Artist info

Genre

Roots, Electronic


Sounds like

You decide!


band members

Brett Orr - vocals/keys/drums/programming (Guests session players on guitar and bass)


Influences

Cee-Lo Green, D'Angelo, gotye


Bio

For more information, check out the following links: http://www.facebook.com/BrettOrrMusic ------------------------------------------------------------ I've decided to stop pretending to act like a famous person and write a real bio from the heart. I AM A PERSON WHO PLAYS MUSIC… there, I said it how it really is. You see, unlike Kanye or Jay-Z, I’m not a superhero with magical powers. I am a real person like you. Real stuff happens to me. The only difference is that I have been blessed with the gift of piano lessons. But they ran out in 1995, and since then it’s all been up to me. I’ve worked my arse off to learn the piano, to teach myself the drums, to teach myself how to sing and perform and record and mix. I’ve watched countless educational DVDs... and spent thousands of hours on YouTube learning from the masters. I spend at least an hour every day working on my chops (scales, chords, arpeggios, rudiments) and I’m on an endless quest to better myself musically. So far, this quest has taken 20 years. And I’ll keep going until my heart stops beating. I keep my chops tight so that when inspiration strikes, I can be ready to channel it. When it comes, it always takes a hold of me and chokes a song out of me without my consent. This happens once or twice a year when really full-on life-changing events happen to me, and I have no choice but to put it into words so I can express it and move on. And if the song needs more than just piano, I sit behind the drums and see what comes. Usually, it comes out funky. I’ve played a million gigs in bars, pubs, clubs, RSL’s, restaurants, shopping centres, and even Splendour in 2010. I’ve supported Diesel. Eskimo Joe, Evermore, Frenzal Rhomb, James Reyne, Kate Ceberano, PreShrunk, Something for Kate, The Black Sorrows, The Living End, and Tijuana Cartel… to name a few. I’ve learned thousands of cover songs and entertained people of all ages and persuasions. And still I feel like a student. I've never written a song that didn't want to be written on it's own. If I'm not utterly possessed by the desperate need to write, then I won't. I'd rather be specific than prolific. If you’ve read this far, chances are you like what I do. I am grateful to the universe for giving me the ability to connect with you, the listener, without having even met you. That’s the power of real music. I hope I can continue to make more of it… and that it keeps getting better. BRETT ORR