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