Born in London, England, Brendan went to High School in Princeton, NJ. Brendan and John Popper formed the "Blues Band" in 1983, Chan Kinchla joined in 1985 and Bob Sheehan joined in 1986. After graduating in 1987 and officially changing the name of the band, Brendan and bandmates John, Chan and Bob moved from NJ to NYC to give "Blues Traveler" the stomping grounds their music deserved.
The band started a loyoal following in the bar scene of lower Manhattan for it's energetic jams and catchy hooks. Their self-titled debut album hit in 1990 with much success and it wasn't long before they reached critical acclaim for their multi-platinum, Grammy Winning "Four" in 1994. All throughout, Brendan's ridiculously tight grooves were laying the foundation for a powerful rhythm and blues band that would drive them for years to come.
Blues Traveler also created the H.O.R.D.E festival, a traveling jam festival that lasted for the better part of ten years and featured artists like The Allman Bros Band, Dave Matthews, Phish, Sheryl Crow and many others.
Eight albums after their self-titled debut, they're still touring the globe, bringing the blues to the people.