A couple months ago, Bramwell and the Left Overs decided to plant their roots in Toronto soil. Before that though, the Edmonton-based folk artists poured themselves into their latest record, Under Ground, creating a mould that undoubtedly reflects the open, airy feel of their former prairie home. Under Ground is an introspective, beautifully crafted album reminiscent of summer days spent on the porch and stormy nights hiding beneath worn cotton blankets. There’s much to be said about vocalist Bramwell Park’s delicate, yet somewhat gruff, voice, but the most alluring aspect of the disc is its relaxed, sauntering pace. “Monkey” will grab you right from the beginning, thanks to the mellow, crisp feel of the band’s minimal instrumental layering, while “Now & Later” trucks alongside the shadows of downtrodden beats. Under Ground might be a reflection of Bramwell and the Left Overs’ wheat and whiskey influences but really, with an album as enjoyable as this one, the only thing that’s being revealed is a natural knack for songwriting.
by Amanda Ash, Exclaim! Magazine, July 2007
Bramwell and the Left Overs have been generating quite a bit of buzz recently due to a stellar new release which has topped the charts on college radio around the country. The album titled "Under Ground" features eleven modern folk tracks that venture into the country rock genre at times. The band's sound is primarily acoustic but incorporates a variety of instruments into their compositions including a lap steel guitar, mandolin, banjo, and a vintage Fender Rhodes."
Paul Borchert-Mote Magazine (2007)
wilco meets neil young
leon redbone meets the beatles
ron sexsmith meets jon lennox
tom waits meets a sally ann band
Bramwell Park - singing, guitar, harmonica, banjo
Michelle Sabourin - singing, fiddle, washboard
Stephen Tchir - singing, guitar, lapsteel, accordian, mandolin, organ
Stephen Badach - bass, upright & electric
Joshua Park - drums, banjolele
-self titled debut album
bramwell and the left overs/released march, 2005
-under gound / released April 2007
see press reviews at www.bramwellpark.ca
see press reviews at: www.bramwellpark.ca
-our sets are usually between 45 and 60 min.
-we play mostly originals, with occasional covers
-covers range from old traditional songs, to the beatles, to weezer.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.