Raised in the Scottish Borders town of Kelso.
Folk music, symphonic film scores, opera and jazz were early musical influences. He was an avid reader of Scott, Swift, Orwell, Isherwood, Huxley and science fiction writers, Jules Verne and Philip K. Dick.
OPENING UP TO SOMETHING DEEPER.
As a boy, Bréon would often sit alone for hours in the countryside, observing wildlife. He revered stillness and sensed a deep connection with nature and was fascinated and excited by the mystery and awe of the cosmos.
Horse riding across the moors, was an exhilarating and often dangerous adventure, which fired his imagination. The turbulent history of the Scottish Borders with its rich mythology, found expression in his emergent poetry, whilst the melodies he began to write were inspired by local folk music. His early artistic works were created in the rural setting of Roxburghshire, and in the coastal villages of Berwickshire and Northumberland. After attending local schools, Bréon went on to further education at Colleges in Aberdeen and Edinburgh.