Brandon Lee Harris
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Brandon Lee Harris

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"The Best Indie Artists and Bands from NYC"

Brandon's Instrumental Surname, Octajohn, was rated #248 in the Deli's top bands to listen to. - The Deli Magazine


Brandon Lee Harris' One-Man Show earned - THE “WOW FACTOR” AWARD - Bad Theater Fest


"Can't Give Up" (Brandon Lee Harris' 3-song ep)

"Sound Card Suites" (Octajohn- Instrumental EP)- *Available @:
"The Landing" (Octajohn- Instrumental EP) - *Available @:

*Click on the link below to see “The Landing” featured in Warren Miller’s skiing documentary, “Off The Grid” @:



Brandon Lee Harris (aka Octajohn) grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and was raised being exposed to a very eclectic selection of melodies. His dad produced people like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Loretta Lynn, Kristin Chenoweth, and sang the jingles for Wrigley's Doublemint Gum, Tiger Toy's "Skip-It", and more.

In 2004, Brandon nearly lost his life when falling asleep at the wheel in his car, running into a tree at 55 mph. His music has been greatly inspired by this "close-to-death" encounter.

In 2009, Brandon played bass/keys/MC in a band called, Mikes Pawn Shop. They played at Lollapalooza, South By Southwest, Crawfish Boil Festivals, & more.

Octajohn (Brandon Harris) now lives/performs in New York City & Los Angeles. In 2012, Brandon signed his Octajohn (instrumental-tracks) catalogue to The Synch Box based out of New York to help place his songs in tv/film syncs. Brandon co-wrote theme songs for Game-Show Network's "Lingo", MTV's "Busted", E!'s Forbes Series, and more.

Brandon released a 3-song ep called "Can't Give Up" in 2012 that was engineered/co-produced by Brad Bivens (worked with Landon Pigg, Kings Of Leon, Norah Jones, & more).

Also, Octajohn (Brandon's alias & instrumental side project) released an instrumental EP called "The Landing" in 2006, after one of his tracks appeared in Warren Miller's documentary, "Off The Grid".