BRIAN HOWES is a Canadian songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, A&R professional and studio owner based in Los Angeles. Howes has won two Juno Awards for his work as a music producer.
* 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Awards include
* 4 Discography
* 4.1 Producer
* 5 References * 6 External links
Howes played in a local band, Young Guns, and later fronted the group DDT which blended punk, ska, and rap. The band was signed by Lars Ulrich from Metallica's label through Elektra in the late 1990s. DDT's Urban Observer album was supported by the first single "Walkabout".
With Brian Jennings, Axel G and Robin Diaz, Howes formed the alternative rock band Closure in 2002 in Vancouver and signed to TVT Records . They released a self-titled album in 2003 and their single, "Look Out Below", was included in the soundtrack of the 2003 film Darkness Falls . The group was dropped by the label and disbanded in 2006.
Howes went on to become an award winning producer. He produced, engineered and co-wrote Hinder 's debut album, Extreme Behavior . He also produced and helped write Skillet 's 2006 album, Comatose . In 2007 he was named Producer of the Year at the Juno Awards.
In 2013 he was given a plaque on the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement.
* SOCAN’s International Achievement Award in 2010 * 2007 and 2012 JUNO Award for Producer of the Year for his work on Hedley and Nickelback. * Nominated for Producer of the Year in 2010 and 2014. * 2008 BMI Pop Awards, including top honor Song of the Year, as well as Top Digital Song for “Lips of an Angel” * Won three additional BMI Pop Awards in 2009 for work with Daughtry and Skillet * Won BMI award for “Light On” (David Cook) in 2009 * Won several SOCAN awards for various projects, including the Pop Rock Award in 2012 * Nominated for a Grammy (Skillet) in 2008 * Dove Award for his work on Skillet’s Comatose
YEAR ARTIST ALBUM
2003 Closure Closure
2005 Hedley Hedley
Hinder Extreme Behavior
2006 Skillet Comatose
2007 Faber Driver Seven Second Surgery
Puddle of Mudd Famous
2008 Rev Theory Light It Up
Hinder Take It To The Limit
2009 Puddle of Mudd Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate
Boys Like Girls Love Drunk
Nickelback Here and Now
Stellar Revival Love, Lust, and Bad Company
2013 Airbourne Black Dog Barking
Hedley Wild Life
2015 Hedley Hello
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