November 11, 2016

Towards the end of recording "Evolution" we began jamming with Manny Madrigal, and wanted to include him in the band.  Eventually, Brenden lost interest and Manny became our official drummer.  Wanting to fully commit to the band, Manny wanted to obtain his US citizensh...

November 11, 2016

After doing a few gigs with Jeff, he introduced us to his friend Charlie D'Agostino, who was a general contractor, band manager, and record producer who had an amazing studio called "The Reef" in Torrance Ca.  The Reef had a large recording studio as well as a big jam...

November 11, 2016

We found Jeff Laos by putting flyers around Hollywood.  He was going to school at the Musicians Institute and was a perfect fit.  Jeff laid down the final tracks for "A Bear Has Landed" on "Mozart," "Babylon," "Cia," "Xanadu," "Venice Rock," "Smokin Joint," and "Beach...

November 11, 2016

Rob "Money" Delgadillo was a very hardworking and ambitious producer that approached us about recording an album.  Coming from a hip-hop background, he wanted a chance to do a full album for a live band.  After a lot of rehearsal we were ready to start tracking what be...

November 11, 2016

Brenden and I tried out a few bassists and when we jammed with Vlad Kudradsev we knew that it was a combination that would work and Brian Whipp, Brenden Freeh, and Vlad Kudradsev became the original lineup for A Bear With A Car On Top and conceived of the song "Sorry C...

November 11, 2016

A Bear With A Car On Top officially started in 2006 after Brenden returned to California.  We began jamming and wrote the songs "Wylee Stylee," "Babylon By Bus," "Budasarus Rex," "4 black and milds," and "Jellyfish," as well as some others.

At the time we were obsessed...

November 11, 2016

A Bear With A Car On Top came from a strong desire to play California reggae music at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Ca with Brian Whipp, Alex Luhrman, and Brenden Freeh in 2004.  Jamming in practice rooms and apartments on campus, we developed our sound a...

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