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Name: Brian Larsen  
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Date of Birth: 9th April 1986
Place of Birth: Laurel, Maryland, USA
Profession: Singer
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Brian Larsen on the cover of "Alternative Press," September, 2005

Brian Larsen (born April 9, 1986 in Laurel, Maryland) is a guitarist, singer, and record producer also known as Twilight's Moon.
Twilights Moon is the project of ecclectic musician Brian Larsen, the three-time RIAA Gold Record and two-time Platinum Record award winner. Larsen is perhaps best known for his atypical public persona, "one-man-band" style, travis-bluegrass style picking and aggressive acoustic performances.

[Quick facts:]
-Larsen has been romantically linked to Lisa Loeb and Stevie Nicks' niece, Jessica Nicks.
-Larsen began playing the piano at age 3.
-Brian co-produced the debut album by Oklahoma natives "The All-American Rejects." The album would eventually go on to sell 1.2 million copies, making Larsen one of the three youngest five-time RIAA award winners.
-Larsen has a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy practices.
-From September to October, 2004, Brian filmed scenes as the character "Taft" for the MGM film xxx 2: State of the Union (Released April 29, 2005).
-Larsen has released nine albums under his self-founded label, Protocol Records.
-In March, 2005, Brian Larsen received a permanent restraining order against a stalker who broke into Larsen's Maryland home. The woman, a 42-year-old Narcotic abuser, reportedly committed suicide after receiving her court summons.
-Larsen is estranged from much of his family due to what he cited as "irreconcilable differences" in a 2005 interview with the Alternative Press.
-Larsen wrote more than 30 songs with longtime Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, which were intended to be used for a duo-collaborative album titled "The Gift of Screws." Although legal battles ensued and the pair's friendship dissolved, Larsen emerged with copyright ownership over the majority of the pieces.
-Larsen has been linked to a slew of religions, including Wicca, Satanism, Islam, Sikhism, Jainism, the Hare Krishna faith, Buddhism, and Protestantism. In fact, Larsen is a devout Hindu. He converted to the faith officially in a Washington, D.C. temple. Around the same time, Larsen got an "OM" tattoo on his lower stomach.
-Larsen has the colloquial Latin phrase "Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc" tattooed across his stomach. Strictly translated, the phrase means "We would gladly feast on those who would subdue us." The phrase is a direct reference to the infamous "graveyard" scene in the cult movie "Addams Family."
-Larsen is supposedly filming scenes for an erotic book entitled "Lush," intended to be a direct comeback to Madonna Cicconne's 1992 book "SEX."
-While accepting an award for distinguished songwriting skills through the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in 2004, Larsen thanked Anthony Hopkins").

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Brian Larsen was born in the small city of Laurel, Maryland. From his infancy, he played guitar and piano religiously, performing mini "shows" in his living room for family and friends at the age of two. By the age of five, he began taking classical piano lessons. Shortly thereafter, Larsen began performing commercial classical concerts to audiences. Using the technique he gained from piano lessons, Brian took up the guitar professionally, teaching himself how to fingerpick in a folk-style at extremely fast speeds. From there, Larsen's natural progression was to begin writing songs. By the age of seven, Larsen was writing ballads about love lost and summer sunsets.
Over the next several years, Larsen continued to perform classical concerts and amassed a large collection of original music. By 1997, Brian had recorded "Tarot," his debut album of original music, which was released as Brian's only piece as an unsigned artist. Larsen took a year to record his eponymous debut album for a label, "Pi," which was released to critical acclaim in September of 1998. Within four weeks, he was back in the studio recording a classical album, simply titled "Classics." The record sold in excess of 5,000 copies, and developed an entirely different fanbase for Brian. Upon his return home, Larsen began writing additional material, and by New Year's Day 2000, he was in the studio working on his third album, the energetic "Slope," released August 3, 2000. The entire first run of the album sold out in four days, causing such a demand that, for the first time ever, Larsen received national distribution for the album in Best Buy, Borders, and at online retailers like and CDNow.
Larsen toured briefly in support of the disc and went right back into the studio, writing and recording his fourth album, "ClockWork," in nine weeks. When the album was released January 23, 2001, critics spoke of Larsen's growing talent. "He creates a style that is completely his own while being invitingly familiar," All-Music Guide reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote of the album. Still on an energy kick, Brian immediately began demoing new songs. By April, he had compiled a demo tape of 20 songs which he began recording in the spring of 2001. Larsen entered the studio once more in the summer of 2001, and finalized his fifth album, "Emergency Exit," which was released November 27, 2001 to acclaim from critics and fans alike, selling more than 70,000 copies in four months. "This is Brian Larsen hitting his stride," AMG wrote.
Larsen vowed to take a year to recover from his efforts, but he managed to release the EP "Close to Me," on his birthday, April 9, 2002. Although he made several public appearances, Brian spent the bulk of the year out of the public eye, recording a trance album throughout much of the fall. He emerged in early 2003 ready to return full-time to music. In April, he released the dance/trance album "Electric," to immense critical acclaim. In June, Larsen received a gold record for the 7" single. The title track cracked Billboard's Hot 100 Dance Songs in the spring, and, once again, Larsen quickly went to work on a follow-up rock album. He also spent much of the spring of 2003 working with friend Nick Wheeler's band, The All-American Rejects. A failed business trip to Vancouver, British Columbia led to the dissolution of Larsen's contract with his manager, and, wasting no time, he quickly grouped with a new management company, RRMPA.
In the fall of 2003, Larsen released "Steal Your Heart Away," his seventh album's first single in late fall. On December 23, "Broken Windows," the seventh album recorded under the Twilight's Moon name, was released and quickly became Larsen's best-selling album ever. Brian spent much of January, 2004 working with The All-American Rejects. In February, the band presented Brian with an RIAA gold record, making Larsen one of the 100 youngest persons in the world ever to receive a gold record award from the Record Industry Association of America. Larsen began working on a new album, while simultaneously working with the Rejects' and promoting "Broken Windows."
Brian released "Mind Candy,", an EP of five original instrumentals and the title track, on May 18, 2004. In September, 2004, Brian spent a week filming his scenes for the 2005 film "XXX2: State of the Union," as character Taft Hartley.
Brian spent the rest of 2004 writing songs for his ninth studio album, "The Last of the Romanticvs." Larsen is touring over the summer of 2005, playing what are his first public shows in over four years. In addition, Larsen remastered his 2002 "Electric" album, which was released May 31, 2005, with four bonus tracks. Larsen's first rock album in two years, "The Last of the Romantics," was released June 14, 2005.

Brian's Style

Brian's style tends to follow his taste for constant quirkiness. Larsen has been seen at many premieres with his right-hand nails all painted black, wearing a "crown-jeweled" cross and costume jewelry. Larsen made a trend out of "male belly-button rings" and wearing eyeliner. He is endorsed by the American Eagle Outfitters clothing company, though Larsen "prefers custom-made clothing." His shoes are provided by the Vans company, and all eyewear is sponsored by Rayban.

He is endorsed while touring by Voss Water, the high-end Norwegian beverage distributor, the Indian incense Nag Champa, and the Pepsi Cola company.


Pi 1997

The Classics 1998

Slope 2000

ClockWork 2001

Emergency Exit 2001

Close to Me 2002

Electric 2002

Broken Windows 2003

Mind Candy 2004

In The Fall 2005

The Last of the Romantics 2005

External link

  • Brian Larsen's Official Site

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