PERFORMS WITH: Fuel
About the ArtistBryan Keeling, originally born in Albuquerque, NM, grew up in Dallas, TX.. He started in school band and began playing drumset in 7th grade jazz band. From there it was jazz bands, rock/progressive rock, marching band, and eventually graduating from Arts Magnet High School in downtown Dallas. Bryan then attended Beklee College of Music in Boston, MA on scholorship! A year later Bryan moved to Austin, TX for awhile before settling on Los Angeles.
Since moving to Los Angeles 2002, Bryan quickly established himself in the studio scene by recording with Pink, Dionne Warwick, Macy Gray, Lucy Woodard, Jessie Colter, Damon Elliot, "Son of the Mask 2" movie soundtrack ,as well as "First Daughter" soundtrack (in which he also appears), a Waylon Jennings record called "Waylon Forever" , and all of Shooter Jenning's records/videos/tv appearances up till 2010 (7 records in all)! Bryan has appeared on Conan O'Brien, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, Carson Daly, David Letterman and even played on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" Season 8, entitled, "Bull", in which they used a song he wrote (and recorded with Shooter Jennings on the CD, "The Wolf") called, "Higher"!!
After amicably parting ways in 2010 with Shooter Jennings, Bryan currently tours and/or records with The Lugnuts, Robert Patrick, Hell City Rockers, Squealer and Usual Suspects. Bryan is endorsed by Gretsch Drums, Gibralter Hardware, Zildjian Sticks and Cymbals, Remo Heads and QuikStix!!
"Growing up, I started listening to everything my mom and brother listened to...which encompassed everything from The Carpenters to Elvis, Foghat, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, etc. Then around 5th grade I started playing drums and was pretty much engrossed with everything about them from then on! By the time I hit 7th grade I was in the top Wind Ensemble on percussion and in the jazz band in mid school. I started memorizing Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures from Rush after school, and playing to lots of Zeppelin. I went to mid school and half of 9th grade in Albuquerque, NM living with my dad. Unfortunately my dad got cancer and passed away in the middle of 9th grade, at which time I moved to live with my mom in Dallas, TX. It was when I got to Dallas that I got my musical landscape broadened significantly. I got into Frank Zappa, Gino Vanelli, Missing Persons, The Brecker Brothers (especially the album Heavy Metal Be-Bop with Terry Bozzio on drums), Tower of Power, Stanley Clark, Jeff Beck, Chick Corea, Allan Holdworth, etc. I pretty much became obsessed with anything Vinnie Colaiuta, Terry Bozzio and Chad Wackerman played on. That led me all over the spectrum of music. In any case, I began transcribing the drum charts from albums like Joe's Garage I, II and III as well as Allan Holdsworth, KIng Crimson and Tower of Power. I was fascinated with odd time signatures and polyrhythms as well. By the time I was in 10th grade I already knew I wanted to go to Berklee College of Music up in Boston, and went ahead and left my main highschool in 11th grade to audition for the Arts Magnet school in downtown Dallas. I got in and gradated highschool from there and ended up getting a scholorship to Berklee. To make a long story short, I went to Boston for a year, moved to Austin, Tx. and played and recorded with about ten million bands before I finally moved to L.A. in 2002."