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BRIAN TARQUIN


MULTI EMMY AWARD WINNING GUITARIST/COMPOSER

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 Radio 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 32 releases, selling over 140,000 records in his career.

In 2014, Tarquin produced, engineered and composed Guitars For Wounded Warriors, which showcases Tarquin’s guitar prowess along side such world-class shredders as, Steve Morse, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Bumblefoot (Gun n Roses), Reb Beach (Whitesnake), Hal Lindes (Dire Straits), Chris Poland (Megadeth) and Chuck Loeb. The album features exclusively released tracks inspired by those military soldiers who have fought for country. Tarquin also produced and engineered Randy Coven’s last record in 2010 “Nu Groove” featuring Leslie West.

Some of his accomplishments include, custom-composing music for MTV, Extra, TMZ, CSI, ABC's All My Children, Alias and the Keanu Reeves film, The Watcher (see list of credits attached). For many years, he has engineered/produced/composed for such music production companies as First Com, Sonoton, Megatrax, One Music and Zomba Music. In fact, Brian composed and produced the successful Megatrax series, Megabeats. In 1998, he formed the rock/electronica band, Asphalt Jungle, which composed the MTV Road Rules theme, "Witchcraft” and “Tekken”.

In 2006, Tarquin opened his own boutique record label called BHP MUSIC, Ltd., specializing in instrumental guitar music. The label released the Guitar Master Series featuring guitar legends: Jeff Beck, BB King, Santana, Jimmy Page, Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, Stanley Clarke, Billy Sheehan and many others. The releases, which were composed, compiled and produced by Tarquin, received rave reviews from Guitar Player, Guitar World and Vintage Guitar Magazines. BHP Music also released, Bob Marley Remixed, which explored Marley territory with electronic grooves intertwined with original Marley vocals that garnered praised by the editor-in-chief of Mix Magazine.

In 2013 MusicBox (a division of Ole Music Publishing), did a multi-year, worldwide sub-publishing deal with Tarquin’s music production library, TV Film Trax, LLC, to represent its entire catalog, over 150 CDs to date. The library is very unique in the sense that it contains tracks from iconic guitarists like Billy Sheehan, Steve Morse, Leslie West, Frank Gambale, Gary Hoey, Hal Lindes and Chris Poland and famous heavy metal bands like Hollywood Roses, Icarus Witch, and The Electric Hellfire Club. The catalog also contains Classic Rock covers of bands like Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and ZZ Top.

Tarquin is also an established author writing “Recording Techniques of the Guitar Masters” published by Cengage Publishing, which features interviews with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Zakk Wylde, Ted Nugent, Billy Sheehan, Larry Carlton, Stanley Clarke, Steve Morse, Jeff Beck, Leslie West, Robin Trower, Tommy Emmanuel—a total of 30 outstanding players in all. Also “Insiders Guide To Music Licensing” and “Guitar Encyclopedia” published by Allworth Press. Tarquin currently writes for Music Connection in L.A. and has been a featured music writer for such national magazines as EQ, Mix, Guitar Player, Premier Guitar & Recording Magazines.

TV FILM CREDITS

America’s Next Top Model
As The World Turns
Bones
Channel News at 11
Charmed
Cheers
CSI – New York & Miami
Dr. Phil
Eyewitness News 4 Daybreak
Extra
Football Sunday
Frasier
Friends
General Hospital
Geraldo at Large
Girlfriends
Ghost Whisper
Good Morning America
Grey’s Anatomy
Guiding Light
Inside Edition
Jeopardy!
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Judge Hatchett
Judge Judy
Just Shoot Me
King of the Hill
Late Show with David Letterman
Lilo & Stitch
Malcolm in the Middle
Maury
Chill Factor (Film)
First 20 Million  (Film)
The Sender (Film)
MTV’s “Making the Video”
MTV’s “The Real World”
  Oprah Winfrey
The Watcher (Keanu Reeves Film)
Montel Williams
My Wife and Kids
Nightline
NUMB3RS
Passions
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Seinfeld
Sex in the City
Showtime at the Apollo
Smallville
South Park
Stargate Atlantis
That’s So Raven
The Bernie Mac Show
The Bold and the Beautiful
The Insider
The Nanny
The Parkers
The Simpsons
The Tyra Banks Show
The Young and the Restless
Today
Up to the Minute
Who wants to be a Millionaire
Without a Trace
10 O’clock News
24
Jeff Corwin Unleashed
Little Einsteins
MSNBC Reports
The Apprentice
60 Minutes
Will & Grace
The Chris Matthews Show
All My Children
A Current Affair
Access Hollywood
Alias

Discography

ALBUMS:                                                                    
Guitars For Wounded Warriors
Smooth Jazz Cafe
Brian Tarquin Collection
Jeff Beck Salute “El Becko 
Fretworx                                                                           
Bob Marley Remixed                
Junglization (Asphalt Jungle)                                     
Enjoy This Trip (Asphalt Jungle                               
Electro Ave (Asphalt Jungle)   
High Life                                  
Soft Touch                               
Last Kiss Goodbye                  
Ghost Dance                                                                

 

COMPILATIONS:
Guitar Masters Vol. 3 & 4: Les Paul Dedication
Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute “Lenny”
Eric Clapton Salute “I Feel Free”
Guitar Masters Vol. 2
Get the Led Out! Led ZeppelinSalute                              
Guitar Masters, Vol. 1          
This is Smooth Jazz: The Box Set           
This is Seymour Duncan: United by Tone,
This is Smooth Jazz: Love Bossa Style             
Pacific Coast Highway              
Smooth Jazz Radio Hits, Vol.2              
Smooth Jazz Radio Hits, Vol.1              
This is Smooth Jazz                 
Bossa Brava: Caliente                             
The Best of Smooth Jazz Blues            
The Best of Smooth Jazz                      
Sweet Emotions: Smooth Jazz Romance  
Welcome to the Jazz Café                    
Smooth Moods                                 
Sweet Emotions                                               
The Best of Acid Jazz Vol. 2                                         

 

PRODUCTION MUSIC LIBRARIES:
Trailerama
Rocktronica
Megabeats Vol. 5
Hollywood Buzz                                                         
Downtempo Drama                                                     
Megabeats Vol. 1 -4                                   
Jazz Nova                                
The Solo Sets: Guitar                
Chemical Soup                                                  
Guitar Studio               
Rap, Rock & House Blendz       
Commercials Non Stop 51 – Current Dance             
Leisure and Travel                          
Guitar Star                                                                   

 

LABELS:
Cleopatra/BHP (2014)
Cleopatra/BHP (2014)
Nu Groove (2009)
Nu Groove (2008)
Nu Groove (2008)
BHP Music, Ltd (2007)
BHP Music, Ltd (2006)
Cleopatra Records (2005)
ROIR (2002)
Instinct Records (2001)
Instinct Records (1999)
Instinct Records (1997)
Jazz Inspiration/MCA (1996)



BHP Music, Ltd. (2010)
BHP Music, Ltd. (2009)
BHP Music, Ltd. (2009)
BHP Music, Ltd. (2009)
BHP Music, Ltd. (2008)
BHP Music, Ltd. (2006)
Instinct Records (2000)
Seymour Duncan (2001)
Instinct Records (2000)
Jazz FM Records (2000)
Instinct Records (2000)
Instinct Records (1999)
Instinct Records (1999)
Instinct Records (1999)
Instinct Records (1999)
Instinct Records (1999)
Instinct Records (1999)
Instinct Records (1998)
Jazz FM Records (1998)
Instinct Records (1997)
Instinct Records (1996)



Music Box (2009)
Manhattan Production (2009)
Megatrax (2009)
Megatrax (2008)
Megatrax (2007)
Megatrax (2003)
Sonoton (2004)
One Music (2001)
One Music (2001)
Big Fish Audio (2001)
Sonoton (2001)
Sonoton (2001)
First Com (2000)
First Com (1999)