Brian Alan Hager


Guitarist and singer songwriter Brian Alan Hager and his band performs original guitar oriented indie rock with a classic yet alternative "sky rocket" feel. His guitar playing is influenced by many 60s, 70s and 80s rock guitarists including Jimi Hendrix, Alex Lifeson, Vivian Campbell, Randy Rhodes and Steve Vai, yet his compositions have the sensibilities of 90s alternative rock and modern indie rock. He also performs solo with acoustic or electric guitar.

About


Brian Hager is a guitarist and singer/songwriter from Cleveland Ohio. He attended Berklee College of Music and was an original member of the Cleveland area glam rock band Vanity Crash from 2003 till 2016. He also played guitar in Travis Haddix's blues band, performing with Travis at the Chicago Blues Festival and as the headliner of the 2010 Congac Blues Passions fesitval in Cognac, France. In 2012, Brian started his own original rock and roll band, The Chromes, as guitarist and lead vocalist, mixing elements of glam and classic rock. In 2016, he colaborated with Cleveland artist Guy-Vincent and released the recording, "Infinite Twelve", recruiting drummers Don Krueger (Beau Coup) and Thomas Mulready (Cool Cleveland, Vanity Crash) to assist with the project. Recently, Brian has been peforming with his band The Tie Downs, a modern rock band with alternative rock and classic rock influences. He also performs his songs solo.

Event Schedule

Upcoming Schedule


Aug 28 (Wednesday) - Solo - The Lake Effect (Lakeland Community College) Live Online - 6PM

Aug 30 (Friday) - Solo - McFarland Manor - Cleveland, OH (Gordan Park)

Oct 5 (Saturday) - Playing with The Travis Haddix Band - Nighttown - Cleveland Hts., OH

Oct 25 (Friday) - Full Band (trio) - The 5'Oclock - Lakewood, OH

Nov 9 (Saturday) - Full Band (trio) - Coda - Cleveland, OH

Nov 23 (Saturday) - Playing with The Travis Haddix Band - Music Box - Cleveland, OH

Dec 7 (Saturday) - Full Band (trio) - The 5'Oclock - Lakewood, OH


Past Schedule


July 18 (Thursday) - Solo - CLE Urban Winery - NEO Songwritter series - One of 3 Performers - 7pm - 9pm

July 17 (Wednesday) - Solo - Appearing at Brother's Lounge at Brent Kirby's 10x3

July 14 (Sunday) - The Tie Downs - Brother's Lounge - Cleveland, OH

July 1 (Monday) - The Tie Downs - NEO Rocks - WJCU 88.7FM Cleveland - 8pm

June 17 (Monday) - Solo - Rib Cage Smokehouse - Ohio City - W. 25th St. - 7 at 7 - One of 7 Performers - 7pm - 9pm

June 6 (Thursday) - Solo - Appearing at Skully's Saloon - Nashville, TN

June 1 (Saturday) - The Tie Downs - Stella's Music Club - Cleveland, OH

May 22 (Wednesday) - Solo - Appearing at Brother's Lounge at Brent Kirby's 10x3

May 1 (Wednesday) - The Tie Downs - The Lake Effect (Lakeland Community College) Live Online - 8PM

Apr 9 (Tuesday) - Solo - The Lake Effect (Lakeland Community College) Live Online - 7PM

Mar 2 (Saturday) - The Tie Downs - The Sub Alpine Club - Turtle Creek, PA (Pittsburgh)

Mar 9 (Saturday) - The Tie Downs - Coda - Cleveland, OH

Jan 16 (Wednesday) - The Tie Downs - The Lake Effect Radio Station - Painsville, OH - will play live in studio w/Interview

Jan 5 (Saturday) - Solo - Rib Cage Smokehouse - Ohio City - W. 25th St. - 5pm - 8pm - Matt Angelone will guest on bass & guitar

Dec 17 (Monday) - Solo - Rib Cage Smokehouse - Ohio City - W. 25th St. - 7 at 7 - One of 7 Performers - 7pm - 9pm

Dec 12 (Wednesday) - Solo - Brothers Wine Bar - Brent Kirby 10 x 3 (Cleveland, Detroit and 116th) 8pm - 11pm

Nov 17 - The Tie Downs - The Maple Grove, Maple Hts. w/The Velvematics - Sucide Prevention Benefit

Nov 12 - Solo - Rib Cage Smokehouse - Ohio City - W. 25th St. - Featured Performer

Oct 25 - The Tie Downs - Live on WRUW 91.1 FM "Live From Cleveland" - 10PM

Oct 23 - Solo - Becky's Downtown (E. 18th between Chester and Payne) - Featured Performer

Oct 20 - The Tie Downs - Coda (Tremont, Professor Ave.)

Oct 10 - Solo - Brothers Wine Bar - Brent Kirby 10 x 3 (Cleveland, Detroit and 116th)

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Releases

I Don't Feel - 2019
Label: 300 Watt Head
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The Race - 2019
Label: 300 Watt Head
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With The Tie Downs

Tied Down - 2019
Label: 300 Watt Head
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With Travis Haddix

A Dozen Times - 2011
Label: CDS Records
​Credits: Guitar, Engineer
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Old Man in Love - 2011
Label: CDS Records
​Credits: Guitar, Engineer
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Ring Around Her Finger, Rope Around My Neck - 2013
Label: Benevolent Blues
​Credits: Guitar, Engineer
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With The Chromes

The Chromes - 2012
Label: 300 Watt Head / Love Muffin
​Credits: Vocals, Guitars, Producer/Engineer, Songwriter
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Let It Roll - 2015
Label: Abydos
​Credits: Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter
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With Infinite Twelve

Infinite Twelve - 2016
Label: 300 Watt Head
​Credits: Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Producer/Engineer, Songwriter
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With Vanity Crash

Vanity Crash - 2005
Label: Grid Records
​Credits: Guitar, Engineer
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Yours, Justice - 2013
Label: Grid Records
​Credits: Guitar, Engineer, Songwriter
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Rock n Roll Junkie - 2014
Label: Grid Records
​Credits: Guitar, Songwiter
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Contact Brian


If you would like to book The Tie Downs or Brian solo, please contact him at the email below.