New Jersey native and Los Angeles resident, Canopus accessories artist Brian Tichy began his career at a very young age. After studying at The Berklee College Of Music Tichy took his multitude of talents to both the studio and the road where he has toured, recorded and/or performed with the likes of the Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Steven Tyler (solo), Eddie Van Halen, Foreigner, Billy Idol (Tichy was also Idol’s writing partner from 2004-2009), Michael Schenker, Velvet Revolver, B’z, W.A.S.P., The Dead Daises, Don Felder, Geoff Tate’s Queensryche, , Lynch Mob, Tooth And Nail, Dee Snider, The Guess Who, Seether, Zakk Wylde’s Pride & Glory, Slash’s Snakepit, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Glenn Hughes, Sass Jordan, Gilby Clarke, Nicklebag (Stevie Salas, Bernard Fowler, Carmine Rojas), Vinnie Moore and, Randy Jackson’s (Zebra) China Rain, to name a few. Currently, Tichy is performing with Silverthorne as well as recording with Baldman.
Tichy is also the founder of Bonzo Bash and Randy Rhoads Remembered. In 2010, Tichy also organized the ultimate John Bonham Tribute show which marked the 30th anniversary of Bonham’s passing. The show was entitled Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same and it featured 28 of the top rock and roll drummers performing their favorite Led Zeppelin song on a replica John Bonham kit. The Bonham family was in attendance and this popular celebration continues to perform annually at the NAMM show and it has also gone to New York City and Moscow.
Tichy is also an accomplished songwriter whose work has been featured in movies such as The 40 Year Old Virginand Balls Of Fury as well as various television shows including CSI, Law And Order, The Osbournes and, Punk’d.
Tichy is also the recipient of various accolades and awards from Modern Drummer Magazine (placing 5th in the 2012 readers’ poll for rock drummers), and, That Metal Show (placing 5th for top rock drummers of all time (2012)). Tichy is also a counselor at the Rock n Roll Fantasy Camps as well as being an active teacher when time permits.