During my years with ‘Sensory System,’ or just ‘System', as we were known in Germany - many years ago - we gained a reputation as quite a solid stage band. We toured together with Nazareth, Steve Miller, Redbone, Slade, etc., and performed in the very first 2 Roskilde Festivals – kl. 24.00 on Saturday night!
After a tour in Norway for 3-4 weeks with the System, I came home to find that it took my 18 month old daughter more than 20 seconds to recognize me! I was shocked. Deeply. Despite popularity, 2 albums, and a fan following in various countries, I realized there was a rather high cost of being a so-called 'rock star, and indeed, far more fame than fortune...
It just didn't seem worth the price. Within 4 weeks, I left the band, cut my hair, sold tons of PA equipment, and got a 'real' job. I felt that being a good father, was more important than being a 'rock star.' It wasn’t a difficult decision. My values had suddenly changed.
I ended making enough money as a finance professional to return to singing and writing and was privileged to find some great professionals to help me. So, we made... 'Even Children Get Older.'
- BRIAN BURR -
aka Brian Burr-Philipp