2016 Sound Off Judges


Brad O' Brien

Originally from Providence RI, Brad O'Brien is a highly sought after teaching and performing bassist who has a deep and multifaceted background in music and the arts including 22 years of experience with club/venue performances, live sound engineering, studio engineering, theater, and installation art. Having experience on both sides of the mixing board in venues large and small across the country from Boston to New Orleans to San Francisco and Maine gives O’Brien a unique perspective on the wide range of skills it takes to achieve success in music. Sometimes known as "that Haiku guy" or the bass player who seems to be playing with everyone, everywhere, all the time, O’Brien is immersed in the experience and the processes of communication through art, and is proud to participate as a judge in this year’s Sound-Off Competition.

The judges

Sound Off Information

Key dates

  • Entry deadline:
    Monday, February 29 at 5 p.m.
  • Public voting:
    Wednesday, March 2 to Thursday, March 17 at 3 p.m.
  • Top Three Finalists announced:
    Friday, March 18
  • Finalists live audition:
    Thursday, March 31
  • Winners announced:
    Thursday, March 31

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