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Kevin Brawley

In July of 2012 I am about to release my third solo effort - a split e.p. with Houston, TX artist The Port of Dream. We call it Kevin Brawley and The Port of Dream present "Six songs to fight over... and make up to." It is a nice collection of contrasting music, with each artist contributing three songs to the pile.

In November of 2010, I released my second full length LP called “One in Ten” on Copper Mind Records. My life was been relatively drama free in the few years preceeding this album, so I had to draw inspiration from other places. The aforementioned lack of drama really forced me to approach my writing process differently, which in turn produced a different sound to that record. "One in Ten" expands on the ambient acoustic sound of my first release, 2007’s “Waltzing on Eggshells.” If you are listening closely, you may notice the addition of electric guitar, drum loops, saxophone, violin, and even pipe organ. Being a music major at UNCC exposed me to all these fantastic styles of music and ways of singing and playing I had never considered before.

Being a musician has allowed me to do a bunch of cool things and to meet a bunch of cool people. I was handpicked by the directors of the independent film “Call Center” to write and compose the film’s theme song ("The Numbers Game") and entire underscore. Since the film’s release, my music has been featured at film festivals all over the country and around the world. The movie is quite funny, if you feel like watching it.

Since relocating to North Carolina from Akron, OH (home of LeBron James, Chrissy Hynde, and rubber) with my wife and daughter, I have been fortunate enough to become a regular performer in the greater Charlotte area the old fashioned way – by working hard and playing often. I come armed with a full arsenal of vintage and state of the art effects, but I never let the technology get in the way of the song. There’s only so much ‘guy with a guitar who sings’ someone can take so I try and offer something a bit left of center. Something you can go home and talk about.

What I do is not rocket surgery, but I do put an absurd amount of energy, thought, and preparation into it. How could you not enjoy playing music for a living? I think it’s that enjoyment, and just a good feeling that comes across when I play.