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BIOGRAPHY:      @ 14.4.17

bio photoBorn in Port Lincoln South Australia, BRIAN  LETTON was raised on his  parents new land farming property, north east of Ravensthorpe in Western  Australia. Brian considers that his upbringing in this, often harsh rural  environment, taught him to appreciate the “true values of life”. After leaving school, he worked on the land for several years before moving to Katanning—South East of Perth.  Over the next few years Brian worked at several jobs, including builder, welder, truck driver, farrier, horse breaker and trainer, with the latter bringing him noted success in the harness racing  industry, both as a trainer and a reins-person. Brian was an exceptional sportsman, excelling at AFL (Australian Rules    Football) and his keen interest in the sport remains today.

In 1989, Brian began his professional career as a full time entertainer, after a   decade working as a part time musician with various local bands.   A succession of highly acclaimed awards were instrumental in Brian making the decision to move into the music industry full time. Brian writes and sings of his country and his fellow man with a rare feeling.  He writes of the things he knows, understands, loves and     believes in.  His songs have won him  Australian and International acclaim.   He has had a succession of top 10 radio hits and his first ever nomination for the prestigious “Country Music Awards of Australia” for which the coveted Gold Guitar is the trophy rewarded Brian with making the “final five” in the “Best New Talent” category, in 1991.  Over the ensuing years, Brian has been a  finalist in these awards on no less than 16 occasions.

During 2003, Brian fulfilled a career long ambition to record an album with full orchestral backing under the guidance of the legendary maestro Tommy Tycho, he has released 22 albums, with long time friend and Producer, Lindsay Butler of LBS    MUSIC.  However, the release of Album No 21, “Any Dream Will Do” in  September 2014 saw Brian proudly launch his own  recording label — Brian Letton Recordings.    His brand new release, album Number 3 on his own record label in January 2017 is somewhat of  a personal achievement for Brian, representative of the new phase in his     expansive career.  “Western Australia is Calling Me Home” has not only been released on his own recording label, but Brian has independently produced this CD, the musicians he handpicked, the arrangements and presentation reflective of his personal influence and of course, with the exception of 3 songs, the tracks are self-penned by Brian. The songs on this album connect on many different levels, they are all inspired by his compassion for Western Australia—somewhere that he considers will always be his “home”. This CD delivers some brand new sound scapes for the uniquely warm, melodic voice of one of Australia’s most gifted and enduring talents.    

Since those early days, being raised on the family farm, Brian has certainly cemented his position as one of the premier entertainers in the Australian Music Industry, his professional  career now spans more than 25 years.  Combining his annual non-stop touring, legions of fans and long lasting successful recording history, Brian has accumulated many of Australia’s most prestigious music awards and accolades.  Brian stands tall as a shining example of the success that is possible. He is totally committed to his music, his songwriting, recording and most importantly his supporters.

Possibly the best description of  BRIAN LETTON and his music is “passionate”.   Brian stands tall as a shining example of the success that is possible.   He is totally committed to his music, his songwriting, recording and most importantly his  supporters.  His commitment remains unwavering and the future holds much more in store for this extremely talented performer.