Brad Senne
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Brad Senne

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | INDIE

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | INDIE
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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Jan
22
Brad Senne @ Aster Cafe

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Jan
15
Brad Senne @ Fitger's Brewhouse

Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Dec
31
Brad Senne @ Red Stag Supper Club

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Press


"Senne could give Beck a run for his money." Illinois Entertainer - Illinois Entertainer


"Senne is another unique voice in the indie pop scene." - Omaha City Weekly


"Senne proves adept at not only guitar, but also is skilled on piano, bass and drums. His instrumental prowess seems to give his
songwriting more depth and breadth than many contemporaries. The Minneapolis-based songwriter imbues his creations with a certain
sublime simplicity that is understated and economical. It's a nimble new release that floats rather than tumbles out of your speakers."
Duluth News Tribune
- Duluth News Tribune


"His voice is particularly effective: Ethereal and wispy, he seems to be singing in a voluminous cave. His blues-influenced, strippeddown
compositions share common sonic ground with Nick Drake and Beck, but to limit Senne to this territory would be to short-change
him. Aerial Views shows a mature and gifted songwriter coming into his own." The Onion - The Onion


"With a haunting but harmonious voice à la Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold and a Nick Drake/Elliott Smith acoustic style, Minneapolis
folkie Brad Senne could well be on his way to an indie buzz." Minneapolis Star Tribune
- Minneapolis Star Tribune


"Simply put, Aerial Views is a must-own album for fans of indie folk, and it's a highly listenable album that can be played again and
again without wearing out its welcome." - Star Tribune


"With his ethereal voice and keen sense of beauty and melody, Senne creates the kind of ghostly magic that Bon Iver and Nick Drake
did before him." The Onion - A.V Club - Twin Cities - The Onion


Discography

Brad Senne self-title 2003
Oddities 2008
The Shapes That Shift Us 2008
Aerial Views 2009

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Bio

Growing up on the outskirts of a small farming community in Southern Minnesota Brad Senne spent the majority of his
youth immersed in hardcore and punk rock. He went on to play in a multitude of bands eventually gaining notoriety for his
hardcore band Picturesque in the late 1990's after signing with Trustkill Records. He decided to branch out and with more
freedom as a songwriter he started playing his own brand of solo acoustic folk rock. His expanding vocabulary drew
upon the musical influences of his heroes Bob Dylan, Elliott Smith, Iron and Wine, Wilco, and Muddy Waters. Senne's
blend of hypnotic, breathy indie pop showcases his stripped-down compositions. In 2009 Mike Boeser of Grain Belt
Records signed Senne and in 2010 will re-release the 2009 album Aerial Views. The album received raved reviews and
was voted a top 10 album of the year by The Onion - A.V. Club in the Twin Cities. Aerial Views has two new songs and
has been re-mixed with added instrumentation by Ben Durrant of Crazy Beast Studios (Andrew Bird, Roma di Luna).
Senne plays almost all instruments on this album including guitar, bass, piano and keyboards, resulting in 11 songs that
range from simple finger-picking guitar ballads to lush instrumental arrangements.
PRESS RAVES
"With his ethereal voice and keen sense of beauty and melody, Senne creates the kind of ghostly magicthat Bon Iver and Nick Drake
did before him." The Onion - A.V Club - Twin Cities
"Simply put, Aerial Views is a must-own album for fans of indie folk, and it's a highly listenable album that can be played again and
again without wearing out its welcome." Minneapolis City Pages
"With a haunting but harmonious voice à la Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold and a Nick Drake/Elliott Smith acoustic style, Minneapolis
folkie Brad Senne could well be on his way to an indie buzz." Minneapolis Star Tribune
"His voice is particularly effective: Ethereal and wispy, he seems to be singing in a voluminous cave. His blues-influenced, strippeddown
compositions share common sonic ground with Nick Drake and Beck, but to limit Senne to this territory would be to short-change
him. Aerial Views shows a mature and gifted songwriter coming into his own." The Onion