Brandon K. Guttenfelder
Brandon was born in the southeast Missouri town of Sikeston. Watching his grandfather Vernon, write and arrange hymns behind the piano and pressing record on the 8-track in his father's studio at the young age of four years old had a profound impact on who Brandon became and it helped to develop his vast talents in many areas of music.
Despite struggling with Cerebral Palsy as a child, Brandon far surpassed the doctor’s expectations of his future abilities by becoming an extremely talented composer, songwriter, and producer. Brandon’s young career was filled with opportunities performing, with various concert tours, theatrical productions, and local television broadcasts. After high school, this award winning singer attended Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas on a vocal musical scholarship studying vocal performance and music theory/ composition from 1998 to 2000.
In 2000, After vocal health issues forced him down a new path in music, Brandon found himself in Dallas Texas studying Audio Engineering and Studio Technology at Dallas Sound Lab, School for the Recording Arts, (now known as Media Tech Institute) After finishing the program, he got his first real taste of the “music business” while working on staff there after graduation. During his time there he had many opportunities to work on bigger projects with notable names like Hall of Fame Sportscaster, Pat Summerall, Actress/Singer Ann-Margaret, or recording tracks for the popular kids’ television show "Barney," but he also found himself playing a different role as "producer/engineer" working with lesser known artists doing independent records in various styles.
Brandon fell in love with music on a whole new level prompting him to leave Texas and open a recording studio of his own. With the help of his father he opened Big Fat Rooster Studios of Joplin Missouri in 2002; while back in Missouri he had the opportunity to expand his career once again by joining the staff at (90.7FM KOBC) and (102.5FM KIXQ) of Joplin as a Production Engineer and On-Air Personality.
In 2004 he sold off his half of BFR Studios to his father and moved from Missouri to join his fiancé, Tracie in Northern California. While in California he began to focus his writing and production on his love of Motion Pictures. Working as a Composer and Sound Advisor with (Broken Window Productions of Irving, Texas), Brandon got the opportunity to score his first motion picture (Hero) in 2005. Since 2005, Brandon has composed and produced the musical scores for the entire ("Hero" series) of independent films. After his success with this series of projects the list of work has expanded to include projects for all multi-media outlets. He has been featured in the Center Creek Publishing Music Catalog for his instrumental pieces “April Rain” and “A Journey To No Where (and back again)”
He joined ASCAP as a writer member in 2005. He, with his partner, Neal E. Boyd started a publishing company, GuttenBoy Music (Good Boy Music), becoming ASCAP publishing members in 2006. In 2010 he started a worship band called “Pulled from the Fire” serving with his band as worship leader at his home church (The Bridge at Stockton) leading worship on a weekly basis. He has found true happiness there using his talents for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
In 2012 he branched out from GuttenBoy Music with a production company of his own. Alnilam Music has a goal of helping anyone who has a passion for creating music to be able to afford and produce a product they can be proud of; then Alnilam will help secure and promote the product to success!
In 2014, Brandon completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix Arizona.
Brandon has always been driven to accomplish his goals and through his faith and perseverance he has found success in many forms. His future continues to look brighter with each passing day!
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