BAD NEWS! Backseat Driver guitarist Brian Wohlschlegel passes away, band decides to not continue without him.
Brian Wohlschlegel a founding member of Backseat Driver along with his other 2 band members including Mark Hare on drums and the Dudeman on bass. His band and friends were shocked in the loss of their good friend and irreplaceable band member. Brian recorded and mixed all of BSD's live recordings as well as naming most of the tunes as he mixed. Brian was a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer, song writer, music and video producer, husband and father of his 4 boys.BSD released one cd last year and has already mixed enough music for 2 more cds which the band intends on releasing over the next year. Brian was also the main songwriter and guitarist for Dimension X and Jazz X.
Here's a link to Brians most recent solo YouTube video:
Backseat Driver releases their debut cd “Alien Theory”
The unusual thing about Backseat Driver is how they record their music. They don't write or rehearse any songs before recording, here's how it works: They plug in, hit the record button and jam. No song written, no rehearsing, no charts, no lyrics, just a completely blank slate. Many times, they don't even know what key or tempo they will be playing in. Sometimes you may hear one of them shout out a key after they start a song. After the session, guitarist/ recording engineer Brian Wohlschlegel will take the recorded files to his studio and do a rough mix, that’s it. No re-recording, no punch ins, nothing. To achieve results like what they have here is nothing short of amazing.
Beyond that, they started a Patreon page for their fans which contains a nice collection of videos, most of them are concept videos while their YouTube channel has mostly live videos.