Solo Rock Artist Blending Music & Illustration
D. S. Bradford Joins Saga Of Lucimia Team as Composer on Jan 01, 2015. Source
Debut single - "Oceans" by Indie Rock Artist D. S. Bradford. Release Available: 7/1/14 on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon. & more: http://smarturl.it/DSBradford_...
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D. S. Bradford is a singer-songwriter, performer, recording artist, vocalist, and guitarist from Horsham, a suburban town near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to being a musical performer, Bradford is a visual artist whose works are mostly considered to be surrealism. An example of which is his cover art for "Oceans," his debut single (released July 1, 2014).
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, his life started with a natural love of music and art that took ahold of him at an early age. Spurred by his parents, who were classical singers, as well as theatrical performers, Bradford developed first within the realm of visual art and illustration, then to vocal performance and guitar. Learning these skills lead to songwriting, with the ultimate goal of composing music for film and television and beginning a catalog of releases.
David started to write songs in 2007, while with his previous band. In 2010, David had the great fortune of consulting with award-winning
artist development coach, multi- platinum music producer, songwriter, and A&R representative Jeff Blue (Linkin Park, etc.), whose critique and guidance shed light on better songwriting techniques, arrangement, and studio engineering. Bradford then signed with BMI as a songwriter and started his career.
Bradford has performed in notable venues in the Atlantic Northeast, both with his previous band and as a solo artist. Cities and states included are: Philadelphia and suburbs, New Jersey, New York City, and Delaware, with some performances being sponsored by Philadelphia rock stations: Radio 104.5 and 93.3 WMMR.
After a two-year break from creating music and performing, due in part to the fact that he needed to reset his priorities, Bradford wrote and recorded what is now his debut single, "Oceans." As stated in recent interviews around the release, this song was the catalyst that allowed Bradford to rebound from his mistakes and was the start of creating something that was real and that can harness a true connection, something that he felt he was lacking with all of his previous work. The song was released on July 1, 2014, in conjunction with an art piece. "Oceans" received many positive reviews, press coverage, airplay on iHeart Radio and EGH radio - among other stations, and earned Bradford the "Artist of the Month Award: Rock category" from SoundcloudMusicReviews.com, and "Artist of the Week" on AlternativeTracks.com.
Currently, David is working on writing music for an EP, which will also contain his own artwork. Aside from his own musical ventures, Bradford is the composer of an MMORPG game currently in development called Saga Of Lucimia.
Bradford has a fiancé and son, both of whom are his first priority. Their love and support are what drive him to continue creating art.
- Recording Artist/Songwriter
|Jan 01, 2015||D. S. Bradford Joins Saga Of Lucimia Team as Composer
Bradford was brought onto the team of developers to help bring to life the creation of Saga Of Lucimia MMORPG, contributing compositions and scoring the soundtrack for the game. Source
|Sep 18, 2014||Indie Minded - Indie Musician Spotlight
Musician spotlight on IndieMinded.com Source
|Sep 11, 2014||D.S. Bradford Q & A with RealSoundsOK
Bradford answers questions from Greg Fidgeon in a thorough and candid interview for RealSoundsOK. Bradford discusses history, his influences, family, and upcoming plans in music and art. Source
|Aug 27, 2014||Alternative Tracks Awards D.S. Bradford 'Artist of the Week' Honor Alternative Tracks, a site that was created to help in new music discovery, awarded Bradford 'Artist of the Week' starting on August 27, 2014. In the accompanying article and review, "Oceans" was given praise, "With artists now turning to synthesizers more than ever in producing rock music it is refreshing to hear an artist cranking up those electric-guitar laden sounds. ‘Oceans’ is not only full of punchy guitar riffs though, it has an infectious rousing chorus and vocals with passion and strength to complement the heavy sound and emotional lyrics This is a very fine debut from a guy who is clearly ready to move up a level and we can’t wait to hear more from him." Source|
|Aug 18, 2014||D.S. Bradford Debut Single Announcement & Review on Shout It Loud Reviews
Announcement of debut single and a comprehensive profiling of artist D.S. Bradford on ShoutItLoudReviews.com. Source
|Aug 14, 2014||Interview with Vents Magazine
D.S. Bradford interview with Vents Magazine includes history, the single "Oceans" and first mention of upcoming EP. Published August 14, 2014. Source
|Aug 11, 2014||Vents Magazine Announces Release of "Oceans"
Vents Magazine highlights the release of debut single "Oceans" Source
|Aug 08, 2014||Artist Review in Muzic Magazine
Artist Review of D. S. Bradford in Muzic Magazine, an independent webzine featuring unsigned and indie artists. Source
|Aug 01, 2014||D.S. Bradford Added To RadioFlote.com
Artist profile and music added to RadioFlote.com. Source
|Jul 18, 2014||Bradford wins Artist of the Month Award: Rock Category - Soundcloud Music Reviews Bradford won Soundcloud Music Reviews' Artist of the Month in the Rock category for the month of July, following the release of his debut single, "Oceans" Source|
|Jul 15, 2014||"Oceans" Review by Soundcrave Magazine
"D.S. [Bradford] is an artist worth watching. [He] represents the concept of starting from scratch and making your own luck. This is a great start from an artist with a creative edge and positivity driven by passion." - Keith Lovett, Soundcrave Magazine Source
|Jul 13, 2014||"Oceans" Review by Review Rhino
"['Oceans'] has some quality and rock edge to it that is enjoyable. Good effort 3/5" - @ReviewRhino Source
|Jul 04, 2014||"Oceans" Added to Rotation @ HardToPortRadio.com
Premiered on 7/4/14, added to rotation. Stationed in Baltimore, MD - Broadcasting 24/7, Worldwide. Source
|Jul 03, 2014||"Oceans" Review by Mentioned Reviews
"[Oceans] is far away from most solo work around at the moment; no acoustic guitars or harmonicas, no, this electric-guitar driven track is gritty and pacey, and is more that just a song." - Libby Ayres, MentionedReviews.co.uk Source
|Jul 02, 2014||Featured Artist - Anne's Unsigned Madness Show - EGH Radio
Featured Artist - Track: D. S. Bradford - "Oceans" (Added as a courtesy to commemorate the release of "Oceans" the day before.) Aired @ 3PM EDT on EGHRadio.com Source
|Jul 01, 2014||Featured Artist - EGH Rock Show Extra - EGH Radio
Featured Artist - Track: D. S. Bradford - "Oceans" Aired @ 5PM EDT on EGHRadio.com Source
|Jul 01, 2014||Debut Single "Oceans" Released
D. S. Bradford's debut single "Oceans" became available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and other stores. Also available on Spotify, iTunes Radio, Rdio, Beats Music, and many more streaming services. Source
|Jul 01, 2014||"Oceans" Review by Soundcloud Music Reviews
“'Oceans' pieces many different electric guitar accents together to create an ongoing crockpot of its own sound. The palm-muted power chords indicate a skater punk style while the modulated lead sections point closer to alternative and indie rock. Bradford’s commanding vocal delivery is also appropriately matched for the driving forces of the song." - Soundcloud Music Reviews Source
|Jun 29, 2014||"Oceans" Added to Rotation @ Loney-Oak.com (Radio)
The song was introduced live at 3AM & 3 PM EDT and placed in rotation. Stationed in California, Broadcasting Worldwide. Source
|Jun 29, 2014||"Oceans" Added to Rotation @ RadioLaurier.com
|Jun 24, 2014||Interview with iMoveiLive Online Music Magazine
D. S. Bradford's interview about his single "Oceans" - songwriting process, inspirations, and what drives him as an artist. Source
|Jun 24, 2014||Featured Artist - EGH Rock Show Extra - EGH Radio
Featured Artist - Track: D. S. Bradford - "Oceans" Aired @ 5PM EDT on EGHRadio.com Source
|Jun 20, 2014||Featured Artist - Freshest Friday Show - EGH Radio
Featured Artist - Track: D. S. Bradford - "Oceans" Aired @ 4PM EDT on EGHRadio.com Source
|Jun 19, 2014||D. S. Bradford Added to The Wrecked List
A list curated to join music artists with local independent film-makers for licensing projects. Source
|Jun 18, 2014||"Oceans" Review by East Coast Music Scene
"With crunchy riffs and a rockin’ groove, it’s a great tune for these early days of summer." - Anthony J. Harris, East Coast Music Scene Source
|Jun 17, 2014||"Oceans" Release Announced on Wrecked Radio
|Jun 17, 2014||"Oceans" Added to Rotation @ RockRadio.com
The song was added to the "Modern Rock" channel at RockRadio.com. In rotation. Source
|Jun 16, 2014||Featured Artist - Anne's Unsigned Rock Show - EGH Radio
Featured Artist - Track: D. S. Bradford - "Oceans" Aired @ 2PM EDT on EGHRadio.com Source
|Jun 09, 2014||"Oceans" Added to Rotation @ RockersDive.com (Radio)
The single was introduced on 6/9/14, featured again on 6/12/14, added to rotation. Source
|Jun 08, 2014||"Oceans" Added to Rotation @ Rock101Radio.com
The single was introduced on 6/8/14, added to rotation and available also by request. Listen on the TuneIn app & online. Source
|Jun 01, 2014||"Oceans" Release Date Announced on AbsolutePunk.net
|Jun 01, 2014||"Oceans" Cover Art Video Premiere
|Jul 01, 2013||Artwork is created for "Oceans"
|Jan 08, 2012||The Song "Oceans" is Written & Recorded
After taking a break from music and reassessing priorities and goals, Bradford went back to songwriting and wrote "Oceans" - a song about change. This song was the catalyst that led to the rejuvenation of his songwriting.
|Sep 18, 2010||93.3 WMMR & Jaxon's Local Shots Live Presents : Dave & Buster's Dockside Music Fest 2010
Inaugural festival featuring local talent in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware. Source
|May 08, 2010||Conference with Jeff Blue
Bradford met with acclaimed A & R Representative, manager, and songwriter Jeff Blue to discuss songwriting, recording techniques, and given a critique to better improve overall quality of songs. Blue has worked to develop artists, most notably Linkin Park.
|Mar 01, 2010||Joined Broadcast Music, Inc.
- Artist | Performer | Mgmt. | Licensing
- David Bradford