Friday, October 1, 2010
Introducing the one man machine only known as [BRËN]. BREN is a rock artist that compares to the likes of Alice in Chains, Dream Theatre, 3 Doors Down, Shine Down, ill Nino, Finger Eleven, and Papa Roach.
On January 1st, [BRËN] released his debut CD, "Anywhere but Here...", but was unable to have a CD release tour, because BREN is originally a one man band. Not only does BRËN vocalize every song, he performs lead guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard.
It wasn't until Fall of 2010, that BREN was able to conjure up an ensomble of new bandmates that could exemplify the essence of [BRËN].
[BRËN]: It's actually my name and I'm crafting a brand.
Q: For people who have never heard of you, are you basically a one man band? Who performs the music with you?
[BRËN]: Yes, I am a one-man-band. I perform every instrument in the studio but live I use other musicians.
Q: I was watching your video of “Epic”. I noticed that you also played every part. Did you really play every instrument for the video?
[BRËN]: Yes. I really played every instrument for the video. I also played every instrument on my album "Anywhere But Here..." It's kind of my shtick--a bit like a progressive rock version of Prince, I guess.
Q: Did you also do your own production or did you have help with that?
[BRËN]: I do play other instruments besides guitar and drums. I also play bass, keys, Irish whistle, bagpipes, and I sing.
Q: I know your sound fits in nicely along the likes of Tool, Breaking Benjamin, Toxic, and Trapt, but who is your main musicial influence?
Q: Less than 10 years ago, we heard rock music on every major music station on the radio, now not so much. Do you feel like rock music has taken a backseat to today’s mainstream pop like Lady GaGa and Beyoncé?
Q: I know your primary concern is to create and play music, but what do you think is causing this trend?
[BRËN]: The flagrant dismissal of and lack of respect for the skill that it takes to be a talented musician/songwriter.
Q: What motivates you to write your lyrics?
[BRËN]: Folly and tragedy. The desire to for a better world and self improvement are also inspirations for my songs.
Q: Are your songs related to each other in some sort of theme?
Q: What is your favorite song from your album and what does it mean to you?
The video for "Worth The Weight" is a scaled down and relocated example of a situation like Columbine. I wrote the script for the video, too! It's earned a lot of compliments for having a good story and being very well done. You can view it at www.MySpace.com/BrenBand.
Q: Are you currently working on any new material?
[BRËN]: I am! Right now I'm in Pre-Production for my sophomore album. I'm really stoked about the direction it's taking. If I had to describe it I would say that it is what I do already but more! All kidding aside, it is turning out to be just as hooky but more evolved. I think it's a very natural and desirable thing for a songwriter to grow and mature between their first and second albums. I want the next album to top the first album. If you like "Anywhere But Here..." you are REALLY going to like second one! Until that one comes out you can find "Anywhere But Here..." on iTunes, CD Baby, and DigStation.
Q: How can the public find more information about you on the web?
[BRËN]: That's a great question. Anyone can find my music at:
I also have videos on YouTube and you can find me on iTunes, CD Baby,
and Dig Station.
Thank you very much for having me and I hope to see you all very soon on tour!
For bookings and music placement, contact my Manager/Agent, Margaret Guiraud at:
Office: (310) 461-1550