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 only art exhibit zine Don’t Tell Me About Tomorrow, and 101 Essential Rock Records: Beatles to the Sex Pistols. Kill Your Idols won the Firecracker Award for Best Music Art Book in 2000.
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 and Ray-Ban.
His band, Drag News RELEASED THIER DEBUT EP ON RUBY RECORDS WITH AN LP IN PRODUCTION.
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.
All three episodes premiered at MOCA DWNTWN LA in August of 2013 and production on a second installment began soon AFTER WITH WELCOME TO VENICE: RXCX, DANZIG’S LEGACY, XXX D.C. HARDCORE AND THE ILLUSIVE SCREAMERS ALL CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION.
He lives with his wife and two sons in Hollywood’s Laurel Canyon.