Brian Wolff

Brian Wolff's Biography


Brian Wolff was born into a musical family where his mother was an orchestra teacher and his father played violin. He began his lifelong love affair with music by learning to play the cello and other string instruments. That changed forever when, as a 7th grader, Brian heard a drum solo from Rush legend Neal Peart. Wolff picked up the sticks and has never put them down. The influence of other drummers like Danny Carey (Tool), Vinnie Paul (Pantera) and Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad) inspired Brian to start his own heavy metal band, Dominion.

Dominion toured the greater Chicago area until 2003, when Brian decided to further his music career and moved to Los Angeles. He quickly formed the heavy metal fusion band, Synapse, and began attending the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. It was there that Brian met and became friends with Tim Montana. Wolff graduated from Musicians Institute and in 2007, and after one audition, joined the nu metal band Otep. As part of Otep, Brian played on the Ascension album and performed on a number of national tours with them.

After leaving Otep, Brian moved back to Chicago and began his search for his musical home. Wolff had no problem finding bands that wanted him, but none felt right. While on vacation in Nashville, Brian reconnected with his Musicians Institute classmate, Tim Montana. Tim now fronted renegade country band Tim Montana and The Shrednecks. Tim's vision to bring an aggressive sound and attitude to the country format was a perfect fit for Wolff. Brian joined the band in the summer of 2013.

The timing couldn't have been better. Shortly after joining the band, they went into the studio to record a new album with producer Marshall Altman (Amy Grant, Eric Paslay, Frankie Ballard, Marc Broussard). During the process, the band connected with Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top to work on and record the song, 'This Beard Came Here To Party'. The song went on to become the Boston Red Sox anthem for their 2013 World Series run.

Since Brian has joined the band, Tim Montana and The Shrednecks have opened for ZZ Top, Kid Rock, Brantley Gilbert and Montgomery Gentry.

Brian Wolff's Gear
Brian Wolff

Gear List

Yamaha Oak Customs in Amber Sunburst NBD822U NTT808J NTT810U NTT812U NFT814 NSD085