Born in Ayrshire, Scotland. John E. Brandon grew up in a house filled with music and poetry! His first and most prominent musical influence was his father (John Sr.) and "often played" and "well tuned" grand piano that was the centre piece of the Brandon family home. The house was often filled with friends and family, where the atmosphere was charged with lyric, limeric, song and many, many a happy celebration!
As time goes by, the Beatles hit the music scene early on in Scotland, and that is when John first dreamed of a life in music. He began composing at the age of seven and performed in award winning local, municipal and church choirs. He also performed and competed in Scottish poetry events. John still performs Scottish poetry such as "Robert Burns"..."A Man's a Man for a' That".
The Brandons immigrated to the United States and John's teenage years were exposed to a broader sphere of musical influence. Throughout his early years John played in many local bands and formed some of his most treasured and lifelong musical friendships. John owns and operates The Upper Room studios where he has produced award winning videos and has produced and mastered hundreds of music CDs for local, national and international artists.