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Brian Tarquin is a guitarist/composer is established as a top-rated recording artist & TV composer. In 2003 and 2005, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series and also received Emmy nominations in 2001, 2002 and 2004.

He wrote the theme music for MTV's Road Rules, as well as producing music for many other TV shows such as America's Next Top Model, ABC's Making The Band, Extra, Alias and the Keanu Reeves film The Watcher (see complete list of credits below).

In 1997, the release of This is Acid Jazz, Vol.2 on Instinct Records, which made the Billboard Top 20 Chart, was followed by several solo jazz records Ghost Dance, Last Kiss Goodbye, Soft Touch and High Life, which charted Top 10 on NAC radio on R&R Charts in the mid 1990s.

Asphalt Jungle

In 2000, he switched gears and, with Chris Ingram, formed the rock/electronica band Asphalt Jungle, whose debut CD Electro Ave received critical acclaim. It incorporated funky big beats with metallic percussive guitar riffs and featured the MTV Road Rules theme "Witchcraft". It also contained the track "Tinsel Town" which was heard by millions of Making The Band viewers. The second release, Enjoy This Trip, successfully charted top 30 on the CMJ charts. The album also includes the chill-out track "Tekken", which first debuted in 1999 as MTV's Road Rules theme song on one of their luxurious seasons.

BHP Music

In 2006, Tarquin opened his own boutique record label BHP Music, specializing in instrumental guitar music. That same year, he released DJ Soul Slinger's Classics, Part 1 & Asphalt Jungle's 3rd installment entitled Junglization, which charted #19 on the CMJ Charts.

In 2007, BHP Music included the acclaimed guitar compilation Guitar Masters, Vol.1, produced and compiled by Tarquin and featuring guitar legends Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, Stanley Clarke, Billy Sheehan and many others. The compilation received rave reviews from the editors-in-chief of Guitar Player Magazine and Vintage Guitar magazine, who both contributed the liner notes for the compilation. The label then released Bob Marley Remixed, which explored Marley territory with dance grooves intertwined with original Marley vocals and was praised by the editor-in-chief of Mix magazine. Tarquin also started his own column (Guitar Studio) in Premiere Guitar Magazine.

TV/Film Credits

TV:

All My Children,

A Current Affair,

Access Hollywood,

Alias,

America's Next Top Model,

As The World Turns,

Bones,

Channel News at 11,

Charmed,

Cheers,

CSI - New York & Miami,

Dr. Phil,

Eyewitness News 4 Daybreak,

Extra,

Football Sunday,

Frasier,

Friends,

General Hospital,

Geraldo at Large,

Girlfriends,

Ghost Whisper,

Good Morning America,

Grey's Anatomy,

Guiding Light,

Jimmy Kimmel Live,

Judge Hatchett,

Judge Judy,

Just Shoot Me,

King of the Hill,

Late Show - David Letterman,

Lilo & Stitch,

Malcolm in the Middle,

Maury,

Montel Williams,

My Wife and Kids,

Nightline,

Jeopardy!,

The Apprentice,

60 Minutes,

Will & Grace,

The Chris Matthews Show,

Oprah Winfrey,

Making the Video (MTV),

The Real World (MTV),

NUMBERS,

Passions,

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,

Seinfeld,

Sex in the City,

Showtime at the Apollo,

Smallville,

South Park,

Stargate Atlantis,

That's So Raven,

The Bernie Mac Show,

The Bold and the Beautiful,

The Insider,

The Nanny,

The Parkers,

The Simpsons,

The Tyra Banks Show,

The Young and the Restless,

Today,

Up to the Minute,

Who wants to be a Millionaire?,

Without a Trace,

10 O'Clock News,

24,

Film:

The First $20 Million Is Always The Hardest (2002),

The Watcher (2000) - starring Keanu Reeves,

Chill Factor (1999),

The Sender (1982)


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