Brian O'Neal

 

Brian "Bean" O'Neal - (President-BCO Media, Inc., Producer, composer, keyboardist, software  developer) was born in Detroit, Michigan. At the tender age of six, Bean's musical interest awakened when he began taking drum lessons. Before long, Bean immersed himself in music, mastering the Saxophone, Bass, and Trombone. He aspired to become a professional drummer until his Grandmother purchased a Piano for him when he was sixteen. This was a pivotal moment in Bean's musical development and marked the exploratory phase of his experimentation with melodies and chords. His diligence and expertise earned Bean a coveted full Piano/Music Scholarship at Alcorn University in 1984., quite a remarkable feat for a self-taught pianist.

On his quest to find his niche in the musical realm, Bean experimented with jingles for Corporations such as McDonalds. He combined his love for children and movies by composing film scores and inspirational music for youthful audiences.

In 1994, Bean's musical vision prompted him to relocate to Atlanta to establish his own production company, BCO Media, Inc. Committed to the advancement of music and arts, Bean donates his time and talent to the artistic community. He has worked closely with some of Atlanta's most talented new Underground Spoken Word Performing Artists and Musicians. Realizing the important role that the arts play in the cultural expression of this generation, Bean has dedicated himself to ensuring that such valuable channels remain accessible.

As his musical career expanded, Bean manifested his versatility by becoming innovative in the areas of writing, producing, arranging and performing, always testing the limits of his creativity. His melodic creations bridge the gaps between generations, social classes and musical genres.

Over the past 17 years, Bean's hard work, determination, raw talent and creative energy has enabled him to refine his craft, giving birth to eclectic musical gems that promise to enchant his listening audience for years to come.

Currently, Bean is pouring his soul into an upcoming project called "The Daisy" which is dedicated to the legacy of his late Grandmother, Daisy O'Neal. Bean credits his Grandmother for both influencing and nurturing his musical endeavors. Brian O'Neal is a truly talented musician whose compositions resonate that there is no limit to musical artistry. Listen to his work and enjoy the musical journey it will carry you on.

-Renee Burgess

 

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