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Artist Profile

Bruce Beacom

Bruce Beacom

Bruce Beacom is an American singer/songwriter who was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1970 and grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC. He had an affinity for music at an early age and sang and played in bands throughout high school. He moved to Santa Clarita, CA in 1990 and attended California Institute of The Arts where he received a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art (BFA) in 1994. After graduating Bruce moved to New York City and lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn thru 2000. During that time, Bruce avidly pursued his songwriting and played regularly on the club circuit throughout NYC. Bruce produced his first record titled "Bebo live in NYC" in 1999 and it was released in 2000. It was a live, solo, acoustic album which was recorded over the course of 5 different performances in 1999 at well known venues on the East Side such as The Mercury Lounge, The Living Room, CBGB's Gallery 313, The Fort at The Sidewalk and Baby Jupiter.

Bruce moved to Los Angeles in early 2000 and continued writing and performing live in Southern California from LA to San Diego. He began working on his 2nd record in late 2002; however, in 2003 he started to lose his hearing rapidly due to a genetic hearing disorder called "otosclerosis". Eventually the disease made Bruce lose 95% of his hearing and he never knew if he would hear again, or play music again. Over the course of the next four years (2004-2008), Bruce underwent 4 separate ear surgeries at The House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles, which managed to restore 60% of Bruce’s hearing. Bruce now has prosthetic (titanium) bones in both of his ears and wears hearing aids but is beyond thankful he can hear again. He finally finished his 2nd record, 'Platinum Pennies' in 2009, which is his first studio effort and stands a true testament to Bruce's arduous fight for his hearing.

Bruce's songwriting is dynamic and his style a culmination of the Punk, Funk, Blues and Jazz he was exposed to growing up in Washington DC; all of which are tied together by his funky, delicate and at times heavy acoustic guitar playing, which he refers to as "Acoustic Funk". On 'Platinum Pennies' Bruce and band weave grooves, harmonies and melodies into songs that get inside your head and stay there. Bruce is currently producing his 3rd record and continues to play live concerts at venues in Los Angeles and across Southern California.

Tour Dates

Artist Country State City Venue Date
Bruce Beacom United States California San Diego HOUSE OF BLUES - 1055 Fifth Avenue Sep 07, 2012
Bruce Beacom United States California Los Angeles MOLLY MALONE'S 575 S. Fairfax Blvd. Sep 21, 2012
Bruce Beacom United States California Los Angeles HOUSE OF BLUES 8430 Sunset Blvd. W. Hollywood, CA Mar 22, 2013
Bruce Beacom United States California Malibu THE SUNSET RESTAURANT 6800 Westward Rd. Malibu, CA Mar 28, 2013
Bruce Beacom United States California Los Angeles MOLLY MALONE'S 575 S. Fairfax Blvd. Apr 05, 2014
Bruce Beacom United States California Los Angeles HOUSE OF BLUES 8430 Sunset Blvd. W. Hollywood, CA Apr 13, 2014
Bruce Beacom United States California Los Angeles HOUSE OF BLUES 8430 Sunset Blvd W. Hollywood, CA Nov 07, 2014
Bruce Beacom United States California Los Angeles Loyola Marymount University 1 LMU Dr. LA, CA 90045 Dec 02, 2014
Bruce Beacom United States California Los Angeles "LOT 613" 613 Imperial St. LA, CA 90021 Jan 10, 2015
Bruce Beacom United States California Los Angeles HOUSE OF BLUES 8430 Sunset Blvd W. Hollywood, CA Feb 25, 2015
Bruce Beacom United States Texas Austin SHAKESPEARE'S 314 E. 6th St. Austin TX 78701 Mar 19, 2015
Bruce Beacom United States California Los Angeles THE TROUBADOUR 9081 Santa Monica Blvd. LA CA 90069 Jul 02, 2015
Bruce Beacom United States California Los Angeles MOLLY MALONE'S 575 S. Fairfax LA, CA 90036 Sep 19, 2015
Bruce Beacom United States California Hollywood Bardot 1737 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028 Nov 06, 2015
Bruce Beacom United States California Los Angeles Silverlake Lounge Nov 10, 2016
Bruce Beacom United States California Los Angeles POUR VOUS 5574 Melrose Ave. LA, CA 90038 Feb 28, 2017
Bruce Beacom United States California Los Angeles THE TROUBADOUR 9081 Santa Monica Blvd. LA CA 90069 Apr 01, 2017
Bruce Beacom United States California Los Angeles POUR VOUS 5574 Melrose Ave. LA, CA 90038 Aug 01, 2017
Platinum Pennies Cover
  • Platinum Pennies
  • Rock, Alternative
  • Bruce Beacom
  • 04/21/2009
  • Platinum Pennies
Liner Notes: All music & lyrics written by Bruce Beacom except for “90 MPH” track #7, written by Chris Forkey/Tom Stenquist and “The Burn” track #13 written by Bruce Beacom/Matthew Sewell. All songs produced by Bruce Beacom and co-produced by Robert Hoehn. All songs recorded and mixed by Robert Hoehn at “East Venice Beach Studios” in Venice Beach, CA. All songs remixed & mastered by Ian Miller at “Vestman Mastering” in Westminster, CA. Cover Photography by: Tiffany Arcand Graphic Design: Bruce Beacom Executive Producer: Bruce Beacom Musicians: Bruce Beacom: Vocals & Guitars Brian Green: Bass Ben Martin: Drums Guest Musicians: Robert Hoehn: B3 on “Blasted to Space” track#6, Piano & Accordion on “The Burn” track#13 Brian Holly: Percussion on “Like Breathing” track#12 James King: Tenor and Baritone Saxophone on “90 MPH” track#7, Tenor Saxophone on “Heavy Skies” track#11 All songs Published by Cackle Music Productions (ASCAP) except for “90MPH” track#7, Published by: Mr. Fabulous Publishing (ASCAP) “Platinum Pennies” is a testament of what it simply means to hear. During the early stages of it's recording, in 2003, I was diagnosed with a genetic hearing disorder known as otosclerosis. Over the next few years I underwent 4 ear surgeries on separate occasions to try to save my hearing. On each occasion, the production of “Platinum Pennies” was put on hold. There were serious questions about my hearing loss being recovered and if so, at what percentage? There were many times when it appeared as if I would never hear again and that was truly terrifying. As you can imagine, it looked like this record may never be finished. So I prayed, went under the blade, continued to write, continued to play, then yet again, went under the blade (3 more times) and to this very day, I pray! I’ve got prosthetic bones in both of my ears and I have to wear hearing aids, but I can still hear because of it and I am forever thankful. This record, now finally being released, symbolizes much more than I could have ever imagined… a test of love, surrender, devotion, patience and faith. I would like to thank everyone who had a hand in helping "Platinum Pennies" come to fruition. What a pleasure and honor it was working with all of you. I would like to thank my beautiful wife, Holly, for her undying love and support through all the ups and downs during its process. You are an Angel and I couldn’t have done it without you! I would like to thank Dr. Sol Marghzar of “The Hearing Doctor” in Culver City, CA for identifying my otosclerosis and giving me hope! I would like to thank Dr. William H. Slattery III of the “House Ear Clinic” in Los Angeles, CA for his skillful precision when performing all 4 surgeries, thus returning a considerable amount of my hearing! Most importantly, I want to thank GOD for giving me the strength to persevere and not become a victim of the circumstances that had befallen me, otherwise, you would not be listening to this record and I most likely would be completely deaf. I now clearly understand that when a challenging event occurs in our lives, it is not the event that defines us, but rather, how we choose to handle it. Thank you, and I hope you enjoy my collection of 13 pennies that I spent time shining. -Bruce Beacom 04/21/09 Additional thanks goes to Sarah Beacom, Eric & Csilla Beacom, Emma & Stuart Frank, Connie & Rusty Russell, and Phil Reiser. Thank you for your wisdom and support. This record is dedicated in the loving memory of my father, Lt. Col Edward Joseph Beacom USAF (Sept 26, 1922 - Sept 21, 1997)
  1. Moving Platforms
  2. That Song
  3. So Real
  4. Way We Go
  5. Lemonade
  6. Blasted to Space
  7. 90 Mph
  8. Another Song in E Minor
  9. Heavy Skies
  10. Walkin'
  11. Believe
  12. Like Breathing
  13. The Burn