Bree (Bruns) Romeo
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Bree (Bruns) Romeo

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
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"Bree Bruns"

Influenced by Aretha Franklin and Lauryn Hill with a snag of Billie Holiday, how could you not love the sound that she creates? The album is an acoustic set with electric guitar and upright bass. She’s got a sassy vibe with a sultry undertone that makes her music glow. - Austin Daze


"Bree Bruns"

Jazz is one of those funny creatures in the music world. You’re never quite sure what to make of it or what to expect because a fair amount of it relies heavily on improvisation and creativity. So even when cover songs are being played, it’s hard to know if you’re going to get a note-for-note rendition of a classic song, or something that turns the original on its ear and kicks it to the curb. Honey Spot Records’ Bree Bruns has released a 4-song EP of covers and while the results can largely be attributed to the former rather than the latter, they are certainly not without their charm.

“Honeysuckle Rose,” a Fats Waller tune from 1928, is infused with more sensuality than the original, with Bruns’ appropriately sticky sweet voice oozing over lyrics about tasting sweet lips, never missing a drop and the like. It’s sure to make your blood boil just listening to it. Cole Porter’s 1930 song “Love For Sale” is seductive-yet-lively with an upright bass plunking along and an electric guitar gently grooving in the background as Bruns warbles about her love woes. The oft-recorded “The Nearness of You” is given a very pleasing, mellow treatment, and not only is Duke Ellington’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” the liveliest song of the bunch by a country mile, it also gives Bruns the chance to display some sass that I am sure goes over well during her live performances.

Bruns has a solid voice despite some pitch problems she occasionally has when she tries to sustain notes in higher registers, and she has great command of her approach to each song and how she wants to perform it. I can’t say anything about her writing prowess or lack thereof at this point since these are covers, but on the whole this EP is a great taste of what is hopefully still to come for this talented singer. - Stereo Subversion


"Texas Platters: Girlie Action"

Bree Bruns (Honey Spot)

Four song titles promise what they deliver in classic style: Duke Ellington's "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," Hoagy Carmichael's "Nearness of You," Fats Waller's "Honeysuckle Rose," and Cole Porter's "Love for Sale." Musical composition reached its apex with the writers of the Great American Songbook then had to evolve because it just didn't get any better than that. Bruns' exquisite taste and honeyed vocals find themselves right at home with electric guitar and upright bass. - Austin Chronicle


"Bree Bruns"

Bree Bruns is a Honey Spot Records featured artist. "Her warm, soothing vocals and stunning interpretations of classic jazz and blues standard will help you settle into that long-awaited cocktail. Treat yourself to this sassy, sultry songstress!"

Bree is a classic jazz and blues musician from a small town in Kansas. Growing up, listening to oldies, her style has been influenced by Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, and BIllie Holiday. After playing with a few bands in college, Bree moved to Los Angeles where she performed monthly in a cabaret revue alongside local revered and rising stars. - Honey Spot Records


Discography

Bree Bruns: Self-title teaser album, 2010

Blue J featuring Bree Bruns, 2012 (www.bluejmusic.com)

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Bree (Bruns) Romeo is a Honey Spot Records featured artist. "Treat yourself to Bree's warm, soothing vocals and stunning interpretations of the standards."

Bree is a power vocalist from a small town in Kansas. Her style has been influenced by Aretha Franklin, Bessie Smith, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fizgerald, Bonnie Raitt, Anita O'day, etc.  After singing in musicals and cover bands during college, Bree moved to Los Angeles where she performed in a monthly cabaret revue alongside the rising stars of young Hollywood.

In 2008, Bree relocated to the Live Music Capital, Austin, TX. Drawing from Austin's rich talent pool, Bree performs with many local artists. Please visit www.honeyspotrecords.com for more info.

In 2015, Bree joined The Jitterbug Vipers and can be seen regularly in and around Austin, TX.  For more info. please visit www.thejitterbugvipers.com.