The Brian May Band

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The Brian May Band
OriginLondon, England
Years active1991–1993, 1998
Associated actsQueen
Past membersBrian May
Cozy Powell
Neil Murray
Spike Edney
Jamie Moses
Cathy Porter
Shelley Preston
Eric Singer
Michael Casswell

The Brian May Band was an English-American rock band formed by Queen guitarist Brian May. The band was originally formed in October 1991 for May's performance at Guitar Legends guitar festival in Seville, Spain. They toured with May to promote some of his studio albums.

The rhythm section for the band were Cozy Powell and Neil Murray, who had previously worked together in Black Sabbath. Spike Edney, who was the tour keyboardist for Queen between 1984 and 1986 took the keyboard spot.

The band soon went on a tour of the USA, Europe and Japan. The tour ended in December 1993, when May returned to the studio with fellow Queen band mates Roger Taylor and John Deacon for Queen's final studio album, Made In Heaven. Meanwhile, Cozy Powell and Neil Murray returned to work with Black Sabbath, and both later joined Peter Green's Band.

The band reunited in 1998 to promote Brian May's Another World album. Eric Singer, of later KISS fame, was brought as the last minute replacement for Cozy Powell, who had died in a car accident earlier that year.

In 2005, both Jamie Moses and Spike Edney joined the Queen + Paul Rodgers collaboration on their worldwide tour.

Their only release was the live album, Live at the Brixton Academy in 1993.


Touring Band[edit]

Members for the 1992 South American Tour:

  • Drums: Cozy Powell
  • Guitar: Mike Caswell
  • Keyboards: Spike Edney
  • Bass: Neil Murray
  • Backing Vocalists: Maggie Ryder, Miriam Stockley and Chris Thompson

Members for the 1993 'Back To The Light' World Tour:

  • Drums: Cozy Powell
  • Guitar: Jamie Moses
  • Keyboards: Spike Edney
  • Bass: Neil Murray
  • Backing Vocalists: Cathy Porter and Shelley Preston

Members for the 1998 'Another World' World Tour:

  • Drums: Eric Singer
  • Guitar: Jamie Moses
  • Keyboards: Spike Edney
  • Bass: Neil Murray
  • Backing Vocals: Susie Webb and Zoe Nicholas