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“This is what I was always meant to do, no question. I have loved, lived and breathed music for as long as I can remember. I’ve had music make me feel such a broad range of intense emotions that at this point in my life, it’s become addictive. Now I spend most of my time trying to trigger those emotions within myself via my own music, or by collaborating with others”.

At the age of four, he began playing acoustic guitar and immediately began doing paid performances. By the age of thirteen, he had started on drums, trombone and electric guitar - but the instrument that really began to set things in motion was the bass.

“I remember back in high school music class - the teacher was very set in the ways of his classical training and since we didn’t have a tuba player for the class orchestra, he reluctantly let this really great guitarist play bass right behind me. Little did he know he’d be yelling at me for the next six months to face the front of the class”.

Unable to satisfy his curiosity with rapid-fire Q&A sessions and borrowing the school instrument on weekends, he eventually purchased his own bass and began down his path of musical self-discovery. By the time he had reached adulthood he had performed on television and radio, done freelance studio work and toured extensively.

His favourite music moment? “Having a note that got me out of gym class in high school that said ‘Please excuse Brandon from today’s P.E. exercises, as he’s been hired to do a recording session this afternoon’”.

Brandon has worked with Juno and Grammy award-winning artists at the local, national and international levels as a producer, performer and songwriter, and is currently spending much of his time working with Canadian songwriter Sean Jones.

Looking ahead, he’s willing to accept whatever the future holds with enthusiasm and optimism. “My goals have never changed, but admittedly I’ve moved the net a few times”, Brandon jokes. He still goes for private lessons as often as he possibly can, writes frequently and doesn’t see an end in sight.

“The best part about playing is that whether you’ve been doing it for thirty minutes or thirty years - if you love it, you win. I can’t see what would change that in me at this point, so I’m happy to carry on. It’s not just what I do, it’s who I am”.