Brandon Boyd

Submitted by on Sep 20, 2015

Brandon Boyd

Background:

Brandon Boyd grew up in Kalabras, California. His parents were working in the entertainment industry since childhood and developed artistic talent of the child. The younger brother Brandon, Jason Boyd, was also a singer – the group Audiovent. which did not last long. Among the other musicians in the family – a cousin of Robert Boyd nicknamed BertoChico, recognized guitarist and composer of flamenco.

In the 1980s, Brandon Boyd first met Jose Pasilyasom when both were in junior high. Closer to the outlet, the Boyd was invited to the group, which already includes Pasilyas, Mike and Alex Katunich Eyzinger. Group handy vocal Boyd – skills he acquired himself, but was able to take two lessons before he ran out of money. Developing, the group began to give concerts and quickly gained popularity in the area.

Before the first performance at the home of one of his friends, had once described the band. Boyd suggested the name Spiral Staircase («spiral staircase”), but stopped on the variant Eyzingera that he chose at random from a dictionary: Incubus («Incubus”, “evil spirit”). Teenagers like that in the definition of the word “sex”. Soon there was a use of Boyd and other talents: he painted the first flyers, announce their speeches. At first, Boyd copied some pictures from the book of sexual education, which the group presented to the mother Eyzingera, but soon stopped because the confusion created drawings. Boyd also played the Australian fife and djembe – an African drum, giving the music Incubus sound alternative.

In 1996, the band signed with major label Sony’s Epic / Immortal Records. The first two discs, which came on the label, Fungus Amongus SCIENCE and did not attract much public attention, but then released albums Make Yourself and Morning View achieved great commercial success. Released in 2004 album A Crow Left of the Murder, and Light Grenades (2006) continued the trend. In 2006, the lead single group called Anna-Molly took first place in the hit parade entries in the genre of “modern rock».

Brandon Boyd managed to publish two books. The first, written in 2003, was called “White fluffy clouds: Find inspiration, moving forward”and mostly contained drawings Boyd, his photographic work, Lyrics Incubus recorded some thoughts. The next book,”Out of the darkness of the abyss stuffy” was published in 2007, the same publishing house Endophasia.

In recent years, Brandon Boyd devoted himself to high art – especially painting, and in September 2008, organized his own exhibition “ectoplasm” in a gallery in Los Angeles.

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