Munich, Germany native Bernhard Drax started playing piano at the age of 3 and switched to accordion at 11 before arriving at the guitar as a teenager to escape the Bavarian folk music circuit.
He studied music at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich Germany in the early 90ties while working as a local session musician.
Bernhard played guitar on many major label releases before signing a two-album deal with the Sony/BMG pop/rock band "Samuel's Dream" in 1994.
Still dedicated to the Munich avant-garde scene, Bernhard played and recorded music for classical and jazz as well as experimental theatre outfits in the area while touring with "Samuel's Dream" throughout Germany.
In 1995 he left for Los Angeles, California, to work with Julian Mack, son of legendary producer Mack [Queen, ELO] and study audio engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles.
After many development deals and countless stylistically diverse demos he finally released his first solo album "life goes on…and then it's over!" to critical acclaim on the newly formed Calamus Records label he had formed with Sieges Even alumn Markus Steffen [now with SubSignal].
The album set the tone for more solo albums to come by offering an eclectic mix of Frank Zappa influenced song structures and lyrics, straight forward Leonard Cohenesque fair coupled with a good dose of classical harmonies, heavy metal sensibilities and jazzy solos.
Bernhard went on to score a few independent and studio films back in Germany [including Disney's romantic comedy "Sommer" with Jimmy Blue Ochsenknecht] before settling down on the Central Coast of California with his family where he runs the new media production company "draxtor™...and media for all!", a record label and a post-production facility.
His latest musical work includes the score for the 2011 virtual world documentary "Login2Life" and the 2014 Sundance nominated short "MeTube".
His award-winning mini-documentaries about creative empowerment in virtual worlds - "The Drax Files: World Makers" can be seen every month on his YouTube channel http://bit.ly/draxfiles