LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA
Independent Artist | Phunktion Junktion
Bryon's love of music has paved the way to a successful career as a professional musician. He has etched his way into the music industry by performing with such musical greats as:
Armand Sabal-Lecco (Paul Simon, Seal);
Ruben Blades (Latin Music legend);
Lee Sklar (Phil Collins, James Taylor);
John Avila (Oingo Boingo, Rob Mullins);
Chris Pierce (Independent Soul Artist); and
Debby Holliday (Independent Rock Artist).
Bryon's education, combined with studying under amazing drum artists like David Garabaldi and William Kennedy, catapulted him into becoming a sought-after musician in the Los Angeles music scene. Bryon currently resides in Southern California where he continues to hone his skills in the musical melting pot of Los Angeles. Bryon's diversity in music and worldly techniques can be seen all over Southern California nightclubs and recording studios.
"Everything about these drums scream amazing! The quality and craftsmanship that goes into each drum easily rivals the big names in drums. The genius technology created to have a tuning mechanism that can help make instant creativity in any musical situation is why I was drawn to this company. Can't wait to see what they do next! Truly wonderful to be a part of the WTS drum company!
Cheers and Grooves, Bryon Holley"
• Joined WTS in 2022
• BFA - Jazz Performance, World Music - California Institute of the Arts
• Dave Brubeck Scholarship Award
• 1986 DCI World Championship - Concord Blue Devils - Snare
• Has performed with some of the best in the world ( Isaac Hayes, Ruben Blades, Lee Sklar, Armand Sabel-Lecco)
WTS Drum Specs
WTS Epiphany Series
• 12” x 8” rack tom
• 14” x 12” floor tom
• 20” x 14” bass drum
• Gold Sparkle wrap finish
WTS Epiphany Series Snare Drum
• 13” x 7.5”
• Matte Black wrap finish
• Salyers Percussion - Drum Sticks
• Constantine USA - Turkish Cymbals
Artist Projects & More
Phunktion Junktion is my original music project. I have always wanted to create some music that I feel is truly my own. I love hybrid styles and decided to create my own with this band. I am truly fortunate to have such amazing musicians on this album. Anthony King (Buffy Sainte-Marie), CC Thomas (Dianna Ross), Matt Rhode (Janes Addiction), Carol Hatchett ( Bette Midler). I am currently working on my 1st album due to be out by this September 2022!
Bulgarian Funk Music you say!!! I met Milen Kirov, the brainchild behind this awesome group, back in 2004. We were both playing with Miroslav Tadic, an amazing Serbian guitarist, but in different situations but came together for a one-off with the great Doug Lunn (Bass). I was approached by Milen years later to be a part of his Bulgarian Funk Orchestra, and the rest is history! We too are working on some new music and gigs for 2022. Stay tuned. This band is crazy fun!
I first met Liz while visiting Colorado back in 2006. She was performing in Ft Collins, CO for a CD release of her latest album. We were introduced and it wasn't too much longer after that we were making music. I was fortunate to be on her last album "Welcome Back" featuring members of the Subdudes! I love playing with this band because of the singer-songwriter/ New Orleans style hybrid of music that she creates. We are also working on her new album for 2022. Stay tuned!