Brian Alan Hager

Brian Hager is a guitarist and singer/songwriter from Cleveland, OH that performs solo and with the band The Tie Downs.


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 Ties Downs, a modern rock band with alternative rock and classic rock influences. He also performs his songs solo.

Event Schedule

Upcoming Schedule - 2018

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

Dec. 6 - Sammy's Parma - Guest Hosting Jam Night

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

Past Schedule

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)


The Tie Downs Infinite Twelve


With Travis Haddix

A Dozen Times - 2011
Label: CDS Records
​Credits: Guitar, Engineer

Old Man in Love - 2011
Label: CDS Records
​Credits: Guitar, Engineer

Ring Around Her Finger, Rope Around My Neck - 2013
Label: Benevolent Blues
​Credits: Guitar, Engineer

With The Chromes

The Chromes - 2012
Label: 300 Watt Head / Love Muffin
​Credits: Vocals, Guitars, Producer/Engineer, Songwriter

Let It Roll - 2015
Label: Abydos
​Credits: Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter

With Infinite Twelve

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

With Vanity Crash

Vanity Crash - 2005
Label: Grid Records
​Credits: Guitar, Engineer

Yours, Justice - 2013
Label: Grid Records
​Credits: Guitar, Engineer, Songwriter

Rock n Roll Junkie - 2014
Label: Grid Records
​Credits: Guitar, Songwiter

Contact Brian

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