Occupation: High School Student
Hometown: Quispamsis, N.B.
Audition City: St. John's, NL
Place of Birth: St. John's, NL
Nickname: "Jonesie" and "B"
Musical Style: Pop Rock / Acoustic
Identifies With: Jacob Hoggard and Rex Goudie
Canadian Idol: Jacob Hoggard
Favourite Song: "Can't say."
Motto: "Be true to yourself - work hard and achieve your dreams."
"Image is a huge thing and to show my personality, my passion in performing and just how much I want to be singing will be exciting for me each week."
Brandon is tremendously proud of his hometown and the generosity and support they have given him in reaching his dreams. "Canadian Idol is important because it gives us small town people a chance to be heard by Canadians and potentially make a career in the field that we love," he says.
A Grade Eleven student at Kennebecasis Valley High School, Brandon placed second in the Saint John Idol competition. Brandon thanks his family for all of their support thus far through the competition. "I know for a fact that I couldn't have made it this far without them." He especially thanks his mother and says, "she has always pushed me to achieve the best I can."
Brandon can't survive without his guitar and iPod. "Music is a big part of my life and I use these items every single day." He has also created his own white cheddar powdered popcorn which is his favourite food. Singing, skateboarding, the Calgary Flames and The Family Guy are also some of his favourite things.
If he could meet one person it would be Oprah Winfrey. "She always stands up for what she believes in, always encourages others and continuously helps others."
Brandon wants the Canadian Idol audience to know that "I am just what you see: a plain, down-to-earth average teenager, who had a dream of singing and performing, worked hard and took chances."
The song title that best describes him? "Born to be Wild," he says.