Brian Downton is a multi-instrumentalist, Music Therapist, and drum instructor from St John’s Newfoundland Canada. he’s been playing in local bands since the age of 14. Brian has been involved in numerous bands in St John’s Newfoundland, as well as in Calgary Alberta Canada. From 1999 to 2004, Brian lived in Calgary Alberta Canada, and was the drummer for Second Floor Daycare & Chupacabra touring all of Canada and the United States, recording albums, and opening for numerous International musical acts. Brian has performed on the Vans Warped Tour stage while living in Calgary.
He moved back to St. John’s, NL in 2004 where he continued his career teaching, performing, recording and touring with multiple bands including Hero Gets Girl, Potatobug, John Kenneth Wilkes, the Lizband, Man the Animal, Of the Black, the False Myths, Turn Pike, Regal Rogue, and A Boy Named Tragedy. In 2017, Brian became the Music Therapist for Key Assets. Brian is currently recording multiple albums with his active groups, as well as individual studio work as a highly sought after hired studio musician.
Brian’s styles range from hardcore, metal, punk rock, folk, pop, fusion, funk, jazz, and anything beyond or in between.