Black Flag - United States
Brandon Pertzborn is currently the drummer for Black Flag, the legendary band that is widely considered to be one of the first hardcore punk bands. Black Flag’s Victimology North American Tour begins May 2014.
Following the beat of a heart-driven passion, Brandon Pertzborn set out on a journey to pursue his desire to be a drummer at the early age of 12.
Hailing from Grapevine, Texas, Brandon has maintained the same goal over time—to consistently grow as a musician. After learning to play a few beats, Brandon’s drumming soon intensified to a level where music became his sole focus. His desire to immerse himself in drumming led him to leave sports and to pursue his music career while being homeschooled. Brandon’s drumming career has opened many opportunities that include playing at church for a number of years, in addition to a variety of pop, rock, metal and country bands—and now with Black Flag.
Brandon has played with many bands and has spanned several genres of music. “Learning from other musicians is priceless,” he stated, adding “I love constructive criticism; it’s how I continue to grow and improve.” Brandon expanded his repertoire of instruments to guitar, bass and piano. "Since learning to play guitar and piano, I've grown so much more as a drummer. It's reinvented the way I play drums and has taught me how to interact and gel with other musicians. I like to think of myself as a musician—and not just a drummer.”
Brandon inspires those around him through teaching when not on tour. “I love seeing the passion for music in kids because it reminds me of my beginnings. Every day I learn something new about drumming and I love passing those concepts on to students.” Brandon adds, “I will always be appreciative of Ludo Baccherini, an accomplished touring drummer, composer and producer, who helped teach and guide me when I was just starting out, and I want to do the same for other aspiring musicians.”
When not performing live, Brandon enjoys spending creative time in the studio. He’s been fortunate to have written and recorded with several bands and independent artists, and has worked with talented producers such as CJ Eriksson and Dave Fortman. "I'm so thankful for the gift of music and am looking forward to touring extensively with Black Flag."
Lava Bubinga (818)
22x18 bass drum
16x16 floor tom
14x6.5 snare drum