I am honored to be chosen by the Madison area community to receive an award for “Best Local Singer/Band” in the 2013 Madison Magazine Best of Madison poll!
Also, last night I was fortunate enough to win another MAMA (Madison Area Music Association) award for my song “Ghost” from the album “In This Place”;. Additionally, my side project/group The Beat Chefs took home a MAMA for “Hip-Hop Performer of the year”. Thank you all who voted and continue to support local music!
I am honored to be representing the Midwest at SxSW 2013 in Austin, along with some truly great acts as part of the Minnesota/WI collaborative showcase! Also, from now until March 15th, you can go here to vote for me in this year’s Madison Area Music Associaton awards. I’m nominated for 16 of them, but I’ll need your help to get to the finals!
On the heels of the amazing show tonight that I had the pleasure of playing with Meshell Ndegeoceollo, I thought I’d share with you this brand-new video showcasing my “live looping” rendition of Prince’s classic “When Doves Cry”. It was shot by the good folks at Vidwest Media (sound by Oriole Sound):
Brandon Beebe – “When Doves Cry” (Acoustic Live Looping Cover) from Brandon Beebe on Vimeo.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I just found out that I’ll be opening up for the well-respected and talented Michelle Ndegeocello next Friday, November 30th. It’ll be my first appearance at the Barrymore Theatre in Madison…one of my favorite venues in town. She’ll be doing an all-Nina Simone tribute set and I’m honored to be asked to open up the night for her and her band.
I’ll be playing a couple of exciting shows next week, as I pretend that I can distract you from the election. Next Tuesday, Nov. 6th (election night!!) I’ll be the 7 pm guest on “Mad Toast Live!”, a live concert held at the Brink Lounge showcasing regional and national talent that is recorded for airing on WORT (89.9 FM). I am honored to finally be part of this fine program. Come take your mind off of the election polling results and listen to some fine music.
On Wednesday, Nov. 7th, I’ll be one of 5 musical finalists to play in RAW Madison’s “RAWards” Finals Show. Held at the Majestic Theatre, it will also feature the finalists in a variety of artistic mediums (video, fashion, dance, visual art, etc). The winner will go on to represent Madison in the nation-wide finals show held in Hollywood! I am thrilled to have made it this far, and to be able to compete in Madison’s finals. Get your tickets early as it will sell out.
Also, I’d like to shed some light on this fine video taken from my CD release show in february:
Last Friday night’s show opening up for Darius Rucker at the Crystal Grand Theatre was unbelievable! Darius, formerly of Hootie & the Blowfish mega-fame, has had a recent career resurgence, and he draws a crowd like the best of ’em. I was honored to be asked to do it and thrilled to be playing in front of 2,000 people. I wasn’t sure if his crowd would “get” me, but they responded resoundingly well and made me feel like a superstar. Now I know that if I can get in front of people who are music fans, no matter how big the stage, I can win them over (even given just a half hour time slot). Here are some pics and video from the show:
SOUNDCHECK (look at those lights!)
I am very pleased to announce that I won the award for “Best New Artist” in this year’s MAMAs (Madison Area Music Association)! Check out the list of winners here. Big thanks to all of you in the area who happened to cast a vote for me….I hope this will be the start of bigger and better things. For those of you who haven’t heard my album yet, please check it out!