Multi Emmy Award winning Brian Tarquin is an established top rate composer/guitarist. He has won 3 Emmy's for “Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series” and has been nominated for an Emmy 6 times. In 2016, Tarquin’s release Guitars For Wounded Warriors was nominated for Best Album by the Independent Music Awards, 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 (FourPlay). In 2006 SESAC honored him with the Network Television Performance Award. Tarquin has graced the Top Billboard Charts with such commercial releases as: This is Acid Jazz, Vol. 2, Sweet Emotions, and Bossa Brava: Caliente on Instinct Records, followed by several solo jazz albums, which charted Top 10 at Smooth Jazz Radio. Brian has appeared on 36 releases, selling over 140,000 records in his career.
In 2017 Tarquin composed, produced and performed on Orlando In Heaven, a special project featuring an incredible cast of musical virtuosos playing their hearts out for the Pulse victims in Orlando. The album showcases Tarquin's guitar prowess on every song along side such world-class players as guitar icon Larry Coryell, vocalist Phil Naro (Talas, Julian Lennon), Grammy jazz guitarist Mike Stern, fretless bass extraordinaire Tony Franklin (Jimmy Page), Chris Poland (Megadeth), Hal Lindes (Dire Straits), Will Ray (The Hellecasters), jazz keyboardist Bobby Baldwin & Grammy nominee Denny Jiosa. The album features exclusively released tracks inspired by victims of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Partial Proceeds donated to Catholic Charities of Central Florida. They provide case management and supportive services for victims and family members of the Pulse shooting in Orlando.
Brian has an extensive analog/digital studio called Jungle Room Studios in Florida featuring a classic 1980’s Trident 24 British recording console, Otari MTR 90 2-inch tape machine, Otari RADAR II digital multi-track recorder, Pro Tools, Logic, Final Cut, Sony 5003 2 track 1/2" mix down and many pieces of classic outboard gear like the Neve Compressor 33609, Rupert Neve Designs Portico II Master Buss Processor, Neve 1074, Chandler ltd Germanium Compressor, Purple Audio MC-77 Limiter and host of other gear including an array of microphones, guitars, amplifiers and plug-ins. Jungle Room Studios has been featured in Mix Magazine, Pro Audio News, Electronic Musician and EQ magazines. In his studio Brian has recorded/produced such guitar greats as Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Billy Sheehan, Steve Morse, Leslie West, Frank Gambale and bass virtuosos Randy Coven & Tony Franklin.
In 2006, Tarquin opened his own boutique record label called BHP MUSIC/GUITAR TRAX, specializing in instrumental guitar music. The label releases the Guitar Master Series featuring guitar legends: Jeff Beck, BB King, Santana, Jimmy Page, Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, Stanley Clarke, Billy Sheehan to name a few. The releases, which were composed, compiled and produced by Tarquin, received rave reviews from Guitar Player, Guitar World and Vintage Guitar Magazines. Tarquin also produced and engineered bassist Randy Coven’s last record, Nu Groove featuring Leslie West in 2010. And if that’s not enough Tarquin has a radio show called Guitar Trax on WFIT 89.5FM on the Florida Space Coast. He hosts in depth interviews with world-renowned guitarists monthly.
Some of his other accomplishments include, custom-composing music for 24, 20/20, CSI, Pawn Stars, Cajun Pawn, Extra, TMZ, ABC’s All My Children, Alias, MTV (Road Rules Themes) and films, The Watcher and Chill Factor, (see below credits). For many years, he has composed/produced over 25 CDs 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.