Brandon Seabrook

Banjo Player, Composer

Brooklyn, United States

Brandon Seabrook is the banjo-shredding frontman of the raucous avant-thrash trio, Seabrook Power Plant. Mixing tweaked out hardcore with art rock improvisations, Seabrook’s aggressively punk appropriation of the six- and four-stringed banjo has found a home in both DIY venues and experimental concert halls alike. Seabrook broke into Brooklyn’s thriving independent music scene in the mid-90s as a member of the radical Jewish punk band Naftule’s Dream and has since received national and international recognition. He has been profiled in The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the UK music journal Wire. His group’s two self-titled albums, Seabrook Power Plant I (2009) and Seabrook Power Plant II (2011), were released on Brooklyn’s Loyal Label. Brandon Seabrook  joined OneBeat 2012 at Roulette in NYC.