Brent Setterington has played the local Niagara scene extensively debuting with the Jazz Combo he co-created with Peter Shea in their high school days. He has been gigging professionally ever since. As one of original keyboardists in Niagara’s beloved LMT CONNECTION, Brent cut his teeth on old jazz and funk soul records from the Motown era.
As co-writer, arranger, keyboardist, and musical director of the funk-soul outfit Jacksoul, Brent and Haydain Neale created a unique sound that landed them a major recording contract with BMG in 1995. Their sophomore album “Sleepless” garnered the band a Juno nomination. His journey as a uniquely talented producer also started with Jacksoul. In 1997 he signed a publishing deal with Polygram Canada and then with the Universal Publishing Group in 2001. At the same time, he was also working as an in-house producer at Sony Music Canada.
Brent has written, recorded and produced for such Canadian treasures as Tom Wilson (Junkhouse) and Edwin (I Mother Earth). In 2002 he met writer/producer Robbie Patterson. The two quickly forged a solid easy-going musical bond and co-produced 3 of the 4 songs featured on Canada’s premiere reggae pop artist Snow’s EMI release “Two Hands Clapping”.
Over the years Brent’s collaborations have resulted in several gold records. He is quietly proud of both his accomplishments and the incredible journey that music continues to take him on. He is immensely grateful for the talent and inspiration that surrounds him daily.