Bass player to the stars mines Motown for new talent via @Detroit_Impact #MotownMom


Bass player to the stars mines Motown for new talent

Detroit native and nationally known musician Kern Brantley is issuing a call for

Detroiters to “Join the Band.”

A sought-after bass player, who currently performs with Lady Gaga and has backed

Beyonce, Chris Brown, and many more of the entertainment industry’s biggest names,

Brantley says his hometown is a breeding ground for undiscovered greatness.

“Join the Band is a professional development program to recruit promising performers

from Detroit, whether at schools, churches, or just out in the community,” says Brantley.

Open auditions will be held at noon Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Detroit Impact

Center, 9930 Greenfield Road. Youth ages 8 to 17, choirs (10 to 30 members), singers,

poets and dancers are invited to perform, regardless of experience.

Brantley lives in Southfield, while traveling the country during Lady Gaga’s tours and

concerts, most recently performing at the Academy Awards.

“There’s a lot of talent in Detroit and quite a few people good enough to perform on the

national stage,” Brantley adds. “The problem is not everybody can pick up and go to L.A.

for an audition, or jump on a plane with just 24 hour’s notice to give a show. Join the

Band will recruit and prepare these people to play at the highest level right here at home.”

In addition to his years of live touring as a bass player, Brantley has established himself

as a highly sought-after musical director, helping to drive the success of shows in some of

the country’s biggest arenas.

While he says his new program won’t guarantee a career in music, it will provide

exposure to opportunities and tools for longevity in the entertainment industry.

“Stars come and go over the years,” he says, “but the band members always stay hot.”

For more information or to request interviews, media may contact Sharon DuMas at 724-

492-8789 or by e-mail at

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About @SylviaHubbard1

AUTHOR, MOTHER, SPEAKER, JOURNALIST, CONSULTANT & MORE! Divorced Mother of three, Detroiter, Sylvia Hubbard, is not only an award winning best selling author of over 28 books, but also founder of one of Michigan's largest interactive literary community, The Motown Writers Network/The Michigan Literary Network.

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