Born and raised in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Brayden Wise started playing bass professionally at the age of 15. Educated at Capilano University in North Vancouver, Brayden joined the Canadian Forces at the age of 18, performing with the Band of the 15th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, based in Vancouver BC. Following a decade of service with the Regiment, Brayden transferred to the Regular Force in 2006, completing a four year stint in Ottawa ON with The Central Band of the Canadian Forces. In July 2011, he was posted to his current assignment, The Royal Canadian Artillery Band in Edmonton AB.
He is a particularly diverse bassist, with recording credits both in the “legit” and commercial camps, on double bass and electric bass. He has performed/recorded with The Jimmy Zee Band, The Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble, klezmer-fusion sensation Olam, film and TV credits with composer Jeff Toyne, as well as being a go-to bassist for numerous jazz vocalists and instrumentalists across Canada. Recently, he worked with keyboardist/producer Sam Reid from Glass Tiger on an album in support of Canadian troops which was released in 2012.
Brayden is married to the former Charmaine Vetterl of Oliver BC, and together they have three children: Elijah, Talia, and Levi.
Brayden is a member of the Canadian Federation of Musicians Local 390. He is also an avid cyclist, an average carpenter, and an aspiring hockey player.