||This article may be written from a fan's point of view, rather than a neutral point of view. (July 2009)|
|Also known as||Techno|
|Born||New Jersey, USA|
|Origin||Richmond, Virginia, USA|
Bass, Mandolin, Keys,
|Years active||1986 - present|
|Associated acts||Pat McGee Band|
Brian Fechino is a guitarist who grew up in Virginia, where at the age of 8 began learning as much about the guitar as possible. By 13 he was not only playing but, tearing guitars apart and putting them back together just to see how they worked. Inspired by all the classic rock, blues, and jazz he could find, he set out to create his own personal style. At 20 he moved from Virginia and spent 7 years in Nashville doing sessions for singer/songwriters and playing a nonstop tour of blues and country road gigs. It's there he began recording his own instrumental records pulling from a variety of Nashville influences. He later moved to Los Angeles to seek musical opportunities. Oddly enough it offered him an east coast gig with the Virginia based "Pat McGee Band" with whom he has been a member since 2000. While still living in L.A. he recorded his second solo instrumental record. Finding it hard to stay in L.A. while performing with an east coast based band, Fechino moved back to Nashville then, ultimately to New York where he now resides. By the end of 2008 he finished his third instrumental release.
Currently he splits his time between producing singer/songwriters, playing guitar and bass on sessions, touring with the Pat Mcgee Band, Keith Kane, Brian Fechino and Friends, Benjy Davis Project and a host of others.
Brian was a member of Rosebud for eight years with future Gwar drummer Brad Roberts, Steve Covert on bass, and Lee Harris on vocals. After Rosebud broke up in 1989, he formed the band Groovestone with other Richmond musicians, notably future Pat McGee Band bandmates John Small and Chris Williams. While living in Nashville, Fechino hosted many blues jams, played on several sessions for various artists and toured with The Norris Twins, Delicious Blues Stew, and Chris DiCroce.
Pat McGee Band
In the late 1990s Fechino began sitting in with the Pat McGee Band, often to sub for their regular guitarist, Al Walsh, when he was unable to make a gig. He eventually lent a hand in recording their major-label debut, Shine.
Fechino's role with PMB is much wider than his guitar duties; he earned the nickname "Techno" from his bandmates for his soundboard skills, and has mixed and/or produced several of the band's projects including the EP Drive-By Romance, the bonus acoustic tracks on the Kirtland release of Save Me and the Wolf Trap portion of the Vintage Stages Live DVD.
While in the Pat McGee Band, Brian has performed with many notable acts including but not limited to: Sister Hazel, Vertical Horizon, Blues Traveler, Stroke 9, Boys Gone Wild, Michael Tolcher, Josh Kelley, OAR, The Samples, Better Than Ezra, Hootie and the Blowfish, Cowboy Mouth, Edwin McCain, Hanson, The Kin, Howie Day, Vaco, Five Times August, Fransico Vidal, Drew Copeand, Getaway Car, The Clarks, Steven Kellogg & the Sixers, Gavin Degraw, Marc Broussard, David Ryan Harris, Keaton Simons, Matt Nathanson, Maroon 5, Train, Shawn Mullins, Dexter Freebish, and Carbon Leaf.
Besides the producing he has done for the Pat McGee Band, Fechino produced and recorded guitar for Boston singer Nicole Russo on her self-released, self-titled debut.  Brian also played guitar and produced two of the tracks on Alex Nackman's Sunrise Falls. Brian produced and played on singer/songwriter Chuck Hodges Rainin' Again. Although Brian is not Jewish, he has also played guitar on numerous Modern Jewish Rock songs by Rick Recht and Sheldon Low. He's also played guitar on the Josh Kelley/Diane Warren song "Unfair" that appeared in the movie "27 Dresses." In 2009 he played guitar on the re-mix of Bilboards #1 country song of 2008, James Otto's "Just Got Started Lovin' You (pop mix)"
Brian has personally appeared on:
- The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn with Pat McGee Band. January 19, 2001
- ESPN2's weekday morning show Cold Pizza, 8 appearances with Pat McGee Band and one with Sister Hazel.
- CBS Morning Show The Second Cup Cafe, March 22, 2008 with Five Times August. This appearance was with lead singer Brad Skistimas, drummer from the Doobie Brothers and formally Vertical Horizon Ed Toth, and Keyboardist from Peter Frampton, Rob Arthur.
- countless local, and regional morning news shows across the US.
Songs for Television and Film:
- co-wrote and performed on the song "Set Me Free" which appeared on the WB (now CW) show Summerland.
- played guitar on the Josh Kelley/Diane Warren song "Unfair" that appeared in the movie "27 Dresses."
- Gwar America must be destroyed (1992)
- Delicious Blues Stew Stewed Alive (1998)
- Rick Recht Tov (1999)
- Tom Larson Off The Cuff (2000)
- Mel Melton Mojo Dream (2000)
- Chris DiCroce American Dream (2000)
- Pat McGee Band Shine (2000)
- Brian Fechino Warm Water (2000)
- Delicious Blues Stew 2 Stew (2001)
- Rick Recht Free To Be The Jew In Me (2002)
- Delicious Blues Stew Fat Stewsday (2003)
- Rick Recht The Hope (2003)
- Brian Fechino Brian Fechino (2004)
- Rick Recht What Feels So Right (2004)
- Pat McGee Band Drive by Romance EP (2004)
- Pat McGee Band Save Me (2004) (2005)
- Rick Recht Tear Down The Walls (2005)
- Nicole Russo Nicole Russo (2006)
- Alex Nackman Sunrise Falls (2006)
- Chuck Hodges Rainin' Again (2007)
- Pat McGee Band Vintage Stages Live DVD/CD (2007)
- Pat McGee Band These Days (2007)
- Sheldon Low On 1 Foot (2008)
- Sheldon Low It's All Challah To Me (2008)
- Josh Kelley Special Company (2008)
- Pat McGee Live From The Southlands (2009)
- Brian Fechino Painting a Dream (2009)
- Ruvane Kurland Life in 360° (2009)
- John Taglieri Lives 3 (2010) (Co-produced, Mixed and played on)
- Brian Fechino & Chardy McEwan Play No Evil (2010) (Produced, Mixed and played on)
- Keith Kane, Brian Fechino, Chardy McEwan EP (2010) (Co-Produced, Mixed and played on)
- Ruvane Elevate (2012)
- Ruvane Undercover (2014)
- Brian Fechino
- Brian Fechino bio, http://www.patmcgeeband.com, 2004
- Discography, http://www.brianfechino.com, 2007
- Barney Quick, Nicole Russo review, indie-music.com, 2006