x

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your ReverbNation experience.

Michael Brunnock

Rank #35 US Maspeth, NY Folk / Folk Rock / Adult Contemporary

About

Sounds Like: Neil Young, Damien Rice, Declan O' Rourke, Glen Hansard, Paul Brady Music

Bio: Michael Brunnock possesses an extraordinary voice, and his songs mine the profound. So it’s not surprising that David Byrne cast him to sing the role of an Irish musician on the brink of success whose voice guides Sean Penn through an emotional journey of self-discovery in This Must Be the Place ... See Full Bio

More Info

Status

Twitter_icon_for_status: Niall Connolly new single -Corridors - http://t.co/q7APEH7Bto #GoogleAlerts

Press

All Press

Recent Blogs

Michael teams up with Pledg...
Apr 11, 2012
Dear Friends, As some of you may know that Michael has teamed up with Pledge... [more]
Review: Michael Brunnock's ...
Jan 23, 2012
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 Review: Michael Brunnock's "The Orchard" Enchanting... [more]
All Blogs

Songs

Play All | Queue All | Share All

Videos

All Videos

Shows

  • Wed

    Nov 26


    New York, NY, US | 10:00pm

    New York, NY, US
    Wed Nov 26 10:00pm
  • Fri

    Nov 28


    Far Rockaway, NY, US | 8:30pm

    Far Rockaway, NY, US
    Fri Nov 28 8:30pm

    Details

    Michael Brunnock possesses an extraordinary voice, and his songs mine the profound. So it’s not surprising that David Byrne cast him to sing the role of an Irish musician on the brink of success whose voice guides Sean Penn through an emotional journey of self-discovery in This Must Be the Place (2012). The score by Byrne with lyrics by Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy) called for a distinctive vocalist, which Brunnock is. Brunnock’s sense of himself and his roots is deeply evident on The Orchard (2012 Araglin Records) A collection of gorgeously crafted songs that embrace a breadth of vision. Featuring guest performances from Glen Hansard (Swell Season), Julia Stone, Ari Hest and Joe Sumner, the album is Brunnock’s third since Live in New York (2009) and So I Do (2007). Mixed by triple Grammy winner Patrick Dillett, The Orchard is due for release in February 2012. His exquisite rendering of Down by the Araglin pays homage to the grandfather (also named Michael Brunnock) whose singing of this and other local ballads captivated those gathered around the fire in the family’s kitchen. The younger Brunnock has learned his craft well, deftly weaving fine lyric with powerful melody in a song like Man Overboard in which an emigrant’s material success is contrasted with the treasure left behind. In Untouchable, with Glen Hansard on guest vocals, Brunnock asks what it means to be a man, a warrior, a father; to live free in the modern world: Am I man enough to taste flesh burned to the bone? Gameboy hero, as I kill from a drone. Powerful melodies and angelic harmonies are driven by a strong personal vision on Song of the Lark, Every Step and Soft, White and Indigo. Brunnock’s remarkable voice shines throughout, drawing the listener in with an authentic vision and Irish soul. Brunnock established his solo career when he relocated to New York City a decade ago, having performed through the 90s in Ireland with the bands Little Palace and The Van Winkles as well as with Dead Can Dance’s Brendan Perry. Since then he has toured extensively in the States, opening for the Frames and The Swell Season on recent sold out American tours, and has appeared on TV shows such as FOX 5’s ‘Fearless Music’.

  • Fri

    Dec 12


    Floral Park, NY, US | 9:00pm

    Floral Park, NY, US
    Fri Dec 12 9:00pm
All Shows

Comments

Add Comment
  • LOST CITY BAND (Artist) LOST CITY BAND
    "Man Overboard" what a great track Michael !! superb vocals & stellar accompaniment !! Peace, LCB/jeffrey
  • Kevin M. Thomas (Artist) Kevin M. Thomas
    GAME CHANGER IS GREAT!
  • Bob Dassing (Artist) Bob Dassing
    Great job. Thanks for sharing, Bob
  • Suzanne Cook (Artist) Suzanne Cook
    Lovely voice and songs. Suzanne
  • second journey (Artist) second journey
    outstanding, keep up the excellent music and work
  • sylkay (Artist) sylkay
    Man am I a big fan. Your songs move me through many journeys enjoying so much :-)
All Comments

Questions

Ask Michael Brunnock anything...

200 characters remaining
Submit Question
 
Q: Are you interested in a free music review? If so contact us at http://spacedoutmagazine.com/contact-us/
A: Yes I's love a free music review of my latest album, 'The Orchard'. How can we arrange this?

Asked by anonymous. Answered on Sun Oct 21 2012

Free Mobile App

Download the free Mobile App today.

Stats

  • Song Plays 4,073 +3

  • Video Plays 438

  • Total Fans 2,590

  • ReverbNation Fans 552

  • Facebook Likes 1,390

  • Twitter Followers 235

  • YouTube Subscribers 7

  • Widget Impressions 9,365 +7

Fans

All Fans

Artist Recommendations

  • Stand
    Stand
    Rock
    Dublin, IE
  • FairplayCollective
    FairplayCollective
    Folk
    New York, NY
  • Libby Johnson
    Libby Johnson
    Singer Songwriter
    New York, NY
All Favorites