Beau Burchell

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Beau Burchell
Born (1978-12-17) December 17, 1978 (age 35)
Origin Orange County, CA
Genres Post-hardcore, Alternative rock, emo, screamo (early)
Occupations Musician, record producer, audio engineer
Instruments Vocals, keyboard, programming, guitar
Years active 1997–present
Labels Death Do Us Part
Associated acts Saosin, Kosmos Express, Open Hand
Website www.saosin.com

Beau Burchell (born December 17, 1978) is an American musician, record producer, and audio engineer from Orange County, CA. He currently plays guitar and sings backup vocals in the band Saosin, and was previously in the bands Kosmos Express and Open Hand. He has produced and/or mixed over a dozen rock albums in the past 10 years. He also owns the record label “Death Do Us Part.” [1]

Saosin[edit]

Burchell formed the band Saosin with fellow guitarist Justin Shekoski in 2003. The band recorded six demos, and later that year, former Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer vocalist Anthony Green joined to sing for the band. In March of that year the band rerecorded five demos for its first EP, Translating the Name. In addition to playing the guitar, Beau recorded, produced, and mixed this EP, which was released under his production company's label pseudonym, Death Do Us Part. Burchell was also responsible for hiring studio musician Pat McGrath to record the drums on Translating the Name.[1]

Anthony left the band in 2004 and was replaced by Cove Reber. In 2005, the band released the Black EP or Saosin EP. Beau played guitar and mixed this EP.[1]

On September 26, 2006 Saosin released its first full length album Saosin. Beau is only credited as a "Group Member" on Saosin as Howard Benson was hired to produce this record.[2]

Gear[edit]

On stage, Beau has been seen playing a Gibson Les Paul Custom, a Gibson SG Standard, a Burny Les Paul Custom, and a Fender Jaguar.[3] He plays a Hughes & Kettner Triamp MKII amp through both a Hughes & Kettner 4x12 cabinet with Vintage 30 speakers and a 2x12 cabinet with Greenback speakers. He has also stated that onstage he uses a Bob Bradshaw Custom Audio Electronics Looper, a RS-10 MIDI Switching Module, a Line 6 Echo Pro Delay Unit, TC Electronics G-Major, Shure U4D wireless Unit, a Boss noise gate, and a Dunlop Tremolo Pedal.[4]

To record Translating the Name, Beau played both a Gibson Les Paul Standard and Gibson SG Standard. He used a modded Mesa/Boogie 2-Channel Dual Rectifier amp through a Marshall 1960B cabinet for the rhythm tracks. The lead tracks were recorded with a Schecter 006 Elite played into a modded Marshall JCM2000 TSL100 amp through a Marshall 1960B cabinet.[3]

Discography [1][5][edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Saosin FAQ
  2. ^ About Saosin [www.saosin.com/band.aspx]
  3. ^ a b Gear FAQ
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Allmusic.com, Credits