Brian Tarquin & Heavy Friends’ “Beyond the Warrior’s Eyes” Music Video w/ Jean Luc Ponty

Article Contributed by Leighton Media | Published on Thursday, April 25, 2024

A lot is going on in the Brian Tarquin & Heavy Friends’ camp with their album, “Beyond The Warrior’s Eyes,” which is being played now on over 100 radio stations. This includes a new A.I. music video with Jean Luc Ponty, Florida media visits from Brian’s band, and radio chartings.

Distributed by Downtown Music/Dashgo Distribution, “Beyond The Warrior’s Eyes” topped the fusion charts on the Roots Music Radio at number 1, and broke the top 5, hitting number 3 on Relix/Jam Band charts. The album recently entered Roots Music Radio’s jazz charts at 44.

Brian and Jean Luc’s new music video, “Beyond the Warrior’s Eyes” from the album of the same name, will be out on (Thursday night) Friday, April 26 at Midnight ET/ 9 PM PT/ 6 AM Friday morning in France. The YouTube link will be

This A.I. generated video and shows Brian and Jean Luc on a musical mission with Roman gladiators. Brian knows, “We are warriors in the musical sense.  We took on the mission of giving praise and thanks to veterans around the world through our musical message.”     

The video is created by Dave Pellizza, who helmed the Josie-award-winning “Brothers in Arms” video with Brian and Joe Satriani. While “Brothers” had a modern warfare look, Brian instructed Dave to “go in a different direction focusing on the classical world of Spartan and Roman times. I attached Jean Luc’s and my performance videos for Dave to transform.”

Inserted at the end of the video is the “Hope for the Warriors” logo, the album’s charity. Hope For the Warriors supplies counseling and healthcare to veterans and housing to families that visit the veterans in the Washington, DC region.   Donation page is at
Brian and his band are treating Florida media colleagues and programs to in-person concerts and interviews at their stations. Witness Brian play fusioin guitar with his bandmates drummer Reggie Pryor, bassist Brandon Miller, and saxophonist Don Black.
Brian Tarquin & Heavy Friends’ “Beyond The Warrior’s Eyes” features collaborations with great guitarists and eclectic musicians—notably Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Chris Poland, Steve Morse (Deep Purple), Dean Brown (David Sanborn), Hal Lindes (Dire Straits), Chris Poland (Megadeth), John Tropea (Billy Cobham), Steve Kindler (Jeff Beck), Carl Verheyen (Supertramp) & Larry McCray (John Mayall), the late Phil Naro, the Budapest Symphony Orchestra), and electric violinist Jean Luc Ponty.

Brian Tarquin is a guitarist/composer that has radio hits in several formats as Smooth Jazz, NACC Loud Rock & CMJ’s RPM charts. He’s had songs on major TV shows and popular movies including CSI, Seinfeld, Good Morning America…. He’s won 3 Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series” for All My Children, a Global Music Award, honors from SESAC. Brian has appeared on 50 releases, has 38 million streams on Pandora, Spotify & Apple: selling over 140,000 records in his career. Brian is an award-winning published Author.  Brian’s weekly NPR radio show called Guitar Trax on WFIT 89.5FM on the Florida Space Coast is streamed on