Brian Baker is a singer/songwriter living in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne, Australia. He sings and plays guitar, keyboards, bass and drums.
After moving to Australia from New Zealand in 1980, he performed with many Australian bands, securing a Sony recording deal with “The Ones” in 1986 after signing a publishing deal with Rondor Music. Around this time he scored his first song placement on the second Un Canny X-Men album, “What you give is what you get”. After writing and recording top 20 single “Heart” with The Ones he went on to co write the score for the movie “Rikki and Pete” with Eddie Rayner from Split Enz.
Eddie and Brian continued to work together as “The Makers”, releasing 2 CDs through Warners, East West label, including the hit single and video “Big Picture”, (mixed by Hugh Padgham). Together with drummer Michael Barker, they toured Australia and New Zealand with the B52’s and appeared on TV shows like MTV, Countdown, Hey Hey Its Saturday, Tonight Live and The Midday Show.
Brian has spent his life in the music industry, performing at countless shows and writing and recording songs and music at the highest level of his profession. He now offers that expertise through his business “A Tractor Productions”, writing songs for and with other artists, (his song “Nothing Comes Easy” was featured on Graeme Connor’s “Kindred Spirits” CD), producing award winning artists like Cathy Dobson and Michelle Chandler, and producing videos and music for performers and production companies.
He is also currently writing and performing in the up and coming Melbourne band “Gradual”.