Brando Quin and RavenPheat

Brando Quin and RavenPheat

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Brando Quin's music is acknowledged by fans and musicians as original, unique and powerfully expressive. His vivid portrayal of an American working/struggling class life conveys the dashed hopes, loss, and heartbreak implicit in living the American Dream! Appeals to fans of Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel

Biography

Official Band Site: www.BrandoQuinandRavenPheat.com

Question: Who is Brando Quin and why should I buy his stuff?

Answer: Brando Quin, 6'1" blond haired, blue eyes, and a smile that warms the coldest days was born in The Great State of Texas in 1962.

Since then he has been a student, U.S. Air Force Airman, a Father, a U.S. Marine, a Veteran of Foreign War, an actor, a poet, an author and musician.

His Rock /R&B/Pop/Comedy music is acknowledged by both fans and musicians as original, unique and powerfully expressive. His vivid portrayal of an American working/struggling class life, conveys the dashed hopes, loss, and heartbreak implicit in living the American Dream.

Brando's poetry books have won awards from The International Society of Poets and his novel "The Master Painter" has been described by Susan Giffin a Pulitzer Prize nominee as, "Written with an unusual flair and originality that is very entertaining!"

Brando's vocals and musical style have been placed in categories beside such well known names as Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Roy Orbison, John Lennon, Neil Young, Nick Cave, Peter Gabriel, The Black Crowes, Billy Ray Cyrus, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and even the Pogues...

Question: Who's the band behind Brando Quin's CD's?

Answer: In 2005 Brando Quin teamed up with Producer John Mahoney of RavenPheat Recording Studios in Phoenix Arizona. John is the Arrangement, Mix and Production Guru of all of Brando's Cd's 2006 "Brando Quin My Life" 2007 "Brando Quin The Journey" and the to be relased CD "Brando Quin Crossings" which is currently in production and scheduled to be released in the summer of 2008. John is also a very talented musician and is featured playing Rhythm Guitars, Native Flute, Bass, Percussion/Drums, Keyboards and MIDI sounds.

The other band members joined up with Brando after the initial scratch tracks were made for the CD, "Brando Quin My Life".

Violinist Tim Sadow also plays with Walt Richardson, The Brazen Heads, The Alston Sisters and has played in the 1st violin section of the Tempe Arizona Symphony. He is an energetic violin player who is both passionate and creative. Raised as a classical violinist in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania he has performed and recorded in just about every style of music since relocating to Phoenix Arizona.

Todd Larsen our lead guitarist is originally from North Dakota and is now living in Atlanta Georgia. He is also known as "The Albino Squirrel" to his fans Todd has been a musician for over 34 years. For the past 26 years he has played lead guitar. Todd also writes and performs music in the Atlanta Georgia area. He always finds time for some fishing with his daughter.

Backup Vocalist, Michele Sarrett's Christian/Country/ Classical opera trained voice has been singing for over 30 years, she currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and has recently branched out on her own, completing her debut award winning single, "Bleed Into My Veins".

Dan King our very talented Saxophone player originally from Boston, Massachusetts has been playing the Phoenix, Arizona music scenes for years he also plays with the well known group "Sonoran Swing".

Three other artists joined Brando during the making of "Brando Quin The Journey"

HumanJones to his fans is a very talented backup vocalist. Originally from Ohio, he moved to Phoenix Arizona 33 years ago and has been playing, writing and singing music for more than 40 years. HumanJones is also currently working on his own debut CD aptly titled, "Most of the only of HumanJones". His previous song awards include the hit song, "Sorry Mama" written for "The National Organization for Women" during an open songwriting competition.

Ted Hale our blazing Trombonist has toured, performed and recorded with Bob Hope, Dionne Warwick, The Spinners, Jim Nabors and Patti Page to name a few. He has served as the General Manager of the Midland-Odessa Texas Symphony & Chorale and currently performs with the Tempe Arizona Symphony Orchestra. He has a Doctorate in Music and Higher Education Administration from Indiana University.

Ted Krummenacker our exceptional Piano Player lives in Peoria Arizona, Ted plays the piano in just about every style imaginable and his talent shines through on this album especially during the song "I Can't Make You Love Me" sung by Brando and Michele.

Two other artists joined us during the making of "Brando Quin - Crossings" which was released in April 2008: Our true to his art Banjo Player, Sule Greg Wilson has over thirty years experience as a percussionist, dancer and folklorist. He currently plays banjo & percussion with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sankofa Strings and the Repeat Offenders. A native of Washington, DC, Wilson lived in New York for fourteen years before moving to the Phoenix area. He has performed with Mike Seeger, Tony Trishka, Babatunde Olatunji, Abraham Laboriel, Taj Mahal, and danced with the International Afrikan American Ballet.

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Lyrics

The nfl's Sofa League of Heroes

Written By: Brando Quin

The (nfl's) Sofa League of Heroes by Brando Quin and RavenPheat-- We've Got on the jersey's cause its NFL game Sunday and we'll be Watching our favorite football teams play through Monday Now we're not the official nfl football fans But our gals say from this sofa our Lives review and our lives pan We've got the popcorn bowls we've got the remote controls and we're part of a team thats called the sofa league of hero's now our Telephones are ringing but its During the big play The answering machines are screaming you better come over here and answer me We've got the hottt wings in the bowl We've got the remote controls and we're Part of a team that's called The sofa league of heroes We take a moment and we answer I turn the TV mute button on Our gals they've got a question are our football jersey's still on Cause their watching our teams play In a sports bar somewhere out there They said aren't we your real hero's When we're touching down there? Whoooo those girls made the call and football fans that said it all arent they our real hero's? When theyre touching down there? We've got the pizza rolls in a bowl and we've still got the remote controls and we're part of a team that's called the sofa league of heroes

Livin a Hard Life

Written By: Brando Quin

"Livin A Hard Life" as performed by Brando Quin and RavenPheat--He's been hell bent since he's four years old, he don't know no better cause his heads been told, he can't go nowhere until he is dead, not he won't go nowhere cause that just what they said, he's livin the hard life he's tryin to be bold its mostly a sad life cause they've sold his soul, he's livin the hard life got nowhere else to be he's riding this rock pile to the next life he'll see, he's livin the hard life he's tryin to be bold, it's mostly a sad life cause they've sold his soul, he's livin the hard life got nowhere else to be he's riding this rock pile to the next life he'll see, he's hanging on nothing on nothing but thin air he can't wait for the dyin cause the dyin's already here, he'll never be nothin until he is dead he's amounted to nothin cause that's just what they said.

The Perfect 3 Love Rules

Written By: Brando Quin

"The Perfect 3 Love Rules" - by Brando Quin and RavenPheat--I looked at her that girl looked back when our eyes met I damn near had a heart attack And all I could think and All I could do was say Ooh baby ooh la la ooh you make the The perfect three-love-rules I said ooh baby ooh la la ooh and then she asked me for my name my mind it damn near went insane cause she's so loveable and oh so kissable and I'll be her squeezeable the perfect 3 love rules I said ooh baby ooh la la ooh, and then we dated for awhile just like most normal folks would do we fell in love and met the preacher so we both could say baby I do cause your so loveable and oh so kissable and I'll be your squeezeable the perfect 3 love rules cause your so huggable and your so kissable and I'll be your squeezable the perfect 3 love rules, I said baby ooh baby ooh la la ooh the perfect 3 love rules

It's All About ME

Written By: Brando Quin

"It’s all about me" by Brando Quin and RavenPheat--I've Got lists of requirements a College MBA I'm heading for retirement I've got The Amway philosophy I hear the City a'groaning As I'm walking down the streets I hear the people playing Judge Judy and Jerry Springer and Oprah Winfrey It’s all about me now It’s all about me living life the leisure way and making lots of money I've Got all the requirements a College PhD I'm Not heading For retirement I don't want your philosophy I hear the city still groaning as I'm walking down the street I hear the T.V's playing Judge Judy and Jerry Springer and Oprah Winfrey It’s all about me now It’s all about me living life the leisure way and making lots of money It’s all about me now and not what I can't be living life the leisure way and making lots of money It's all about me now it's all about me living life the leisure way and making lots of money

Beth's Lonely Man

Written By: Brando Quin

Beth’s Lonely Man as performed by Brando Quin and RavenPheat-- Do you know how dear you’ve been? To this lonely man Do you know how kind you’ve been? And what a friend Do you know how wild I’ve lived? And tried to be Anything but a lonely man The lonely man that you see Oh' Beth You shared my tears You Said it'll be all right cause You could ease my fears Oh’ Beth You’ve shared my day We rode until sunset Now won't you stay here with me Do you know I’ve hated What have I become? The devils advocate America's hated son. Do you know I’ve been hurting? ever Since I was young and Then I kept on hurting I Guess this hurting's not done Beth Ellen You shared my tears You Told me it’s all right cause You could ease my fears Beth Ellen You shared my day We rode through the rainstorms Now won't you stay here with me

Discography

2006 - The 12 song CD, "Brando Quin My Life (Grievous)" Music and Production by RavenPheat & Friends is Glaxicon Music's first release, Starring Brando Quin Lead Singer/Songwriter and Melodies Composer, Producer John Mahoney of RavenPheat Recording Studios is also featured on Rhythm Guitars, Bass, Percussion/Drums, Native Flutes and MIDI sounds, Tim Sadow on Violins, Todd Larsen on Lead Guitar, Michele Sarrett Backup Vocals and Dan King Saxophone.

2007 - Central AZ (PRWEB) September 1, 2007 -- Glaxicon Music in conjunction with RavenPheat Recording Studios and LuLu Publishing Company releases the 12 song American-Life Rock/R&B/PoP CD, "Brando Quin The Journey" Music and Production by RavenPheat and Friends -- Starring Brando Quin Lead Singer, Song Lyrics Writer and Melodies Composer, Producer John Mahoney Music, Arrangement and Production also featured on Rhythm Guitars, MIDI Sounds, Percussion and Native Flutes, Tim Sadow Lead Violin, Todd Larsen Lead Guitar, Michele Sarrett Backup Vocalist, Dan King Saxophonist, Humanjones Backup Vocalist, Ted Hale Trombonist and Tom Krummenacker Pianist. View supporting Arizona Courier Article at http://www.eacourier.com/articles/2007/11/02/local_news/doc4727db7ddbbd5100229182.txt

2007 - Central, AZ (PRWEB) November 29, 2007 -- Glaxicon Music in conjunction with RavenPheat Recording Studios, The Reid Effect and LuLu Publishing Company releases the Comedic/PoP Music Video, "The (nfl's) Sofa League of Heroes" Starring Brando Quin Lead Singer, Song Lyrics Writer and Melodies Composer, Producer John Mahoney Music, Arrangement and Production, Tim Sadow Lead Violin, Michele Sarrett Backup Vocalist, Dan King Saxophonist, and Ted Hale Lead Trombonist. View supporting Eastern Arizona Courier Article at http://www.eacourier.com/articles/2007/11/21/lifestyle/doc474472185995e409753817.txt

2008 -
(1888PressRelease) April 24, 2008 - Central AZ -- Glaxicon Music in conjunction with RavenPheat Recording Studios and LuLu Publishing Company releases the 11 song American-Life Rock/Pop/Bluegrass CD, "Brando Quin - Crossings" Music and Production by RavenPheat and Friends -- Starring Brando Quin Lead Singer, Song Lyrics Writer and Melodies Composer, Producer John Mahoney Music, Arrangement and Production also featured on Rhythm Guitars, MIDI Sounds, Percussion and Native Flutes, Tim Sadow Lead Violin, Todd Larsen Lead Guitar, Michele Sarrett Backup Vocalist, Dan King Saxophonist, Ted Hale Trombonist, Sule Greg Wilson Lead Banjo, and Daphne Adato backup vocalist.

Recent Streaming tracks played are "Beth's Lonely Man" and "Up on Main Street" both from the "Brando Quin - The Journey" CD...

Set List

Our show is opened by a legendary Phoenix Band - Element 115 - they play classic rock and have a 12' tall alien drummer named "Al".

Then Brando Quin and RavenPheat begin their concert with their latest Music Video (Comedy Pop) "The (nfl's) Sofa League of Heroes"

we then play (Blues Rock) "Livin a Hard Life"

then (Southern Pop) "The Perfect 3 Love Rules"

then (Comedy Pop) "It's All About Me"

then (Classic Rock) "Wonderful Tonight" written by Eric Clapton,

then (Southern Rock) "Beth's Lonely Man" where Brando actually rides a Harley Davidson Motorcycle onto the stage...

then (Classic Pop) "I Can't Make You Love Me" written for Bonnie Raitt,

then we usually have an intermission of about 15-20 minutes...

we open the second half of the show with (Southern Country) "I'm Just a Ford Pickup Driving Man"

then (Alternative Rock) "I Already Miss You"

then (Soft Rock) "Beautiful Giselle" a tribute song to Giselle Bundchen,

then (Folk Rock) "Up on Main