John Brand began his Music Industry career in 1975 at London's Trident Studios. There he quickly became a popular House Engineer working with a wide variety of artists including Kiss, Rush, Genesis, Elton John, George Harrison and Bachman Turner Overdrive. He also gained much experience with some of the important Producers of the time such as George Martin (The Beatles), Mutt Lange (ACDC, Def Leppard, Bryan Adams) and Tony Visconti (David Bowie).

In 1979 John left Trident to work freelance in the USA with Producer Mike Stone (Asia, Whitesnake, Journey) recording Top 10 hits for New England and members of Kiss.

Returning to the UK in 1980 John worked at Farmyard Studios with Producer Rupert Hine (Tina Turner, Howard Jones) and from there he began his Production career with a Top 30 single for The Ruts, followed by a Top 20 Albums for among others Magazine, Aztec Camera, The Cult and The Waterboys.

During the next ten years John would Engineer and Produce more than 50 Albums and achieve Hit Singles and Albums around the world.

As an Engineer & Producer John has always enjoyed working with new artists. In the early 80's he helped Big Country develop the sound that lead to a deal with Phonogram and a million selling album The Crossing. He also helped craft the songs and style that lead to deals and subsequent success for Jermaine Stewart, Bros, Connor Reeves and The Beloved.

In 1991 John took on the role of Manager when he discovered "The dance band of the 90's" Sunscreem in a club in Chelmsford. Six months later, after a series of gigs and showcases, the band were snapped up by Sony S2 and had many hits, including three US No1 dance records and won various awards around the world.

In 1995 John teamed up with dance Producer Roland Radaelli to form LWL. The aim of the Company was to both Publish and Produce the best Dance/Pop music. The first signing in conjunction with Chrysalis Music, was Mario Percali, an Italian Writer and Producer of many dance hits including 'Black Machine'. LWL commissioned around 14 tracks, recorded by various Producers in both Italy and the UK and had huge club and commercial hits with Asha 'JJ Tribute' & Kyra 'Everybody in the World'. John also worked closely with Simon Cowell co-producing hits for Sally Anne Marsh "In The Summertime', 'Windmills of your mind'.

As a Manager John developed a roster of both cutting edge and mainstream artists. Following the international chart hits of Sunscreem he signed alternative rock act Apes Pigs & Spacemen (MFN), singer songwriter & the voice of BT's hits Jan Johnston (CBS, A&M), Eclectic acoustic duo Pooka (Atlantic, Island), Award winning Emo act INME (MFN, BMG) and singer songwriter Rachel Mari Kimber (V2). But it is with the mainstream rock band Stereophonics (V2), that John achieved enormous success. Taking them from a small club in South Wales to arena tours and huge headlining events at Morfa Stadium, Donnington, Slane Castle and Cardiff's Millenium Stadium as well as headlines at Reading, Glastonbury and V Festivals. Stereophonics sold more than 9 million records in eight years under John's management. More recently their 'Greatest Hits album was one of the big sellers of 2008/9.

Following his departure from Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable, under John's management made a significant career change and became a multi BAFTA award winning TV Presenter and highly successful Radio DJ. He had No1 rated shows on Kerrang Radio, highly popular Classic Rock shows on the BBC and one of the most successful shows on the now defunct XFM South Wales.  RIP 07/06/10

Marsupial Management currently represents, A Silent Film,  Jenny Lynn Smith.