Monterey Peninsula performer Bryan Diamond has completed his first CD of original compositions.
Diamond, raised in the San Fernando Valley, started playing guitar at age 8. After graduating high school, Diamond traveled to Monterey. Monterey Peninsula had a thriving live music scene, and Diamond found an enthusiastic audience.
Diamond performs as a solo artist and with his band at night spots all over the Monterey Peninsula. Diamond fans now have a chance to enjoy some of his self-penned tunes, with the release of his first CD.
Recorded at Greystone Studios in Monterey, the album features 12 tracks co-written by Diamond and Paul Crane. The band lineup on the CD reads like a Who's Who of top local instrumentalists, featuring Tom Ayres on guitar, Marty Lydon on bass, Don Pendergrass on keyboards, Kim Edmundson on drums, and Roger Eddy, Hart Smith and Brian Stock on horns. Katherine Reclusado and Richard Bryant provide a beautiful blend of backing vocals on the recording.