There are certain things in life people are born to do. For Brett Wiscons, those things include performing songs he’s written with an unbridled passion. A new type of storyteller who effortlessly weaves fact with fiction, Wiscons dives deep into his mind’s eye to conjure songs that are more stories than anything else. Take “Sophia’s Winery” – from the forthcoming EP, 33 – for example. The tune was born from a three-page short written by Brett about an Italian wine maker named Antonio and his listless wife, Sophia. The edges were sharpened a bit by his producer, Mark Bryan (Hootie & the Blowfish), but the song was inside the story from the beginning. Mark and Brett just had to find it. And find it they did. This partnership will undoubtedly unearth more gems in the near future.
Brett was raised on a unique amalgam of music ranging from vocal powerhouses Sade, Jeff Buckley and Edwin McCain to rock bands Pearl Jam, Eagles and the Sundays. Within these influences you’ll find his musical marriage: jangly pop, a dash of soul and moody acoustics to create a sound all his own.
Dig a little deeper and you’ll discover a student of equal parts music history and business administration. With a marketing degree from Marian University in Indianapolis in his back pocket and a history of rock & roll in his soul, there’s no stopping this Chicago-born, northern Indiana-raised fortunate son.
The journey is merely commencing. Come along for the ride.
•Currently writing songs with two-time Grammy winner Mark Bryan (Hootie & The Blowfish) for his new EP to be released in the fall of 2013
•Successfully launched a Kickstarter (crowd funding) campaign to finance current recording project
•Two CDs from The Michaels (CHINA CLUB & EQUALS) & one solo (Close My Eyes ) available on iTunes
•Books 100% of his tour dates
•Performed in 14 states – hundreds of stages – 1000+ gigs
•Supported national touring acts: Big Head Todd & the Monsters, BoDeans, Lily & Madeleine, Red Wanting Blue and Pat McGee Band
•Performed on 2008’s Vans Warped Tour in Virginia Beach, VA
•Performed on multiple stages during Super Bowl XLVI – including The Forrest Lucas Estate
•Performed our National Anthem at multiple sporting events
•Released first book in private detective series starring Bear Whitman on February 9th, 2013
•Second installment of the Bear Whitman book series will be released late 2013
•Founded MAD Diamond Entertainment, LLC on 1/1/13 to represent his solo career – both as a musician & author
•Available for college, corporate, private, non-profit events
Bret Wiscons - Vocals, guitars, Percussion, Harmonica
For a complete listing of recordings, please visit Brett's webpage: www.brettwiscons.com
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“I'm pretty sure at some point in Brett's life, he was fused with a majestic dragon....“I'm pretty sure at some point in Brett's life, he was fused with a majestic dragon. He's got energy. He's got heart. He may even breathe fire; he's just that awesome. He has so much heart on and off the stage that it made working with him during our Earth Day event on Indiana State University's campus that much more awesome.”
--Faren Coday, Spotlight Entertainment President
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN
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“We have hired Brett for various events and always had a great experience working with him. He's...“We have hired Brett for various events and always had a great experience working with him. He's professional and does a great job performing and interacting with the crowd.”
–Barbara Stuckwisch, Director of Alumni Relations
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"Brett was great to work with - professional and fun. The students definitely connected wit..."Brett was great to work with - professional and fun. The students definitely connected with him and he was a big hit on our campus."
-Tracy Machtan, Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN
Each show Brett plays is a little different from the next. He adapts to the crowd & the requests of the college/promoter/venue. His set list varies from original music to covers ranging from Sam Cooke and The Beatles to Bruno Mars and Lumineers.