A brief history
Brendan’s first memories of music are what inspired him to sing. His granny Peeps was driving him home when he heard, ‘So Lonesome I Could Cry’ by Hank Williams, playing on the car stereo. Peeps noticed that Brendan looked sad and asked him what was wrong. He replied that he was sad for the lonesome man who was singing. When granny Peeps dropped Brendan off at home his father also noticed that he was sad. Brendan told him about the lonesome man in the song and that he wanted to sing it. His father phoned granny Peeps to bring the Hank Williams CD to the house. Brendan went to his room with the song and listened to it line by line. After learning each line he would run down the stairs and repeat it to his father until he had the whole song down to perfection.
Brendan recorded ‘So Lonesome I Could Cry’ in 2010 to play at granny Peep’s funeral. She is dearly missed.
Music has always been a big part of Brendans life, it is always being played at home whether it is on television, radio or by George accompanied by friends and family strumming in the evenings. A love of music followed and like a sponge Brendan soaked up all he could, listening to everything and anything, all genres, he just loved music and would sing along to whatever was being played. But Brendans true love of music was brought on by listening to country, gospel and bluegrass.
The writing team of Brendan, Brendans dad, George and uncle Bizzy have been hard at work over the past year writing songs and composing the music for Brendans first album. Over this time many songs have been written, some kept some rewritten some put aside for a later date. The album will contain elements of country, gospel and bluegrass with Brendans own unique style and sound making the songs on the album feel fresh and exciting. A feel only Brendan can produce.
Brendan is now an accomplished guitarist, composing his own music. He is also learning his way around the keys. Over the last couple of years Brendan has been playing in music venues and at festivals around Perthshire, Scotland. He has played to audiences ranging from 15 people in a small pub to 700 people at festivals. But, no matter the audience, he always leaves the crowd shouting for more.