The Life of Rock with Brian Pern Online
Brian Pern is one of the most respected musicians of his generation. He first gained fame as the lead singer of the progressive rock group Thotch before launching a critically acclaimed solo career in which he managed to invent world music and became the first musician to use plasticine in videos. In this series, Brian takes a look back at the history of rock in his own unique style and invites the cameras into his own recording studios to show the public how he has managed to stay relevant in an ever-changing music industry.
|Series cast summary:|
|Simon Day||-||Brian Pern 10 episodes, 2014-2017|
|Lucy Montgomery||-||Pepita Sanchez / - 10 episodes, 2014-2017|
|Rhys Thomas||-||Ensemble / - 10 episodes, 2014-2016|
|Nigel Havers||-||Tony Pebble 9 episodes, 2014-2017|
|Paul Whitehouse||-||Pat Quid / - 9 episodes, 2014-2017|
|Michael Kitchen||-||John Farrow 8 episodes, 2014-2016|
|Philip Pope||-||Michael Banks / - 7 episodes, 2014-2017|
|Al Murray||-||Eddie Mount (drums) / - 6 episodes, 2014-2017|
|Dean Thomas||-||Mike Spelling (Bass) / - 6 episodes, 2014-2017|
|Tony Way||-||Ned, Brian Pern's Driver / - 5 episodes, 2014-2017|
The character of Pern is mainly based on the former Genesis lead singer, world music ambassador and humanitarian campaigner Peter Gabriel.
Journalist Catherine Gee of The Daily Telegraph described the series as the "progressive rock answer to Tai - Spinal Tap (1984)".