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BRANDON BURKHALTER

Drum, Ukulele

Brandon began playing the drums at age 11. His music education continued throughout his school years, in addition to the time he spent in private instruction. Brandon learned from the greats, with Rich Malloy, Jon Hussey, Steve Pruitt, Brian Ferguson, and John Blackwell (Prince, Luther Vandross, Justin Timberlake) etc. In 2010, he received a full-ride scholarship to the Berklee College of Music for their 5-Week Summer Performance Intensive. Upon completion of the Intensive, he was offered a scholarship to study at Berklee full-time. At the age of 14, he was accepted into the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, (where he studied music theory, orchestral and rudimental percussion and jazz drumming,) prior to venturing outward to pursue his career as a professional drummer. In 2010, Brandon co-founded “Polyphia”, a band that would later sign with Equal Vision Records and the Artery Foundation (later shifting to “Royal Division” Entertainment). He recorded two studio albums (“Muse”, Renaissance”), two EP’s (“Resurrect”, “Inspire”) and toured all over North America with bands such as; August Burns Red, Every Time I Die, Dance Gavin Dance, Stick To Your Guns, and many more. Today, Brandon is an independent artist releasing his own material, as well as a freelance musician & drummer offering his expertise in live performance, studio recording, and drumming lessons!
Performing Experience: Polyphia (2) -Festival performances include: Scream It Like You Mean It (Third String Productions) Firefest (Third String Productions) (10/13/2012) The Infamous Tour (11/30/2012) South By Southwest South By So What?! (Third String Productions) Unsilent Night (Third String Productions) Texas Independence Fest Tours: The Instant Gratification Tour (MerchNOW; supporting Dance Gavin Dance) CHON Album Release Shows (MerchNOW; supporing CHON) August Burns Red 2015 North American Tour (Fearless Records; supporting August Burns Red, Every Time I Die, Stick To Your Guns) 2015 Tour Supporting ERRA (Sumerian Records) – Has performed with: Chiodos We Came As Romans The Acacia Strain Emmure Motionless in White Chelsea Grin Within the Ruins Oceano Volumes Dance Gavin Dance Animals As Leaders Whitechapel Asking Alexandria Between the Buried and Me August Burns Red Stick To Your Guns Every Time I Die Worship Experience: Elevate Life Church Worship Drummer (5/2012-Present) -Pastor Ketih A. Craft -Worship Leader Clay Jones (Barefoot; Geffen Records) -Worship Leader Matt Fellenbaum (Barefoot, Jessica Simpson; Geffen Records) -10,000+ Members Fellowship Bible Church North Fellowship Church Cross Timbers Church Free Life Church Other acts performed with: Savannah Low (2018-Current) Festival Performances: So Far Sessions World of Art Festival (Creative Currency) Girls Club (AXIOM Music) “The One” Competition (Premier Live Entertainment) Press: 2019 Dallas Observer “Best Pop Act” 2019 Cosign Magazine “Creative Artist of the Year” South Shores (5/2011-11/2011) -Performed at Summerfest in Milwuakee, WI -Enteramente Artist Management (Marty Marmor)

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