Brendan is from St.Paul, Minnesota, USA. He studied music privately there before studying Education and History at the University of Minnesota, and music at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
After returning home, he concentrated on live performance, specializing in African/Caribbean music and playing with many well known artists. He moved to Prague in 2002 where he and his wife Sarka, established the music program at PBS before founding their own choir, the International Choir of Prague. They have two boys, Michael and Patrick.