Aristocrats’ bassist updates on new albums, tone and more
Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
September 16, 2019
By David Sands
It’s hard to know where to start with Bryan Beller. The Berklee alum has been involved with everything from jazz rock to heavy metal, though he tends to gravitate towards collaborative instrumental work. One of his most well-known roles is as the bassist and manager for The Aristocrats, a rock-fusion super group also featuring Guthrie Govan and Marco Minnemann. He’s also worked as Joe Satriani’s touring bassist since 2013 and served with Steve Vai in the same capacity for two world tours (as well as appearing on Vai’s Shockwave Supernova album). Beller has also worked with Wayne Kramer of the MC5, James LaBrie of Dream Theater, Ahmet and Dweezil Zappa and Mike Keneally. And he plays bass for the band Dethklok on the Cartoon Network’s Metalocalypse animated television show and related live performances. Beyond that Beller is also a composer and clinician who’s released several solo albums and an instructional DVD. Fans can watch his single, “Volunteer State” from his new solo release, Scenes From The Flood, here.
FBPO’s Jon Liebman recently spoke with Beller about new projects, testing bass lines for live shows and advice for up-and-coming bassists.
Watch our interview with Bryan!
See Jon’s blog, with key takeaways from this interview, here.
Scenes From the Flood, Bryan’s new solo album, is available here.
You Know What…?, the latest release from The Aristocrats, is available here.