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Brandon Fehderau

 
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Piano // Keyboards // Vocals // Guitar // Drums // Bass // Percussion // Programming // Tracking // Mixing
 

Brandon Fehderau is a multi-instrumentalist, music creator and performer, in multiple genres. Originality, innovation, musicianship and open-mindedness are some of the qualities that characterize Brandon’s music and describe his faculty. Formally trained in piano from a young age, his passion for musical and creative greatness was developed early, and continues to be the fundamental principle in all of his endeavours. Brandon completed his Bachelor of Music (BMus) at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, close to where he was born and raised in southern Ontario. He recently spent some time in Nashville, Tennessee, attending The Blackbird Academy (at the world-famous Blackbird Studios), and pursuing various musical interests. With seventeen years of classical piano experience and a lifetime of vocal experience as a strong musical foundation, Brandon has practiced the necessary principles allowing him to achieve exceptional proficiency in drums and percussion, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, and synths and keyboards. Constantly striving to maintain well roundedness and relevance, he has extensively exercised many genres of music including rock, pop, jazz, funk, alternative, electronic, R&B, and multiple fields of world music. Practical application of these many concepts encourages creative ideas in all of Brandon’s music.

 
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Services

 

Sessions

- Piano
- Organ (B3, Vox, Farfisa)
- Electric pianos (Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clavinet)
- Synthesizer (hardware and software)

- Acoustic guitar
- Electric guitar
- Steel guitar
- Electric bass

- Drum kit
- Percussion
- Tuned percussion

- Additional/background vocals

- Charting (traditional and numbers) and transcription, improv, part writing, arranging, utility

PRODUCTION, RECORDING, MIXING

- Professional, specialized, mobile, high-fidelity recording of most genres, in any space
- Fantastic gear, from vintage to modern microphones, various flavours of preamplifiers, and lots of processing capability
- Field, documentary, commercial recording
- Mixing, basic mastering, and sound creation
- Expertise in multiple DAWs (Pro Tools 11/12, Logic 9/X, Ableton), knowledge and access to world-class plugins by UAD, Slate Digital, Waves, iZotope, etc.
- Experience with Neve, API, SSL, Trident consoles, and loads of outboard gear
 

instruction

Understanding the world of music as a whole should be of great importance to anyone trying to achieve musical success. With this familiarity, applicable musical ideas and individuality can be expressed effortlessly and and professionally. Accompanied by proper techniques, performing for yourself or for large groups of people can be made unique and fun through effective musical communication. Or, learn how to create music that's ready for distribution, as well as recording techniques and pro audio advice.

- Piano - classical, jazz, rock, R&B, country, pop
- Keyboards/synthesis - sound creation, patching, MIDI, electric pianos, basic organ techniques
- Drums - rock, funk, R&B, jazz, pop, world percussion
- Guitar - acoustic and electric; rock, alternative, R&B, singer/songwriter, country, fingerstyle, jazz
- Bass - rock, funk, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, country

- Practical theory, harmony, composition, improvisation and musicianship

- Recording techniques and music production, analog and digital, a variety of DAWs (Pro Tools, Logic 9/X, Ableton)