Brian Donohoe

Saxophonist, Keyboardist

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An energetic saxophone solo, punchy horn parts, haunting woodwinds. Atmospheric synth pads, gorgeous acoustic and electric pianos, organ and Moog textures. Maybe arrangements incorporating all of the above. I've composed, arranged, produced, and recorded these elements for Grammy winners, indie rock icons, and songwriters. I can do it for you.

The layers and textures that keyboards, woodwinds, and saxophones provide can profoundly affect the impact a song has on the listener. Those layers are my specialty. An energetic Mothership Connection saxophone solo or haunting woodwind layers along the lines of Bon Iver and early-2000s Radiohead? Organic-sounding acoustic and electric pianos like Ray LaMontagne, or ethereal synth textures like Brian Eno? Every project has a different vibe and different needs, and they can all be equally rewarding.

I've had the privilege of working as a composer, arranger, producer, and session musician with a diverse array of beloved artists like Snarky Puppy, Okkervil River, Bill Laurance, Nelo, Myron Butler, and many more. Keyboards and woodwinds fit into iconic recordings in ways the average listener sometimes wouldn't ever suspect, and I find great joy in creating layers that lift the composition without disturbing its foundational meaning. I can create as much or as little of the arrangement as you need, and I can work with you to dial in exactly what you need over two free revisions that are included in my pricing (or more, for additional cost, if necessary).

Working with fellow creators is a wonderful occupation that I don't take for granted, and I work with all clients to create the most positive, beautiful vibe possible.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

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  • Okkervil River
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  • Snarky Puppy
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  • French TV
  • Volare
  • University of North Texas
  • University of North Texas
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  • Telepathy Pageant
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2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Zoa W.
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    Brian was excellent in every respect (thoughtful communication, fast delivery, great recordings, etc.) and his tracks and creative ideas were exactly what we needed for our project. It was a great pleasure to work with him and we couldn’t have asked for more!

  2. Review by Jordan Perlson
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    Brian is one of the most talented, skilled and knowledgable musicians I know. Sax, keys, arranging, electronics, you name it. You'd be hard pressed to find someone as good as he is at all of his specialties, let alone someone who can do them all at his level. Do not pass go, click 'Contact.'

Terms Of Service

Pricing will include up to two revisions, after which a fee of $50/hour for further revisions will apply. Payment for all services will be required within seven days of completion.

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