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Brian has been working with keyboardist John Kilik on a new duo project called "The Well Band", and it's going...very well.

This gives him a chance to sing tunes not done by either of his tribute characters. He is out of costume and appearing as himself for a change!

He says "it is a lot of fun and John is a fantastic musician and director."

see the SHOWS page for dates and places to catch "The Well Band"




"Anytime I travel to one of the Roy Orbison fan gatherings, I know surprises will meet me and happy memories will follow me home. My recent trip to Nashville, Tennessee was no different.

If you aren't familiar with these gatherings, dyed-in-the-wool Orbison fans get together from all around the world. The event this year, timed to be held the weekend before what would have been Roy's seventieth birthday, saw "pilgrims" from England, Holland, Germany and Australia mingle with folks from the four corners of the USA.

Special guests are always expected, but this year proved a bonanza. Bill Dees, Roy's co-writer on so many hits, called me to the front of the room to perform "Oh, Pretty Woman". With Bill singing harmony just as he did on the original recording, it was a magical moment for me. Thanks so much, Bill.

On the second night, we were joined not only by Bill Dees, but by Roy's other well-known writing partner, Joe Melson. Joe was responsible for "Blue Angel", among many others, and brought along his lovely daughter, Michelle. Some new trivia: her 1960 birth was the original inspiration for that song."

"Good friend Marty Sinclair flew to Nashville from England not only for the party, but to marry his sweetheart, Shirley Seery. Imagine how honored I was to be asked, as Rev. Brian McCullough, to perform the ceremony! We got them well hitched that Saturday noon in a park on the shore of Old Hickory Lake with the former homes of Johnny Cash and neighbor Roy Orbison visible on the opposite bank.

The open field next to the site of the ceremony is an area set aside for radio-controlled model aircraft flying. Roy spent a few hours at this very place the day he passed away. (Our deep thanks to Roy's eldest son, Wesley, for suggesting this beautiful location.) Thanks, too, to Wesley for bringing his bright and charming daughter, Emily. This blonde fourteen-year-old is Roy's first grandchild and we were all very pleased to meet her.

Stay tuned!
The warmer weather is coming and I'm hearing of some very interesting possible gigs. Check the SHOWS page -- I may be coming to your town...or state...or country!

All the best,

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