Brad Cole was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. After attending the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT, where he studied piano, voice, and conducting, Brad moved to Los Angeles in 1978 and began a career as a recording and touring keyboardist, arranger and producer.

During the 1980s, he worked with a wide variety of artists incuding Supertramp, Johnny Mathis, and, in one memorable weekend, Donny & Marie Osmond and Frank Zappa. 

Since 1990 Brad has been the keyboardist for Phil Collins. There have been four major world tours, many recordings and numerous TV and radio appearances. In 1996 and 1998 he performed with The Phil Collins Big Band on tour, providing two arrangements for Phil’s vocal performances of “The Way You Look Tonight” and “Always”. In 2010 Brad conducted the band for Phil's tribute to Motown, "Going Back".

In recent years, Brad Cole has toured in French-speaking Europe with Michel Polnareff and the legendary Johnny Hallyday.  In addition, he has recorded with several other major French artists, including Hugues Aufray, Eddy Mitchell, Michel Jonasz and Sylvie Vartan.

As a keyboardist, Brad has performed on jingles for Wells Fargo, SBC, Mervyn’s, Home Depot, the US Army, Farmer’s Insurance, Fannie Mae, and many others. 

He studied film scoring with composers Robert Drasnin, Craig Stuart Garfinkle, and Lee Sanders (“The Amazing Race”)

The ColeMine Project Studio was created in Los Angeles in 1992, with two ADATs. 

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