NAME: Brian Andrew Tatler
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?
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.
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".