Brad began playing drums about the time he started school. His playing has taken him all over the Northeast sharing the stage with local, regional and national artists. Brad has appeared on stage with jazz greats such as Clark Terry, Mel Torme, Bob Mintzer, The Sammy Kaye Orchestra, The New York Voices, and Wayne Bergeron, Conrad Herwig, Eric Marienthal, Jeff Coffin and David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, comedian Joan Rivers, as well as performing for President Bush and the first family just to name a few.
Brad began his professional playing career at the age of fourteen. Since then, he has continued to evolve and develop as one of the first call drummers in New England. Often traveling out of his native state of Maine, Brad holds down a busy playing schedule.
He appears regularly with:
The Portland Jazz Orchestra, Maine
Funkationland, a Tower of Power Style Band
The Chris Oberholtzer Quintet, Maine
Chris Humphrey Band, Maine
The Strangely Possibles, a Rock-a-delic band
Watch Brad playing with Portland Jazz Orchestra on line; Click here....
When not busy with these groups, you can find Brad freelancing throughout New England.
Brad is able to record drums (remotely) for your music. He has played on commercials, albums, and publishers' music demos, all uploaded to the contractor/engineer. He has a home studio with a full complement of recoding gear and microphones to get a "pro" sound for you, remotely.
Brad plays DW and Yamaha drums, Remo heads, Zildjian cymbals, and Vic Firth drum sticks.
Brad is a Vic Firth Endorsed Educator as part of the Vic Firth Education Team.
He plays Vic Firth sticks exclusively. (Model AJ6 to be exact)