Born February 15, 1976, Brandon Boyd grew up in Calabasas, California. In 1991 he began singing and writing song lyrics for what would become the multi-platinum selling and internationally recognized rock band, Incubus. Twenty years later the band released their seventh studio album, ‘If Not Now, When’ in June of last year and embarked on a massive tour across the globe.
Finding creative expression at an early age, Brandon often carried sketchbooks and notepads, and though he was never formally trained, over the years he has developed his young habit into an inextricable part of his life. Brandon is the author of two books combining his artwork and creative writing: White Fluffy Clouds (2003), and From the Murks of the Sultry Abyss (2007). In 2008, ‘Ectoplasm,’ his first exhibit of visual works, received international acclaim, and several of his original paintings are currently held in private collections.
Believing in the opportunity to “give back,” Brandon is involved with many organizations and charitable causes, and in 2003 along with his Incubus band mates, founded the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, ‘The Make Yourself Foundation,’ which has raised over 1.4 million dollars for various philanthropic causes both locally and around the world.
In the upcoming months Incubus will continue to tour and play European festivals this summer while Brandon works on new sketches and artwork along his travels. He will begin work on his third art book and prepare for another gallery showing of new works by the end of 2012.
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