MAY 8, 2013 – The songs of musician/poet Brad Butcher are stirred up by his life, the people in it and the places he’s been. Musically inspired by Ray Lamontagne, Springsteen and Ryan Adams, Australia’s newest Roots balladeer is coming to Canada for our music and to share his music with us. “Canada and Australian musicians have a lot in common with each other. Our roots and folk scenes, our modesty and our massively long drives to play the next city! I’m enriching myself with Canadian music right now and I can’t wait to hit London and Toronto.” Brad Butcher

Managed by producer/engineer Anthony Lycenko (Pete Murray, Xavier Rudd, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, Busby Marou) and with awards and celebrity recommendations aplenty Brad Butcher is one of Australia’s affluential up-and-comers. He has already attracted the attention of key media tastemakers at home, including the pivotal Australian national radio station Triple J. He has just recently released his self-titled debut album to critical acclaim and audiences across Australia have been hanging on his every word as he takes his songs and literally breathes life into them. Brad Butcher has a voice that can silence the room with the softest of melodies. His songs are unabashed, gritty and honest. His lyrics bleed loss, redemption, love, hope, sadness and defiance. His heartache is all too evident.

There’s been a buzz building about this Aussie as a genuine, unaffected singer-songwriter, he blew them away at Bigsound in Brisbane late last year . ‘Conversations and Complications’, Brad’s second single, was recently the most ordered track for airplay filling the number 1 spot on the AirIt Now and Great Southern Charts for three consecutive weeks. Shortlisted as a finalist for the 2013 APRA Professional Development Awards, the 2012 Queensland Music Awards and the 2012 MusicOz awards for his songwriting, Brad Butcher is world class and has a very bright future ahead of him.

Monday, June 10th– C’est What – Toronto
Tuesday, June 11th – C’est What – Toronto
Thursday, June 13th – NXNE – Free Times Café at Midnight
Saturday, June 15th – NXNE – Monarch at 9PM
Tuesday, June 18th – The Australian – NYC
Wednesday, June 19th – The Saint – New Jersey
Friday, June 21st – The London Music Club with Jadea Kelly, London, On
Saturday, June 22nd – The London Music Club with The Marrieds, London, ON