I founded Gentry Bronson Media & Creative Consulting in 2015, after having a career as a pianist, producer, singer, songwriter, band leader, composer and touring artist. Thanks to an amazing fan base, I am still known internationally for my music, songwriting and performances, but now my focus also involves helping others find and reach their creative and business goals.
My clients include international child advocate Patty Wetterling, national recording artist Marsha Bartenetti, Nina's New Orleans Kitchen cooking and lifestyle show, national MC and entertainment influencer B-Nice, composer, producer and choreographer Justin Rayna, canine anxiety expert MaryMac's Doggie Retreat, New Orleans BBQ and specialty foods company Poppa C's and concierge real estate company Collegeville Brokerage.
My parents named me after a hitchhiker, so becoming a touring artist felt like it was in my blood before I was born. I won early praise as a classical pianist, winning five Minnesota Music Teachers Association awards and performing in front of thousands of people as a kid. I was a punk poet, singer and composer in Seattle during the early 1990s, then an Acid Jazz, Drum 'n' Bass and Dub DJ in Prague. I moved to San Francisco during the mid 90s and became a multi-media producer. After winning three Northern California Songwriters Association awards in 2001, I formed the band the Night Watchmen. I went solo in 2006.
Between 2001 and 2014, I did seven concert tours in Europe and performed countless shows throughout the U.S. I wrote, produced and recorded over 100 songs on eight full-length studio records, three EPs and many singles, including an English adaptation single of the Dutch classic 'Avond' originally written by Boudewijn de Groot. Dave Hoover and I wrote and produced the song 'Santa Fe Sky', which was placed in the award-winning indie feature film 'Roxie'. Hip Hop artist and VH1 reality show star John Brown featured me on his single and video 'No Games'. And I sang the National Anthem at Oakland Coliseum prior to a major league baseball game.
My new album 'Environments' was released in November 2018. It's an album of ambient, nouveau-classical piano compositions I wrote since moving to New Orleans, which was inspired by places around the world.
In the end, there is no end and that makes everything possible.
My audio and video releases have been stylistically diverse, because I love the challenge of working on projects in areas that are fresh and ground-breaking. I've written and produced alternative, ambient, new classical, indie, rock, roots, punk, americana, cabaret, jazz, blues, experimental and meditation projects.
I've also had the good fortune to be compared to some fantastic artists including David Gray, Ben Folds, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Bruce Springsteen, Rufus Wainwright, Marc Cohn, John Mellencamp, George Winston, Ludovico Einaudi and Joep Beving. My present focus is to help other artists and businesses discover who their models are based on the comparisons they've received and who they aspire to be. I believe that when we reach for our icons and "heroes", we can then become heroes for others.