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After leaving UML I worked for comedian Jonathan Katz as his personal assistant / audio guy. I redesigned his home studio and did a bunch of different production type things. Then I became the tracking engineer and online marketer (what?) for the web series Explosion Bus which can be found on YouTube (I only worked on the 2nd season, which has different animation).
Since then I’ve moved to LA where I work for Wilo Productions, which is technically just Loren Bouchard. I work on various things for Bob’s Burgers and have no official title as there was technically no open position when I came here. I’m not supposed to talk about what goes on here, lives are at stake.
2nd place AES student design competition 2007
Explosion Bus Web Series Season 2
Since graduating from UML in 2007, I moved to Nashville, TN to intern at Blackbird Studio. It was a great experience; being that I learned a lot and met some great peeps.
After 6 months of interning, I landed a part time job at Nashville Tape Supply; AKA NTS ProMedia, where I am currently the full-time manager. We are one of the Midwest’s only suppliers of analog tape. We also sell pro hard drives and recording supplies. In 2012 we merged with WTS Media out of Chattanooga and are now also a factory direct CD/DVD manufacturer; with pricing better than ole Discmakerz!
For a while I played as a sideman for a number of aspiring artists. However I’ve found it more fulfilling playing my own music and that of those I enjoy; being a hired gun ain’t no fun. As far as engineering I’ve taken the same approach, but it’s been a very useful too to have as an aspiring artist myself.
My other sideline is graphic design. I’ve worked on a number of projects for local Nashville artists.
Self-Loathing Blues (2010) – My first solo record…
Eye On The Prize (2013) – White bluesy single of sorts…
Been Down This Road / Butterflies (2014) – Latest acoustic single thing
My goal for 2014 is to release a new songset every two months. The first of this was “Butterflies/Been Down This Road”.
I’m also getting married in October!
Brendan "Bob" Leahy
Spent a few years providing support to the TV and Film industry for Avid Media Composer, DS, and Interplay products. Moved from support to engineering and now I do QA work for Media Composer. Recently started taking some software development courses back at UML.
House engineer at Fairfax Recordings in the space formerly known as Sound City Studios.
Worked with The Lumineers, Gotye, RDGLDGRN and Dave Grohl, Nick Waterhouse, The Apache Relay, Jonathan Rice, Needtobreathe, Tribes, Matt Corby, The Young Evils, Allah Las, The Strypes, Milow, Davis Fetter, Valerie June, The Last Bison, XLN Audio/Addictive Drums, Joshua Radin…
Currently contributing to the design of image management systems for the medical market to deliver useful, simple and elegant solutions for physicians, surgeons, and clinicians.
Became a YouTube partner in 2011, producing DIY video tutorials. Surpassed 1 Million views in 2013. Invited to participate in the AV Week Podcast as well as contribute to the Redband AV blog.
Within the commercial AV integration industry there is a rapidly growing vertical that serves the medical market. High tech Integrated operating rooms and hybrid operating rooms can function more efficiently compared to non-integrated rooms. It’s a fun and exciting part of the industry to be working in. I love it.