Bryan Beller / Bio

Bryan Beller has maintained a frenetic, multi-faceted career as a bassist, composer, writer and clinician for nearly twenty years, earning a reputation as a uniquely talented yet supremely tasteful hired gun bassist for adventurous rock guitarists and singer/songwriters alike. Joe Satriani took Beller around the globe for his 2013 Unstoppable Momentum world tour, and he was Steve Vai’s choice for the 2009 live CD/DVD Where The Wild Things Are, a tour-de-force document of the six-piece Vai band Beller anchored on bass in 2007. His power super-trio The Aristocrats (with guitar phenom Guthrie Govan and drummer Marco Minnemann) is one of the hottest new acts in rock/fusion today; their latest release Culture Clash came out in 2013 and stood the genre on its collective ear. He’s also in the "band" Dethklok, a tongue-in-cheek extreme metal band borne of the hit Cartoon Network "Adult Swim" show Metalocalypse; Beller’s tracked on the last two Dethklok releases (Dethalbum III; The Doomstar Requiem) and has anchored the band for three nationwide tours to date, alongside metal monsters Mastodon and Machine Head, among others. He’s been a musical partner of freak/genius guitarist Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa) for over fifteen years and ten albums. His versatility was on display touring intimate venues with R&B/soul singer/songwriter/keyboardist Kira Small over the past four years. On his own, Beller’s released three rock/jazz fusion solo albums to widespread acclaim: 2003’s View, 2008’s Thanks In Advance, and 2011’s live CD/DVD Wednesday Night Live. His first instructional DVD, Mastering Tone And Versatility, was released by Alfred Publishing in early 2012. As a pure player, a masterclass clinician (sponsored by Mike Lull Basses, Gallien-Krueger Amps & D’addario Strings), a former Contributing Editor for Bass Player Magazine, and a former VP of SWR bass amps, Beller brings a global perspective to the world of bass.

General Info

Band Members
Rick Musallam, Griff Peters, Mike Keneally, Joe Travers
Artist Name
Bryan Beller
Profile Page
Rock / Fusion / Progressive

Contact Info

Los Angeles, CA

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