electro/world/drum ‘n bass
After many collaborations with DJ’s and instrumentalists, Brandon Draper has set out on his own using many different instruments, loopers, pedals, laptop, sampling and live drumming to create an eclectic high energy show you don’t want to miss.
The acoustic song writing project of multi-instrumentalist/producer Brandon Draper. Along with Barclay Martin and Rick Willoughby they create warm songs with string instruments and vocal harmonies. Songs are about life, living, relationships, hope, childhood, faith, and most of all love.
Father/son band with Brandon’s dad Paul on Hammond B3.
A children’s percussion production company designed by Brandon and his wife Teryn. They perform at family festivals, libraries, birthday parties, school assemblies, churches, and backyards!
Focused on many different rhythmic/melodic structures and cultures of the world, The Brandon Draper New Quintet blends elements of jazz, hip hop, r & b, drum n bass, indie rock, and many world music genres.
led by Brandon Draper was founded in 2009 along with master drummers Allaudin Ottinger and the late Barry Bernstein. The group blends many ancient and current world percussion styles including common African and Afro-Cuban practices as well as Tibetan bells and bowls, Middle-Eastern frame drumming, and Taiko from Japan. The ensemble’s music moves in spirals not in lines, creating counter-rhythms and melodies out of repetition. Through a vast collection of instruments and rhythmic capabilities, Amalgam evokes the most primal sense of community through rhythm with their audience. Current members include Teryn Draper, Josh Conner, Jay Miller and Allaudin Ottinger.
Brandon also performs with:
Alaturka - (turkish/jazz)
Quixotic Performance Ensemble (multi-media/performance)
Free Band Radio (rock/jam/funk)
DIRTY DAWGS – michael kang/steve molitz/eric gould/brandon draper