Having spent his early 20’s fronting London based heavy rock outfit Burning Beard, John Joseph Brill established himself as a mainstay of the West London music scene.
The same musical community that bred The Staves, Laura Marling and Bear’s Den heavily influenced Brill to explore a more confessional, honest form of songwriting and in 2013 he left his former band and the capital and moved to Liverpool. There he honed his craft as a solo artist, immersed in the oeuvre of Leonard Cohen, Jason Molina and Neil Young he began writing and performing, in his unique baritone style, songs about everything from heartbreak to death and friendship.
The Pieces EP, (produced by Andrew Davie of Bear’s Den and Kristoffer Harris) laid a foundation at radio with support coming from Radio 1, 6 Music, Radio 2 and Radio X as well as in Europe.
The False Names, EP, spawned European support slots with Daughter and Bear’s Den, topped off with a sold out headline show at St Pancras Old Church and a support with Carole King at Hyde Park’s British Summer Time.
Latest EP I’m Not Alright was released in July.
John Joseph Brill plays The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Thurs 9th November 2017. Tickets available here.
Watch the video for ‘Muscle & Bone’ below: