They say that drummers dance to a different beat, but when you meet Billy Brady, our estimator here at Anderson Behel, he seems like a very positive, upbeat guy who is usually smiling and looking for that next car through the door.
During the day, Billy deals with customers at the shop, but at night he turns into a rock 'n roll drummer for a mega hot San Jose, CA band called The Trims. Established in 2010, this band already has a storied history in the whirlwind five years since their inception. They’ve been featured on MTV’s “The Real World,” played at the Converse flagship store in downtown SF, and recently played at the Red Gorilla Fest in Austin, TX and Bottle Rock Napa in May. The band has recorded five CDs and won several band contests and also was selected to play at a concert during the America’s Cup held in San Francisco in 2014.
Led by Vocalist/Guitar player Gabriel Maciel, with Bryan Aguirre as the band's Lead Guitarist, Bassist David Ovlitz and of course, Billy "The Kid" Brady as the drummer, many music experts believe that the future looks bright for this band.
Don't underestimate this estimator/drummer as he and The Trims focus intently on the big prize--signing with a record label and pursuing every musicians' dream. The buzz is deafening for the post-punk, disco-laden act, and the buzz goes on with the release of their third E.P. “Vida.” The collection proves to be a distinctively personal trail in growth, loss, angst and movement; emotionally and musically.
The Trims are getting rave reviews from music critics throughout the Bay Area, including this one written by Steve Palpoli from Metro Magazine several years ago. “The first thing that jumps out of the Trims' debut album, We Cried for Fun, is the guitars. Their music embraces the spooky swirl of Siouxsie and the Banshees, the assault of Echo and the Bunnymen, the minor-chord crawling of the Cure and the propulsive progressions of New Order. Not to mention layers of effects that would impress even the Edge himself.”
So, the next time you bring your vehicle into Anderson Behel, ask Billy about the band. "When he hits big, we'll probably lose him, but that comes with the territory when you hire musicians," Shop Owner David Mello says with a wry smile. "He does a great job here and we love him and hopefully he'll let me back stage when he's playing at Oracle or Shoreline in a few years!"