After years of practice Aren B tried out for the Missouri Idol contest where hopefuls from around the state of Missouri compete for the title of “Missouri Idol.” He sailed through the competition and won the title with the song, “This Woman’s Work,” by Maxwell. Soon after, he decided to take his talents to the next level and compete in the American Idol competition. He auditioned in Memphis Tennessee with 18,000 hopefuls and made it through to Hollywood with only 15 others out of Memphis. When asked how he felt about making it to Hollywood he adds “Making it to Hollywood was a huge accomplishment for me because they only choose 60 guys out of the whole nation.” Brendan made the cut from 60 down to 30, but was eliminated in the second round during the group portion of the show.
Despite his dissatisfaction with several major record label contracts and falling from the Idol spotlight, Aren B has managed to land a major digital distribution deal with Australian digital label Blue Pie. He claims now he is able to, “Maximize my full potential, because creative control is a huge factor for me.”
Aren B has opened up for acts such as Tyrese, Snoop, H-Town, Silk and has had performances in various locations such as the Rockwood Music Hall (downtown NYC) and across the U.S. from South Beach to Los Angeles. Along with onstage presence, and his commanding retro/ 80’s/new age style he delivers strong and silky smooth vocals that the ladies love. “I’ve been inspired by several life experiences, but mostly my imagination has inspired me to write on different topics and situations and create memorable melodies,” he states. He credits his inspiration to: God, Mother, Michael Jackson, Al B. Sure, Donnell Jones, P.M Dawn, 112, Cameo, Prince, Morris Day, Maxwell and Color Me Bad who he claims have similar falsetto styles to himself.
Aren B’s debut album Private Symphony reveals a window into his melodic imagination and soft soothing vocals.