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Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Matt 28:19-20 (KJV)

 


 

Brandon Bee

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,” relates Bee of a trend that’s apparent throughout his sterling sophomore CD Inside These Walls (Save the City Records). “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.”

While it was only natural for Bee to pick up the primary production reigns throughout Inside These Walls, he also teamed with an all-star list of collaborators, including co-writes with Scott Krippayne (Jordin Sparks’ “This Is My Now”), Carl Cartee (“Glorious Impossible”) and Gabe Martinez (frontman for fellow Save the City artist Circleslide). Together, the team sought to shape a soundtrack to Bee’s observations and vast personal growth throughout a two-year tour in support of his debut disc.

“After being on the road for a few years, you start seeing needs, and though you can’t necessarily fill all of them, you start to realize there’s a lot of really great Christian people out there, but most of us don’t completely ‘get it’ all the time,” he muses. “We go through seasons where we live the life and seasons where we don’t, so thank God we are saved by grace. Realizing that many of us are going through the same types of things, I decided to make a record about my journey.”

Much of the groundwork for 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Albums

  Name Artist Released  
Inside These Walls Brandon Bee 04/05/11
This Is the Revolution Brandon Bee 01/27/09
Surrendered - EP Brandon Bee 12/22/09
Angels We Have Heard on High - Single Brandon Bee 11/29/11