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Brian O'Neal

Born: July 5, 1965    Primary Instrument: Keyboard

Brian O'Neal

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Brian O’Neal first discovered his love for music at the tender age of six, when he began taking drum lessons. Although Brian (known to his friends as “Bean”) learned to play many instruments including saxophone, bass, and trombone, he aspired to be a professional drummer until his sophomore year in high school, when his grandmother “Daisy” purchased his first piano at age sixteen. Brian’s excitement for piano developed from experimenting with melodies and chords. His skills matured, developing him into a self-taught Pianist. He received a full piano/music scholarship to Alcorn State University in 1984. ...
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Awards:

Wayman Tisdale 2010 Humanitarian Award
Brian O’Neal can be characterized simply as a musical architect. Conveying melodies that captivate the heart, soul and now with the recent release of his sophomore CD titled modestly “Daisy” he enthralls your rhythm and feet as well, with foot tapping, hand-clapping, jazzmatic grooves along side with alluring, sooth sounds that keep your mind afloat to breathtaking possibilities.

”Daisy” pays tribute to O’Neal’s late grandmother Daisy O’Neal who both influenced and nurtured his musical endeavors. It expresses a multi-faceted array of compilations, polished flavor and much more. On it, he exploits his versatility with the explosive composition called ”Daisy” the title track from this newly release sophomore CD, later bringing you down a notch with the melodic sound of the tune “No Words Necessary” which symphonically takes you on a magical journey of self expression without words. The song titled “Mesmerized” is one of his personal favorite musical productions, which sustains an array of positive energies from all who embark upon it. It is purely what its title proclaims “mesmerizing.”

You haven’t engaged in musical solace until you’ve pick up a copy of Brian O’Neal’s “Daisy.” It’s a timeless collection of harmonious bliss that you certainly do not want to miss.

MOOD SWINGS - release 2004 DAISY - 2007 TIS THE SEASON - 2008

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