“Effortlessly charming and instantly likable.. there’s an air of Jack Kerouac to him. You can’t help but be swept away into his world”**** Entertainment.ie
“Fleming has an unaffected charm which makes any divide between performer and audience irrelevant… standing ovation”**** Irish Theatre Magazine
Brian Fleming is a drummer, theatre maker and festival director based in the West of Ireland. He has played in all countries in Western Europe and Scandinavia and many countries on the Asian, African and American continents. He has recorded on over 40 albums and performed with musicians such as Davy Spillane, Mamady Keita and The Chieftains. Brian is credited in the Guinness Book of World Records 2001 as the creator of the “Millennium Drum,” the world’s largest drum.
He is the writer and performer of three successful one-man shows, ‘Gis A Shot of Your Bongos Mister,’ ‘Have Yis No Homes To go To?’ and ‘A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade’ with sell-out performances in Ireland and the US. He has worked extensively in theatre and dance, including with the Irish National Theatre, The Abbey and with Dance Theatre of Ireland.
He has an MA in Festive Arts, an Hdip in Arts Policy and Practice and a BA in psychology. Brian loves art about interculturalism and social justice. He has worked with New York’s inclusive St Pat’s For All Parade since 2001 and is co-director of the Big Bang Festival of Rhythm in Dublin.