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Brazen Angelz

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
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"Indie Week International Festival - Ireland / Canda"

Brazen Angelz rocked Indie week Ireland and Indie Week Canada.
A band on their way to the top. Watch out for them! - Darryl Hurrs


"Hype Music Publicity"

The highest energy you can get from a show,every minute of Brazen Angelz live is exciting and mindblowing!!!. - Paula Danylevich


"Toronto Sun"

Rock Trio Brazen Angelz hosted the first annual Firerock benefit at the Opera House to a packed house Saturday night with all proceeds from the show going to The Toronto Burn Unit for kids.
This hot, up and coming indie act closed the show with a high energy set and blew away the nights line up.
Look out for these UK lads!!!!
Other bands on the line up included Lindy, Lisbeth Scott and Vivian George. - Kieran Grant


"Canadian Music Week"

I completely support this band.
Great songs.Total radio potential. - Greg Simpson


"Opera House Booking Agent"

Brazen Angelz really knows how to put on an amazing live show.FireRock.
They put their heart and soul into what they love best....rock'n'roll. - Athena Towers


"Chart Attack Magazine"

One of the best hardworking rockbands at Canadian Music Week Festival. - Karen Pace


"Columbia Records Germany/Emergenza"

I was blown away by the way Brazen Angelz promotes themselves. - Marco Caciagli


"The Portal Magazine/INDIE GATEWAY"

Let's start with the basics...tell us about where you hail from.
MAK: Stealth (Paul Caruana)was born In Paisley Scotland and raised in Belfast,Northern Ireland. JAck D
(Kieron Daly) was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. I,MAK (Kevin Watson) was born and raised in Sunderland,England.Riley: What is thebackground of the members of
Brazen Angelz?MAK: I spent the first ten years of my musical career playing around the North of England in various bands. I moved to Toronto in 1982 where I joined Capitol recording band "DESERTERS". I replaced the late Kenny Maclean
who went on to join "PLATINUM BLOND". JAck D Played around Ireland and England before moving to
Toronto and forming punk band
"THE JITRAGS". Stealth played around Northern Ireland before moving to Toronto and playing with various bands including "Vacant Lot".
Riley: The new album Fear Is Not Respect ... 1 love the title.
How did that come about?
MAK: The title of the album is taken from the song "Fear Is Not Respect". The song is about a gang member going out and accidentally shoot ing
someone who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. There was a lot of that going on when I wrote the
song, including the Jane Creba case. The mentality of some youths is that they have to be hard men, someone to be feared to get the respect of
their peers, which isn't respect at all. People who do something positive get my respect. Riley: How would you
describe the style of Brazen
Angelz to a new fan such as
myself? MAK: Brazen Angelz style is
a combination of influences from the 1960's ' till now.There is a melodic approach that might sound a bit 1980's but it definitely has a current
sound. The lyrics ( tend to write are social political. I always try to keep them positive, but some songs such
as "Secrets" are more of a story. Songs from the new CD include subject matter such as child abuse, gun violence,Jack's baby being born,
Stealth's daughter, cutting negative people out of your life, losing your job and pro peace. So there is a bit of
variety. Riley: Could we have a peek
into the creative process behind your latest release Fear Is Not Respect?
MAK: Some of the songs such as "Where We Started From" "Fear Is Not Respect" and "Learn" were written on acoustic guitar and brought to the band. "( Won't Be With
You" was started by Jack, I took it home and fin ished it."Erin" is a re-record ing of a song from an earlier album."Secrets" started from a riff at a rehearsal. Jack started the
lyrics, which I took home and
finished. "Neg Nead" built up on my computer from a drum loop."Disposable" was written from chords that I had for a few years, I finally found lyrics and a vocal melody that worked. 3:01 was somethingJack brought to rehearsal and we all worked on the arrangement. So there is no particular formular to our writing, we do whatever works for the song.
Riley: On the track "Secrets" there are several undertones, what is the back story on that song?
MAK: "Secrets" is a story about child abuse. It shows how an event that is just one of many and means nothing to the perpetrator totally ruins the victim's life. Until a chance meeting years later triggers a conclusion. I've left the ending open to interpretation.

Riley: What future endeavors are on the horizon for Brazen Angelz?
MAK: We wi ll carry on promoting the new album and doing shows, writing songs for the next album as we go. We are never short of ideas,
onl y short of time. I'm currently a finalist in the Toronto Song Contest, to find a song for Toronto's 175th
Birthday. So that is helping to get the band name out there. If
anyone wants to vote for me
they can go to:
www.toronto.ca/vote4songs.
Riley: Last but certainly not
least... what are your famous
last words?
MAK: Work inside out.
Action is no good without Vision.

- THE PORTAL MAGAZINE


"Canadian Musician Magazine"

Although Brazen Angelz is a fairly new incarnation, its members have played an active part in the Toronto music scene for several years in a variety of different bands. Brazen Angelz itself was formed when guitarist Kevin Watson and drummer Paul Caruana, both originally from the UK, renamed and reshuffled their Toronto band Watson. Part of the reshuffling included adding singer Kieron Daly, another UK import, and bassist/engineer/producer J. Elliot.
Given their years and their roots, it’s not surprising to discover that Brazen Angelz sound has a definite late ’80s flavor to it. After all, their acknowledged influences do include the likes of The Police, Jeff Beck, and Genesis. This doesn’t, however, mean that these guys are out of date and stuck in the past. While you can hear where their roots lie, there sound definitely has a more contemporary, aggressive tone to it. I couldn’t help thinking of a cross between Echo and the Bunnymen - Kieron’s vocals especially - and treble charger.
Brazen Anglez sent CM their latest three-cut promo CD containing the songs “Smile”, “She’s So Special” and “Givin’ It”. The music on the CD couldn’t be described as anything but rock. While they’re going to break barriers of genre and creativity, what Brazen does play, they play very well. All three songs on the CD are very well conceived, performed and produced. Each one of them sounds like single material.
The fact that these guys have been playing for a while is a definite asset. Years spent in a variety of different rock bands have paid off, at least performance-wise. I’m sure they’re still waiting for the financial kick backs. Every one of the musicians has ability on their respective instruments and this style of music.
There is a whole lot of sixteenth note riffing on guitar and bass with driving drumming underneath, so be warned, this is definite air guitar music. If you don’t want anyone but your mirror to see you, make sure the door is closed when you put Watson in your CD player. - Canadian Musician Magazine/Julian Mainprize


Discography

Fear is not Respect released 2010 /Maple Music.
The album hit no 24 in the Canadian College Charts in the Summer of 2010.
To hear the whole album go to:
www.brazenangelz.com

The Song ...I Won't Be With You...
Released June 30th on Unchained Classic Rock Vol.1 Compilation CD on 272 Records California ,USA.
Released to radio and available in all record stores and on Amazon.com.

Watson back catalogue available on CD BABY.com
Both albums available also for download on 26 digital sites including iTunes,Rhapsody etc.......

Watson 2000...Self titled
Watson 2004...Watson Rock

Brazen Angelz
NEW ALBUM "FEAR IS NOT RESPECT",NOW AVAILABLE at MAPLEMUSIC.COM ,iTUNES and CDBABY.COM

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Brazen Angelz
Instinct. It drives humans to the edges of sanity and pushes boundaries as we fight our animalistic urges; our habitual nature in an effort to evolve. After all, it is predisposition that urges us to drink, revel, fight and fornicate. Without instinct, we would be nothing.
Still, it takes a bold will to temper impulse with intuition, fortifying need with the will to progress. Such is the case with brassy power trio Brazen Angelz. Compelled by the primal essence of rock 'n' roll yet discerningly discreet, the band amalgamates guttural feel with intellectual and sentimental subject matter, yielding one of the most intrinsically-rockin' yet socially aware collection of songs on debut independent full-length Fear Is Not Respect (Brazen Angelz Productions).

In this band, there are no macho chest beating lyrics, laughs guitarist/lead vocalist MAK.We re a modern rock band.
Hammering away at rock 'n' roll for well over a decade first with Capitol Records recording artists Deserters and later as a solo musician and in revered quartet Watson now re-branded Brazen Angelz MAK would know the essentials of true rock 'n' roll.
Such is the reason he, bassist/percussionist/vocalist JAck D and drummer/percussionist/back-up vocalist Stealth have redefined the parameters of current outfit Brazen Angelz to ensure that the dichotomy of being brazen but necessarily an angel is pushed to its limits.
Relocating to Toronto after 12 years of pillaging Ireland and the U.K., Brazen Angelz have set their sights on North America as the target for their uncompromising rock relayed via Fear Is Not Respect. Influenced by the primal drive and gritty substance of essential classic rock heroes such as Thin Lizzy, The Police, Deep Purple and Queen, this trinity updates the genre and kicks it into the 21st Century.

This band is about living, observing and writing about life, MAK continues. That was the influence: the organic nature of rock. There never was any discussion on direction. With us it was instinctive. As an independent band, we do whatever we feel like, so every song on Fear Is Not Respect is unique. Still, there is an identifiable sound that gels it all together. Back in the 70s that s how bands were, before the big labels made everything generic.
At that, Brazen Angelz attribute their determined outlook and raucous-yet-original style to hard lives and harder playing. Notes Jack D about the band's inner-workings,

Fear Is Not Respect is a return to great musicianship and quality songs. It comes from various parts of us such as Stealth's upbringing in Belfast, Ireland where you have to be tough to survive while MAK s cautious but friendly personality is offset by his old school lead guitar playing. His roots are deeply planted in classic rock. On this album, he sounds like he s thrown Jeff Beck, Paul Kossoff and Ritchie Blackmore in a blender and come up with something all his own.
JAck D is the charismatic fast talker who gets along with everyone fully utilizing his Irish charm, counters Stealth. I guess he must have kissed the Blarney Stone. His bass playing is basic and strong like his hero Philip Lynott. It's an incredible balance of chemistry in this band.

Nowhere is that alchemy more obvious than on Fear Is Not Respect. Self-produced and mastered by Phil Demetro at Toronto's infamous Lacquer Channel, the album is both brazen and angelic as well as refreshingly concise and cerebral. From the personal epiphany of parenthood on Erin and 3:01 to revealing lecherous, selfish people on Learn,realizing ambition via Two Worlds and the pro-peace statement of Where We Started From, Fear Is Not Respect is direct, ambitious and universal.
Still, despite the well-rounded commentary on all aspects of existence, MAK pares Brazen Angelz down to its core.
We're a rock band, he declares. The sound is aggressive but melodic and there are strong hooks to the songs. The lyrics are both personal and social political. That s what gives us more of a modern edge. Everything with us is high energy. We put out 100%.