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Write, Sing, Play and Record at Golden Ears Music Production Studio


Golden Ears Music Production is founded by Brian West, a Grammy, Juno, SOCAN and BBC World Music Award winning Musician, Song Writer, Recording Engineer and Music Producer.


The list of Artists West has worked with reads like a passport of the musical landscape. A venture that began when Brian was 17 and picked up an acoustic guitar. He was fortunate to have idols like U2’s The Edge to inspire his imagination and love for music making. 

As a Rhythm Guitarist, West joined the jazzy, soulful, R&B band, The Philosopher Kings. It was a glorious sign when they received a Juno for Best New Group in 1996. West went on to tour with international heavy hitters like The Fugees, Jamiroquai, Kool & The Gang, Maxwell and the iconic Al Green. 


As 2000 approached Brian aspired to expand his musical talent. This was about the time he met Nelly Furtado. Whoa Nelly! became the flagship Album for which West Co-Wrote and Co-Produced songs, “I’m Like a Bird”, “Hey Man,” “Party Just Begun” and “My Love Grows Deeper Everyday”. West had no idea that the album, an eclectic pop record with sounds from all over the map, would hit as big as it did. In addition to multiple Juno awards, West garnered the esteemed 2002 Grammy nomination for Producer Of The Year, while Nelly won the Grammy for Best Female Pop Artist. As the Co-Producer of Nelly Furtado’s album Folklore, Brian Co-Wrote the endearing ballad, “Try”. In addition to contributing to her 2010 Latin Grammy-winning Spanish language album, Mi Plan, the multi-talented musicianeer found himself right back on stage playing Rhythm Guitar in her band as they toured from Europe to South America.


Brian is passionate about Artist Development and is the one thing he feels he has had the greatest success at in his career. “I just love finding somebody at an early level, helping them figure out what their voice is and discovering how to capture that on a microphone or on a recording,” he explains. In his role as collaborator, calling himself an “accompanist” who can pull the best out of an artist by simply jamming with them. “We go back and forth,” he explains. “It’s an exchange of ideas, a relationship where the music is doing all the talking.”

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