All songs Written , Composed, Arranged , Produced and Performed
By: B. Flax
*except where indicated
Brian Chestlie(Born Brian Flax) is a Singer-Songwriter-Composer-Arranger-Producer and Performer of the first order. He is also a gifted pianist, poet and actor.
He has been thrilling audiences in Solo, Duo, Trio, Quartet or Full-Band performance settings for over 20 years. As a member of a group, he has no problem being a team player and letting everyone get their shine.
As a solo performer, give him a mic, a piano and a spotlight and he will thoroughly satisfy an audience. Hes a whole show by himself.
His Eclectic taste in music of the past and present make him a great addition to any performance setting. If you desire an Artist/Performer who conducts himself with class and professionalism on and off the stage, in addition to striving to achieve musical excellence, Brian Chestlie is the Artist/Performer for you.
Some artists have great performances, I like to create memorable, musical experiences..
2017 Culture Festival, Las Vegas NV (As a member of the Soul-Slap Band, Backing up Mrs. Iesha Spinks)
2017 LV Black Film Festival , Las Vegas NV(As a member of The Crescendo-Nites Band)
2016 Taste and Sounds Of Soul Festival, Las Vegas NV(As a member of The Crescendo-Nites Band)
2016, Common Wealth, Las Vegas NV(As a member of The Crescendo-Nites Band)
2015, E-String Bar & Grill, Henderson NV(As a member of The Crescendo-Nites Band)
2013, The Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa, CA(As a member of The Cold-Sol Band)
2013, The 7 Mile House, Brisbane CA,(As a member of The Cold-Sol Band)
2012, Dimitris Lounge, Suisun City, CA(As a member of The Cold-Sol Band)
2012, The 23 Club, Brisbane, CA (Solo Performer)
2012 The 7 Mile House , Brisbane, CA (Headliner of a 3 day Valentines Weekend Extravaganza) (Solo Performer)
2011, Thunder Valley Casino, Lincoln, CA(As a member of The Powerhouse Band)
2011, Crow Canyon Country Club, Castro Valley, CA. (Solo Performer)
2010, Dimitris Lounge, Suisun City, CA(As a member of The Powerhouse Band)
2007, The Cannery, San Francisco, CA(One half of the duo Shelanda and Flax)
2006, Joes Of Lafayette, Laffayette, CA(One half of the duo Shelanda and Flax)
2005-2010, Barron Edwards Motown Review(Brian and a friend(Shelanda Lemons) portrayed Ike and Tina Turner)
1998, GODs Liberated Rainbow, 3 day Gospel Extravaganza, San Francisco, CA(Solo Performer)
1998, Memorial Service for former Oakland Mayor, Lionel Wilson, Oakland, CA(As a member of the Skyline High School Choir, Voices Of The Sky)
1997-2001, Skyline High School, Oakland, CA(Various Performances as a Solo Artist)
1997 Summer Of Love Concert, San Francisco, CA(As a member of Our Thang Entertainment)
1995-1997, Claremont Junior High School, Oakland, CA(Various solo performances)
1995, Kimballs East, Emeryville, CA(Brian portrayed a young Duke Ellington in the Black Repatory Groups production of Bubbling Brown Sugar)
1991, Television Documentary: Black Is, Black Aint(Actor)
1988, Television Commercial for The East Bay Regional Park District (Actor)
Yes, I have performed live at various venues as a solo artist and as a member of a few bands.
These venues include:
2017 Culture Festival(as a member of the Soul-Slap Band, Backing up Mrs. Iesha Spinks) - Keys
The Las Vegas Black Film Festival(as a member of The Crescendo-Nites) - Las Vegas Nevada
The Taste and Sounds of Soul Festival(as a member of The Crescendo-Nites) - Las Vegas Nevada
The Crow Canyon Country Club(Solo) - Castro Valley California
The 23 Club(Solo) - Brisbane California
The 7 Mile House(Solo) - Brisbane California
The Flamingo Hotel(as a member of The Cold-Sol Band) - Santa Rosa, California
The San Leandro Farmers Market(as a member of The Cold-Sol Band) - San Leandro, California
Thunder Valley Casino(as a member of The Powerhouse Band) - Auburn California
Dimitri's Lounge(as a member of The Powerhouse Band) - Suisun City, California
Kimballs Carnival(as a member of The Barron Edwards Motown Revue[A friend and I played Ike/Tina Turner] - Oakland California
Luther Vandross(Musical Father)
Acoustica Mixcraft , Fruity Loops 12.5