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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.
BROTHER live today is a powerhouse celtic tribal trio. The band's legendary live shows have reached a whole new level, with soul brothers Angus, Drew and Michael filling the stage with their energy and sound.
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Angus Richardson- guitar, voice, bagpipes, didgeridoo, toms, bass
Drew Reid ('Didgeridrew') - didgeridoos, keys, whistle, melodica, voice, throat singing, loop station
Michael Saint John - drums, percussion, voice
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“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
“Today was my first time hearing you play - what a great show!” – Courtney (Celtic Fling, PA)
“Saw you guys at the Celtic Fling. Flat out friggin’ amazing! Officially the best performance.” –Tyrell (Celtic Fling, PA)
“The most amazing sound. You not only hear it, you feel it in your soul. Thanks for a great experience.” –Pam (Celtic Fling, PA)
“The show in Cheyenne was unbelievable!!! I hope you make us a regular spot on your tours.: -Dawn (Cheyenne, WY)
“Such an amazing show.” – Liz (Cheyenne, WY)
“The show was awesome - like always :) We love to see the diverse group of fans. From one to 90...” –Laury (Milwaukee, WI)
“Wow. Just discovered you tonight. Can't sit still when I listen. Great stuff - thank you.”
– Kim (Milwaukee, WI)
“My world was just rocked by a great BROTHER concert last week in Milwaukee.” –Marshall (Milwaukee, WI)