Lenny Bradford’s aura can be seen from outer space. He is the ONE of the one-two punch presiding over one of the best rhythm sections in modern music. Lenny is the heartbeat that determines the pulse of Velveteen Playboys. A master bluesman, he has wielded his bass in the four corners and seven continents of the world. Lenny can disarm an audience with a smile as he winds his bass lines through a treacherous landscape of rock, pop and swing solidarity. His affable and approachable manner make him a crowd favorite, and his mastery of the bass fills audiences with a soulful delight. Never on time, but always in time, Lenny Bradford provides the quintessential rhythm that defines the music of Velveteen Playboys.
Has Played Toured or Recorded with: Joe Louis Walker, Entrain, James Montgomery Band, Diane Blue, Murali Coryel
Birthplace: Reading, PA
Influences: Musically, my influences are the Temptations, Santana, War, Led Zepplin, Thelonius Monk,
John Coltrane, Stanley Clarke, Afro-Cuban music. I like most stuff from the Carribean! I like East African drumming, Capoeira, Ludwig Van Beethoven, & Dance!!!
Favorite drink: My 2 favorite drinks are Ice Tea & Milk ( O.J. is my runner up!)
Favorite place to play music: Honestly, I’ll play music anywhere!!!
Favorite article of clothing: I like shoes! Sunglasses too!!
Last book read: I just finished reading “the Professional” by Robert B. Parker.
Passion: I’m passionate about things that are Fun! Music, martial arts, Indian food, rocks, hawks, energy!!