Brian was born in Milton, Ontario, Canada on August 30, 1981. He moved to Oakville, Ontario in 1987 and attended Munn's Public School and Montclair Middle School, where he formed friendships that lead to him starting his first band, and ultimately, musical career. He began his early musical career as a guitar player, but soon took interest in playing the bass. His first concentrated musical venture started with Shane Told (currently lead singer of the band Silverstein, Andy Lewis (currently a guitarist of Boys Night Out), and Joe Rozsa in a band called Jerk Circus. The band took a break to work on side projects and Brian joined The Fullblast and KWH with Lewis. Soon after, Jerk Circus was dissolved and The Fullblast became a full-time project. After several successful cross-country tours, an appearance at the SXSW Music Festival, and the release of two albums including The Contagious Movement Theory in 2004 and Short Controlled Bursts in October 2005, The Fullblast parted ways early in 2006.
Brian joined the band A Wilhelm Scream in April 2006.