Brandon Lepere

Brandon Lepere

BandCountryPop

Original, relevant and and very sticky pop/rock music with thick and authentic country treatment. Universal lyrics with an engaging and uncommon point of view.

Biography

In 1995 a teenager named Brandon Lepere from New Hampshire brought home the National Country Music Association’s Junior Male Vocalist of the Year award. However, shortly after his winning performance in Las Vegas that year, Brandon took himself off Nashville’s radar.

Brandon, while grateful for the early success, decided to stay rooted in Northern New England to explore other types of music till he found a style that suited him. Still influenced by many country music legends such as The Eagles, Waylon Jennings, and John Denver, he found himself writing and performing in various genres and enjoying the experience. He contrasted and enhanced his early experiences with songwriting by listening to and learning from contemporary jazz artists like the Yellowjackets, Steely Dan and many Motown, rock, and folk artists including Marvin Gay, Radiohead, and Tracy Chapman. During this time he recorded and cataloged more than 100 compositions.

Now a seasoned performer, Brandon has performed more than 700 live shows since 2001 and opened for numerous national acts including Eddie Money, The Wailers, Hootie and the Blowfish, Edwin McCain, The Fools, and James Montgomery, performed showcases at Berklee College of Music, has released two CDs, and is a recurring highlight on Boston’s music scene.

Producers, writers and publishers on both sides of the Atlantic have courted Brandon. He has worked with and collaborated with many artists including Grammy award winning songwriter Bill Champlin, platinum selling producer Anthony J Resta, songwriter and producer Marty Walsh, recording artist/producer Craig Bartock, Brandon has performed and recorded with members of both the Jason Aldean band and legendary steel guitarist Gary Morris. His diligence and tireless musical performances have gained attention in The Boston Globe, The Portsmouth Herald, The Improper Bostonian. Brandon has also been a feature on Cambridge television and performed live on select radio programs throughout New England.

Early in 2008 Brandon was featured on the CMT's newest weekly program Billy Block's Western Beat, and his music was broadcast on Nashville’s 1 country station 103 WKDF. Brandon’s has received an honorable mention in the Country category of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) in 2007 for his song “She Drives Me Country”. And was selected as a finalist in the Durango Songwriting competition in 2007 for his song “Highway To Yesterday”.

Today, after taking many different paths with his music, Brandon has combined those influences with the country sound that brought him early success. The result is found in “Heaven Ain’t Got Nothin’ On You," and “She Drives Me Country” the first two tracks of his debut record.

Brandon is currently performing select dates in the northeast and writing songs for his upcoming release.

Lyrics

Highway To Yesterday

Written By: Brandon Lepere, Anthony J. Resta

GOT YOUR MESSAGE I’M SO SORRY
TOOK US FOR GRANTED FOR FAR TOO LONG
SO I’VE PACKED OUR BAGS AND I’M ON MY WAY
JUST TWO MORE HOURS AND WE’LL BE GONE

IN THE MOUNTAINS MY GRANDPA’S CABIN
QUIETLY WAITS FOR US
THE FISH ARE JUMPIN’ I’LL CATCH OUR DINNER
DON’T HAVE TO WORRY BOUT MUCH

JUST GET IN THE CAR AND FLY
TAKE A RIDE ON THE

HIGHWAY TO YESTERDAY
JUST FOR A CHANCE TO START AGAIN
WE’LL TAKE THE HIGHWAY TO YESTERDAY
JUST FOR THE CHANCE TO START AGAIN

I REMEMBER OUR FIRST KISSES
IT’S ALL COMING BACK TO ME
THIS IS WHAT WE’VE BOTH BEEN MISSIN’
THE YEARS CAN TICK AWAY
HOW COULD WE LET IT FADE
ALL THE LOVE WE MADE
WE’RE ON THE

HIGHWAY TO YESTERDAY
JUST FOR A CHANCE TO START AGAIN
YEA THE HIGHWAY TO YESTERDAY
JUST FOR THE CHANCE TO START AGAIN

SKINNY DIPPIN’ IN THE RIVER
JUST LIKE IT ALWAYS WAS
WHEN THE FIRE BURNS DOWN TO EMBERS
WE’LL MAKE LOVE UNDER THE STARS

WE’RE ON THE HIGHWAY TO YESTERDAY
JUST FOR THE CHANCE
JUST GET IN THE CAR AND FLY
AND TAKE THE RIDE

GOT YOUR MESSAGE
I’M SO SORRY
TOOK YOU FOR GRANTED FOR FAR TOO LONG

Heaven Ain't Got Nothin' On You

Written By: Brandon Lepere


I KNOW YOU THINK I MUST BE LYIN’
WHEN I TELL YOU HOW I FEEL
FOR YOU, IT MIGHT SOUND CRAZY
BUT IT’S TRUE

YOU ARE ALL I EVER WANTED
AND YOU ARE ALL I’LL EVER NEED
DON’T YOU KNOW
YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE FOR ME
AND THAT WILL LAST FOREVER

EVERY LITTLE SMILE ON YOUR FACE
DRIES UP ALL THE RAIN AND MAKES IT SHINE
HEAVEN AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ ON YOU
EVERY LITTLE THING THAT YOU DO
TAKES ME BY THE BOOTS AND RAISES ME HIGH
NOW I’M LOOKIN’ DOWN ON HEAVEN
AND HEAVEN AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ ON YOU

I NEVER THOUGHT THAT I WOULD FIND
A WAY TO OPEN UP MY HEART
BECAUSE OF YOU
NOW I AM FREE TO FIND IT ALL
AND YOU GOT ME TO BELIEVIN’

EVERY LITTLE SMILE ON YOUR FACE
DRIES UP ALL THE RAIN AND MAKES IT SHINE
HEAVEN AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ ON YOU
EVERY LITTLE THING THAT YOU DO
TAKES ME BY THE BOOTS AND RAISES ME HIGH
NOW I’M LOOKIN’ DOWN ON HEAVEN
AND HEAVEN AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ ON YOU

SOLO

NOW I STILL BELIEVE IN HEAVEN
BUT IT’S NOT SO FAR AWAY

EVERY LITTLE SMILE ON YOUR FACE
DRIES UP ALL THE RAIN AND MAKES IT SHINE
HEAVEN AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ ON YOU
EVERY LITTLE THING THAT YOU DO
TAKES ME BY THE BOOTS AND RAISES ME HIGH
NOW I’M LOOKIN’ DOWN ON HEAVEN
AND HEAVEN AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ ON YOU

Discography

Starting Point EP

Set List

COVER SET LIST for GB

Don’t Stop Believing Journey
Sister Golden Hair America
These Days Jackson Brown
Heart Of Gold Neil Young
In Your Eyes Peter Gabriel
Blowers Daughter Damien Rice
Cannon Ball Damien Rice
Amie Pure Prairie League
Peaceful Easy Feeling Eagles
Plush STP
Slide Goo Goo Dolls
Better Life K. Urban
Days Gone By K. Urban
Fire and rain JT
Old Man Neil Young
Jeremy Pearl Jam
Country Roads
American Pie d. McClane
Riding On a Railroad JT
Take It Easy Eagles
Pink Houses J. Melancamp
Sweet Carline Neil Diamond
Friends in low places G. Brooks
Give me one reason T. Chapman
All My Lovin Beatles
8 Days A week Beatles
I feel Fine Beatles
If you could only see Tonic
You don't know how it feels T. Petty
Joker Steve Miller
Hey Jealousy Gin Blossoms
Blister In The Sun
Drift Away Doobie Grey
Ants Marching D. Matthews
Brown eyed girl
What I got Sublime
Wild World
3 AM matchbox 20
Take A Picture
Black Water Doobie Brothe