Brad began playing bass guitar after watching a friend playing bass guitar in the junior high school band. He loved how the low end of the sound drove the whole thing along. When he moved to high school, he began playing and was soon in a band named “Misty Island Evil”.

In 1986, he joined the band Jet Red. Jet Red was a popular Central Valley band led by Willie Hines and included Billy Carmassi (drums) and Johnny Feikert (guitar). Jet Red produced its debut album in 1989. The album was well received but Relativity Records did not provide the proper marketing and tour support thus dooming the release. Various demo recordings were made for the follow-up album in 1991. This material was eventually released in 2010 with the album entitled “Flight Plan”.

In July 2010, he was contacted by Y&T as they had learned that original bassist Phil Kennemore was diagnosed with lung cancer and unable to tour. In less than 24 hours, he learned the setlist and was on a plane to Wisconsin to play the next day. Upon Kennemore’s passing in 2011, he was asked to become a full time member of Y&T.

In 2016, Brad left Y&T amicably due to personal reasons, soon after joining Bobby Blotzer’s Ratt. This version of Ratt was derailed by a series of lawsuits. Several opportunies lay ahead for Brad, playing with Dennis DeYoung in 2018 and 2019 when his bass player was unable to perform, and jumping in last minute to play with Foreigner when Jeff Pilson needed a sub in 2024.

He joined Doug Aldrich’s Burning Rain in 2019 to record the album “Face The Music” and tour, performed in a Christmas Holiday musical experience named Luminare in 2021, and in 2022, he was asked to join the BulletBoys, where he’s currently touring internationally.

Brought in part by Five Star Guitars.

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