Brian Heywood is an Australian musician who relocated to the UK at the beggining of the 1980's and who plays live in the roots / fusion genre and rock / pop. As well as live performance, he also composes music for live and video/film soundtracks, produces and engineers for recordings in a variety of styles.

He also runs a small record label called POKE Records and produces and engineers both live and studio based music.

He has a Master's degree from the Music Department of the City University in Music Information Technology and is also involved in a number of organisations that promote and support musicians and live music such as the British Musicians' Unions. See the affiliations page for more details.

In 2012 Brian was elected as a member of The Royal Society of Musicians of the United Kingdom .

"Just when it seemed as if newer electric British roots bands were getting thinner on the ground, ... Very welcome and very good." - fROOTS Magazine