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Brother Superior / Bio

Bryce stubbornly refuses to write a bio and pull quotes for his band. So he asked me*, and this is my best shot:

"Clifford leads a heavy hitting band with his rueful and acerbic lyrics and bar room scarred vocals.” NOW Magazine, Toronto

Bryce Clifford & Brother Superior put the song back at the center of rock and roll. If they were hair-rock a-holes, they would be cranking out passionate Americana anthems that blare from the car windows of teenagers across the states. But instead, Clifford's indie-rock influence and post-punk attitude have brought us much more interesting and nuanced songs. In his now-home of Austin Texas, Bryce Clifford has brought together a kick ass band that “perform with a ‘wheels might come off’ intensity”**. These 4 full-time musicians are immersed nightly in Austin's vast music scene. Their Texan-everyman accessibility belies their world-class talent and experience. These musicians bring with them influences of blue-grass, classical, honky-tonk, old school soul… name it - you might hear it. That said, a BC+BS set is dominated with driving melodic post-punk rock songs that get stuck in your head, are played with joy, and have a touch of nostalgia that feels right and hits home.

**Richard Flohil- 15 Artists to Catch at North By Northeast Festival


Replacements, Husker-Du, Morphine, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, The Pixies, Tom Petty.


“There is no easy way to describe this …you need hear Clifford's music!! You’ll be surprised." Freddy Celis - ROOTSTIME - Belgium On-Line

The penultimate track "Last Call in the Northeast" with it's haunting guitar and lyrics clearly shows that they have the talent to make their mark... a very impressive record."” Andy Riggs - Americana UK

“Bryce Clifford has a terrific voice that touches the heart and leaves a lot of fans with their mouths wide open. " Wiebren Rijkeboer - Netherlands Alt-Country Music

Written by *Madi (Maydee) Distefano, Owner Dozen Street, Austin Music Venue, and BC+BS fan.

General Info

Band Members
Bryce Clifford - Vocals, Thomas Van Der Brook - Other/bari sax, Geena Spigarelli - Bass, Daniel Jones - Drums
Artist Name
Brother Superior
Profile Page
Active Since
Alternative / Post post post

Contact Info

Austin, TX