Originally from San Jose, California, Bryan moved to Los Angeles in 1989 and has lived there ever since. He worked for infamous Los Angeles label, Slash Records, and played bass in the band, Black Market Flowers.
In 2005 Bryan co-founded his own music production company, Beta Petrol. THE COMPANY HAS SINCE PRODUCED MUSIC FOR AIRBNB, VANS, GOOGLE, COCA COLA, NIKE AND MANY MORE. Bryan is often hands-on with the company’s music supervision and original composition.
With songwriter and musician Marc Bianchi, Bryan produced the “I Would Run to You” track for Nike’s ninety-second long Free Run commercial winning a Cannes Lions Award, Clio Award, and a British Arrow Award.
Bryan founded the Kill Your Idols publishing company in 1999 with the release of Fucked Up + Photocopied to critical acclaim. Kill Your Idols continues to publish art books and limited edition zines including Punk is Dead: Punk is Everything, Black Flag's only art exhibit zine, Don’t Tell Me About Tomorrow, 101 Essential Rock Records: Beatles to the Sex Pistols AND WELCOME TO VENICE RXCX. in 2000, Kill Your Idols won the Firecracker Award for Best Music Art Book .
Bryan’s extensive collection of punk memorabilia, art, flyers and photography has been exhibited around the world, and he’s produced events and installations for companies such as Converse, Levis, Bounty Hunter, Hysteric Glamour, Ray-Ban AND VANS.
Bryan frequently writes as a freelance journalist and has been published in VICE, Official Hommes, Rumore, LA Weekly and Grand Royal to name a few.
Bryan expanded to film production in 2012 as a first time director with the ‘Art of Punk’ documentary series for the Museum Of Contemporary Art Los Angeles with Western Empire producer, Bo Bushnell. The film series covers the inspiration behind logos and iconic artwork of legendary punk groups, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, and Crass.
MOST RECENTLY A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN BETA PETROL AND QUIVER HAS PRODUCED FREETHINKERS FOR UPROXX CREATED BY BRYAN AND KENNY OCHOA AND FEATURES DEVIN TROY STROTHER, CANYON CASTATOR, SAVAGE JAMES ROCKIN, HO9OO9 AND ABRACO NYC.
Bryan lives with his wife and two sons in Hollywood’s Laurel Canyon.