At the age of 15 Brad purchased his first drum kit and began making noise in the basement of his parents' West Newbury, Massachusetts home. "My mom used to flick the cellar lights on and off to let me know when it was dinner time." Growing up on a healthy diet of The Cure, Van Halen, The Outfield, and Tom Petty (to name a few) Brad caught the bug at an early age. Playing guitar, and writing and singing songs came a bit later on in college when the idea of becoming a singer-songwriter first began to form.
After college (Syracuse University) Brad moved to New York City where he started writing and recording demos in his Brooklyn apartment(s). "It was during this time when i knew that this is what i wanted to do with my life", says Byrd, who has since written over 100 original songs. Brad's early demos caught the ear of veteran manager Chip Quigley ( David Byrne, B 52's) who, after listening, called Brad and pursuaded him to pursue a career in music.
In the fall of 2001 Brad moved to Los Angeles, CA and began performing in the local music scene at venues such as The Viper Room, and The Hotel Cafe among many others... and it wasn't long before he began working with producer/mixer Evan Frankfort (Wallflowers, Jayhawks, Pete Yorn) with whom he cut an album's worth of material. The 11 tracks would become Brad's debut record "The Ever Changing Picture" that eventually landed a national in store distribution/licensing deal on March 8, 2005. Various songs off the record found success on film and television (MTV, VH1, UPN, ESPN, E!) and charted on radio (WBER Rochester, NY) and ArtistDirect.com.
After the release of his freshman effort, Brad moved back east to his roots to further promote the record. During this time Brad hooked up with Boston musicians drummer/producer/mixer Steve Scully (Nina Gordon, Juliana Hatfield), bassist Joe Klompus (Letters to Cleo, The Submarines, Juliana Hatfield) and guitarist Matt Pynn (Click 5, Will Dailey) with whom he has been consistently performing and recording. A new full length album's worth of material is almost complete, and Brad is eager to "officially" release and promote his sophomore effort. Release date tba.....keep you posted....