Stephen Bradley (musician)

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Stephen Bradley
Born (1972-08-23) August 23, 1972 (age 42)
Origin Richmond, California
Instruments Trumpet, Keyboard, Vocals
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Smashing Pumpkins, Greenday

Stephen Bradley (born August 23, 1972) plays the trumpet, keyboard, and sings in the band No Doubt.

Early Life[edit]

Born in Richmond, California,Stephen first picked up the trumpet at age 13 while attending Portola Junior High School.He initially wanted to play the drums,but couldn't because his school band already had three drummers. He then decided to play the trumpet because "I knew it only had three valves so I figured it (the trumpet) was simplistic enough and would be easy to pick up...it's one of the hardest instruments to play."

No Doubt[edit]

When Phil Jordan left No Doubt in 1995 to go back to school, Stephen was brought on as a sub for one show at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.Eventually,Stephen became a fixture of the horn section alongside Gabrial McNair.

T.V. Production[edit]

Stephen has also working on various projects in television (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Superstars of Dance, Bernie Mac) as well as working with a variety of recording artists (Flipsyde, Akon, No Doubt)

Appearances[edit]

In 2007,Stephen toured with fellow band member Gwen Stefani on her solo Sweet Escape Tour

He also toured playing trumpet and percussion for The Smashing Pumpkins on their 20th anniversary tour in 2008.

Solo Projects[edit]

In 2014 Stephen started a musical project called Mr.Etienne,and began performing at various venues around the Los Angeles area.

Stephen is also releasing a video in 2014 titled "Over and Out",a song from his upcoming ep,"Let's Make a Mistake"

Selected discography[edit]

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