A native to Detroit, Michigan, Kern Brantley began music as a child with his mother and brothers.
Kern wanted to join his brothers in playing guitar but was “forced” by the music teacher to take over the bass parts. Kern’s entire family is intimately connected with music; His uncle was a musical director for Stevie Wonder. Today Kern is a sought-after bassist, producer, songwriter and arranger. Kern’s work is featured with Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Brandy, Destiny’s Child, Ginuwine, Whitney Houston, R. Kelly, Salt-N-Pepa, Boyz II Men, Monica, Aaliyah, Bobby Brown, Earl Klugh, Grover Washington Jr., the Winans, Will Smith, LL Cool J, Jay-Z, Aretha Franklin, the Clark Sisters, Eddie Murphy, and many other well-known musicians.
The interview was conducted by Nick Wells from Great Britain and recorded by the Warwick video team at the Warwick Headquarters in Markneukirchen.
As a Warwick Artist, Kern Brantley plays the following Masterbuilt Custom Shop models:
- Warwick Thumb Bass NT 5
- Warwick Buzzard BO
- Warwick Vampyre NT 4
- Warwick Infinity NT Flamed Maple 4
- Warwick Jack Bruce Signature
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