Biography

Bryan is a songwriter, audio engineer, and multi-instrumentalist living in a small town near Tulsa Oklahoma. Stubbornly independent, he writes, records and mixes his songs in his studio (and personal hiding place) at an undisclosed location very close to the outside of his home. Bryan has played music since he was 8 years old. Starting with the trumpet he then discovered the guitar at 13 and drums shortly after. Drums became his obsession, but the guitar was available so he developed a love for both. He also sings and plays bass.

After playing live for years in Northwestern Oklahoma he took a long break and built a recording studio. His first solo album "Big Picture Idiot" was based on his realization that he hated being a corporate computer geek. Toward the end of writing it he quit his job and devoted his time to music and his family. His second album "Doubts and Donuts" features driving guitars over funk inspired rhythms. Strong catchy melodies guide the lyrics that are about topics ranging from evolution to donuts. Bryan is fascinated with absurdity, contradictions and humor and finds that he and most of life is loaded with them. He writes lyrics that are based on observational humor, but with darker more serious subjects at their core.

Bryan's musical influences include Rush, Cake, Beck, Weezer, Ween, Black Sabbath, Radiohead, Muse, Incubus, Living Colour, Rage Against The Machine, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and anything George Clinton recorded. He is drawn to lyrics by Sting, Kurt Cobain, Trey Parker, John McCrea, Neil Peart and Jonathan Coulton. For the last year, Bryan has been the drummer for Beergut a rock band out of Claremore Oklahoma. To develop both his mental discipline and his beer gut, he has recently started rolling a 15 pound ball down 60 feet of oiled wood into 10 surprisingly stubborn objects repeatedly until he is too tired or frustrated to continue. He also repairs and modifies tube amps and builds guitar speaker cabinets in his spare time.


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