The Brian Show 2018-02-24T08:56:01+00:00

The Brian Show

Launched September 2016 and nominated by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts for a Na Hoku Hanohano Award as “Best Comedy Album of the year”

Contemporary alternative joke-folk featuring Hawaii’s best independent musicians covers the gamut from punk and politics to existential philosophy and the mental health industry.

The Brian Show marks Brian’s recording debut and follows his life story in song – from his college years to his experience working in a psychiatric hospital to the open mic sessions at the popular local bar Anna Bananas (now Anna O’Brien’s). Some of Hawai‘i’s finest local musicians accompany Brian on this journey, including Alika Lyman (Alika Lyman Group), Charley Myers (Hamajang), Elijah Oguma (Sing The Body), Ginai Hill, Ian Chames (The Chames Gang), Leslie Klein (Saloon Pilots), Michael Wall (Fire Tribe Hawaii), Pierre Grill, Reggie Padilla, Stephen Inglis and Steven Howells (The Space Kadets). Join them as they cover the musical gamut from punk, country, and folk to doo-wop and straight-out rock!

The physical CD includes a beautiful double-sided full color 9.5″ x 11″ fold-out comic poster illustrating every song, with artwork by noted local cartoonist Will Caron. Read about the artwork’s development for The Brian Show, It’s All True, and Good Boy!

Preview and buy The Brian Show at CD Baby

Little Brian

Bonus Tracks

These bonus tracks include explicit versions of “I Don’t Care”, “Smoke ‘Em” and Brian’s stage favorite “Sunset Beach”. Play and download them here!

Album Credits

All original music and lyrics by Brian von Ahsen
Produced by Brian von Ahsen
Associate Producers: Evan Tector and Kevin Hughes
Live and Studio Recording/Mixing by Pierre Grill at Rendez-Vous Recording
Mastered by Shawn Livingston Moseley
Artwork by Will Caron
Graphic Design by Kevin Hughes
© 2016 VonAwesome Productions LLC