Born and raised on Cape Cod, MA, Brandon Eardley plays a mix of rock, reggae, folk, motown and blues that’s sure to be embraced by fans of Bob Marley,Jack Johnson, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Buffet, Kenny Chesney,Ben Harper, Slightly Stoopid and the Grateful Dead.
Brandon’s experience would be impressive for someone who’d spent decades honing their craft, but for a musician who’s 38 years old, it’s genuinely exceptional. Eardley has toured nationally with The Expendables, Passafire, Iration, Roots Down Below and Pour Habit playing guitar/managing his original project Roots Down Below for over a decade.His touring experience had him performing at 47 venues in 52 days, including The Fillmore (San Fransisco) and the House of Blues (Hollywood), and sharing the stage with artists like Wyclef Jean, The Wailers, Slightly Stoopid, Rusted Root, Burning Spear, Naughty By Nature, Barrington Levy, Gym Class Heros, Toots and the Maytals, Eek a Mouse, Yellowman, Sister Carol, Collie Buddz and Long Beach Shortbus (featuring members of Sublime).To further add to Brandon’s diverse resume, he also played guitar for reggae artist Yami Bolo for a Bob Marley Tribute Show. Hundreds of hours of hired studio musician work has been completed in between live performances.
Playing all genres he even played for hip hop group Audio McSwagger and recorded guitar on a track that featured rap artist The Game. After playing well over 2,000 shows with his original band and over 3500 shows overall since the age of 12, one can credit Brandon’s impeccable talent and laid-back nature to his ability to juggle a plethora of varied music projects with ease.
During the summers 2011-2014, Brandon managed and performed in a musical collaboration called The Dune Billy All-Stars, which has featured well over 100 of the top musicians of Cape Cod and from around the world doing over 100 gigs between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Brandon also plays guitar for the reggae band Shango Axe, backing steel drum player, Michael Gabriel. Eardley also sits in with the beachgrass outfit The Old Silver Band. Keeping where the climate is just perfect, Brandon tours the Caribbean almost every winter doing tour/stage management as well as performing.
In 2012 Brandon moved to San Francisco California after touring the west coast and performing two shows at the legendary whiskey a go go on sunset strip in Hollywood CA.
There he played the 50th anniversary of the whiskey a go go and walked the red carpet before opening for Martha Davis and the motels.
He taught after school program guitar and club jam for Nusku arts out of Oakland Ca, for three years while being signed to VRE (velvet rope entertainment) a label from the Bay Area.
He performed in the VRE house band supporting award winning singers and artist from American Idol.
Never taking a break from the music he also performs with steel drum virtuoso Michael Gabriel.
You just might find him performing weekly open mics and singer song writer showcases.
Brandon lived in Sonoma, California from 2015-2020. He has started a new project called Brandon and the Bee’s Knees consisting of top notch players from the Sonoma county and the Bay Area.
Playing well over 300 shows in sonoma, his name is well known in the area.
Bringing to you the Sweetest mix of music with a non stop rocking reggae funky dance party.
If music packed full of positive, uplifting vibes with messages of love and happiness is your jam, it’s time to give Brandon Eardley a listen.
Brandon currently lives in Napa, CA. You can see him perform weekly in Wine country playing solo acoustic gigs or working as a hired musician for bands in the area or on tour with established artists