Singer / Songwriter
Why did America fall in love with reality television and American Idol? Because people want to deeply connect with music and the artist behind the music. Meet BRANDON BENTLEY- an artist about as real as they come. Born in El Paso, Texas...Brandon's musical journey began at an early age watching his grandfather's guitar-playing skills. Inspired by all facets of life- family, love, friends and even death, Brandon uses his life experiences and his strong voice to create a sound that encompasses soulful, Texas rock with edgy harmonies which create a stew that can only be described as "Texas Home Grown".
Brandon has been a part of several influential bands out of Texas. His role has been writing, producing and performing as lead singer for bands such as "Blackwood Ave.", "Bentli" and "Hillbilly Picnic". Although he still writes and performs with each of these projects, Brandon is currently following his musical path as a singer/songwriter performing acoustic shows across the region.
Brandon is an active member of the Austin Songwriters Group (ASG). He is a co-writing partner with several of Austins' best songwriters out of ASG. Brandon writes..."I enjoy the writing and producing side of songs as much as I do performing them live on stage. Taking an idea or an emotion and planting it, feeding it and watching it grow is an amazing thing to be a part of!"
Brandon currently resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and two sons. He enjoys spending his spare time with his family playing golf, playing cards and fishing. He also enjoys spending time in the community as a coach and supporter of his sons' sports teams.