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NAME:       Brian Andrew Tatler

DOB:          25/04/1960

Birthplace: Stourbridge, England

First Band: Diamond Head



Band       - Led Zeppelin

Movie     - Amadeus

Food       - Sunday roast

Book       - Deke Leonard – Winos, Rhinos & Lunatics


Gtrs         - 1979 Gibson Les Paul Standard, 1979 Gibson                                Flying V, 1986 Gibson Les Paul Standard, 2002                            Gibson Les Paul Standard, Taylor 315 CE

Amps      - ENGL Screamer 50, Marshall jcm 800, Marshall                          JCM 2000 x2, Cornford MK 50 H, Orange                                    Rockerverb, Blackstar HT-5, Blackstar ID core

Cabs        - Marshall 1960 classic, 1960 Lead, 1960 AV  

Picks       - Dunlop/Diamond Head InTuneGP GrippX .88mm

String      - Elixir nanoweb light 10-46

FX            - TC electronics Nova system, Ibanez tube screamer



Most memorable performance

  • Reading Festival 1982

What do you like to do to relax on tour?

  • Read a book

What is your biggest touring essentials?

  • Clean clothes

Other occupations?

  • When I left school I trained to be a HGV mechanic but left after four years. In 1986 I became a studio engineer for about five years.

Musical influences?

  • Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Rush, Genesis, Gentle Giant, UFO, Van Halen

First gig attendance?

  • Amon Dull II

Desert island, which 3 records?

  • Led Zeppelin - "Physical Graffiti", Pink Floyd - "Dark Side Of The Moon", Donald Fagan - "The Nightfly"

Words of advice?

  • "Learn to play the guitar and write songs, it’s the best thing I ever did.' 'Work with talented people." "Avoid cymbals they will ruin your hearing and give you tinnitus".

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