Pastor Brad graduated from High School in 1985... right in the heart of the 80s "heavy metal craze!" He cut his heavy metal guitar playing teeth listening to classic metal/rock guitarists like Angus Young (AC/DC), Randy Rhoads (Ozzy), Ace Frehley (Kiss) and Adrian Smith & Dave Murray (Iron Maiden). In 1987 P.B. surrendered his heart to Jesus--and since that day all of his heavy metal rocking has been for THE ROCK! If you enjoy the classic, 80s style heavy metal sound--you'll love P.B.'s music! TO READ WHAT PEOPLE LIKE: Richar Lynch of SAINT, Dennis Cammeron of: ANGELICA/MICHAEL SWEET and many others are saying... GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE!
A LITTLE CLOSER LOOK...
FOR STARTERS: I really am a Pastor! I pastor the Michiana Community Church of God, in Granger Indiana. You can give me a ring there (Tuesday--Thursday) @ 574-679-9464. My greatest passion in life is to help people find the awesome, life changing peace, joy and life that Jesus offters to all of us! So if you ever have any questions about God, life, the Bible, etc ASK ME! Email: email@example.com
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: There were basically 5 guitar players who inspired me to play... and as a result had the biggest influence on my playing style--1) Angus Young (AC/DC), 2&3) Adrian Smith & Dave Murray (Iron Maiden), 4) Ace Frehley (KISS), 5) Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne)... these guys grabbed me and never let me go! After , those five, there were a ton of players that had an influence on my playing. For example-- Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen), Glen Tipton and K.K. Downing (Judas Priest), Michael Sweet and Oz Fox (Stryper), Mathias Jabbs (Scorpians), Vivian Campbell (Dio), Yingwie Malmstean, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Rik Emmett (Triumph), Warren D. Martini (Ratt), Neil Schon (Journey), George Lynch (Dokken), Jake E. Lee (Ozzy Osbourne) and many others. As of late, I really love the playing of Phil Keagy & Ken Tamplin... and Steven Curtis Chapman does some really nice accoustic stuff!
FAMILY: I have an awesome family! My wife Kelly and I were married in Anderson, IN, on June 22, 1991. She is the love of my life. Toghether, Kelly and I have two fantabulous kids: Kara (born 8/3/97) and Josh (born 5/20/99) --they are wonderful bundles of energy, joy and creativity! I could go on and on about these great people... but you get the gist.
MY TESTIMONY: Everybody has a story! Everybody!
Here's mine. This is the story of how I grew up in a loving home... was taught to love Jesus... turned my back on God and dove head-first into the rock-n-roll/party scene... almost died several times... by the pure grace of God had my life totally revolutionized by Jesus... was diagnosed with and underwent surgery for the removal of a huge benigne brain tumor... perminately lost 75% of my vision in the surgery... was called by Jesus to preach the gospel... followed that call into ministry... and have now come to this place of using my gifts in music to encourage folks and exalt Jesus! That's the thumb-nail sketch... for the details go to www.guitarjams.net and check out my BIO/PRESS KIT there!
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT PASTOR BRAD'S MUSIC!
"Great Big Busy World is right!!! Good stuff."
Dennis Cameron of:
"Hi Pastor Brad, I'm listening to Rock You Up and I gotta tell you, I'm getting Rocked Up. I hear hints of many metal greats ie: Van Halen, Kiss, ect.. I am very impressed with the production. The web site looks great as well. I pray our great God and Savior Jesus Christ will use you, your talent and your ministry to glorify His name in all the world.
"I definitely hear the 80s metal influence in your playing and writing. Great crunchy tone in 'Smack Dab' and I dig your cleans in 'As I Lay'."
Hi Pastor Brad! I'm (Mr.) Kelly Horn, a Christian rock, hard rock & heavy (melodic) metal music lover/CD collector. Just the other day I found your website from the metalforjesus.org website under album reviews. I heard some of the mp3 samples from 'Get Real' & 'Rock you up'. I really like/love it! You've got everything I'm looking for! In recent weeks months & years, I've found some good music & lyrics by other bands. But there is always something missing. It's either the music's really great-hard "N" heavy-but the lyrics generally have just a "good" or "positive" message. Or the lyrics are bold, but there's no guitar solos in the songs or the music's a little too grungy or a little too rapcore-ish. I've been sayin' to myself "When is there going to be a band/artist that has awesome/great old school 80s METAL music WITH LEAD GUITAR SOLOS & BOLD, BIBLICAL & SCRIPTURAL TYPE LYRICS?" When I heard your stuff online I thought THAT's what I've been searching/looking for! I'm so glad I discovered you-wow! A Pastor that knows how to ROCK!"
Mr. Kelly Horn
Hey, if you've read this far... I'm impressed! Of course it will be very exciting for me if you purchase my music... If you're a fan of 80s metal/love killer guitar work--I really think you'll like it. But even if you're not up for that today... I'd love to hear from you! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And stop by www.guitarjams.net any time to learn lots more about Guitar Jams and Pastor Brad!
80s metal blessings!
Check out the artist's website:
1. Out of the Hellhole
2. Frodo and Sam
3. Well Done
4. The Invitation
5. The Way
6. I Will Follow
7. I'm Alright
10. No Turning Back
11. Sound the Alarm
13. City Streets