Brandon Jeffries is an award winning Songwriter and Independent Artist from Northeastern North Carolina. He has been described as having a gritty, southern style with a definitive Pop edge that adds a natural and raw sounding flavor to anything he performs. With heavy roots in various genres of Rock and Country music, his style appeals to a wide range of listeners and age groups. If you happen to be looking for a casual night out with good people and quality acoustic music, then Brandon Jeffries is a “Must See” performer.
Early in 2015 he started work on recording his first self released, solo EP (Future Classic). For just over a year prior, he had worked on writing the material for this project has he hitched hiked, backpacked, flew, and wondered through the many different, but vaguely familiar cities of the U.S. He states,
"Ultimately, this project is a reflection of how I felt as I found myself, fully embracing the artist in me, while getting lost in the bustling foot traffic of NYC, or frozen in the biting wind of Pier 39 in San Fran. It's funny how D.C., New York, Chicago, and Norfolk can be so vastly different and still feel like the same place. I find a lot of motivation in those areas."
Eventually ending up in Atlanta, GA, where he previously had attended Pro Media for a few music production courses. He found a home away from home in ZAC Audio Community and decided that's where he was going to put together his first independent release. With the encouragement of John Frye, Brandon teamed up with Producer/Engineer "D2" at ZAC, where the two labored away, with tedious scrutiny, and in the end, walked away with these high energy, rockin' recordings of Brandon's originals. The EP titled "Future Classic EP" released on October 21st and is available on all major streaming services and digital retailers.
Playing music at the early age 14; in high school, he was front man to band a of kids (Shay's Rebellion), that actually managed to open up for a couple national acts like Trust Company and HydroVibe. Eventually, they grew up and grew apart, and the "band" took a back seat. After a few years of hit and miss projects and a couple journeys to find himself, Brandon decided music was what he needed to do full time. "Music was just what I always came back to. Over and over, again." "I would always reach for music. It was the realization that I could never make a dime, and I would still HAVE to play music to keep my bearings.", he says. Over those years Brandon had done Audio/Visual for a multitude of company's and had a range of production experience under his belt on the event side of industry. His roles included everything from wrapping cable and running camera/sound on tour, to corporate office gigs. This quote says it best, "All that worked for the time being, but performing was always on my mind."
Currently residing in Suffolk, Va, a town lying on the border of Virginia and North Carolina; he has recently achieved the title of #1 Alternative Artist there (ReverbNation). Early in 2016, he also received an AkaDemia Award in Los Angeles, California for "Best Alternative Rock EP"! He was voted "Fan Favorite" in the Rock Your Talent Showcase in Atlanta, GA (2014) and has won and placed in several National and Local songwriting competitions, such as "The Fishman Southeast National Singer/Songwriter Showcase" in Atlanta, GA (2011) and the Mike Aiken Songwriter Contest in Hampton, VA (2011, 2015), to name a couple His recent release, Future Classic, has already received several positive reviews in the first few weeks of play. Stating,
"...‘Follow The Leader’ embraces a high level of pop sensibility, something that’ll be littered throughout Jeffries’ new record. The rock and alternative influence are more powerful with an incredible soundscape building over Jeffries’ acoustic guitar. If I was to align him with a popular contemporary, I’d argue he’s akin to Chris Cornell. He can rock out and build the aforementioned soundscapes, but below that, there's a singer songwriter.." ~ Rivers Rubin, Tilting Windmill Studios
"...‘Everything’ is one of the best songs on ‘Future Classic.’ This wonderful little love ditty is so well written and executed. I love the brass sections, the innocence nature of Jeffries’ performance, and his lovable scatting toward the end of the tune. ‘Everything’ is one of the most successful pop endeavors I’ve heard this year - it’s absolutely infectious..." ~ Brett Stewart, The Independent Spotlight
Other reviews stated,
"Brandon Jeffries is the complete package for entertaining music and gripping-rock tunes that put out just as much distortion through the amplifiers as it does heart through the song-writing on his Future Classic EP. No doubt in my mind this guy’s got super-stardom in his future" ~ Sleeping Bag Studios
"There is a fine line between blues and rock and country sometimes, and Brandon toes that line and darts back and forth at times on this record, and the result is phenomenal." ~ Rick Jamm, JamSphere Magazine
"I must say Jeffries voice is natural and raw which gives me the same feeling I get when I hear Jason Mraz sing " I Won't Give Up". I guess want I'm saying is Jeffries has a sort of depth to his voice which is not found in many of our mainstream artists today. I found myself listening to his entire EP, which I don't do often. I find many independent artists EP's, LP's and Albums to be very one note, I just want more. Jeffries provided me with the "more" I tend to be looking for."
"This is the type of music you miss for the 90's. Tell me how you feel. Real music. Speaks about something familiar." ~ Mr. Breems, Mr. Breems Music
Brandon Jeffries, is DEFINITELY someone you don't want to miss!...
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