Brandyn is a self taught 3rd generation musician with a unique musical background. His father, known as O'Bryan, was a prominent voice of R&B in the late 80s- penning the theme song "Soul Train's A Coming" for Soul Train. He was made most popular by his rendition of Stevie Wonder's hit "You & I".
Brandyn also has a great uncle who was apart of the first ska/reggae groups The Folkes Brothers, who had the first #1 ska hit "Oh Carolina" in 1964. Brandyn grew up with 6 siblings in a variety of cities before ultimately settling down in St. Louis, MO where he spent his formative years developing his artistry. After graduating he attended NYU's Tisch School Of The Arts on full scholarship for musical theatre. Shortly after attending he dropped out after a call with his manager, Ric Aliberte, encouraging him to take a year off to travel & pursue a serious career in music. Upon his manager's advice, he travelled to Scandinavia, where he was ultimately discovered by a publisher in Stockholm, Sweden.
Upon returning to the US, Brandyn couch surfed his way through New York City doing writing session after writing session until he was eventually discovered by Kara Dioguardi, who signed him as an artist, developed him & brought him out to LA to record an album. In 2012 Brandyn's first placement "Kiss You Inside Out" was nominated for a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy's) for Single Of The Year. And in 2014 Brandyn saw his first top 40 hit with Warner Bros Recording artist Jake Miller's "First Flight Home". That year he also had notable songs on Colombia Recording artist MKTO & a #1 in Spain on spanish oyband AURYN. After a few years of recording, performing & traveling, Brandyn has embarked on his first steps toward world touring. He continues to record & write in LA, as well as travel the world writing for various artists. To date he's released 3 mixtapes.
On April 17th, 2015 Brandyn released his first self produced record entitled "I Wanna Be (Free)". His next release, "Stand Down" featuring his sister LaRaisha, is slated to drop May 22nd, 2015 followed by his first EP entitled "Made Of Dreams".