In ‘When We Turn to Dust’ Dan Brodie contemplates a connection in which the metaphysical molecules have lost their chemical attraction. Someday it will exist, like the abandoned car, not in a physical sense but only as a memory.
Dan Brodie is a renowned Australian singer-songwriter.
Since 1999, Brodie has captured audiences around the world, releasing a succession of albums (eight in total) which have been nominated for numerous awards.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Brodie was raised in a musical family, his father, a professional guitarist and singer taught Brodie the basic chords of guitar and piano and along with his brother Chris, they began making music together, playing as fast and loud as they could to whoever would listen, not letting their lack of experience get in the way of having a good time.
In 2001, Brodie, with his band the Broken Arrows, signed to EMI Australia and Last Call Records in France and have performed with a diverse range of artists including The Strokes, Steve Earle, Paul Kelly, You am I, Tony Joe White, The White Stripes and Gillian Welsh.
His musical talents have taken him to the U.S., U.K., France, Spain, Scandinavia, Switzerland and New Zealand playing such iconic venues as CBGB in New York, The Continental in Austin, The Exit/In in Nashville and The Olympia in Paris.
Brodie's talents are recognised in his native Australia with two ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards for “Empty Arms, Broken Hearts” as well as an unfaltering reputation as an incredible live performer with acclaimed appearances at festivals such as the Big Day Out, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass and the Binic Folks Blues festival in France, signing to French label Beast Records in 2012 and completing numerous tours of Europe both as a solo artist and with assorted rock n roll combos.
In 2019, Dan Brodie returns with his eagerly awaited 8th album, "Funerária do Vale".
The Album cover and title are taken from a photo that Brodie took of a funeral home in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil during a six month stay in 2007.
“I found the imagery so evocative (with it’s English translation of ‘Valley of the Funeral Home’), and always hoped to use it as an Album cover. In a way I wrote the songs to fit the existing photograph, exploring themes of loss.”
Recorded at Shrimp Shack Studios in Melbourne by Award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist, Mic Hubbard (Eagle and the Worm, Spencer P Jones), Funerária do Vale showcases Brodie’s musical influences which have captured audiences around the globe over a succession of releases; at times tender and haunting, at other times loose and spirited.
"Funerária do Vale" contains 10 stunning new Brodie compositions and follows on from his breathtaking 2017 cover's collection, "Lost Not Found". The Album features Danielle Golding (Shifting Sands, Jacky Winter) on opener, "When we turn to dust", "Drugs have gone" and "My Fallen Star", Chris Brodie (Dallas Crane, Broken Arrows) on "You had me at hello" and "On the Outer", Mic Hubbard on bass and additional instrumentation and Molly Jean Morrison (The Level Spirits) on the honkytonkin' tribute to hedonism, "Getting f**ked up again".
Check out some of the latest vids, including, "Un deux trois saucisson!" a whacked out comedic turn filmed on location at Elwood Beach, Melbourne along with two by newly minted director, Mr Dan Brodie in his newest offering in "On the Outer", a masterful single shot clip where our narrator emerges from the darkness to stare down his demons and "You had me at hello" featuring local women's boxing, shot at a boxing club in Collingwood.