The BROTHER Story
Chances are you’ve seen BROTHER on NBC’s ‘ER’, maybe heard their music on the classic ‘Baraka’ soundtrack or UPN’s ‘ Twilight Zone.’ The band has shared stages with Joe Walsh, John Entwhistle, Linkin Park, and Alicia Keys and are the only independent band to have played the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Fusing signature vocals and guitar with the deep pulse of the didgeridoo, the soaring highs of the bagpipes, and tribal percussion, BROTHER is wholly original. The band’s powerhouse live performances are an energetic celebration, captivating and engaging the audience from the first song to the last.
Angus, founding member of BROTHER, arrived in Los Angeles from Australia with his brothers a decade ago as little more than fresh-faced farm boys. In LA, they found themselves busking at Venice Beach, the Hollywood Bowl and Universal Studios to survive. Since those days, BROTHER evolved its trademark sound while touring extensively in the United States and in Canada, Japan, France, Egypt and Australia.
They did it all free from standard industry trends and pigeon-holes. BROTHER has self-released 12 albums, sold more CDs in the USA than any other independent Australian act and has regularly been cited as a role model within the independent scene.
Today, BROTHER is a powerhouse celtic tribal trio. Driving drums and didgeridoos, hypnotic percussion loops, guitar and bagpipes. And over it all soaring vocals and storytelling transport the audience to another world.
Visiting Scotland with the band every Spring for the last six years on the wildly successful BRONACH tours, Angus discovered his Celtic heritage in a way he'd never imagined. Finding a fascinating connection between his own wanderings and the Celtic myths and histories, Angus has created a captivating show like no other.
What are they saying?
“Does anyone else out there have the guts to
throw two distinctly different varied regional instruments as the didgeridoo and bagpipes together and test the results?”
-Aaron Davis, The Record, California, USA
‘a band that you must hear!... with influences from every culture you can imagine…wonderful music.’
-River Rhythms Festival, Wisconsin, USA
‘…the most popular act in the six-year history of the Michigan Irish Festival…”
-Muskegon Chronicle, Michigan, USA
BROTHER is “…one of the most unique, creative and primal trips I've ever experienced in a live performance.”
-No Cover OC Event Guide, California, USA
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