BREWN PART OF LINE UP FOR 60TH ANNIVERSARY MOUNT ISA MINES ROTARY RODEO
Brewn will join Australia's king of rock - Jimmy Barnes - at the 60th Anniversary Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo in August. They round out a fantastic line up which will also feature James Blundell, Tania Kernaghan and The Wolfe Brothers.
GROUND WATER 2018
Brewn will hit the stage with the iconic James Blundell at the 2018 Ground Water Music Festival as part of his headlining event , "30 Years of Pride - A Tribute to James Blundell". The band will not only join Blundell for a duet of "Down on The Farm" but also back the legend for the entire set along with James' son, Briar on guitar. Joining them will be special guest singers including Tania Kernaghan, Cameron Daddo, Drew McAlister, Felicity Urquhart, Ben Ransom, Jonny Taylor and more surprises!
Don't miss this FREE event on Sunday 29th July.
MEDIA RELEASE - 15th February 2018
"Down On The Farm" is BREWN's brand new reimagined version of the James Blundell classic from the 90's.
BREWNhas turned it on it's head to create a very modern and very rockin' take on the song - one that left James smiling from ear to ear with pure joy.
The song is featured on the upcoming release - "30 Years of Pride - A Tribute to James Blundell"- released Friday 23rd February through Red Rebel Music.
Over the last 18 months - BREWN- has become one of the hottest new bands in Australian country rock.
Their unique take on the storytelling of country music mixed with Aussie pub rock combines to create a refreshing new sound which is distinctly 'Brewn'.
James Blundell has been one of the band's biggest champions - asking them to not only be his opening act but becoming his key live band. Tania Kernaghan has since also jumped on board the Brewn express in the same way and the three will be touring together more frequently during 2018.
MEDIA RELEASE - 27th September 2017
Hot on the heels of the hits "Someday" and "Carolyn" comes Brewn's brand new single - "Top Gear" - just in time to celebrate their main stage performance at this year's Deni Ute Muster.
"Top Gear" is a scorching country rock anthem which is ready to set alight car stereos across the country.
Lead vocalist of Brewn, Michael Bond, explains the idea behind the song. "It's all about throwing caution to the wind and leaving it all behind to chase the horizon. As a thunderstorm rolls in, you put your head up, foot down and keep driving straight ahead to chase the dream!"
It's high octane guitars welded together with brute force rhythms and powerhouse vocals. It's raw, gritty and flying at top speed - but best of all - it's good fun!
MEDIA RELEASE - 28th June 2017
The rise of Australian outfit - BREWN - has been nothing short of stellar. In just a matter of months the Canberra based band has gone from strength to strength with new management and label, a return to the charts and a swag of exiting new recordings in the works. They've also cemented a Deni Ute Muster main stage appearance in September with the iconic James Blundell and today release their new single, "Carolyn".
As the latest single lifted from the album, "My Town" - "Carolyn" - brings to light a more melodic and contemporary approach for the band while remaining true to their roots. "Carolyn shows a different side to Brewn and really showcases Anthony's influence on the Brewn sound", says lead singer/guitarist, Michael Bond.
As guitarist and songwriter, Anthony Barbara explains, whilst the song is in part true, it could be about any girl and the way her partner feels about her. "Some of it is true to the words - while others Mick added later - to develop it more. It became a song that was titled Carolyn but her name is never mentioned in the song. This allows it to be universally relatable to others feeling the same way I did when I wrote it".
The guys recently shot the accompanying music video for "Carolyn" at the Great Northern Hotel in Newcastle under the impeccable eye of award winning director, Duncan Toombs, from The Filmery.
"Working with Duncan is always a fantastic experience. We had our heart set on a treatment for the clip but Duncan came up with the idea of using the Great Northern Hotel in Newcastle. It is currently under renovations and this grand old building and iconic live music venue was a fantastic choice", says Michael.
Brewn's new manager called in a favour and the guys were lucky enough to have international model and actress, Imogen Bailey, join them in the clip.
"When we found out we were working with Imogen Bailey, I guess you could say we were all little excited", laughed Michael. "Imogen was one of the nicest people you could ever meet and it was fantastic to watch such a professional at work".
"Carolyn" is available now via all digital outlets including iTunes, Google Play, Apple Music and Spotify.
BREWN #6 on the AMRAP Regional Charts
Brewn make their debut in the Amrap Regional Chart at #6 with Someday. Watch the official video for the charting track as featured via Amrap pages on station websites including Voice of The Avon in WA, 4ZZZ Brisbane, 96.5 Inner FM in VIC and 2RRR in NSW. The upbeat country track has earned airplay from Voice of The Avon in WA, Gin Gin's Own and Fraser Coast Community Radio in QLD, 2NVR, Northside Radio, Coonamble Community Radio in NSW, 5 Triple Z, Trax FM, Radio Alexandria and Coast FM in SA as well as UGFM, 3WAY FM, R double P FM, Whitehorse Boroondara Community Radio in VIC.
MEDIA RELEASE - April 7, 2017
A down to earth bunch of good blokes, who tell real stories through their songs about their lives, families, hometown and good times in a way which connects the band with their audience in a very authentic fashion.
It was through their energetic live performances and great songs that the band caught the ear of Australian Country icon, James Blundell. Blundell has been a vocal supporter of Brewn, and often includes them as his opening act or as his live backing band at major events such as the Deni Ute Muster and the Sydney Royal Easter Show. "Brewn are just kickin' ass - they are fantastic. These guys and The Wolfe Brothers are the two bands who've come ahead in leaps and bounds in the last five years - they're both brilliant", said James Blundell.
It was through their work with James Blundell, and proving themselves as a dedicated, hard working and professional act that also caught the attention of Red Rebel Music who agreed with Blundell - that these guys really had something special to offer. "Just talking to the guys we knew that they were the real deal and in music for the right reasons. We're looking forward to working with Brewn for the next phase of their career", said Red Rebel Music's Karen Waters.
"Brewn is excited about the future now we are part of the Red Rebel Music family and we are honoured to work alongside of the great calibre of artists involved with the label", said Brewn's frontman Michael Bond.
Brewn's current album "My Town", has been gathering momentum since it's release with top 10 hits including "Someday" and "My Town" to their credit. "Someday" is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity since being picked up by the KIX Country Network. "The boys are passionate about music and from my perspective it's refreshing to see people genuinely love what they do for a living", said KIX Country's Program and Content Director, Justin Thomson.
According to Brewn's Michael Bond, the track "Someday" is all about thinking about the huge possibilities in life and convincing yourself that, after all this hard work, you will get what you want. "Everyone of us have those things we park in the back of our minds that we intend to do someday. This song reflects the desire to leave the daily grind behind and go for those things we keep buried in boxes deep within our psyche".
Brewn will perform at the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show on Friday 14th April opening for and backing James Blundell. It will be an awesome show so don't miss it!
MEDIA RELEASE - 2nd March 2016
Successes keep coming for BREWN following their chart topping release of the title track from their "My Town" album. With a string of Sydney gigs coming up at the end of the month and their second single being released in a few weeks from the album, BREWN have just received news of their endorsement with Sleishman Drums.
John Barbara has been playing their drums for the past sixteen years and he is excited that his loyalty to the brand has paid off.
BREWN already have the endorsement of Maton Guitars so the addition of this recognition has all the guys excited.
The boys are currently filming their next video release with Golden Guitar winner Duncan Toombs for their next single "Someday" which is certain to touch a place in everyone's heart. Tour plans for New South Wales and Queensland are underway as well as a Sydney Harbour Cruise scheduled for November.
MEDIA RELEASE - 10th February 2016
Brewn Still Riding The Charts
After rocketing into the Australian Country Tracks Chart with their debut single and title track to their "MY Town" album, in July last year, the track continues to chart on the TMN Country Music Chart at #15 after ten weeks.
To say the guys from BREWN are blown away to the reaction to their track would be a huge understatement. They were hoping for good things when the album was released but the way that radio, press and CMC have fallen behind the song has left them astounded.
BREWN would like to express their sincere gratitude to all those who have played "My Town" and for continuing to do so.
Stand by for the release of their second single from the album in a couple of weeks.
MEDIA RELEASE - 8th October 2015
The title track and first single from BREWN’s “My Town” album continues to
hold its place in the Australian Country Tracks Top 40 at # 8 after seven weeks in
the chart, rocketing into the Top 10 in its second week.
The acceptance of both the single and the album have more than thrilled the
guys from BREWN, this having been their most personal and ambitious project
yet. Coupled with the release of their video clip, people are gravitating to the
concept of loving and being proud of “My Town”.
Their ride since the release of the album and single has seen them performing to
great audiences and being asked to support the Adam Eckersley Band.
MEDIA RELEASE - 10 September 2015
The first single and title track to their latest album “My Town” has shot from #38 to
#5 in just one week thanks to the support of radio stations nationally.
The magnificent work of Rob Mackay in taking Brewn’s recorded sound to the next
level has certainly been a huge contributing factor in the success of this single. As
lead singer Michael Bond says “Rob just gets us and believed in the sound we
wanted to achieve. Obviously his dedication to the project has been a large
Brewn will shortly be announcing their Tamworth performances and look forward
to performing their new album to a legion of fans both old and new. A tour for
2016 is in the planning stages now.
MEDIA RELEASE - 31st August 2015
Canberra based Country Rock band BREWN have entered the Australian Country Tracks Top 40 Chart at #31 with the title track from their new album “My Town”. (CRS 183) Radio stations across Australia have taken up the anthem for those who love their home town or their adopted town of residence.“My Town” is what you’d expect from a “down home” group like Brewn. It’s an ode to comfortable surroundings and giving thanks to the place that transforms you into the person you are today.
BREWN would like to express their appreciation to all those in the media who have seen
this, their best work yet, take off with a strong start. Look out for the full story in the
next addition of Capital News.
MEDIA RELEASE - October 2014
Maton Guitar Endorsement
They aint’ young and they sure aint’ pretty, but Australian country rock band Brewn are truly a working class band that the average Australian can relate to. They have invested blood, sweat and tears to become professional full-time musicians, juggling the responsibilities of having a young family with maintaining their dream of bringing their musical goals to fruition. The Canberra based band have certainly paid their dues on the live music circuit with more than 200 gigs to boast of, and a quintessentially Australian sound that is synonymous with dusty roads, outback pubs and good old fashioned mateship.
It echoes another great Australian success story—that of Maton Guitars—which has grown from a small backyard workshop to an iconic national brand, now respected the world over for its quality-handcrafted guitars. Brewn have been passionate devotees of their instruments for some time now, so it is with great pride that today they announce their official endorsement with Maton Guitars. The endorsement has been a long coveted aspiration for the Brewn lads. “Back in 2010 at my first Tamworth Country Music Festival, I remember sitting in the audience of the Maton showcase, thinking what a dream it would be to be endorsed by my favourite guitar brand Maton” said Mick Bond from Brewn.
The endorsement could not be timelier for the band as they are poised to release their second album in January 2015. The album, recorded in Hervey Bay with Rob Mackay from Pacific International Music, displays the bands unique brand of storytelling and ever-maturing sound. They are currently deep in preparation for a national tour early next year to coincide with the release.
To augment the excitement about this big announcement, today the band received news that they have been confirmed to play at the Tamworth Country Music Festival ‘Maton Showcase’ in the Blazes Auditorium on 22ndJanuary. It seems this all-Australian band are finally receiving their due notability after all these years.
Brewn have recently been enjoying a productive working relationship with music management consultants J Music Australia, who are proud to have brokered the deal with Maton. “We have J Music to thank for the progress we have made in the last 12 months” said Bond “they have a real knack for helping muso’s get their act together.
MEDIA RELEASE - 27th July 2015
Get ready for good times with the release of ‘My Town’
Living up to their rocking, honest and lively performance reputation, Brewn is taking their music to the next level with the release of their second album ‘My Town’.
Brewn’ is a dynamic Australian-based country rock band whose sound, as well as their story, centres around good times, good music and good ole’ fashioned “blue collar” hard-work. Here is a working class band, writing about their jobs, their cars, their lovers and their hometown, projecting pride in their identity and in a language their fans can understand.
Following the ambitious and soul-searching antics of an Australian boy wishing to escape his country town to find greener pastures, ‘My Town’ embodies a range of melodic stories, which Brewn’ bring to life with energetic rehashing and brash rock and roll stylings.
From the reflective nature of ‘Someday’ through to the crowd favourite, toe tapping ‘Country Town’ (AKA ‘Funky Town’), ‘My Town’ takes you on a musical journey.
Penned over two years under the Pacific International Music label, the highly acclaimed second album reflects the unique mix of sounds of lead singer Mick Bond, drummer John Barbara, guitarist Anthony Barbara, and bassist Zach Whittaker.
“We wanted to tell a story that most people can relate to - thinking that you need to escape the place you grew up in, then missing it when you eventually leave,” says Mick. “Each song is reminiscent of a different stage of those emotions. We hope that through our music, people can reflect fondly on their own similar experiences.”
For anyone looking to lose themselves in some good honest music and regain a sense of pride in where they come from or where they are going in life, then ‘My Town’ is the album to take you there.
‘My Town’ is the follow up album to “Rusted On” and will be released in August. The first single from the album is the title track “My Town”.