" offers melodic music with an edge: 100% timeless gold class. Better believe it: Brian Howe is back to Rock !

BRIAN HOWE - all vocals
Guitars: Brooks Paschal, Dean Aicher, James Paul Wisner, Tyson Shipman and Pat Travers.
Bass guitars: Brooks Paschal, Miguel Gonzalez and Wayne Nelson.
Drums: Matt Brown.
Piano/strings: Luke Davids