Get to know Tenth Avenue North’s keyboardist, Brendon Shirley!


Name: Brendon Shirley
Birthday: January 17
Hometown: North Canton, OH
Married: Yes
Kids: No

What was your first job?

Burger flipping specialist at Burger King!

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be?

Who knows? I’m interested in a plethora of things. At this point I think being involved in real estate would be really interesting. I’ll always be involved in music though, even if it’s not in a professional capacity.

Did you go to college, if so, where and for what?

Yes, I studied music and music business at Belmont University.

Do you have any pets?

Not at this point. I always wanted a monkey growing up but never got one (thanks Mom).

Name some of your musical influences.

Keane, Billy Preston, Debussy

What inspired you to become a musician?

From the time I was walking I’d reach above my head to the piano keys to try to play. I just pursued what I loved.

Describe Tenth Avenue North in one word.


What’s your favorite part of being on tour?

Free food (joking… but seriously).

You and the band are stranded on a desert island and have to eat one of the members – who would it be and why?

Duh- Mike. He has more meaty thighs than any of the other guys.

Anything else to add?

Alex is a beast!