(See below for a list of artists Brain 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:

Reilly
The Milwaukee Tool Shed Band
Joe 2.0
Brewtown Beat
Orange Whips
The Impostor Taco Truck
KB and the Dungarees (Kevin Brandt)


Sleighriders 2017
Sleighriders 2016
Sleighriders 2015
Sleighriders 2014
Gabriel Sanchez’s Prince Experience
The Orphans
3 Peace
Ourmada
The Dan Harvey Band
Speakeasy
Katie Mack and the Moan
The Michael Sean Affair
Upside Groove Coalition
The Whiskey Bends
The US Project
Mustache Molly
Joe Wray
Nicole Waters
The Cheap Shots
Alyce Hart
The Kris Crow Band
Tommy Greywolf
The Whiskeybelles
Zach Wade
Marcell Guyton
Honkeytonkitis
Talan “T-Man” Lentz
Steve Grimm
Annie B
Mary Karlzen
Kevin “KB” Brandt
Mandown
Sonrize
Diesel Jane
Heads With Wings (Morphine Tribute)
Eric Barbieri
The Josh Becker Band
Xeno
Bad Medicine
The Grimm Brothers
The Scott Berendt Band
Mudflap
True Heart Susie
The Accelerators
Sweet Polly
The Psychobunnies
Billy Seidel
Neuveau Retro
Oogie Boogie Henchmen
Superskinny Bodies
Catapult
Strange Tribe










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