Brewn’ is a dynamic Australian-based country rock band whose sound, as well as their story, centers 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.
Today, Brewn is known for their unique sound that’s a lively fusion of Australian Country Rock mixed with influences from the pub rock scene. However, before developing their signature style, Brewn began their career as many acts do, as a hard working cover band.
While the band quickly developed a respected following for their work in the bar scene, lead singer Mick Bond had always longed for something more. Growing up with strong Country influences, Mick had dreams of pursuing Country music, and developing a project that more fit the style he was passionate about. So, he left the cover scene and got to writing.
After a few incarnations of collaborators, Mick called upon the talent of twin brothers, John Barbara (drums) and Anthony Barbara (guitar) as well as Zachary Whittaker (bass).
John, Anthony & Zach, new to the Country genre, and coming from the Funk, Rock and Jazz scenes, brought a beneficial sound to their stand-out style.
With their fusion of experiences, outlooks and technique combined with masterfully written Country songs–Brewn had transformed from bar band into a rare breed of Country Rock musicians, who simply deliver lively performances, great lyrics and an overall enjoyable sound.
In 2010, Brewn’ released their first EP, Bear Country Road, which won a award at the Canberra Country Music Festival: Best EP
The following year, in 2011, Brewn’ released their debut full length, Rusted On. The album received overwhelmingly positive reviews from both fans and critics alike and showcased a combination of polished and authentic Australian Country that made it a winner in the hearts of many. This also won an award at the Canberra Country Music Festival for best production (thanks to producer Steve Newton/Enrec studios).
In 2014, working under the direction of producer Robert Mackay, Brewn recorded a new album at Pacific International Music.
In 2015, Brewn returned to the Tamworth Country Music Festival, endorsed and invited by Maton guitars to perform at the Maton Guitar Show Case.
Brewn’s new album and single ‘My Town’ is mixed and mastered by Jason Millhouse, and released under the Pacific International Label.
Brewn has risen from an accomplished bar band, to a well-rounded and respected Country rock act. The release of ‘My Town’ further explores their musical journey of hard work, good living and good times. Brewn to perform at the Narooma Quarterdeck on Saturday 18th February. Tickets $39.50, doors open from 6:15pm.
Brewn - My Town