Bryan Beller has maintained a multi-faceted career as a bassist, composer, writer and clinician for over 20 years, earning his reputation as a uniquely talented yet supremely tasteful team player for instrumentally-minded artists. In the power super-trio The Aristocrats (with uber-players Guthrie Govan on guitar and Marco Minnemann on drums) he’s a part of the hottest new act in rock/fusion today; their latest release Tres Caballeros (2015) dropped jaws around the world. Beller has been Joe Satriani’s tour bassist for both the Unstoppable Momentum (2013-14) and Shockwave (2015-16) world tours in addition to featuring on the Shockwave Supernova record.
Beller was Steve Vai’s choice for the 2009 live CD/DVD Where The Wild Things Are and is also in the “band” Dethklok, a tongue-in-cheek extreme metal band borne of the hit Cartoon Network “Adult Swim” show Metalocalypse. Beller’s tracked on the last two Dethklok releases (Dethalbum III; The Doomstar Requiem) and has anchored the band for three nationwide tours to date, alongside metal monsters Mastodon and Machine Head, among others. He’s been a musical partner of freak/genius guitarist Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa) for over 17 years and 10 albums, while his versatility was on display touring intimate venues for several years with R&B/soul singer/songwriter/keyboardist Kira Small.
On his own, Beller’s released three rock/jazz fusion solo albums to widespread acclaim: 2003’s View, 2008’s Thanks In Advance, and 2011’s live CD/DVD Wednesday Night Live. His first instructional DVD, Mastering Tone And Versatility, was released by Alfred Publishing in early 2012, and he’s a featured artist on the instructional website Jamplay.com. As a pure player, a masterclass clinician (sponsored by Mike Lull Basses, Gallien-Krueger Amps & D’addario Strings), a former Contributing Editor for Bass Player Magazine, and a former VP of SWR bass amps, Beller brings a global perspective to the world of bass.