Brian Alan Hager


Guitarist and singer songwriter Brian Alan Hager and his band, Brian Hager & The Sky Rockets, perform original guitar oriented indie rock and roll with a classic yet alternative "sky rocket" feel. His guitar playing is influenced by many 60s, 70s and 80s rock guitarists including Jimi Hendrix, Mick Ronson, Alex Lifeson, Vivian Campbell, Randy Rhodes and Steve Vai, yet his songs have the sensibilities of 90s alternative rock and modern indie rock, rock and roll and even glam. They Sky Rockets consist of bassist Ed Lemmers and drummer Rick Snider. He also performs solo with acoustic or electric guitar.

About


Brian Alan Hager performs, records and releases indie rock music, with a classic yet alternative "sky rocket" feel as a solo artist. His songs explore a wide range of topics including personal pain, social injustice, relationships and other intense topics, but he sometimes will keep it light and have some fun. His sound is usually hard hitting electric or acoustic rock, often times exhibiting soaring guitar solos, sprinkled in with the occasional song showing a softer side. His solo music can be heard on Spotify and other online music streaming services as Brian Alan Hager, and as the bands, The Tie Downs, Infinite Twelve and The Chromes. He also performed on recordings from Vanity Crash and The Travis Haddix Band. He can often be found playing around the local Cleveand area, sometimes playing in other midwest or eastern US cities as a solo artist or with his band, Brian Hager & The Sky Rockets, consisting of bassist Ed Lemmers and Drummer Rick Snider. He is also a memeber of The Travis Haddix Band, with whom he performed at the Chicago Blues Festival and as the headliner of the 2010 Congac Blues Passions fesitval in Cognac, France. He breifly attended Boston's Berklee College of Music in the early 1990s.

Event Schedule

Upcoming Schedule (Brian Hager & The Sky Rockets, unless noted)


Dec 14 (Saturday) - Solo - The Rib Cage - Cleveland, OH (Ohio City) - 7pm

Jan 3 (Friday) - Playing with The Travis Haddix Band - Fox 8 News In the Morning - Cleveland, OH

Jan 4 (Saturday) - Playing with The Travis Haddix Band - Nighttown - Cleveland Hts., OH

Jan 17 (Friday) - Solo - Bent Ladder Winery - Doylestown, OH - 6pm - 9pm

Jan 24 (Friday) - The Winchester - Lakewood, OH (w/ The Citizens)


Past Schedule


Dec 7 (Saturday) - The 5'Oclock - Lakewood, OH

Nov 23 (Saturday) - Playing with The Travis Haddix Band - Music Box - Cleveland, OH

Nov 9 (Saturday) - Coda - Cleveland, OH - 8pm

Oct 30 (Wednesday) - Solo - Touch Supper Club - Cleveland, OH (Ohio City) - 7pm

Oct 25 (Friday) - The 5'Oclock - Lakewood, OH - 9pm

Oct 5 (Friday) - Playing with The Travis Haddix Band - Nighttown - Cleveland Hts., OH

Sept 20 (Saturday) - Playing with The Travis Haddix Band - Wilbert's - Cleveland, OH

Aug 30 (Friday) - McFarland Manor - Cleveland, OH (Gordan Square District)

Aug 28 (Wednesday) - Solo - The Lake Effect (Lakeland Community College) Live Online - 6PM

July 18 (Thursday) - Solo - CLE Urban Winery - NEO Songwritter series - One of 3 Performers - 7pm - 9pm

July 17 (Wednesday) - Solo - Appearing at Brother's Lounge at Brent Kirby's 10x3

July 14 (Sunday) - The Tie Downs - Brother's Lounge - Cleveland, OH

July 1 (Monday) - The Tie Downs - NEO Rocks - WJCU 88.7FM Cleveland - 8pm

June 17 (Monday) - Solo - Rib Cage Smokehouse - Ohio City - W. 25th St. - 7 at 7 - One of 7 Performers - 7pm - 9pm

June 6 (Thursday) - Solo - Appearing at Skully's Saloon - Nashville, TN

June 1 (Saturday) - The Tie Downs - Stella's Music Club - Cleveland, OH

May 22 (Wednesday) - Solo - Appearing at Brother's Lounge at Brent Kirby's 10x3

May 1 (Wednesday) - The Tie Downs - The Lake Effect (Lakeland Community College) Live Online - 8PM

Apr 9 (Tuesday) - Solo - The Lake Effect (Lakeland Community College) Live Online - 7PM

Mar 2 (Saturday) - The Tie Downs - The Sub Alpine Club - Turtle Creek, PA (Pittsburgh)

Mar 9 (Saturday) - The Tie Downs - Coda - Cleveland, OH

Jan 16 (Wednesday) - The Tie Downs - The Lake Effect Radio Station - Painsville, OH - will play live in studio w/Interview

Jan 5 (Saturday) - Solo - Rib Cage Smokehouse - Ohio City - W. 25th St. - 5pm - 8pm - Matt Angelone will guest on bass & guitar

Dec 17 (Monday) - Solo - Rib Cage Smokehouse - Ohio City - W. 25th St. - 7 at 7 - One of 7 Performers - 7pm - 9pm

Dec 12 (Wednesday) - Solo - Brothers Wine Bar - Brent Kirby 10 x 3 (Cleveland, Detroit and 116th) 8pm - 11pm

Nov 17 - The Tie Downs - The Maple Grove, Maple Hts. w/The Velvematics - Sucide Prevention Benefit

Nov 12 - Solo - Rib Cage Smokehouse - Ohio City - W. 25th St. - Featured Performer

Oct 25 - The Tie Downs - Live on WRUW 91.1 FM "Live From Cleveland" - 10PM

Oct 23 - Solo - Becky's Downtown (E. 18th between Chester and Payne) - Featured Performer

Oct 20 - The Tie Downs - Coda (Tremont, Professor Ave.)

Oct 10 - Solo - Brothers Wine Bar - Brent Kirby 10 x 3 (Cleveland, Detroit and 116th)

Video

Discography / Purchase

Releases

I Don't Feel - 2019
Label: 300 Watt Head
Listen On Spotify

The Race - 2019
Label: 300 Watt Head
Listen On Spotify



With The Tie Downs

Tied Down - 2019
Label: 300 Watt Head
Listen On Spotify Purchase



With Travis Haddix

A Dozen Times - 2011
Label: CDS Records
​Credits: Guitar, Engineer
Listen On Spotify

Old Man in Love - 2011
Label: CDS Records
​Credits: Guitar, Engineer
Listen On Spotify

Ring Around Her Finger, Rope Around My Neck - 2013
Label: Benevolent Blues
​Credits: Guitar, Engineer
Listen On Spotify



With The Chromes

The Chromes - 2012
Label: 300 Watt Head / Love Muffin
​Credits: Vocals, Guitars, Producer/Engineer, Songwriter
Purchase

Let It Roll - 2015
Label: Abydos
​Credits: Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter
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With Infinite Twelve

Infinite Twelve - 2016
Label: 300 Watt Head
​Credits: Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Producer/Engineer, Songwriter
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With Vanity Crash

Vanity Crash - 2005
Label: Grid Records
​Credits: Guitar, Engineer
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Yours, Justice - 2013
Label: Grid Records
​Credits: Guitar, Engineer, Songwriter
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Rock n Roll Junkie - 2014
Label: Grid Records
​Credits: Guitar, Songwiter
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Booking


Brian books solo gigs and can play acoustic and/or electric (with loops, tracks or by itself). He can play several hours of a combination of orginal music and classic covers (rock/pop/fok genres). He can play all covers if necessary, or all orginals as well. He has a large catalog of orginal music and can play orginals for several hours. In addition, his full band, The Sky Rockets, can do all original or a combination of both as well. Coffee shops, taverns/pubs, wineries, festivals. Can play quietly all acoustic in the corner up to full band festivals. To get an idea of what he does, see the videos above (more to come)

Brian can be reached at the email below.