Hi. My name is Brendan.
September 8, 1998 I was born to two amazing parents — Bill and Denise. I grew up on a farm in Southern, Vermont and spent most of my days enjoying an imaginative childhood playing in the woods, building forts, and going on wild adventures with my younger brother, Ethan.
2002 is when I really started getting serious about music. As serious as a four year old can get about a complex and ever evolving industry. I started playing guitar, singing, and writing melodies. Somehow I knew, without a doubt, that I wanted to be a musician. Obviously, at that time, I had no idea what that actually meant. Over the next several years, I flung myself into every musical scenario I could. I played at local churches, school, (when I wasn’t being homeschooled), worked with many great mentors, and learned how to play every instrument I could get my small little hands on.
2012 I started producing music. I became obsessed with being able to create an ensemble of sound…by myself. I didn’t have to rely on anyone else to show up — I could just create. That changed everything. I also released my first song on iTunes. But we don’t talk about that. (It was called “Turn Up the Music” and if you want to dive deep into google you can probably find it…but please don’t).
2013 I released my first “official” single. It’s a slow, pop ballad called “What You Deserve”. Shortly after its release my music teacher, Neil Freebern, asked if he could orchestrate the song and use it as the finale in our winter concert. There is nothing more exciting than hearing a song you wrote come to life with a 60 piece orchestra and a 40 person chamber choir. It was epic.
2014-2015 This was my learning/character building phase. You know the portion of the hero journey where the young medieval knight knows he will one day be a great knight but doesn’t realize he can’t even parry a sword being thrusted at him and ends up getting beaten to a pulp by an old wise wizard? It was kind of like that. I trained hard and learned a lot about my craft, myself, people, and the world. I released several singles during this time which aren’t my most proud records but the processes was undeniably necessary and exhilarating.
2016 I graduated high school, released my first EP, and worked in the family business — a lot. Yeah, that was basically it.
2017 I released my follow up EP, wrote a song called “Before It’s Too Late”, went to NYC with my best friend Gannon to guest-star on a radio show and promote said song, and then moved to Los Angeles in October.
2018 I was featured on a song called “Wake Up”, released my single “Last to Fall”, wrote and produced a song called “Madness” with my friend Lia, and dropped "Breathe" featuring Mell Bowser.
2019 has been a whirlwind. I released a merchandise collection based on a phrase I found myself saying in all of my vlogs: “It’s gon’ be a good day!”. I put out five new songs in the last half of the year; three collaborations and two of my own singles, “Worth It!” and “Dear Depression”. I am currently enjoying life in Glendale, CA writing songs, making videos, meeting amazing people, and desperately trying to be a better person and artist every day.
Thanks for being here.