Andy Brown

Maybe it’s the curly locks. Or those blue-green eyes. Maybe even that boyish charm. Or perhaps it’s the emotionally raw vocals, stellar guitar skills, and electrifying performances that get us every time. After a few years working the circuit as a solo acoustic act, New Brunswick’s Andy Brown has emerged a must-see (and hear) performer on the East Coast music scene. Touted as a performer that ‘gets into your head and heart’, the 2010 Galaxie Rising Star winner has a contemporary folk rock style all his own, taking you on a lyrical journey that transcends a realm torn between love, happiness, and sorrow. Now with a solid band behind him – Chris Craig (bass), Jason Berube (drums), and Ed Cullinan (guitar, keys) – Andy Brown is making headway with his much-anticipated sophomore album, “False Alarm” (August 2009, debut EP – “Quicksand Confusion” – released September 2006). A wonderful blend of belt-out ballads, folk-rock, and pop-infused hits, False Alarm will surely see Brown make a deep dent on the national stage. "Crazy", the first single from the album, has made its way onto 90+ radio stations across the country and landed at #1 on the nationally syndicated East Coast Countdown. With an official showcase at Indie Week Canada in Toronto in October 2010 to follow up performances at Canadian Music Fest and North by North East (NXNE) earlier this year, Andy and his band have been logging some serious mileage over the past several months. Recently the band won the North-American wide “Test Drive 2010” competition sponsored by Taylor Guitars and Elixir Strings, and garnered three 2010 Music New Brunswick Award nominations ("Male Recording Artist", "Emerging Artist", and "Pop Recording"). The band’s visceral energy on-stage is contagious and you’ll sing those belt-out ballads over and over till you know them by heart, Scout’s honour. This isn’t a false alarm.