Brent Kutzle

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Brent Kutzle
Background information
Birth nameBrent Michael Kutzle
BornAugust 3, 1985 (Age 27)
OriginFountain Valley, California,
United States
GenresPop, Alternative rock, Adult Contemporary, Classical Music, Electronica
Occupationsmusician, composer, cellist
InstrumentsCello, bass, upright bass, vocals, guitar, piano, drums, synthesizer
LabelsInterscope Records
(2007 – Present)
Associated actsOneRepublic
(2007 – Present)
ísland
(2011 – Present)
 
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Brent Kutzle
Background information
Birth nameBrent Michael Kutzle
BornAugust 3, 1985 (Age 27)
OriginFountain Valley, California,
United States
GenresPop, Alternative rock, Adult Contemporary, Classical Music, Electronica
Occupationsmusician, composer, cellist
InstrumentsCello, bass, upright bass, vocals, guitar, piano, drums, synthesizer
LabelsInterscope Records
(2007 – Present)
Associated actsOneRepublic
(2007 – Present)
ísland
(2011 – Present)

Brent Michael Kutzle (born August 3, 1985) is an American musician, born in Newport Beach, California. Brent is best known for playing the bass guitar and cello for OneRepublic, who are signed to Interscope Records. He has written and performed with various other musicians from both underground music scenes and mainstream acts, including Beyoncé, Cobra Starship, Leona Lewis, ísland, Vermeer, Augustine, Torrent, This Allure, Monarch, Venus Infers, and Jessica Dobson.[1]

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Biography

Early life

When he was thirteen, he attended Sarah McGarvin School located in Westminster, California. He also attended La Quinta High School in Westminster, California, California Baptist University in Riverside and Vanguard University in Costa Mesa. Brent began playing piano at an early age with his mother a church organist and piano teacher, and his father a pianist and one of 84 pianists in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic games opening ceremonies. Brent was encouraged by his father to take on a second instrument, the cello, due to the fact that the competition is far less than that of violin.

Filmography

Kutzle has a cameo appearance in the 2008 film, The Eye, starring Jessica Alba. He appears in the opening scene playing cello as a member of the orchestra. He can also be heard playing cello on the title track, "Songs Like Rain" for the 2006 independent film of the same name.

OneRepublic

Kutzle joined OneRepublic early in 2007 after the band's former bassist left to pursue a solo career. He has played the cello since fourth grade and has commented that he would never play for a band that 'would not let him play his cello'. Kutzle has transformed the sound of the cello for a rock band by using delay, reverb and looping effects. He's made his mark on OneRepublic's debut album Dreaming Out Loud on the track "All Fall Down", which is based on a musical hook done in cello that is repeated throughout the whole track.

In addition to playing the cello and the bass guitar, Kutzle, along with Zach Filkins, also aids frontman, Ryan Tedder in songwriting and composing music for the band. Many of the songs on the band's latest album Waking Up were co-written and co-produced by Kutzle, including the lead single "All The Right Moves" and current single, "Good Life".

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