Bryan Beller

Friday / September 30, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
United States

Bryan Beller has maintained a frenetic, multi-faceted career as a bassist, composer, writer, and clinician for nearly 20 years, earning a reputation as a uniquely talented yet supremely tasteful hired-gun bassist for adventurous rock guitarists and singer-songwriters alike.

He was Steve Vai's choice on bass for the live CD/DVD Where the Wild Things Are; bassist for the "band" Dethklok, a tongue-in-cheek extreme metal band borne of the hit show Metalocalypse; and a new fusion power trio called the Aristocrats with the recent Guitar Player cover-gracing Guthrie Govan and renowned drummer Marco Minnemann. He's also been a musical partner of guitarist Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa) for 17 years, twelve albums, countless tours, and millions of notes.

On his own, Beller released his debut solo album, the jazz/rock-flavored View, in late 2003 to widespread critical acclaim, and his most recent album, Thanks in Advance (2008), set the bar even higher.