The Truth About Staying Positive
Topics: Change Management | Resilience, Entrepreneurship, Health & Wellness | Mental Health
Brian Byrne is a native Newfoundlander and singer/songwriter who is best known for his work with multi-platinum Canadian rock band, I Mother Earth, which he joined in 1997. He toured internationally with the band accompanying acts such as Live, Cheap Trick, Nickleback, Slash, Alice in Chains, Our Lady Peace and many more.
The band has endured a long career with several JUNO and MMVA nominations as well as more than a dozen top ten hit songs heard over the Canadian airwaves.
In 2002 the band took a hiatus, during which Byrne decided to pursue a career as a solo singer/songwriter and performer, focusing more on his folk and country roots he released two albums and an EP. His first full length solo album, Tuesdays, Thursdays and if it Rains received critical acclaim with ECMA and SOCAN nominations for album of the year and song of the year, respectively. He toured extensively while writing music for other artists across North America from Vancouver, to LA, to Nashville. From there he began to explore a career in voice over work quickly becoming the voice of Bud Light, Men’s Speed Stick, Gatorade, Campbell’s Soup, and Ford.
In 2012, I Mother Earth resurfaced after a decade long hiatus with new music and countless sold out shows. Their first single since rejoining, We Got The Love, was the band’s highest charting single in over fifteen years.
Byrne maintains a full schedule that includes spending time with his family and ongoing charitable work with his wife, Tara. In 2013 they hosted Surf/Sing/Change, a surf camp for children with autism, which raised over $8,500 for Autism Nova Scotia and culminated in a concert with artists Matt Mays, Sam Roberts and Shaun Majumder. In 2014 they wrote and recorded the song Arizona (I Miss You Most), released as part of The Arizona Project campaign in which 100% of the download proceeds for this single went directly to Collateral Damage, a foundation to support families left behind by suicide.
Most recent of these endeavours is his work with the Unison Benevolent Fund, an organization aimed at helping musicians through difficult times assisting with everything from rehab to short term financial support.
Byrne is currently the founder and director of artist relations for Musiconomi, a blockchain company. The organization recently completed a successful fundraising campaign, raising 10 million US in three days. Byrne is partner and SVP of talent relations for the fan loyalty reward app FIX rewards. . He is also the advisor for EZ exchange, a crypto exchange project and is the artist advisor for Music Royalties Inc. , which is geared to be the first ever, publicly traded music royalty company .
"As long as I have the time and energy I will always be around. I have lots of love and I want my kids to always be proud of their dad for being present and helping others given my position of celebrity. I don't just want to be known for shaking my ass and screaming!"
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