February 1, 2015 Show
Bryan Keeling (USA) is an international touring/recording artist. He is currently touring/recording with Eric Sardinas and Big Motor (www.ericsardinas.co.uk) sporting the release , "Boomerang", Jazzhaus Records USA/Europe/South America/Africa.
Bryan is endorsed by
Gretsch Drums, Gibralter Hardware, Zildjian Cymbals & Sticks,
Bryan Keeling, originally born in Albuquerque, NM, grew up in Dallas, TX. He began playing drums at age 11. From there it was jazz bands, rock/progressive rock, marching band, and eventually graduating from Arts Magnet High School in downtown Dallas, Tx. He attended Beklee College of Music in Boston, MA on scholarship with a major in performance! A year later Bryan moved to Austin, TX for awhile before settling on Los Angeles in 2003.
In L.A., Bryan quickly established himself in the studio scene by recording with Pink, Dionne Warwick, Macy Gray, Lucy Woodard, Jessie Colter, Damon Elliot, "Son of the Mask 2" movie soundtrack ,as well as "First Daughter" soundtrack (in which he also appears), a Waylon Jennings record called "Waylon Forever", and all of Shooter Jenning's records/videos/tv appearances up till 2010 (7 records in all)! Bryan has appeared on Conan O'Brien, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, Carson Daly, David Letterman and even played on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" Season 8, entitled, "Bull", in which they used a song he wrote (and recorded with Shooter Jennings on the CD, "The Wolf") called, "Higher"!
"Growing up, I started listening to everything my mom and brother listened to...which encompassed everything from The Carpenters to Elvis, Foghat, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Judas Priest, etc. By the time I hit 7th grade I was in the top Wind Ensemble on percussion in school, and in the jazz band in mid school. I started memorizing Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures from Rush after school, and learning Zeppelin. It was when I got to Dallas, mid 9th grade, that I got my musical landscape broadened significantly. I got into Frank Zappa,Jeff Beck, Gino Vanelli, Missing Persons, The Brecker Brothers (especially the album Heavy Metal Be-Bop with Terry Bozzio on drums), Tower of Power, Stanley Clark, Chick Corea, Allan Holdsworth, etc. I pretty much became obsessed with anything Vinnie Colaiuta, Terry Bozzio and Chad Wackerman played on. That led me all over the spectrum of music. In any case, I began transcribing the drum charts from albums like Joe's Garage I, II and III as well as Allan Holdsworth, KIng Crimson and Tower of Power. I was fascinated with odd time signatures and polyrhythms as well. By the time I was in 10th grade I already knew I wanted to go to Berklee College of Music up in Boston, and went ahead and left my main highschool in 11th grade to audition for the Arts Magnet school in downtown Daallas. I got in and gradated high school from there and ended up getting a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. To make a long story short, I went to Boston for a year, moved to Austin, Tx. and played and recorded with about ten million bands before I finally moved to L.A. in 2002. From there my career took off."
Professional, International Touring/Recording drummer (USA) Endorsed by Gretsch Drums, Zildjian cymbals and sticks, Remo heads, Gibraltar hardware and Qwikstix
-Eric Sardinas and Big Motor, "Boomerang", 2015 Jazzhaus Records
-Hell City Rockers, "Hell City Rockers", 2012
-Shooter Jennings and Mary Steenbergen, 2011"Outlaw Country", Movie Soundtrack
-Shooter Jennings, "Black Ribbons", 2010
-Waylon Jennings, "Waylon Forever" Vagrant Records 2008
-The Shallows, "Destroy This Mad Brute", 2009
-Travis Napier, "Out To L.A.", 2008
-Shooter Jennings, "The Wolf", Universal South Records 2008
-Shooter Jennings, "Live at Irving Plaza", Universal South Records 2007
-Shooter Jennings, "Electric Rodeo", Universal South Records 2006
-Kyler England, "The Green Room Sessions" , Gypsy Rock Records 2006
-Shooter Jennings, "Put the 'O' Back in Country" Universal South Records 2005
-Shooter Jennings, "Sessions@AOL", EP Universal South Records 2005
-Jaime Kennedy, "Son of the Mask 2" 2005 Motion Picture Soundtrack
-Macy Gray, Lucy Woodward, Dionne Warwick, Damon Elliott, "First Daughter" Movie Soundtrack 2004
-Guy Sebastion, Mya, "Beautiful Life" Sony Australia 2004
-Pink, "Try This" La Face Records 2004
-2013-Present, Eric Sardinas and Big Motor, USA/Europe/Canada/South America/Africa (www.ericsardinas.com)
-2013: Fuel (U.S.A.)
-2012: Eric Sardinas and Big Motor (www.ericsardinas.com) U.S.A./Europe
-2004-2010: Shooter Jennings, Universal South Records(U.S.A., Europe, Canada)), Hell City Rockers (Canada)
-United States extensively (1998-2009), Canada, Russia, The U.K., Scandinavia, Eastern/Western Europe
-"Higher" appears on Shooter Jenning's album "The Wolf" Universal South Records 2008
-"Higher" placed in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, "Bull" Season 8 2008
-"Higher" performed live on Carson Daily 2008
-"Walk of Life", Shooter Jennings, "The Wolf" Universal South Records 2008
-"Unplugged at CMT 330 Sessions Online" 2008
-"Gone to Carolina", Shooter Jennings, "Electric Rodeo" Universal South Records 2006
-"It Ain't Easy", Shooter Jennings, "Electric Rodeo" Universal South Records 2006
-"Fourth of July", Shooter Jennings, "Put the 'O' Back in Country" Universal South Records 2005
-"Steady at the Wheel", "Put the 'O' Back in Country" Universal South Records 2005
Television/Motion Picture/Magazine Appearances
-Radio City Music Hall, Oct. 3, 2010
-Modern Drummer Magazine, Nov. 2008 Issue
-Late Night with David Letterman (2006 and 2008)
-Conan O'Brien (2008)
-The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2008)
-The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2006, 2007 and 2008)
-Carson Daily (2008)
-CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, "Bull", Season 8 (2008)
-"First Daughter", Directed by Forrest Whitaker, Starring Michael Keaton, Katie Holmes
With Shooter Jennings
"Gone To Carolina"
"Steady at the Wheel"
"Walk of Life"
"Fourth of July"
"It Ain't Easy"
With Hell City Rockers
With The Usual Suspects