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

Review

Reviewed by Kudes Kudes

03 Dec 2011

50

Went to Brett Orrs album launch a few weeks ago, even though ive had his album for quite some time, and know all the lyrics back to front, seeing him live felt as if i was hearing every word for the first time. While whitnessing this song inparticularlly i looked accross the crowd to see his parents proud faces. As i was standing there amongst the good vibes listening to the moment, it hit me, ...

Went to Brett Orrs album launch a few weeks ago, even though ive had his album for quite some time, and know all the lyrics back to front, seeing him live felt as if i was hearing every word for the first time. While whitnessing this song inparticularlly i looked accross the crowd to see his parents proud faces. As i was standing there amongst the good vibes listening to the moment, it hit me, Brett Orr is not just a musician and this song is not just a song, he is a channel and this song is an experience, and the only way to portray such an experience is to be experienced. I salute Brett Orr and everything he represents as a musician, a humen being, a soul brother and person in the street you would be lucky to meet, rough roads have touched us all at times but this is one moe effer who will not be stopped. Respect!

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Bexicle

02 Jun 2012

50

Love the structure of this track, the different layers of style within the song are very exciting. The simple & powerful lyrics, add to the intensity. Freaking nice track Mr Orr!

Love the structure of this track, the different layers of style within the song are very exciting. The simple & powerful lyrics, add to the intensity. Freaking nice track Mr Orr!

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Reviewed by alisonjeeves alisonjeeves

05 Sep 2012

50

You'd be sorry if you called this guy a covers puppet :) Brett Orr is destined for international fame and without doubt is one of Australia's prolific songwriters today.There's a certain sense of style that is equal to none.Keep it coming....

You'd be sorry if you called this guy a covers puppet :) Brett Orr is destined for international fame and without doubt is one of Australia's prolific songwriters today.There's a certain sense of style that is equal to none.Keep it coming....