Growing up on skateboarding, punk-rock and spicy food is what shaped Brian Carmody's approach to jazz drumming. He likes fire and intensity in his music. With a diverse taste in styles, many influences come through in his playing. Sticks, brushes, mallets or fingers are the weapons of choice as he pushes beyond the comfort zone with the Doppler Trio.
Brandon got hooked on music at an early age. He didn't wait long to get his out in public, playing loud rock music in bars and clubs as young as age 15. Still in his teens, Brandon flipped for the double bass and jass music, joined a quartet and landed his first steady gigs. Soon after that, he actually started learning how to play, and has never looked back. Now with a voracious diet for both quarter notes and syncopation, playing music has become a self sustaining habit, with many chairs and cigarette machines agreeing that his vicious cycle of fourths is from the gut and addictive.
Erik brings East and West (coast) together. Born in Cali, schooled in NYC, relocated back to Cali, he has heard and played many different musical fusions. Erik didn't grow up with the cool kids, but hung out with his pops listening to dixieland and marching bands. When Erik discovered Coltrane and Stan Getz, his vocabulary grew and his mind began to wander away from the norm, and now his dreams of streams of consciousness and subconsciousness come to fruition through the Doppler Trio.