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Color Theory

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80's synthpop is in Brian Hazard's blood, but he mostly listens to Electronic Dance Music these days. His distinctive brand of literary dance pop draws from both, fleshed out with rich piano voicings. Anyone who took music lessons as a kid calls themselves "classically trained," but Hazard went the distance, earning a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. Immediately after graduation, he left Beethoven and Brahms behind to pursue his first musical inspiration, Depeche Mode.

The line between inspiration and imitation blurred when Hazard's song "Ponytail Girl" spread like wildfire on Napster, mislabeled as a Depeche Mode b-side. Despite both parties' efforts to set the record straight (depechemode.com went so far as to address the mix-up in their FAQ), bootleg versions of Depeche Mode's Exciter album were sold around the world with "Ponytail Girl" included as a so-called bonus track. Hazard used the incident as the basis for a tribute album to the band, Color Theory presents Depeche Mode.

Since then, Hazard has emerged from the shadow of his childhood heroes to become an artist in his own right. The Orange County Register acclaimed, "Hazard writes songs that are intense... (+) expand
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Abbey wrote:
Followed your very indirect suggestion to get on the Sixty one. By the by your passive promotion column is our fav!!
15 days ago
FilaretRubashkin (level 14) wrote:
Your music is my sweetest addiction I don't want to get rid of! thank you
1 month ago
brianhazard (level 22) wrote:
Oh, I'm back alright! Thanks for all the support! Seems like one of my tracks hits the homepage every day.
4 months ago
craigmiresears (level 28) wrote:
Yeah dude, I totally tried to achieve some meditative OBE when I was younger :D
4 months ago
brynplusplus (level 22) wrote:
Yes, come back please!
4 months ago
marcares (level 30) wrote:
Please color our world here!
4 months ago
rahultoast (level 22) wrote:
I miss the old site. :(
6 years ago
Merc (level 13) wrote:
Aw man, I'm gonna miss listening to your music on my radio. The site redesign is horrible! I had to use the old site address to check it out.
6 years ago
philomath (level 45) wrote:
I love the a-Ha cover!!!!
6 years ago
haujobb (level 1) wrote:
Nice cover!! You are the men Brian!!! its awesome!! i am a big fan of a-ha too!!
6 years ago
burro151 (level 23) wrote:
Nice work as usual on the new tune; the mix sounds so very clear (a testament to your skills)- also looks as though you've got Ableton working like a well-oiled machine. Cheers.
6 years ago
producer909 (level 18) wrote:
maxed your A-ha! Morten's got competition! ;)
6 years ago
davidaarong (level 23) wrote:
Max hearted "Living a Boy's Adventure"
6 years ago
rainismoi (level 26) wrote:
"Living a Boy's Adventure Tale" is so amazing . Can't wait for the album!!! :)
6 years ago
kirederf (level 31) wrote:
I appreciate the music!
6 years ago
CherHarrington (level 37) wrote:
Awesome new song!!!!!
6 years ago
Color Theory wrote:
New one up: Living a Boy's Adventure Tale

My first new recording since The Thought Chapter was released in November of 2008, and the first song I recorded completely in Ableton Live.
6 years ago
woodjean (level 31) wrote:
'Really like Living a Boy's Adventure Tale.
6 years ago
kirederf (level 31) wrote:
the rep i got in return doesn't matter, I'm just happy to have my name on one of your songs :)
6 years ago
kirederf (level 31) wrote:
556 hearts in 1 day, not bad :P
6 years ago