Brett Gleason
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What song haven't you written yet that you long to write and sing it?


Brett Gleason responded on 05/03/2015
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I'm trying to write simpler songs that deal more with emotional experience and less with analytical observation. Thanks for asking!

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I am sure looking forward to your new album, it would be cool if it could be released on vinyl


Brett Gleason responded on 05/03/2015
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Thanks! Working hard on the next record (adding a new song/video below) - vinyl's cool but it's SO expensive and I don't have enough of a vinyl fan base to merit that yet - maybe in the future, thanks for inquiring! xBG

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Have you thought about working with another artist on just a song or two?


Brett Gleason responded on 05/03/2015
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Eventually YES but I need to expand my body of work before I start collaborating, maybe after I finish my 2nd record. Thanks for asking!

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how often do you shave?


Brett Gleason responded on 04/05/2015
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Haha, great question - I use a buzzer like once a week to keep my stubble low, if I'm feeling really fancy I'll actually shave my neck but that's only for like, weddings and funerals. Scruff!

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When did you start performing?


Brett Gleason responded on 04/05/2015
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Unfortunately, I didn't start performing until I was 26 - I was very self conscious and somewhat embarrassed of my voice and wanting to sing in general. It was until I had songs I was really proud of that I felt ready to hit the stage. Luckily, I grew up as a competitive gymnast and I think that kind of focus helped me on stage. Thanks for asking!
xBG
p.s. Here's a video from one of my first shows!


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Do you write lyrics and compose music for yourself or for your audience?


Brett Gleason responded on 02/10/2015
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Of course! I also play all the instruments (except drums) and do most of the audio engineering. Thanks for listening :) xBG

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When did you start performing?


Brett Gleason responded on 01/23/2015
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My first official concert was on 7/08/09 - not until I was 25 years old. I wish I had started performing sooner but I didn't have any confidence until I had some recordings to point to, and even then I was embarrassed of my voice and hid it behind layers of tracks. Now I feel very differently and am recording some really sparse, singer/songwriter stuff. Here's a video from one of my first gigs!


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what are you favorite musicians or artists in general?


Brett Gleason responded on 01/18/2015
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Smashing Pumpkins, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Patrick Wolf, St Vincent, The Cure, Bright Eyes, David Silvian, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Joni Mitchell - lot's of literature too.

Thanks for asking!

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Iwas already a Fan. But I guess, I'm now a True Fan!


Brett Gleason responded on 12/19/2014
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Indeed! Being on the Fam List is the ultimate - as well as joining the BG Pushers FB Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/BGPusher... Thanks for all your support and friendship

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Loved it Brett! Take control of it all :))


Brett Gleason responded on 12/19/2014
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Thanks! That's the beauty of DIY artistry