(See below for a list of artists Brian has peformed/recorded with!)
BRIAN BRUENDL has been playing drums since 1983 and teaching percussion since 1998. He is currently the drummer for popular Milwaukee bands Reilly, The Orphans, The Milwaukee Tool House Band, The Orange Whips, The Whiskey Bends (Chicago), and more. From 2002 to 2005, he served as band director for the Milwaukee Rock Theater Company directing the band and music for 5 acclaimed productions. He also played marching and symphonic percussion through high school and college, performing for two seasons with the Kettle Moraine Symphony Orchestra on snare drum and tympani. He has been asked to participate in the annual Milwaukee "Sleighriders" benefit show since 2014, which brings some of the best musicians in Milwaukee together to perform in a large 30+ person band to raise money for childrens' charities in Milwaukee.
In addition to drums and percussion, Brian also plays guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, and keyboards, and does live sound engineering as well as drum and percussion repair. He's also a songwriter and operates a home recording studio where he records demos for up and coming bands as well as for his own projects. Some of his primary musical influences include They Might Be Giants, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Morphine, Men at Work, the Who, Steely Dan, and Frank Zappa. He sites John Bonham, Buddy Rich, Art Blakey, Keith Moon, Jim Keltner, Neil Peart, and Stewart Copeland as some of his main drumming influences.
Brian teaches percussion privately and at the White House of Music in Germantown, Wisconsin, and focuses on beginning snare drum and mallets, beginner to advanced Drum Set, and some hand percussion.
Aside from his musical life, Brian is also a bonded locksmith and co-owner of Vrana Lock and Safe in West Bend.
Artists Performed With:
The Milwaukee Tool Shed Band
Whole Yachta Love
The Impostor Taco Truck
KB and the Dungarees (Kevin Brandt)
Gabriel Sanchez’s Prince Experience
The 52nd Street Band - Tribute to Billy Joel
Cold Sweat and the Brew City Horns
Blinding Lights (Uprising)
The Kris Crow Band
The Dan Harvey Band
Kevin “KB” Brandt
Katie Mack and the Moan
The Michael Sean Affair
Upside Groove Coalition
The Whiskey Bends
The US Project
The Cheap Shots
Talan “T-Man” Lentz
Heads With Wings (Morphine Tribute)
The Josh Becker Band
The Grimm Brothers
The Scott Berendt Band
True Heart Susie
Oogie Boogie Henchmen