The Official Bryan Beller Bassist Discography

Year Title Artist
2023 Canyons And Waves Griff Peters
2023 The Thing That Knowledge Couldn’t Eat Mike Keneally
2022 The Aristocrats With Primuz Chamber Orchestra The Aristocrats
2022 The Elephants Of Mars Joe Satriani
2022 Inviolate Steve Vai
2022 Grains Of Sand Alberto Rigoni
2022 Diaries Of Destruction Diaries Of Destruction
2021 Story Syrek
2021 Hollow Earth/Social Distance (singles) 3Lation
2021 Fear (single) Lo Marie
2021 Project Cipher The Wring
2021 FREEZE! Live In Europe 2020 The Aristocrats
2019 Scenes From The Flood Bryan Beller
2019 A Murder Of Crows The Mofuglys
2019 Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Bear McCreary
2019 You Know What…? The Aristocrats
2018 Reality Is My Play Thing Phi Yaan-Zek
2018 Beyond The Supernova (Video/DVD) Joe Satriani
2017 Galaktikon II: Become The Storm Brendon Small
2017 Ontology Technopath
2016 The Star You Are Prog Rock Orchestra
2016 Scambot 2 Mike Keneally
2016 Remarkably Human Nick Johnston
2016 Supernova Remix Joe Satriani
2015 Tres Caballeros The Aristocrats
2015 Shockwave Supernova Joe Satriani
2015 Secret Show: Live In Osaka The Aristocrats
2015 Culture Clash Live The Aristocrats
2015 On Jane Getter
2015 The Quest For The 100th Monkey Paperclip Scientists
2014 Reincarnation Brian Maillard
2014 Under Grand Suggestion Dane Runyon
2014 A Matter Of Perception Nili Brosh
2014 Atomic Mind Nick Johnston
2013 Wing Beat Elastic Mike Keneally
2013 The Adventures Of Dr. Mumbai Dr. Mumbai
2013 Culture Clash The Aristocrats
2013 You Must Be This Tall Mike Keneally
2013 Hemmed by Light, Shaped By Darkness Ephel Duath
2013 Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem Dethklok
2012 Mastering Tone And Versatility (Instr. DVD) Bryan Beller
2012 Brendon Small’s Galaktikon Brendon Small
2012 Wing Beat Fantastic Mike Keneally
2012 Deeper With The Anima Phi-Yaan Zek
2012 Dethalbum III Dethklok
2012 Broken Jason Sadites
2012 BOING, We’ll Do It Live! The Aristocrats At Alvas Showroom The Aristocrats
2011 Microscopic Razl
2011 Wednesday Night Live (CD/DVD) Bryan Beller
2011 Nothing Clever Colin Keenan
2011 The Essential Steve Vai Steve Vai
2011 bakin’ @ the potato! Mike Keneally
2011 The Aristocrats The Aristocrats
2011 Live At The White House Kira Small & Bryan Beller
2011 Sunny Taylor [EP] Sunny Taylor
2010 NPS Maakt Jazz, Volume 7 Various Artists(Bryan Beller, others)
2010 Chains Of Sin Timesword
2010 Wicked: Music From The WesFest Community Various Artists (Bryan Beller, others)
2010 Where The Other Wild Things Are Steve Vai
2010 On Revolute Dave Weiner
2010 Spiral Vendetta Godsticks
2010 Tripple Ripple Anders Helmerson
2009 In Small Things Andra Moran
2009 H-Town Triangle Exception
2009 So Far Gone Colin Keenan
2009 Where The Wild Things Are (CD/DVD) Steve Vai
2009 Dethalbum II Dethklok
2009 Scambot 1 Mike Keneally
2008 Loss 4 Words Gary Schutt
2008 Rotonova Razl
2008 Reflections – An Act Of Glass Chris G.
2008 Prime Cuts James LaBrie
2008 Wine and Pickles Mike Keneally
2008 Nothing Clever Colin Keenan
2008 Are We Famous Yet? Mother Eff
2008 Thanks In Advance Bryan Beller
2008 To Nothing (DVD) Bryan Beller
2007 Boil That Dust Speck (Reissue – CD/DVD) Mike Keneally
2007 E2 Eros Ramazzotti
2007 Sound Theories, Vols. 1-2 Steve Vai
2007 Visual Sound Theories (DVD) Steve Vai
2007 WesFest 2 (DVD) Various Artists (Bryan Beller, others)
2007 The Marco Show (DVD) Marco Minnemann
2007 Onward And Downward Touched (Colin Keenan)
2006 Guitar Therapy Live (CD/DVD) Mike Keneally Band
2006 Here Comes Memory Tom Langford
2006 After The Storm Various Artists (Mike Keneally)
2006 Half-Pint Demigod Yogi
2006 WesFest (DVD) Various Artists (Bryan Beller, others)
2005 Elements of Persuasion James LaBrie
2005 Real Illusions: Reflections Steve Vai
2004 Dog/Dog Special Edition (CD/DVD) Mike Keneally Band
2004 XL Bass Lines: A D’addario Music Sampler Various Artists (Bryan Beller)
2003 A Fair Forgery of Pink Floyd Various Artists (Mike Keneally)
2003 The Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology Steve Vai
2003 Salve Yogi
2003 View Bryan Beller
2003 Pup Mike Keneally Band
2002 Wooden Smoke/Wooden Smoke Asleep Mike Keneally
2002 The Elusive Light and Sound, Vol. 1 Steve Vai
2001 Any Raw Flesh? Yogi
2001 Bikini Space Surfers
2001 Mullmuzzler 2 James LaBrie
2001 Out From Under Janet Robin
2001 Karma NDV (Nick D’Virgilio)
2000 Automatic Dweezil Zappa
2000 Dancing/Dancing With Myself (CD/DVD) Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins
2000 The 7th Song: Enchanting Guitar Melodies Steve Vai
1999 Keep It To Yourself Mullmuzzler (James LaBrie)
1999 Six Pack: Multi-Artist Radio Sampler Various Artists (Mullmuzzler)
1999 Tribute To The Titans Various Artists (Stanley Snail)
1999 The Ultra Zone Steve Vai
1999 Theory Of Forms Neil Sadler
1998 Sluggo! Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins
1998 The SWR Sound Various Artists (Mike Keneally)
1998 Open The Door Janet Robin
1997 Half Alive In Hollywood Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins
1997 Merry Axemas: A Guitar Christmas Various Artists (Steve Vai)
1996 Music For Pets (U.S. Version) Z (Dweezil & Ahmet Zappa)
1996 Soap Scum Remover (VHS) Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins
1995 Boil That Dust Speck Mike Keneally
1995 Tales From Yesterday: Yes Tribute Various Artists (Stanley Snail: Kevin Gilbert, Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Nick D’Virgilio)
1995 Music For Pets (French Version) Z (Dweezil & Ahmet Zappa)
1994 Shampoohorn Z (Dweezil & Ahmet Zappa)

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SQUEEZE IT: Got a chance to see Ozone Squeeze at The Baked Potato in Los Angeles last night, featuring my Satriani tour mate Rai Thistlethwayte (shown here) on keys, vocals and key bass; the legendary Oz Noy on guitar; and Sara Niemietz on vocals, who I hadn't had the pleasure of hearing until last night. Fun, funky, jazzy, soul-drenched vibes and a great night out. They're hitting the road for a short US tour and I say 10/10, would recommend!

EDIT: How could I have forgotten Darren Stanley on drums? He was killing and grooving all night. My bad. I tried to tag him but there's a lot of Darren Stanley's out there!

Mon, MAR 20 Yoshi's Oakland CA
Tue, MAR 21 City Winery Chicago IL
Wed, MAR 22 Keystone Korner Baltimore MD
Thu, MAR 23 City Winery Philadelphia PA
Fri, MAR 24 Iridium New York City, NY
Sat, MAR 25 City Winery Boston MA
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WHEN THREE’S NOT A CROWD: An especially rare joint appearance on my socials of Ellie’s Mom (aka Liz Teisan) and #nosocialmedia Joe Travers, house drummer for Ultimate Jam Night at The Whiskey A Go-Go on the Sunset Strip (the occasion that brought us together for the evening). It’s nice to be home, albeit ever so briefly. ... See MoreSee Less

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I HEART D'ADDARIO: And so does Ellie, clearly. (She got so many snacks for participating in this photo shoot.) Touring is BACK, baby, and that means it's time to re-up on strings, straps, cables, and all of the things that make it possible for us to do what we do onstage night after night. I've been playing D'Addario and Co. strings for 25 years now, and they just keep on delivering for me. Plus these Planet Lock straps make strap lock hardware a thing of the past - a huge hassle just gone. I could go on and on, but why do that when Ellie took all of these impossibly cute photos?

Next up: Two months in Europe with Joe Satriani, followed by one month in the UK and select European countries with The Aristocrats. Europe, it's been too long. See you soon.
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R.I.P. MICHAEL RHODES, THE BASS KING OF NASHVILLE: When I moved to Nashville in early 2006, Bass Player Magazine assigned their new Music City correspondent (a.k.a. me) an article on Michael Rhodes, with a Masterclass’s focus on a specific release. Michael chose what they call in local parlance an “artist’s album” (in other words, not designed to be a superstar vehicle mega-smash, but instead more artsy/rootsy) he’d recently completed, Randall Bramblett’s “No More Mr. Lucky”. And it was an absolute tour-de-force of bass magic in the first three songs alone. The pick-twanged line in “God Was in The Water” (I won’t tell you how he did it, just listen to it!) and the soft, floaty double-stop melody of “Lost Enough” was enough to say: This is a master at work.

As I learned more about him, I got that he was at the very very top of an incredibly competitive scene. His credit list was already ridiculous. Today it practically defies belief. All that, and he couldn’t have been more humble, sweet, down to earth, you name it.

We didn’t know each other “well” but we saw each other a few times during my 8 years in Nashville. I thought of him more recently as he’d been the live touring bassist for Joe Bonamassa, and I wondered if I might cross paths with him as I traveled with Joe Satriani at some point. I wish I had.

You really need to read this article in The Tennessean on the incredible list of artists he played with. And then go find that Randall Bramblett record and marvel at Michael Rhodes’ sublime artistry. Rest in peace, groove master.

And here’s Michael’s unedited answer from the last question of our 2006 interview:


BB: If someone said they wanted to play like Michael Rhodes, what advice would you give them?

MR: Oh, man, be careful, first of all! All kidding aside…you know, how do we get to where we are? It’s the sum of our entire experience up to that point in time. I’m self-taught, so a lot of the stuff that I do is stuff that I’ve had to figure out how to do it. And so consequently got way off the trail, initially, and then in that process discovered something that was maybe unique to me. It’s developing one’s own vocabulary. So that’s the esoteric part of it, I guess, that we – it’s really just, what do we hear, what do I hear, how do I like the bass to sound…it’s hard to get this down into a succinct thought.

I think it’s just about listening. I think it’s really about listening, and what’s absolutely essential.

I mean, practice is obvious. I think we’ve all spent a great deal of time along the way on the edge of the bed when we’re kids, and in my case it was learning while I was earning, because that’s just the way it worked out. Hell, I had a gig before I even owned a bass. It spoke to the paucity of bass players in West Monroe, Louisiana at the time, that nobody wanted to play bass. I did, but…

Bryan, I think it really is just about listening. It’s like, “What is the essence of the song? What can I bring to it? What does it need?” And I don’t want to butt in where I’m not wanted – sonically, or rhythmically, or anything like that. And always be willing to – for me, I’ll always acquiesce to someone who has an idea that…oh, man, yeah. Listening to this guy, he’s doing something…the drummer could be doing something…maybe even not intentional, but he’s screwing around with a little part in the song or something like that, and it’s like, “Oh yeah, OK.” And you start playing chase with an idea. Pretty soon, it becomes concrete. That, in a session situation, or any situation, you know? It’s that.

To play like me, just be open to all styles. God, there’s just so much good music out there, there’s so many good songs…and be willing to contribute. Or to not contribute. Be willing to not play very much.


📸: Daniel Knighton
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SQUEEZE IT: Saw #OzoneSqueeze at @bakedpotatojazz last night feat. @RaiThisMusic (shown here) on keys/vox/keybass; #OzNoy gtr; & @SaraNiemietz on vox, who I hadn't heard until last night (great!). Fun, funky, jazzy, soul-ly vibes. They're hitting the US for 6 dates - go see them!

WHEN THREE’S NOT A CROWD: A rare joint appearance on my socials of Ellie’s Mom (aka @lizteisan) & #nosocialmedia Joe Travers, house drummer for #UltimateJamNight at The Whiskey (the occasion that brought us together for the evening). It’s nice to be home, albeit ever so briefly.

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