Brian Roberts


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Fiddle, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass, Cello, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet.


I am a full-time professional musician/guitarist. My background is rock guitar, but I'll play anything. Top 40s, Jazz, Surf Rock, V.G.M., Punk Rock, Reggae, Big Band, Orchestra, Contemporary Hawaiian, Sophisti-pop, Rock, Metal, Country, Modern Melodic Hardcore, Fusion, etc.

I'm always interested in meeting high-level and motivated artists if not for anything other than networking purposes. If I could have it my way, I'd be playing and/or working on music every day, 365 days a year.

As of March 29th, 2023, I'm involved with and/or have various projects in search of some musicians.

1) Karaoke Stars (live band karaoke) .KaraokeStarsHawaii
Looking for subs for all instruments; Drums, Keys, Bass, Guitar Vocals, Live Sound Engineer. We currently have a residency gig at Anna O'Brien's every second Friday and fourth Tuesday of the month. We also get booked for private parties. Looking to widen our bench.

2) Original Vocal-centric Band with Rock / Metal influences.
Looking for everything; vocalists, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, drummers, percussionists, electronic percussionists, etc. interested in writing quality original music together.

3) Guitar Instrumental Modern Jazz Fusion / Acoustic Band
Looking for musicians; guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, drummers, percussionists, electronic percussionists, etc. interested in performing high level instrumental music.

Alternatively, I like joining people, too.

Please don't hesitate to contact me. Whether you need a guitarist to back you up, a last minute sub, or someone to join your band. I'm always looking for other musicians, solo artists, projects, gigs and opportunities. You can find me on social media, BrianRoberts30 and tyrannystudios

Screen name:
Brian Roberts
Member since:
Feb 14 2016
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


Everything that I listened to growing up, and everything that I've studied, which is a lot of stuff I'd like to think.

I'm from Hawaii, and in my pre-teens, [embarrassingly] I played (and subsequently listened to and have become heavily influenced by) a lot of Super Nintendo.
In my early teens, I listened to and played pop punk (Blink-182, Sum 41, etc.).
In my later teens, I listened to and played thrash metal and power metal (Metallica, Iron Maiden, etc.)
In my early 20's I moved to Seattle. I listened to modern versions of the aforementioned thrash metal and power metal (Nightwish, Children of Bodom, etc.)

By my mid 20's, I went full time pro and did very little recreational study/listening. I found myself listening mostly to what I was working on for performances 99% of the time. This included (and was not limited to) Hawaiian Luau music, Reggae, Hawaiian Reggae (Jawaiian), Pop, anything Top 40's, Country, Jazz, Big Band, K-Pop, etc.

Nowadays I like to listen to and play any genre as long as it's "good." What is "good" to me? Anything delivered in time, in pitch and at the right balance of volume.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Bass Guitar:
Background Singer:


Pro gear. Rather not post online to a public source.