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Biography:

Originally from Amsterdam and currently residing in Los Angeles, Nils Bryant is a young, motivated and ambitious guitarist, pursuing a musical blend of blues, psychedelic/hard rock and funk.

Having recently graduated from the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, when he is not busy practicing, he is working on solo material in his newly assembled home studio, gigging or recording with various bands and projects around the area, and immersing in the LA music scene as much as possible, attending many jam sessions and musical events, growing musically from every new experience.

He started out on the piano at age 8 until discovering the guitar 4 years later, taking lessons and playing in bands soon after. He picked up bass and drums at 16 and organized a small European tour for his coverband in the summer of ‘05. In pursuit of more musical education he attended Conservatory of Utrecht (NL) for one year in ‘06, while gaining experience playing in various bands in a variety of genres. Meanwhile he was working as a guitar teacher at various music schools and independently, and as a salesperson in a musical instruments store before relocating to LA and enrolling at the GIT at Musician’s Institute in early ’08.

Having played all sorts of styles over the years, blues is undeniably the one that is the most apparent, being most strongly influenced by legends like Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Rory Gallagher, modern day blues artists Doyle Bramhall II, Philip Sayce and Eric Gales, and blues related acts/artists like the Rolling Stones, the Black Crowes, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Humble Pie, Black Sabbath and anything Motown.

His interests besides music include motorcycles, vintage musical equipment (having acquired a decent collection that help achieve the sounds so important to the genre), literature, history and traveling (he finds himself on the road in search of more American musical history a little too often).

As new material is being rehearsed, performed and recorded, expect soulful but heavy blues/rock played with both subtlety and passion, whether it is onstage or in the studio. Remember to check the News page regularly for any updates on new material and scheduled gigs.

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