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In 1989, a new face hit the Boston Blues scene. With his powerful voice and commanding stage presence, Brian Templeton made a name for himself in short time. After a period of Blues jams and sitting in with some of New England’s top acts such as Ronnie Earl and Sugar Ray and the Bluetones,
He then formed The Radio Kings with up and coming guitar whiz Michael Dinallo. Templeton started working on his harmonica skills and after only 4 months as a unit The Radio Kings came out of nowhere to win theBoston Blues Society's Battle of the Blues Bands, edging out some of the best veteran performers of the time.
Chicago- born Blues Harp Master Jerry Portnoy (Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton) liked them so much, he hired them to be his backing band and took them out on the road, giving them a taste of what the future had in store for them and for the whole of 1992, traveled the U.S. in a box truck, doing one one night stand after another and loving it. Just after this time Brian was asked to join the house band at the newly opened House of Blues in Cambridge MA and then started writing songs for what would be the first Radio King record. It Aint Easy was released in 1994 on the Memphis based label Icehouse Records on which Brian sang a duet with Blues legend Little Milton. It was extremely well received by fans and critics in the U.S. and opened up the European market for them as well, becoming the number one selling Blues record in Belgium. Two more releases followed, a highly acclaimed live album, “Live at B.B. Kings” and “Money Road” released on Bullseye Blues (Rounder Records). Some memorable shows include King Biscuit Blues Festival and the Peer Rhythm and Blues festival.
As a solo artist Brian has release four solo records including “home”. produced by Monster Mike Welch who also played guitar on the disc and “Bloozin” where he was backed by some of Boston’s best Blues players including, David Maxwell, Greg Piccolo and Kid Bangham of the Fabulous Thunderbirds.Templeton has toured as a special guest member of the Sonny Rhodes Blues Band and Otis Grand’s Big Band which recently played Lucerne Blues fest in November 2016
Brian prides himself on is his ability to entertain his fans. I don’t think of myself as a musician first but as a showman. I want my audience involved, whether it be by dancing, singing or just clapping along to the beat. This onstage attitude has earned him the reputation as one of Bostons most dynamic performers and a legion of dedicated fans.