Brian LeBarton

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Brian LeBarton
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, USA
Genres Alternative rock, Electronic
Occupations Musician, Producer
Instruments keyboards, drums, bass
Associated acts Beck
Jamie Lidell
Nikka Costa

Brian Manuel LeBarton is a keyboardist, composer, and electronic musician from Los Angeles, California.

Work with Beck[edit]

Brian LeBarton was the keyboardist for Beck from 2004-2010. He joined the band for Beck's Guero tour and stayed on for The Information album/tour of 2006 and the Modern Guilt album/tour of 2008–9.

He played guitar, keyboards, drum programming and sang background vocals on Beck's Grammy-nominated 2007 single "Timebomb"[1] and worked with Beck on the score for the film Nacho Libre,[2] starring Jack Black.

LeBarton contributed to Beck's cover of Bob Dylan's "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" for the War Child: Heroes charity album,[3] and was an early member of the Record Club,[4] a project launched for Beck's website in 2010 featuring contributions from Nigel Godrich, MGMT, St. Vincent, The Liars, Thurston Moore and Wilco.

Side projects and other[edit]

One of his earliest tours was with Nikka Costa, opening for Prince on his Musicology tour. Following this he went into the studio with Costa and played her album Can'tneverdidnothin'.

LeBarton toured with Sia in 2007 and 2008.[5] in support of her album Some People Have Real Problems.

He's recorded on three releases by Jamie Lidell : JIM, Compass and his most recent "Jamie Lidell" on Warp Records.

In 2009 LeBarton contributed music to the film Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World as the bassist and drummer for Sex Bob-Omb as well as sequencing "Threshold 8-bit" for the score and soundtrack on a Commodore 64.

In 2011 he contributed to Feist's album 'Metals' and co-wrote "Fire In The Water" with her for "Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2"

In 2014 he was featured as Notrabel on "Streaker", the opening track to Tobacco's album Ultima II Massage.


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