Out of the Box
Brando's vocals and musical style have been placed in categories beside such well known names as Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, John Lennon, Neil Young, The Black Crowes, Billy Ray Cyrus, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and even the Pogues... Question: Who's the band behind Brando Quin's CD's? Answer: In 2005 Brando Quin teamed up with Producer John Mahoney of RavenPheat Recording Studios in Phoenix Arizona. John is the Arrangement, Mix and Production Guru of all of Brando's CD's including; 2006 CD 'Brando Quin and RavenPheat; My Life'; 2007 CD 'Brando Quin and RavenPheat; The Journey' 2008 CD 'Brando Quin and RavenPheat; Crossings'; 2008 Music Video DVD 'Brando Quin and RavenPheat; The NFL's Sofa League of Heroes'; 2009 DVD Full Length Concert Music Video 'Brando Quin and RavenPheat; The Story Behind the Song'; 2010 CD 'Brando Quin and RavenPheat; Out of the Box'; and 2011 CD 'Brando Quin and RavenPheat; Confessions' which is currently in production and scheduled to be released in the fall of 2011. John Mahoney is also a very talented musician and is featured playing Rhythm Guitars, Native Flute, Bass, Percussion/Drums, Keyboards and MIDI sounds. The other band members joined up with Brando in 2005 after the initial scratch tracks were made for the CD, 'Brando Quin My Life'. Violinist Tim Sadow also plays with Walt Richardson, The Brazen Heads, The Alston Sisters and has played in the 1st violin section of the Tempe Arizona Symphony. He is an energetic violin player who is both passionate and creative. Raised as a classical violinist in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania he has performed and recorded in just about every style of music since relocating to Phoenix Arizona. Todd Larsen our lead guitarist is originally from North Dakota and is now living in Atlanta Georgia. He is also known as 'The Albino Squirrel' to his fans Todd has been a musician for over 34 years. For the past 26 years he has played lead guitar. Todd also writes and performs music in the Atlanta Georgia area. He always finds time for some fishing with his daughter. Backup Vocalist, Michele Sarrett's Christian/Country/ Classical opera trained voice has been singing for over 30 years, she currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and has recently branched out on her own, completing her debut award winning single, 'Bleed Into My Veins'. Dan King our very talented Saxophone player originally from Boston, Massachusetts has been playing the Phoenix, Arizona music scenes for years he also plays with the well known group 'Sonoran Swing' and the new Pop Group 'Cousin Affect'. Three other artists joined Brando during the making of 'Brando Quin The Journey' HumanJones to his fans is a very talented backup vocalist. Originally from Ohio, he moved to Phoenix Arizona 33 years ago and has been playing, writing and singing music for more than 40 years. HumanJones is also currently working on his own debut CD aptly titled, 'Most of the only of HumanJones'. His previous song awards include the hit song, 'Sorry Mama' written for 'The National Organization for Women' during an open songwriting competition. Ted Hale our blazing Trombonist has toured, performed and recorded with Bob Hope, Dionne Warwick, The Spinners, Jim Nabors and Patti Page to name a few. He has served as the General Manager of the Midland-Odessa Texas Symphony & Chorale and currently performs with the Tempe Arizona Symphony Orchestra. He has a Doctorate in Music and Higher Education Administration from Indiana University. Ted Krummenacker our exceptional Piano Player lives in Peoria Arizona, Ted plays the piano in just about every style imaginable and his talent shines through on this album especially during the song 'I Can't Make You Love Me' sung by Brando and Michele. Two other artists joined us during the making of 'Brando Quin - Crossings' which was released in April 2008: Our true to his art Banjo Player, Sule Greg Wilson has over thirty years experience as a percussionist, dancer and folklorist. He currently plays banjo & percussion with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sankofa Strings and the Repeat Offenders. A native of Washington, DC, Wilson lived in New York for fourteen years before moving to the Phoenix area. He has performed with Mike Seeger, Tony Trishka, Babatunde Olatunji, Abraham Laboriel, Taj Mahal, and danced with the International Afrikan American Ballet. And, Daphne Adato our other female backup vocalist joined us from Scottsdale Arizona.