Bryan Kelley is a Los Angeles-based session guitarist and music composer who offers guitar recording sessions in-house or online. With over twenty-five years of experience as a studio and session musician, he has produced thousands of guitar, bass and ukulele tracks featured in film, television, movie and video game trailers, advertising spots, and album releases. Alongside some of the top music composers in L.A., Bryan has crafted melodic lines for songs and underscore that artfully weave the textures of many genres including rock, pop, ambient, and soundscape.
Bryan cut his musical teeth on the ukulele at the age of four, while living in the Philippines as a navy brat. By thirteen, he'd moved to guitar and Seattle.
Growing up in several Northwest bands during the pre-grunge years, Bryan played alongside other emerging artists such as Scott Mercado (Candlebox), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), and members of Queensryche and Alice in Chains.
Continuing to hone his craft, he later emerged as a singer/songwriter in Los Angeles – described as an edgy poet-musician, musically rooted in folk and modern rock. He successfully released a solo album "Charming the Gods" and toured extensively.
Upon his return home to LA, Bryan started a family and a career in composing. While his main instrument continues to be acoustic and electric guitar, Bryan also plays bass, ukulele and piano.
In his off-hours, Bryan can be found mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, or making up new and wondrous tones with his vast assortment of guitars, pedals and amps.
Bryan's credits include: The Martian, Words and Pictures, The Switch, Big Crush II, Pistorius, Hope Springs, 2 Broke Girls, Big Hero 6, NCIS, The Good Dinosaur, Tori and Her Hair, Castle, MasterCard, The Discovery Channel, Party of Five, Dawson's Creek, Providence, Grosse Point Blank, D.C., Let's Make a Deal and many more.
Gibson Les Paul Standard, Gibson Trini Lopez Semi-Hollow Body, Nik Huber Krautster, Jeff Senn Stratocaster, Jeff Senn Telecaster, Collings 290 Les Paul Jr, Eastwood Model One, Mike Lull Telecaster, Dan Electro Baritone, Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic, Epiphone Hi-Strung Acoustic, Mike Lull Jazz Bass, Fender Precision Bass, Gibson Mandolin, and a Collings Tenor Ukulele.
'73 Hardwired Marshall 50 watt, Divided by 13 RSA23, Divided by 13 JRT915, Divided by 13 FTR37, Epiphone Valve Jr, Divided by 13 2 x 12" closed back cabinet, Divided by 13 2 x 12" open back cabinet, Universal Audio Marshall Blues Breaker, Scuffham Amps S-Gear, and Native Instruments Guitar Rig.
Strymon Timeline, Strymon Big Sky, Strymon El Capistan, Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man, Catalinbread Echorec, Diamond Memory Lane Jr, Line 6 Echo Park, Neunaber Wet, Demeter Tremulator, Chasebliss Audio Spectre, Chasebliss Audio Wombtone, Redwitch Empress, Solid Gold FX Funkzilla, Jetter Vibe, TC Electronic Ditto Looper, Electro-Harmonix Nano POG, and a Neo Instruments Ventilator II.
JHS Pulp 'n Peel, Diamond Comp Jr, Klon KTR, Bogner Wessex, JHS Twin Twelve, KHDK Ghoul Screamer, Bogner Burnley, Friedman BE-OD, Solid Gold FX If 6 Was 9, Solid Gold FX Imperial, Blackout Effectors Fuzz Bear, Wren and Cuff Your Face, Wren and Cuff Eye See Pi, Rivera Metal Shaman, MXR CAE Wah, MXR Dyna Comp, MXR Ten Band EQ, MXR CAE Boost, and an E-Bow.
Apple Mac Pro, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools 11, Apogee Big Ben, Apogee Rosetta, Apogee X-Symphony, PreSonus Central Station, Universal Audio LA-610 mic pre, Brent Averill 312 mic pre, Empirical Labs Distressor, Shure SM57, Beyer Dynamic M160, AKG C451, AKG 414, Shure SM7, Cascade Fat Head II, Sennheiser HD650 headphones, Focal Solo6 Be Monitors, and Mogami Cables.