If you followed the Long Beach music scene at any time in the past 10 years you heard of The Bredrin Daddys. The Bredrin Daddys began making music in the 90’s with a huge buzz that notables like Snoop Dogg, KROQ and numerous major labels all chomping at the heels of the band for a deal. But like so many bands, lineup changes and inner band turmoil caused members to rotate in and out of this band. The constant for 13 years of the band were the 3 vocalists (1dabred, Cracka T, Geno) and the bass player Icehouse. As rumors are circulating all over facebook of a possible reunion of The Bredrin Daddys, Isaac “Icehouse” Foelber took a few minutes out of his time to answer some questions about him and life with The Bredrin.
When did you first start playing music?
I first started playing piano when I was a kid, like 6 or 7 years old. I grew up in a recording studio because my dad was signed to Motown. Anyway, I had access to a lot of different instruments and recording equipment and started making demos and playing in bands. I knew a lot of people from the local punk scene so I started to play a lot and developed a pretty good rep as a bass player.
What are your influences?
Alot of debacherous evenings fueled by alcohol, drugs and a lot of loose women!!!
Musically…..I grew up listening to mostly punk and thrash bands but because of all the Motown influence from my pops, I liked a lot of RnB, Reggae and Funk too.
What are your favorite Bredrin Daddy moments?
Anything that turned into a riot!! Ha-ha! We had a lot of fun times, I really liked being in the studio. We recorded at some great places with some good engineers.
Do you have any regrets from your years in BD?
I don’t regret anything in life…ever! I do think the Bredrin should have toured more though. I think the lack of it killed the success of the band.
After sharing the stage with numerous notable acts, who stands out as someone that should have made it big besides you?
Well, that’s hard to answer. The bands I really liked to play shows with: Bullets and Octane, Hed Pe, Lit, System Of A Down, Fuel Syndicate, Anyone, The Dead Lights, Drown, Dillinger Escape Plan and quite a few more……..There were some good bands from LB too, like Brokedown, Droid, CH11, Allday, Scarred For Life, Nobody Cares, Ciril, Shave…..etc.
What are you doing now?
Right now I live in No. Idaho with my family. I run a recording studio and play in a band. I love it up here; it’s a different vibe than LA. I was born and raised in Long Beach and lived there most of my life. It’s refreshing get the hell outta there for a while….
Are you still performing, recording or anything creative?
Yeah, I play in a band outta Spokane WA called DEADONES USA. It’s good “in your face rock n roll punk shit”. We have quite a few shows and will be down in So Cal this summer. We’re also in the process of recording another album.
What do you think of the local scene now?
I think it needs a massive overhaul. Everyone is still doing the typical reggae/rock or indie crap. Personally, Long Beach needs to grow some balls again and get put back on the map for something innovative…….there are a few that are trying and YOU know who you are!!!
What advise could you give someone who is starting out in music?
Learn your craft!! Know and understand why you’re doing it, even if it’s just to get laid!! LOL! Never give up! This shit takes a while to be somewhat successful! Always play with musicians that are better than you, so you can continuously get better yourself!!
What would you like to be remembered for in music?
Is there any chance of a reunion show?
Maybe……I played in the band for 13yrs. If there was a reunion it should be with as many original members or very competent players. A reunion would be kinda funny though. I would do it!
Do you have any last words?
Keep it Filthy!!!