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Brian Baker

Rank #6 AU Melbourne, VIC, AU Singer Songwriter / Acoustic/Electric / Pop ...

50% of sales go to the charity Oxfam America.

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Sounds Like: John Lennon, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, XTC, Crowded House

Bio: Brian Baker is a singer/songwriter living in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne, Australia. He sings and plays guitar, keyboards, bass and drums.

After moving to Australia from New Zealand in 1980, he performed with many Australian bands, securing a Sony recording deal with "The Ones" in 1... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Just joined #musicforgood on @ReverbNation - now 1/2 of our song sales are donated to @OxfamAmerica http://t.co/1B0q14aaDx


"It's not jazz. Play some <bleep> jazz already!", or words to that effect, came the voice from towards the back of the comfortably full room that was warmly applauding a few songs into the Saturday night set. Heckler or welcome interjection, it was but a part of lively atmosphere to be found whenever Eddie Rayner and Brian Baker played the Waiheke Jazz Festival. Aside from the one show on an outdoor stage, the performances felt more like watching a couple of talented friends playing in your living room, with a similar level of interaction at times. It was only when the crowd reacted to the better known Split Enz songs that one was forced to draw breath and appreciate the combined talent and experience of these two musicians, not to mention how well they work together. Notwithstanding their largely remote collaboration on Brian's 2009 album, Hard Light, and some more recent songs yet to be heard but for these live performances, along with some rehearsals in the days preceeding the festi
— JH, Web
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Our Freedom update
Sep 23, 2014
So I've uploaded a new version of "Our Freedom". I've done some work on the lyri... [more]
Songs and songwriting
Aug 17, 2012
My passion is writing songs and performing those songs live and recorded. I love... [more]
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  • Hillbilly Dix (Artist) Hillbilly Dix
    Writing , and performances don't come much better than this ..Brian, you are one of my most fave artists, after hearing you for the first time at you tube, I fell in love :)...
  • sylkay (Artist) sylkay
    Great page great music awesome :-)
  • Doug Dickens (Artist) Doug Dickens
    Best wishes from the states Brian ... tonight is your showcase appearance ....
  • Doug Dickens (Artist) Doug Dickens
    I'm with Tracy here ... Bucket of Dreams is exceptional but i haven't heard one of these tunes that i didn't like ... can't wait to see what folks say this Saturday.... Doug
    Congrats Brian! Keep up your great work here! Regards from Russia!
  • the b.a.s.i.c. band (Artist) the b.a.s.i.c. band
    Love your Bucket Of Dreams!
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Q: so how is it in the life of Brian?
A: Great to hear from you Peggy. All is well here, Katerina and I are just back from 3 weeks camping with our 2 boys, Miles and Charlie, now 8 and 5!!! Life goes on - still looking for that great song. If you're ever in the Dandenong Ranges please drop in. bb

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