Brandon Boyd is a musician, visual artist, songwriter, and author. His works on visual arts and writing books are not what he is famed for but rather, his musical and songwriting abilities take centre stage in his celebrity status. Boyd was the frontman for the rock band known as Incubus. Born in Van Nuys, on February 15, 1976, and raised in Calabasas, all in California, Brandon Charles Boyd’s parents supported his early aspirations in music. One reason why his parents – Charles Boyd and Priscilla Wiseman – were so supportive of his obvious talents even as a toddler was because they were no strangers to the entertainment industry themselves.
The family had affiliations with the industry as his younger brother, Jason Boyd was the former frontman of the Audiovent music band and also his cousin, Berto Boyd was a musician who played the Flamenco guitar to perfection and was also a talented music composer. Music talent was not just enough for the family because there was someone on the athletics side of things and that’s his cousin Sam Boyd who was a pro motocross rider. Brandon also has another brother – Darren Boyd.
Aside from his family, another strong influence Boyd had while growing up was his friendship with Ricky Taylor who also inspired him in the music sense. Going to his academics, he attended Calabasas High School and graduated in 1994. It was while in high school that Boyd founded the rock band Incubus with two of his friends (Jose Pasillas who played the drums and Mike Einziger, who played the lead guitar) in 1991. After high school, he enrolled for college at Moorpark College but dropped out after his sophomore year to focus on his music as he was heavily involved with his band, Incubus, at the time.
Brandon Boyd’s Music Career With Incubus
The Incubus had additional members which moved them from a three-man band to a five-man rock band. Boyd, Pasillas, and Einziger were later joined by bassist Alex Katunich and Gavin Koppell (a DJ whose stage mane in DJ Lyfe). They organized concerts and live shows, where they had their early performances and Boyd artistic talent, was laid bare even at that time as he would design the concert advert fliers himself. He also had the ability to introduce rare instrumentals into the group’s music.
Their first album titled Fungus Amongus was released in 1995 and it wasn’t noticed. Their second release – S.C.I.E.N.C.E. (1997) would also suffer the same fate as the first. DJ Chris Kilmore replaced DJ Lyfe in the band and it was as if he (DJ Kilmore) brought some shine to the band as their next effort in 1999 gave them their major break. Their third effort (album) Make Yourself was a commercial success and the music industry took notice. With that, it seemed a door had been opened for them and their subsequent releases (Morning View (2001) and A Crow Left of the Murder… (2004)) continued to impress on the charts.
In 2006, Incubus released a sixth studio album, Light Grenades, which peaked at No. 1 and as if they were not done yet, the year 2009 saw them release their first greatest hits album Monuments and Melodies. Other albums by Incubus include If Not Now, When? (2011), Trust Fall – Side A (2015), and 8 (2017). Having sold over 23 million albums globally, the multi-platinum winning band have been nominated for a Grammy in 2005.
Brandon Boyd is presently on a hiatus from music and had refocused his energy into his visual arts. He has written several beautiful lyrics with his music bands and is now channeling that creativity into painting. His first art show was held in 2008 at the Mr. Musichead Gallery in Los Angeles, California where he showcased his several artworks. The show was dubbed “Ectoplasm.”
As an author too, Boyd has released three books. He published the first piece titled White Fluffy Clouds: Found Inspiration Moving Forward in 2003 under Endophasia Publications. Others are From the Murks of the Sultry Abyss (2007) and So The Echo (2013).
Is He Married? Girlfriend, Daughter, Wife
Boyd attracts a lot of female fans with his style. Even though he was a hard rock artist, he has a way of mesmerizing the ladies through his movement and demeanor. His fans, especially the girls would scream their heads out to catch a glimpse of his naked torso – a wish he always grants. He has been voted by Teen People as one of ‘The Hottest Guys in Music’ and Spin Magazine labeled him “MTV’s newest weapon of mass heartbreak.”
We are sure Brandon Boyd is not married yet, however, he has had a number of romantic relationships. His longest relationship was with supermodel Carolyn Murphy, who he dated from 2002 to 2006. Murphy lived with him alongside her daughter, Dylan Blue who she had from her failed marriage. His other relationships include Jo Bourne-Taylor (1999 – 2000), Lisa Snowdon, Jessica Miller, and Vanessa Marra. According to reports, Boyd has been dating famous American actress, Baelyn Neff since 2008.
Other Facts About Brandon Boyd
Brandon Boyd embarked on a solo career in 2010 and debuted an album The Wild Trapeze.
He also founded another music band in 2013 – Sons of the Sea – and they went on a music tour in 2013 and 2014.
Boyd’s net worth is estimated at $15 million, his birth sign or horoscope is Aquarius, and his height is 6 feet 3 Inches (191 cm).