(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — Los Angeles, CA — Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 — The New Experience made an appearance at the downtown LA hotspot ~ Seven Grand this last Thursday night on July 1st. The New Experience is a crowd pleaser at the Seven Grand and Thursday night was no exception.
Franklin Vanderbilt III plays drums for the New Experience. Frankie was on fire laying down the beat of downtown LA. Ed Roth plays keyboards and organ. Ed has a heavy jazz influence on the New Experience. Ed has played with many legends over the years.
The band was tight and the crowd was digging the music. Brandino played an amazing evening of blues, rock and jazz on the bass. On guitar for the New Experience is the amazing Robby Krieger from the Doors. Robby seemed relaxed and played a great two sets of music.
The New Experience really seems to be gaining from their time together as a band. It was a great night of music. The Hollywood Press Corps had Ellen Zuckerman and Jay Ross shooting photos at the event. All photos are by Ellen Zuckerman unless indicated.
Photos by Jay Ross
Downtown Los Angeles residents couldn’t wait to get out and see live music after being locked down for 16 months due to the pandemic. Seven Grand is a super cool whiskey bar in downtown LA that has a space for shooting pool and live music. The NEW experience got in a few of the classics like Booker T and the MG’s Green Onions and the jazz standard ~ Valdez.
Frankie and Brandino layed down a nice groove and Robby Krieger was playing so nice. The late night downtown crowd had a great time and really enjoyed the band. We really look forward to the next concert from the new Experience. Stayed tuned to the Hollywood Press Corps for future concerts!
(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — JANUARY 24, 2019 — Brandino was out and about on day one of NAMM. The 2019 NAMM Show was packed! Many people from around the world came to the Anaheim Convention Center to experience one of the largest events in the music business.
The gigantic Convention Center is turned into a huge music store for one week. Electric guitars makers like Ibanez, Warwick, Taylor and Fender were all presenting new guitars to Music Merchants from around the world.
You can find brands big and small all around the show room. Other parts of the Convention Center had displays for drums and DJ equipment. Every kind of instrument that you can think of is at NAMM and some things you cant think of.
Brandino is a seven time Grammy Award winning, Producer, Composer, Arranger, and Bassist. Brandino created a tune called “Singularity,” which was nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Album of the Year in 2011.
Brandino recorded this with Robby Krieger of the Doors. Brandino is currently developing a project with Robby Kreiger. Brandino’s trip to NAMM is part of his “Brandino is Back!” recovery project. Stay tuned for more info on upcoming projects.
(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — JANUARY 3, 2019 — Kevin “Brandino” Brandon is back! After his near death experience where he says he, “saw the light,” Brandino has been working hard in physical therapy at Kaiser Permenanente. He is currently working on getting out of his wheel chair and using two canes. He’s up to one thousand steps and pushing to get stronger everyday.
Brandino is working on so many projects. Its’s hard to go into detail on each one. Kevin will be attending NAMMM this year. This is the annual National Association of Music Merchants event held at the Anaheim Convention Center. This event is the worlds largest trade show for music products and pro audio. If Brandino is attending NAMM 2019, it means that he has a project to promote. Stay tuned for details.
Brandino is a Grammy winning producer, composer, arranger, and bassist. He also plays jazz flute. Brandino has created music for many TV shows. Brandino created a tune called “Singularity,” which was nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Album of the Year in 2011. Brandino recorded this with Robby Krieger of the Doors. Brandino has worked with Aretha Franklin, Ty Dolla $ign, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Bootsy Collins, Justin Timberlake and Mary J Blige. Brandino is known as a hard worker, a teacher and a living legend. Check out the link to Brandino’s website to read his incredible story;