Bio

      A creative force that shows up to work, everyday. I believe in partnering for mutual success and tend to organize things and lead by example.

      Credits:

      Producer, Songwriter, Composer, Band Leader, Studio Owner, Mixing and Mastering Engineer, Multi-instrumentalist, Live Performer, USO Tour, Nashville Recording Artist, Featured Artist “On The Rise” (The Country Network) VJ show host and live performer, Founder of 52Mondays Of Music (benefiting 52 Charities) Award Winning Songwriter, Significant national radio exposure for original recordings. Created numerous music videos and other productions that concern syncing visual and audio.

      Song/CD Highlights:

      • 2015 – “She’s My Speed” – Best New Country Pop Rock Song (Akademia)
      • 2016 – “Giving Up My Ground” CD – #1 downloaded I-tunes (Alt Country)
      • 2016 – “Giving Up My Ground” Single #30 Country Main Chart (New Music Weekly)
      • 2016 – “Drive Forever” – #1 Country Main Chart (New Music Weekly)
      • 2017 – “Girlfriend No. 2” – Gold Disc Award – Airplay Express Top Downloaded
      • 2017 – “Girlfriend No. 2″Top 10 – “Girlfriend No. 2” – AMC Hot Country Top 50 Chart

      Songwriting:

      • Multiple high charting songs
      • NSAI – 2 X “One To Watch
      • NSAI – Song Award “Best song for local chapter” “Open Your Heart”
      • Written over 200 songs to date


      Nominated for: 

      • 2018 – “Country Breakthrough Artist of the Year” (New Music Weekly)
      • 2017 – “Country New Artist of the Year” (New Music Weekly)
      • 2015 – Best Producer – Sacramento Music Awards (SAMMIE)
      • 1998 – 40 Under 40 (Top Business Leaders In Sacramento)


      Significant Live Performances/Features:

      • 2018 – “Featured Artist” – TCN Network “On The Rise”
      • 2016 – “Featured Artist” – CMA Music Festival – Fan Fest
      • USO 6 continent tour in support of USA troops abroad
      • Western States Touring Band – Casino Club Circuit
      • Local Headliner for “The Classic Crime”  – Brian Lee Bender Band
      • Local Headliner for ” Pete Anderson” – Down Range Festival – Brian Lee Bender
      • National Anthem Solo Singer – Down Range Festival
      • National Anthem Solo Singer – 2018 “Golf and Guitars” Festival
      • Live Performance and VJ host for “On The Rise” 2018 “Brian Lee Bender” The Country Network 1 Hour National Broadcast Multiple Airings
      • Regular local performer as an acoustic-electric duo
      • Solo performer for public and private events


      Professional Education:

      • “Mix With The Masters” – Andrew Scheps, (grammy’s for Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers)
      • Film & TV – “The Art Of The Song Pitch” – Chris Shreenan-Dyck
      • Film & TV – “LA Sessions with Gary Gray Productions
      • “Berklee College Of Music – Summer Session – Music Theory & Performance
      • UC Berkeley, Bachelor of Science, Political Economics
      • Entrepreneur – Past President and Owner – Successful Construction Company
      • Fiduciary of Corporate Retirement Fund and Real Estate Developer

      Charity Efforts:

      • (Brian Lee Bender) – Founder of 52 Mondays of Music 2018 – $60,000 donated for 52 charities
      • Volunteered studio time for young emerging artists

      Artistic Endeavors:

      • Designed and implemented a large scale construction software system for estimating and project management
      • Self taught photographer and videographers
      • Self taught studio engineer for mixing and mastering commercial audio and video
      • Produced records for other artists
      • Played drums, bass, guitar and keys for various bands
      • Played piano for wedding ceremony
      • DJ for weddings, music coordinator, MC duties
      • A studio level multi-instrumentalist

      IN THE END, ITS ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC AND WHAT IT DOES FOR YOU…

      Brian Lee Bender (Artist/Writer/Producer)