NEWS

  • "Mollie Mondays" Series

    On a handshake today...

    Earlier today, I was aske to perform every Monday, 12pm - 2pm at Mollie Stones Market in Burlingame, for the foreseeable future.  We tried it this week for the first time, and people seemed to really like it!  

    I will be setting up near the sushi counter, so come by and hear some live tunes and croons while you pick up some groceries or lunch.  It really is a beautiful store.  

    Real grateful for this.  Hope to see you there!

  • BRAY and the Dens: Live Streaming Concert - Sunday, March 23

    ***WHAT: 
    Bray and the Dens perform a live streaming concert just for you!


    ***WHEN:
    Sunday, March 23 at 2PM (30 minute set)


    ***HOW:
    Pay what you want to get access to this live show and watch from anywhere in the world!

    Get You Ticket Here:
    https://www.stageit.com/bray/granted_access_studios_presents_bray_live_streaming_concert/33585



    ***MORE DETAILS:

    Granted Access Studios brings you this very special event.
    As you may remember, Granted Access was responsible for replacing Bray's stolen guitar just a few weeks ago.
    Lots of goodies will be coming from Bray and Granted Access, and this is the first!

    If you have any questions about this event, or have trouble with the getting tickets, please send Bray a personal message.


    LINK TO GET TICKETS AND MORE INFO

    https://www.stageit.com/bray/granted_access_studios_presents_bray_live_streaming_concert/33585

  • Video woes and Solo shows

    a few weeks ago, 2 of our top videos - "Natasha" and "Clone Me" - were removed from YouTube. I understand this has happened to many other artists as well... once you get past the million views mark, the video comes under auto-scrutiny and is removed before anything is even checked for authenticity.

    we are working on getting them back up. it's pretty frustrating when i think about how much work went into these short films.

    i'll give a full report when all is resolved. not IF, but WHEN. :P :) 

    i am lucky and thankful to have such a great team.

    in the meantime... you'll be seeing a lot more solo acoustic bookings in the coming months. a new and different way to hear our original songs ... along side other favourites and surprises.

    hint: this is also where i try out NEW songs! :)

    ♥ ♥ ♥

  • the story of Frozen Bodies

    here's a contest we entered and LOST :)
    the ideas was to pick a song you wrote, and tell how it came about. 

    the (not good enough) story of Frozen Bodies:

    A few months ago, I was watching an rerun of the Simpsons. This one featured a cameo by a rare character, Dr Nick Riviera. (side note: according to Wiki, Nick Riviera got his medial degree from Hollywood Upstairs Medical College, where he spent most of his time acquiring prescription drugs to attract women in the 1970s). Dr Nick's catchphrase is "Hi Everybody!"

    Well, in this particular episode, Nick finds the entire Simpsons family locked in Apu's convenience store refrigerator. He greets them with an hearty alteration of his catch phrase "Hi Frozen Bodies!" He then slams the door on the Simpsons still inside, and happily walks off.

    A few days after, I found myself still laughing at that scene. Sitting down with my acoustic, I thought it would be fun to call this next one "Frozen Bodies." Singing about the Simpsons isn't really my thing, so I took the phrase and turned the meaning into a note about procrastination and indecision. That's it, i'll write a song to remind myself to keep writing! 

    The first lyrics came quickly: "Frozen bodies never see the sun. Frozen bodies never have any fun. Frozen bodies never get close to anyone." Now, i'm just riffin'... "Frozen bodies never crack a smile. Cuz frozen bodies aint got no style. Frozen bodies with their fingers frozen on the dial." And so on....

    I started performing this one soon after... well before it became the first song on our latest album, The End Is The Beginning, which will be released on December 8, 2012.

    Listen and see if you don't want to get up off your butt! (If nothing else, to go and turn the damn song off)

  • Brand new album available now

    CLICK HERE TO BUY A HARD COPY AT CDBABY

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FROM iTUNES

    So excited to share this one with you!  As the title suggests, this album reflects an end to one chapter and the beginning of another.  We are always in transition, but the past 3 years have been a particular struggle for me. "The End Is The Beginning" is my kiss goodbye to the past and my grand welcome to the NOW.

    "sketching images in the listener's mind... each of his tracks tells a compelling story set to brilliant musical composition"  - The Examiner   (click here to read entire review)