Brandon Kuptz

Brandon Kuptz


YOU will be humming these songs all day. Lots of hooks, harmonies and melodies. Pop music. The End.


Bios should always be written in the third person. That’s what the musician’s handbook clearly states. But instead of hiring a ghost writer, or putting up the façade that someone else composed this blatant, bloated, pretentious, boastful account, I’m just going to own up, and tell you that I am writing this. Full of myself? Possibly. But who would know better than me?
Where to start? My name is Brandon Kuptz, and I eat, sleep, and breathe music. I write songs and I sing ‘em. I also play guitar, and love to rip out leads in an old-skool, bluesy kind of way. Then I noodle around a bit on keys, bass and percussion, too.
So, my professional musical career starts in a high school garage band in Virginia, somewhere around 1994. Which then evolves into other bands, different members, lots of good times, lots of drama and general rock n’ roll mayhem. But not to discount my tenure in those bands in any way. On the contrary, I got to do some very cool stuff! Played some great venues, opened for tons of national acts. Released two independent CD’s, garnered radio play, won local music awards, and won the hearts of many fans via those hectic touring schedules. And the record companies were beating down our doors, right? Wrong.
Enter Phase II. After hitting a ceiling with the band thing, I felt it was time to strike out on my own. On my own terms, doing the music I want to do, exactly as I hear it in my head. Alright, so I wanted to run the show myself! The best thing to happen to me, or the kiss of death? I guess time will tell……..
So, I love pop music. That’s right, I said it. No, I’m not deliberately trying to be commercial or selling out. Though I may listen to many different types of music, and sway between different genres in my musical creations, they all come out with traits of all things pop. Which means I strive to make all of my songs very catchy, well structured and melodic. I want the listener to take a hook away with them and hum it the rest of the day. I want the listener to identify with my lyrics, and relate them to their own experiences. I just want you to listen, period!
I have no big agenda, and I am not a musical pioneer, trying to reinvent the wheel. I am just a firm believer that there will always be an audience for a great song, from now until eternity! All any artist can ask for, is for people to appreciate what you do. Be it 10 people, or 10,000 people. Please have an open mind, and decide for yourself.
Pet peeve: Writing bios.


The World Owes You More

Written By: Brandon Kuptz

I don’t know what
It is to feel pain
Like you’ve endured
I’d have gone insane

But you’ve become
Someone so divine
I thank the Lord
That you are mine

And after all your broken hearts
Your shattered hopes and dreams
You don’t deserve to be treated unkind and mean

Because the world owes you more
Because this life owes you more
All I can do is give you all the love you’ve never known
Because the world owes you more

Your past is full
Of those who’ve betrayed
And held you down
Darkened all your days

I know I can’t
Erase those bad memories
But things will change
If you stick with me

Cause not a soul in this whole world
Could love you like I do
You can be sure I’ll never cause harm to you

More than you’d ask for
More than you know
So let me pay the debts
From your unhappiness
No need for a thing in return

Copyright 2007 Brandon Kuptz


Knowhitz (2006, DIY)
Dressed Up Naked (2007, TBA)

Set List

Back To You
Rightfully Screwed
My World Now
What Happens Next
This Love Is Going Somewhere
Kerosene House
Wake Up Call
Talk Too Much
You Don’t Even Know Me
Brand New Morning

(What’s So Funny About) Peace, Love & Understanding? – Elvis Costello
Let’s Get It On –Marvin Gaye
Look Sharp! – Joe Jackson
Revolution – The Beatles
Just What I Needed – The Cars
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones
El Scorcho - Weezer
Message In A Bottle – The Police
All My Love – Led Zeppelin
I Want You To Want Me – Cheap Trick
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Pinball Wizard – The Who

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Freebird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet
Redneck Woman – Gretchen Wilson
Brickhouse – The Commodores
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherr