Brent & Co. combines rock, country, reggae and pop with improvisation to create memorable and refreshing music with heart and soul.
Keeping it simple and soulful, Brent & CO. combines rock, country, reggae and pop with improvisation to create memorable and refreshing music with heart and soul.
Performing over 250 shows a year, this is a sound crafted on the road and in front of audiences nationwide.
Brent & Co. play Detroit on October 10, 2015 Northern Lights Lounge at 9 PM
Keeping it simple and soulful, Brent & Co. combines rock, country, reggae and pop with improvisation to create memorable and refreshing music with heart and soul. Performing over 250 shows a year, this is a sound crafted on the road and in front of audiences nationwide. After touring on the 2012 release Not How We Dream EP, Brent & Co. are eager to unleash their new music on the world and continue bringing their live show to fans far and wide. The self-titled EP, Brent & Co. is set to be released on October 30, 2015.
The self-titled new release starts off with "A Little Bit Closer", an acoustic rock reflection on the complexities of modern romance. Showcasing Brent & Co.'s signature pop-rock sound, this is the perfect opening track, with a killer saxophone solo to set the mood. The next track, "Breakin Up" is a dedication to the three-chord reggae soul of the legendary Gregory Isaacs. Moving into sweet rock steady and reggae territory is natural for the band and provides an injection of uplifting soul to the mix. Brent & Co. has a foundation of Americana, country and folk music and these influences can be heard on "Why Oh Why". The third track is about the confusion of mixed signals among lovers, a theme familiar to many listeners and has already been a big hit in the live show. Many of the songs are inspired by the trials and tribulations of desire, and "Don't Even" is a contemplative string driven ballad about the frustration found in relationships. A more upbeat song about love is "Collected", with a danceable beat, strong horns and urgent lyrics throughout. Brent & Co. is no stranger to funk, and this track really embraces a horn driven groove to great effect. Closing out the release is "Let's Stay Together", a loving tribute to Al Green and one of the best songs ever written. This version really showcases the band's organic live sound and strength as a quartet, and it works really well to close out the EP on a sweet note.
The Brent & Co. EP has a little something for everybody; deep and meaningful love songs, tributes to some of their favorite musicians and fine musicianship throughout. Ranging from acoustic rock and folksy Americana to skanking rock steady reggae and horn heavy funk: with a passion for life and music tying it all together. Brent & Co. are often compared to artists such as Dave Matthews Band, Ray LaMontagne, and Michael Franti. This EP has a broad appeal to new and old fans alike and listeners of all ages and backgrounds.
Brent & Co Fall Tour Dates
9/30 – Dogfish Company – Portland, ME
10/1 – Bates College – Lewiston, ME
10/2 – Elms College, Chicopee, MA
10/3 – York College of Pennsylvania – York, PA
10/4 – Western Reserve Academy – Hudson, OH
10/5 – Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, IL (Day)
10/5 – Uncommon Ground – Chicago, IL
10/6 – Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis – Indianapolis, IN
10/7 – Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN
10/8 – Bifferhaus Brewery – Jackson, MI
10/9 – Oakland University – Rochester, MI
10/10 – Northern Lights Lounge – Detroit, MI
10/14 – Mojo's – Jamestown, NY
10/15 – JCC North County – Dunkirk, NY (Day)
10/15 – Lava Lounge – Pittsburgh, PA
10/16 – Penn State University – State College, PA (Day)