Brandon Payton-Carrillo is a singer-songwriter from Milwaukee. During the cold winter of 2011, Brandon form a new band with mission statement of writing songs dedicated to love in all of it’s forms. Brandon formed a new backing group that has begun performing nationwide under the name “The Love Is Loud!!”. Along with Brandon, the current lineup includes Dan Webster on drums and Quinn Flagg on bass guitar.
Rust Magazine describes Brandon the Love is Loud!! as:
“Brandon Payton-Carrillo merges rock, pop, disco and classic soul vibes into a smooth-grooving fresh collage with his album The Break Up and it seriously impresses.”
“Performing as ‘Brandon Payton-Carrillo and The Love Is Loud’ with engineering help from Jamison Thorwald, the vibe they achieve on The Break Up is something of a Brian Ferry-meets-Maxwell Motown-meets-Manchester blend.”
The Love is Loud!! have played San Francisco’s Grant and Green Tavern, Athens Georgia’s Caledonia Lounge, Atlanta’s Hard Rock Cafe and about 30 cities in between. The love is Loud on their first southern tour incited dance parties in Memphis TN at Murphy’s, New Orleans’ Checkpoint Charlie’s and Lexington KY’s Green Lantern Tavern. The crowd in the legendary Lion’s Liar in Denver, Colorado and Bozeman, Montana’s Filling Station have also bear witness to the thrilling live performances of the Love is Loud!! .
The music stylistically blends the rhythms of soul music with a dash of Afro-Mexican influences and the brooding textures of post-punk into something uniquely Milwaukee. Lakebeat is the common verbiage used by the band to express the quality within their music. Only from the shores of Lake Michigan could this sound emerge.
In 2017, Brandon Payton-Carrillo founded the Hyde Park School of Music to provide music instruction to the underserved South Side of Chicago. The Hyde Park School of Music’s mission is part of Brandon Payton-Carrillo’s vision of spreading love and solidarity to people who’s voice is often ignored.
Hyde Park School of Music
Also in 2017, Brandon Payton-Carrillo released an electronic album under the name, FoXXGLOVE.