Born and raised in Kinston, North Carolina, 21-year old Bryan Malpass has had a passion for singing since performing in a 1st grade talent show. He progressed from school events, to singing at fundraisers, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Performing Arts Theatre. Then in 2001, Bryan joined Legends Live and began performing throughout the Southeast at parties, festivals, fundraisers and such. He also participated in American Talent Showcase twice yearly, continuing with both Legends and ATS through 2006.
After winning free studio time at the age of 12, Bryan chose to record songs by Creed and The Calling, showing his early propensity for rock music. At 14 Bryan started playing the guitar, and then during his Junior year of high school, he and a group of friends formed a band, and began playing in clubs around North Carolina. This led him to start writing music for the band to perform, and they eventually recorded a 3-song demo.
Bryan had been a starting member of the football team for 9 years, but the summer between his Junior and Senior year he had to make a choice between pursuing music or football. The choice was obvious for him, and music won out.
In October, 2006, Bryan signed a management contract with Glenda Robinson of Amplified M.P.R. and began writing and recording songs for his first solo album. Working with renowned record producer Billy Chapin, he spent most of his Senior year dividing his time between high school in North Carolina and recording his album in Florida. After graduating in June, 2007, Bryan made the move to Florida to complete the album and begin performing live.
His debut cd “All Things Considered” was released in August, 2007. The album includes original songs written by artists such as Edwin McCain, Stan Lynch (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Mike Shimshack, Marc Swersky, and Charlie Midnight, along with the songs that Bryan himself contributed.
Bryan’s goal is now to be able to travel the world performing his own unique style of rock music for audiences everywhere.
With a strong work ethic, a passion for music, and unwavering focus, Bryan is on the brink of making all of his dreams come true.
Bryan Malpass - Vocals and Guitar
Nick - bass
Billy - drums
Guy - guitar
"All Things Considered" 2007 (album)
"We Three Kings" 2007 (Christmas single)
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Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris Project, Hilary McRae, Bryan Malpass BackBooth Thursday, July 3, 2008...Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris Project, Hilary McRae, Bryan Malpass
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Review and Photography by Quinton Sheer
The good thing about attending a music show where the headliner attracts hoards of teenagers is all the free space at the bar. The handful of those over 21 at the Teddy Geiger show enjoyed easy access to the bar all night long. And the music was pretty tight too.
I saw Teddy two years ago at Cypress Gardens, where his stage performance could only be described as awkward. Touring has done him a world of good, as he seemed more comfortable this time around for his "TG33" tour. Opening acts included local singer Bryan Malpass, as well as The Scott Harris Project, and the Joss Stone-esque Hilary McRae. Scott Harris was entertaining, but half his set was covers, so the audience never really got to know him as an artist.
The highlight of the night was the very first opener, the unbilled local act Bryan Malpass. Recently released from the hospital due to a ruptured appendix, his effort delivered a fun and lively show. He had the audience from the first time he flashed his pearly whites. With open eyes, he attempted to connect with each and every concert-goer. In fact, he was the only performer that night that seemed to actually have fun on stage while delivering the most genuine performance of the night.
Teddy bounced between playing guitar and his upright piano. The band was great and the sound was solid, but Teddy could improve by connecting with his audience. Sure, the predominantly teen girl "Ted Heads" screamed at every song and the music sounded good. He sang mostly with his eyes closed, but that was not too much of a distraction. However, the thumping bass over each ballad coming from Element (the club next door) was distracting. At a $15 cover, the audience got their money's worth with decent openers, free Cover Girl lip gloss, and a 90-minute headliner.
Connections CD Review
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Bryan Malpass All Things Considered Rating: 4 out of 5 For as young as Bryan Malpass looks on ...Bryan Malpass
All Things Considered
Rating: 4 out of 5
For as young as Bryan Malpass looks on the cover art, the music here is much more mature than I expected. Song-oriented pop-rock, the 11 tracks here are well-written and produced, and the sonic quality is first-rate. One thing that always impresses me is when an artist is presented in a professional manner, which is the case here with the packaging and overall effort. I'm guessing someone is putting some money into this project - which may be very much worthwhile, as this solo artist has a lot going for him. Worth checking out.
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A Legend Before His Time
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Bryan Malpass’ senior year was not exactly typical. He spent as much time in Orlando, Fla., as he di...Bryan Malpass’ senior year was not exactly typical. He spent as much time in Orlando, Fla., as he did at North Lenoir High School in La Grange.
However, the 2007 graduate’s commuting and juggling paid off Wednesday with the release of his first CD, “All Things Considered.”
A CD release party last night at the City Arts Factory in downtown Orlando pulled out all the stops.
“This is just so awesome,” said Malpass by phone Tuesday in anticipation of the event.
Full Sail, a school for entertainment and the recording arts, promoted and produced the release party, complete with sound production by Ryan Chapin, who mixed the CD.
“There’s nobody better to do the sound than the guy who mixed your CD,” said Malpass. “It’s a cool deal that Ryan is doing the sound production for the party,” said Malpass. “I just love great sound guys, and Ryan is the best!”
Chapin is Full Sail’s professor of pro tools, the industry standard of recording. He also is the son of Billy Chapin, renowned record producer with whom Malpass worked to produce “All Things Considered.”
Pursuing a passion that began with a first-grade talent show performance, Malpass has maintained an unwavering focus on his goal of becoming a rock star. His training has included on and off voice lessons since second or third grade, community performances in the Kinston area and broader exposure provided through The American Talent Showcase.
His first ATS appearance at age 12 won him free studio time in Nashville, Tenn. His parents, Gary and Paula Malpass, have spent a few years providing transportation, and are fully supportive of his dream.
Subsequently, he has been named Young Entertainer of the Year at one of the ATS annual showcases; performed with Legends Live at Fan Fair in Nashville, Tenn., with Row Records; and with Showtime International at the Alabama Theater in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Donna Ehrlich, the organizer of ATS, realized Malpass’ talent and helped open performance doors, including introducing him to Helen Gittens of the Diamond Agency in Orlando, and his current manager, Glenda Robinson of Amplified M.P.R. in Orlando.
“It’s hard to believe what’s happened in a year,” said Malpass, who met Robinson last July when Legends performed at an ATS show in Charleston, S.C.
She liked his sound and performance style; he liked her promotional ideas. He signed a management contract in October, and the rest is history.
Preceding the release of “All Things Considered,” Malpass was featured in the April issue of Seventeen magazine for being the entertainer for the “Rock Your Prom Tour” in Orlando, sponsored annually by Seventeen and JCPenney; opened for Edwin McCain at House of Blues in Orlando in July; and was featured in the July issue of Popstar! magazine, which says his “strong voice and unique catchy blend of alternative rock music are impossible not to listen to.”
What’s next for this rising star?
“For now, I will be performing as much as possible, building my fan base in Florida and up and down the East Coast,” said Malpass. “I hope to get on a tour with a well known artist.”
Immediately, his sights are set on a holiday weekend at home. He’ll arrive today, in time to celebrate his 19th birthday Saturday, and return to Orlando Tuesday.
“We’re planning a quiet time with family and friends, said his mom. “That’s what he wants, and that’s what he’ll get.”
“All Things Considered” is available at www.BryanMalpass.com. Click on the album cover to go directly to the store to purchase the CD or an MP3 download of the album. The CD also will be available on CDBaby and ITunes in the near future.
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The Future Star!
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Some people are just destined for success -- and Bryan Malpass is definitely one of those people! T...Some people are just destined for success -- and Bryan Malpass is definitely one of those people! The 18-year-old North Carolina native discovered a love of performing in the 1st grade and hasn't stopped ever since! His strong voice and unique style of catchy rock/alternative music are impossible not to sing along with! Check him out at bryanmalpass.com!
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I Want To Be The One
8 Months, 3 Days
Please Tell Me Why
Say What's Left To Say
Worst in Me
Plus several covers for expanded set
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