MrRandomWritings (Backwater Bri)
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Hello there

My name is Brian. I used to be based in London and was a harp player with a little Blues band in the 80's. Moved to Devon a couple of years ago with my guitar collection and bought a mountain dulcimer. Decided I wanted a stick dulcimer so I set about making one from scratch – that led me into various cigar box type instruments – (actually I either make the bodies or use old trinket boxes) and I now have several assorted versions. Then I discovered the joys of fretless necks and then went electric.

I have a couple of channels on YouTube but I use my main one for just about anything:

You might also check out my instrument website

Like most people here, I am learning new building tricks all the time and I am happy to share my successes and failures!

Oh and if anyone needs a harp player for a local gig... you can always ask so long as I can always refuse!


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At 5:38pm on June 27, 2014, Dave Green said…

Hi Bri, would love to pop down tomorrow morning - pls text me on 07624 349796 with your address. Sorry its late but I've been with family all day!


At 10:49am on March 14, 2012, Slowpaw Steve T said…

Cheers Brian! looking forward to it very muchly...! hoping to spend a bit longer in Devon this time  (-:

At 5:34pm on August 8, 2011, Gary Williams said…

Hi Brian

Lesley says I should talk to you looking at a week in devon either from the 10th or the 17th is there anything happening music wise?

At 7:37am on July 15, 2011, Uncle John said…


  You DO have an amazing lot of cbg talent near you.


At 6:59pm on July 14, 2011, Uncle John said…


   Thanks for sharing the shindig vids and the work that went into the whole deal.  Also, thanks for spreading them out.  I don't like it when somebody puts up multiple vids at once and knocks people off the main vid page. 


At 3:55pm on July 13, 2011, Slowpaw Steve T said…
Hi Brian, have a number of photos of all the guys playing and including Lesley, CBJ and HB by the sales area, will post them up on the Nation if you like, or email them to you ...?
At 2:38pm on July 13, 2011, bemuzic said…
Hi Brian, just read the YouTube comment...yeah shame there were no women! btw I didn't have the procedures done in the end as my health insurance company wouldn't pay. Took them 5 bloody weeks to decide that (they usually tell you in a day or two)  Anyway after one day of frustrating phone calls I wrote a song. It's called "Lies" !! ( I kept it deliberately vague so most people will think it's about a relationship I think) Just trying some different drugs to get things as good as I can. It's a matter of weighing up benefit against the side effects : -/.....
At 6:18pm on July 12, 2011, richard Woolrich said…
made my day even ha ha
At 5:28pm on July 12, 2011, richard Woolrich said…
thanks so much for the comment mad my day =]
At 7:55pm on July 5, 2011, Delbarjo said…

hey mr random !!!!! nice perf live !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i like it*,..,*


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