The Brodies are architects of a daunting sound: Dan's words are sharp and laconic; Chris's arrangements thrive on hectares of space and give latitude to the lyrical angst and insecurity. - Terry Reilly, The Age
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, honing their skills of playing live to an audience, usually in a garage, with the “audience” consisting of a handful of curious local neighbourhood kids.
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.
"Un deux trois saucisson!" is the first single lifted off Brodie's forthcoming album, "Funerária do Vale".
A video for the single was made in late January and filmed on location at Elwood Beach, Melbourne. Shot and Directed by Ryan Kendall and written and produced by Joe Villanti, it follows protagonist CJ Fortuna as he battles to move forward in life, suffering the slings and arrows hurled at him from the characters he meets on his journey.
"Funerária do Vale" is a 10 track meditation on the ghosts of the past and present taking in all of Brodie's influences to date, featuring Danielle Golding (Shifting Sands, Jackie Winter), Chris Brodie (Dallas Crane, Broken Arrows) and produced by bassist/guitarist Mic Hubbard (Spencer P jones) at The Shrimp Shack, Pascoe Vale South in Melbourne, Australia.