Born: Mobile, AL

Rock, Country, R&B Drums Charlie Hayward, Mike Duke

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Brian is a drummer from Mobile Alabama with deep roots in the blues and traditional New Orleans music. He was inspired by the jungle rhythms played by the bands in the Mardi Gras parades, and is known for his ability to play these complicated patterns. He has performed over the years with all the areas finest artists including The Locust Fork Band, The Convertibles, Topper Price and the Upsetters and The Decoys.

Mr. Bryan Taylor Wheeler--Age 54. A native and former resident of Mobile died Wednesday at a hospital in Foley after becoming ill at his home in Orange Beach. Mr. Wheeler was a graduate of Murphy High School and Marion Military Institute. He was a drummer for the Group Locust Fork as well as other local bands. He was also a featured performer for many years at Shirley & Waynes Supper Club in Gulf Shores. He is survived by one son, Taylor Wheeler of Denver; his parents, Hal and Doris Wheeler of Mobile; one brother, Hap Wheeler of Orange Beach; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held from the graveside on Saturday, July 5, 2003 at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Pine Crest Cemetery. Published in the Mobile Register on 7/5/2003.

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brian wheeler albums

iTunes: The Decoys

Amazon: The Decoys and Topper Price and the Upsetters Long Way From Home and Locust Fork Bank Playing 'Possum

The Decoys: Shot From The Saddle

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