Brandon K. Guttenfelder was born in Southeast Missouri to a family of musical talents. Watching his grandfather write and arrange hymns behind the piano and pressing record on the 8-track in his father's studio at the young age of four years old had a large impact on who Brandon became and it helped to develop his vast talents in many areas of music.
Despite struggling with Cerebral Palsy as a child, Brandon far surpassed the doctor’s expectations of his future abilities by becoming an extremely talented composer, songwriter, and producer.
Brandon’s young career was filled with opportunities performing, with various concert tours, theatrical productions, and local television broadcasts. After high school, this award wining singer attended Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas on a vocal musical scholarship studying vocal performance, music theory and composition from 1998 to 2000.
In 2000, Brandon found himself in Dallas Texas studying Audio Engineering and Studio Technology at Dallas Sound Lab, School for the Recording Arts, now (The Media Tech Institute) After finishing the program, he got his first real taste of the “music business” while working on staff there after graduation. During his time there he had many opportunities to work on bigger projects with notable names like Hall of Fame Sportscaster, Pat Summerall, Actress/Singer Ann-Margaret, or recording tracks for the popular kids television show "Barney," but he also found himself playing a different role as "producer/engineer" working with lesser known artists doing independent records in various styles. Brandon fell in love with music on a whole new level prompting him to leave Texas and open a recording studio of his own.
With the help of his father he openned Big Fat Rooster Studios of Joplin Missouri in 2002; while back in Missouri he had the opportunity to expand his career once again by joining the staff at (90.7FM KOBC) and (102.5FM KIXQ) of Joplin as a Production Engineer and On-Air Personality.
In 2004 he sold off his half of BFR Studios to his father and moved from Missouri to join his fiancé, Tracie in Northern California. While in California he began to focus his writing and production on his love of Motion Pictures. Working as a Composer and Sound Advisor with (Broken Window Productions of Irving, Texas), Brandon got the opportunity to score his first motion picture (Hero) in 2005.
Since 2004, Brandon has composed and produced the musical scores for another three independent films (Hero II, and III, Hero IV) After his success with this series of projects the list of work has expanded to include projects for all multi-media outlets. He has been featured in the Center Creek Publishing Music Catalog for his instrumental pieces “April Rain” and “A Journey To No Where (and back again)” He joined ASCAP as a writer member in 2005. He and his partners, Neal E. Boyd and Glendon Guttenfelder started a publishing company, Gutten Boy Music (Good Boy Music), a subsidiary of Broken Window Productions becoming ASCAP publishing members in 2006. He currently resides with his wife and four children in Stockton, California.
Mini Biography By: Kirsten Weaver
I love worship music, but I love christian music that will speak to unchurched people!
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"I can do all things, through Christ who strengthens me!" Phi. 4:13
Hi !!!! .....nice t see u here.........I am glad that this worship group is growing fast...........just welcome friends join groups and come in this family.......to worship God.Praise the Lord.Take care.
Hey... Holland Davis here. I'd like to tell you about worshipsong.com. It's a website that is song focused...
The original premise was to make a site where worship leaders could listen to a song, download a chord chart and teach it in their church. I had a song - I Will Stand - jump 500 points on CCLI just through this site alone.
We've since expanded it to featured CD's, Artists, Songs...
We've also added the ability to sell mp3's, rhythm charts, orchestrations, backing trax, whatever you can think of...
You can upload any video or audio format and it will play it...
We've also made it user friendly for non-musical folks by adding a playlist feature where you can make a playlist of your favorite songs and play it like a radio station. You can also email the playlist to other people. I use it for my worship team to send out the setlist and charts for songs.
Future items are a pay per view feature for educational videos, a more expanded social networking feature, blogging, etc. Right now it's really song focused.
If you write and record worship songs... I'd love it if you would upload your songs to the site.
My name is Kelly I have some songs I am recording on Cubase le, I was considering buying a more powerful Daw. But I wanted to ask? If my recordings seam to be fine maybe I would be better off spending the money on good mastering software? isn't that where all the magic is at anyway?