BASS CLINIC AT MIKE LULL HQ IN SEATTLE: It’s been a while since I’ve done clinics, and 10 years (!) since my last one in Seattle, so if you’re local I hope you can join me for a very special appearance at the Mike Lull Custom Guitars & Guitarworks factory storefront on Sunday, October 17. It’s a rare opportunity for me to check out and demo the latest and greatest stuff from the shop, get nerdy about which Lull axes I’m using now on my various gigs and why, and talk about why I’ve been a Mike Lull guy for twenty years and counting. Attendance is limited so we can do it safely, so check out the photo graphic for more info and RSVP instructions. 🙂WE ARE FULLY BOOKED!! SEE Y’ALL THERE!!!
*LIMITING ATTENDANCE TO 25 PEOPLE* Come nerd out on tone and see how Bryan dials in his Lulls for gigs with Joe Satriani, The Aristocrats, and more. Bryan will also be demoing some pieces and will be walking us through different tonal options that can be achieved through various methods on a granular level! (Donations for putting on the event are welcome)
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SCENES FROM THE FLOOD, TWO YEARS ON: It's been two years since I released my last solo album, the progressive double concept work "Scenes From The Flood", a deeply personal story about idealism, realism and human nature. To mark the occasion, I posted the whole album as a video on YouTube (LINK BELOW), with some visual accompaniment. It will stay up and stream in its entirety for the next week. If you haven't gotten around to checking it out yet (hmmm, any distractions over the past two years?), now's a good time. If you're so inspired, there's about 50 vinyl units left (some black, some purple), plenty of CD's, and links to hi-res downloads at Bandcamp over at my website store (bryanbeller dot com --> SHOP).
Meanwhile, I thought I'd shoot this little video just saying hi and thanks for following. 🙂
FEATURING: Joe Satriani, Guthrie Govan, John Petrucci, Mike Keneally, Gene Hoglan, Joe Travers, Ray Hearne, Nili Brosh, Mike Dawes, Janet Feder, Leah Zeger, Jake Howsam Lowe, Jamie Kime, Christopher Allis, Paul Cartwright, Darran Charles, Julian Coryell, Fred Kron, Evan Mazunik, Nate Morton, Rick Musallam, Mike Olekshy, Griff Peters, Matt Rohde, Rishabh Seen, and Bryan Beller. ... See MoreSee Less
MICK BRIGDEN: I am shocked and deeply saddened to learn that Mick Brigden - Joe Satriani’s longtime manager and legendary figure in the music business for the past 40 years - has unexpectedly passed away. I learned so, so much from him.
For the better part of the 2010’s, I was both Joe Satriani’s touring bassist *and* the manager of The Aristocrats. This meant I was interacting with Mick as both someone who worked for Joe, and also on a manager-to-manager level (though of course I was not on his level in that or any way) in terms of working out touring schedules for The Aristocrats. We even did a short G3 run in Europe once: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and The Aristocrats. It was complicated! And yet, Mick was great to work with, and proved again and again that he could be both wise and creative in coming up with ways to solve complex issues and, invariably, get the job done and make sure the show always went on. (We both instinctively enjoyed the challenge of bringing a little order to the chaos of touring life.) The Joe Satriani tour has always been a smooth, drama-free touring machine, an absolute pleasure to ride with, and that was a direct reflection of Mick Brigden’s leadership skill and expertise.
But it was more than just work. Unlike many artist managers, Mick always traveled with us on tour. He felt the miles with us, rode the bus with us, lived the life with us. We had a night where we all shared the story of the first concert we ever saw, and he bested everyone, simply dropping: “The Beatles!”. He told us incredible stories about working for Bill Graham Presents, Mick Jagger, Leslie West, and more. (He was a stage tech at Woodstock!) I met and became friends with his lovely wife, Julia, and they visited me at my home in the mountains north of Los Angeles on one of their many road trips together. I was fortunate to visit their beautiful house in the hills of Santa Rosa, an unforgettable vista that felt like home.
Then there is Mick and Joe, business partners and close friends for over 30 years. I literally cannot imagine the bond formed in such a relationship.
I am so sorry for Julia, for Mick’s family, Joe and Rubina, and for all who knew him. We lost a piece of music history, but much more than that, we lost a fierce advocate for good in this difficult business, and a dear friend. RIP.
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HOLA ESPAÑA: Just me saying hi. Through a translator, to my Mom's dismay. And now, my one Spanish sentence: "Mi madre es la profesora en Español, y my Español es muy, muy malo." 🤷♂️🇪🇸To all our fans in Spain - there's still time to grab the August issue of This Is Rock Magazine and read a new interview with our very own Bryan Beller!
BASS CLINIC AT MIKE LULL HQ IN SEATTLE: It’s been 10 yrs (!) since my last clinic in Seattle, so if you’re local I hope you can join me for a very special appearance at the Mike Lull factory storefront on Sunday, October 17. (1/x)