Brandon Bee

Praise, Worship & Hymns

Contemporary Christian,Singer/Songwriter,Rock

www.brandonbeemusic.com

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The name Brandon Bee is synonymous with excellence, originality and innovation on both the artist and production side of the coin. In terms of his own work, the singer/songwriter/worship leader earned endless critical acclaim for 2009’s anthemic long player, This Is The Revolution (Save the City Records), followed by a showcasing of his stripped down and introspective side with the following year’s Surrendered EP. As a producer, the Seattle-bred Bee has worked with the diverse likes of Grammy Award nominee/Dove Award winner Stacie Orrico and Juno Award nominee/Island Award winner Matthew James; pop/rock favorites like Amber Pacific, Jaime Jamgochian and Lanae Hale; plus newcomers like Benjiman, 2009 Immerse winner Jake Brothers and indie folk-pop rising star Beth Whitney. Bee most recently produced Circleslide’s exciting 2011 CD, Echoes of the Light.

“As a producer, I’m constantly pushing artists to stretch themselves and that carries over to me stretching myself whenever I’m creating for one of my own projects in the studio. I’m always making sure no two songs sound exactly the same and I gain inspiration in constantly being around an artistic community bringing something fresh to the table.”

Much of the groundwork for Brandon Bee’s personal history and testimony comes from his teen years, which were spent alongside his traveling minister parents on the road. However, like many pastor’s kids, he went through a season of questioning during his formative years, which were accompanied by feelings of distance and rejection from the church.

“It took three or four years to really navigate through that, but I came back a lot stronger and a lot more deeply rooted in the Word and what Jesus wants for me and us as Christians in general,” assures Bee of his growing pains. “After those years of fighting with myself, I eventually came to my senses and that realization is really summed up in the title cut. It’s a very metaphoric song that explains my journey, and the rest of the record is deeply connected to that song. Sometimes there are praises and sometimes there are questions, especially while I’m trying to balance life on the road with a family of seven” (Bee and his wife Leanne have five children).

Brandon Bee’s songwriting has been compared to several CCM notables, starting with Jon Foreman and Sufjan Stevens when it comes to faith-driven songs that leave the messages open to interpretation. And in the vertical vein, the praise leader’s writing is evocative of Paul Baloche or Brenton Brown, very praise-centered and congregational. No matter what their style, Bee’s songs are always autobiographically inspired.

“Everybody needs to be reminded we’re all sinners and we all need a savior,” he says matter of factly. “My goal with Inside These Walls is that people will look at it as a devotional. For me personally, the process has allowed me to learn more about myself and why I need God, though my hope is that people see less of me and examine more within their own life. Even though my stuff may look a little different from theirs, we’re all going through this walk together.”

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Discography

Album Title Year Label
This Is the Revolution2009Save The City Records
Surrendered EP2009Save The City Records
Inside These Walls2011Save The City Records

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Location:

Tacoma

Washington

United States

Record Label:

Save The City Records

Christian Label:

Yes

Years Active:

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