Bryan Pearson – Associate Director

Bryan Pearson – Bass/Vocals/Keys

Bryan is a multi-talented musician from the United Kingdom. He is skilled in playing multiple instruments, singing and playing the piano, but his specialty is as an acoustic and electric bass player. He has worked extensively in Australia and overseas.

Throughout his career, Bryan has had many highlights, including recording and broadcasting sessions with the Tommy Watt Orchestra for the BBC. He also toured the world on P & O Passenger Liners with Hubert Warren Orchestras. During his time in the UK, Bryan has backed many famous stars, such as Tommy Cooper and Les Dawson, and performed in the band for the “Black & White Mistrel Show”.

After moving to Australia, Bryan played with many bands of varying styles and began teaching music and conducting bands in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary institutions. Recently, Bryan has played in the show bands on MV Mercury, MV Diamond Princess and the Star Princess, as well as a contract with the resident orchestra on RMS Queen Mary 2 in its inaugural year.

Currently, Bryan works as a Multi-Instrumental Music Specialist Teacher for Education Queensland. He has played with the Queensland Pops Orchestra, backing Eric Idle, and recently the King’s Singers, the Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra. He is also a free-lance jazz/classical performer and plays for the “Mood Music Orchestra”, as well as the bass chair in the “Mood Music Band” and the Brisbane-based duo “Amica”, in collaboration with Kathy.

Bryan is actively involved in promoting and researching Salon Music, which has helped Mood Music to create a diverse and authentic Salon Orchestra for Brisbane audiences. His inspiration for this comes from his childhood memories of visiting the seaside town of Scarborough in the UK, where a professional Salon Spa Orchestra still performs to this day. Bryan has been a valuable member of the Mood Music Team for several years.