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BRUCE on BRUCE:
"I am a reasonably positive, very alert singer/songwriter. I have been around forever, played in a bunch of bands, been hit on by your sister or brother, left duct tape in all your favorite haunts, (unless they mysteriously burned to the ground or became "bistros") and now can be found in my cozy studio in South Bend, Indiana or performing in and around Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin where chicken wire, firearms and Tums do not exist.
Not necessarily looking to be the next "big thing" but if someone is hell bent on making me rich, so be it. I ain’t dead yet!!"
Bruce writes, records and produces his critically acclaimed music at his studio, "The Dark Side" in South Bend, Indiana. His recording credits include electric and acoustic guitars, Kay mandolin, keyboards (including the vintage $60.00 Casio), electronic and acoustic drums and percussion, harmonica, vocals, and all other sounds. (including mistakes)
Bruce is also honored to be an annual performer at the Steel Bridge SongFest held each June in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Other performers include Jackson Browne, legendary singer/songwriter pat mAcdonald, Jane Wiedlin, (Go-Go's) Eric McFadden, (Animals, P-Funk), Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow) and Kim Mannning (P-Funk).
In October, 2009 Bruce wrote, recorded and performed with noted drummer Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow, Crowded House), Kim Manning (P-Funk) and Lantz Lazwell (Jam Factory) at the Edgar Allan Polka Festival in Wisconsin.
In June of 2010 Bruce was honored to record for the first time with "The Kid Fantastic" Noah Engh, Anna Sacks, Scotty Lund, Steve Smith and Troy Therrien at the Steel Bridge SongFest in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.. His band West Side Gypsys (Bruce, Jeremy Reaves, Rene Pynaert) also performed on the main stage backed by noted drummer Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow).
Bruce will be again performing at The Steel Bridge Songfest 2013 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin with Jackson Browne and a host of other musicians.
Legendary singer/songwriter pat mAcdonald says this about Bruce in a quote from The South Bend Tribune dated October 3rd, 2009: "He reminded me of my friend Stan Ridgway (of Wall of Voodoo) with his crazy sort of bent lyrics and crazy storytelling. Bruce’s stuff comes off like folk art, like outsider art. In my mind, he’s an outsider writer, and that’s the thing I liked. There’s something very playful about his stuff, which I really liked when I first heard it, and still do.”
Bruce is owner and President of SB United Records & Media. SB United is an independent record/media label for artists who are ready for a different, ARTIST FRIENDLY, professional approach to enriching their careers.
SB United proudly represents the interests of artists pat mAcdonald, Timbuk3, Bruce Reaves, West Side Gypsys, Charlie Cheney and the Significant Otters, melaniejane and The Legendary Sons Of Crack Daniels.
Bruce is also proud to be a member of HOLIDAY MOTEL MANAGEMENT LLC, owners of the historic HOLIDAY MOTEL in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Home of The Steel Bridge Songfest. www.holidaymusicmotel.com
Bruce is currently in production on his 4th album titled "0 to 60". The record is slated for an early 2014 release.