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Nickname:
Brad

Player Bio:
Brad was born and raised in Valley City, North Dakota. Coming from a family with music in his blood, music has always been a vital part of his life. He began playing by ear at the age of four and benefited from being placed in music lessons for all of his education. He performed locally in churches and for various events in his hometown.

In 1997, he moved to Springfield, Missouri to attend university. Later, he worked as a choral director and organist for several churches in the Springfield area.

In 2005, Brad was introduced to dueling pianos. He was dragged kicking and screaming into a local dueling piano bar and, much to his chagrin, loved it. Brad was trained by several iconic dueling piano entertainers, including grammy winners, and moved through the ranks from being a rookie to an entertainment director.

After several years with a midwest-based dueling piano bar, Brad was invited to Panama City Beach for a ‘working vacation’ by his friend and colleague, Jason Brady … that vacation turned into a move to Panama City Beach, Florida, to become part of the Rum Runners family.

You can find Brad on any given night entertaining the crowds at Rum Runners in their locations in Pier Park (Panama City Beach, Florida) or Baytowne Wharf (in the Village of Sandestin).

His musical stylings come from a broad appreciation of music, including classical, jazz, standards, blues, classic rock, alternative rock and country. Brad’s inspirations throughout the years have included Elton John, Billy Joel, the Eagles, the Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty and too many more to mention.

Brad resides in Panama City Beach with his cats, Winston, Sophie and Etcy.

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