David Lei Brandt

David Lei Brandt

David Lei Brandt is a singer/dancer/actor. Brandt achieved the current height of his fame as a member of Varsity Fanclub, a boy band signed to Capitol Records[1].



David was born in Pomona, California. His mother was an accomplished singer/actress, and Father was an equity theatre director/actor/producer. At the age of 2 his mother took him to Evansville, Indiana, while his father stayed in Upland, California. From the age of 2 to 14 he spent his life traveling back and forth between both parents. At an early age he discovered he was a talented actor, singer, and dancer. David started his show business career at his Fathers equity theatre company, The Grove Productions. His first acting debut was Tom of Warick in Camelot starring Dale Kristian, original Christine Daaé in Broadways, Phantom of the Opera. He than began to continue with many more shows.

At the age of 14, David officially moved to California to live with his Father. He attended Chaffey High School in Ontario, California. Here is where David actively started taking dance, acting, and singing, more seriously. At 15 he landed his first National Commercial representing Chef Boyardee, TIMES 3 PROD. At the age of 16, David became the Disney Channel spokes person for up and coming Disney series Zoog Weekendz Insider and Ham Niederman in Disney Channel's, Pumbaa Bowl. He became captain of the dance team and had taken the lead roles of Tony in West Side Story, Knickie in Grease, Javier in Les Misérables, Huck Finn in Big River, and Troy in High School Musical. [1]

After graduation he began teaching dance all across the country. He returned to LA to open up Studio Elite Inc. in Rancho Cucamonga, California with Larina Chavez. At this time is where he learned of the audition for Varsity Fanclub.

Hobbies and interests

David says that he “grew up always dancing and singing in front of people, as well as imitating Michael Jackson[2] David also enjoys playing basketball, teaching dance, and “just chillin with friends.” David has eclectic tastes in music and enjoys “every type of music from classical to jazz to rock to pop and RnB. He lists Michael Jackson, Prince, and Stevie Wonder as his favorite musicians. Brandt says, “My family and friends back home mean the world to me. They've always supported me, even when I choose to do the "impossible".”

Varsity Fanclub

From 2006 through the present, David still is a member of Varsity Fanclub, a music group originally signed to Capitol Records. David and the other members were discovered at auditions held by production company. The goal of these auditions was to find five "triple-threats" as vocalists, dancers, and actors, each one of them groomed to "dazzle in the studio, on stage, and in every TV or film endeavor."

Varsity Fanclub gained their first attention by giving a special showcase performance at the EMI Music Rooftop on August 19, 2008 in New York City. In 2008, the band made started their radio tour pop music radio stations, giving live studio performances and greeting new fans. David Varsity Fanclub bandmates were Bobby Edner, Drew Ryan Scott, Jayk Purdy, and Thomas Fiss. Their debut single, “Future Love” (written by Ryan Tedder and Evan Bogart), can be found on iTunes by Apple Inc. The "Future Love" music video premiered October 14, 2008 on Varsity Fanclub's Official MySpace, and was posted on YouTube two days later. The video shows David and his bandmates performing a futuristic digital concert. Each of the band members' names appears on the screen, and a dance break occurs midway into the song. They have opened for such artists as Rihanna, The Pussy Cat Dolls, Phooson, Jordan Sparks, and Jesse Mccartney.



Singles and EPs
  • "Future Love" (with Varsity Fanclub)
  • "I'm Your Guy" (with Varsity Fanclub)
  • Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 11 -- compilation of popular songs played on Radio Disney, including "Future Love", performed with Varsity Fanclub (released on January 27, 2009).

Other projects

  • Gabe Lopez music: produced 2 remixes of "Run" and "Hot PInk". can be found on iTunes by Apple Inc.


David has collaborated with the following Artists/Producers The Underdogs, Ryan Tedder, Gabe Lopez, Troy Johnson, Isaiah Vest, RedOne, Marc Kinchen, Brent Paschke, Sean Alexander, Mitchel Musso, YoungBoyz, Claude Kelly.


External links

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