Bruce Conlon
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Bruce Conlon

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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The onetime leader of the New Zealand band Eight, Bruce Conlon relocated to London two years ago to start anew with a solo career. The first fruits of that move are ripe but need time to digest on Audience of One, a heads-down series of songs that exude deliberation. With weighty attitude mollified by a pop premise, it dwells midway between Coldplay’s darker motifs and Matchbox Twenty’s more accessible sound.

Conlon’s smoky vocals are well suited to these overcast ruminations, whether paired with the gravitas and cinematic sweep of “Two Worlds Colliding” and “No Accident” or drifting through the more subdued strains of “It’s for You” and “Long Lost Friend.” Yet when Conlon escalates the emotion on “Hanging on Every Word” and “Not Too Late,” the exhilaration thrives. - Performing Songwriter


Bruce's debut album "Audience of One" was released on April 28 2008. The album is independantly self funded and is available for further development and release in all territories.

Other recordings as previous front man for the band eight:
"Released recordings"

- 2005 - eight released Unfinished - an exclusive collection of demo archives from 2000 – 2004
- 2005 - eight re-released Build - their first 1999 demo album
- 2004 - eight released debut Moving, a full studio album
- 2003 - eight released the Shift EP
- 1999 - original release of eight's demo album Build, a compilation of various live and studio recordings, was released in 1999 and subsequently sold out of all available copies - now re-released. The artwork for the build cd featured works from a variety of writers and artists and these can still be seen through the 0 - 11 panels of the website.

"Singles released through Sony BMG (NZ)"

- fall apart (sixth and latest single) - audio / video
- centre of me (fifth single) - audio
- no way to decide (fourth single) - audio / video

"Independent singles released by eight"

- shift (third single) - audio
- moments gone (second single) - audio
- whale (first single) - audio / video


- top floor (eight remix of Che-Fu's "top floor")
- moments gone remix (C-Fu remix of second single)

"Coke Anthem"

Early in 2003 eight was asked by Coke to record a new anthem "Keeping it real" played nationwide on radio and TV commercials.



Bruce is an award-winning song-writer currently being hailed as one of the ‘true quality’ talents to emerge in 2009.

Having recently won US based ISSA's Independent Singer Songwriter of the Year (Oct 08) AND the Westcoast Song-Writers’ competitions (May 2008) - beating all talent over every genre from across the globe - for his debut solo single ‘Two Worlds Colliding’ - also nominated for ‘Best Solo Artist’ video for at Juice TV awards 2007, selection for review of his self-funded album ‘Audience of One’ by US based magazine ‘Performing Songwriter’ (June 2008) and radio-play from New York to Auckland to Berlin.

Spotted by BBC legend Andy Bird, led to creation of the latest video for "City that never sleeps" (, making Bruce's 10th video.

Bruce was the heartbeat and main songwriter of the popular rock band, ‘Eight’, and is considered to be one of New Zealand’s most talented songwriters.
The group formed way back in 1996 and were lauded for allowing their music to breathe and take shape over time, independently releasing their critically acclaimed first album ‘Build’. Then in 2004 Sony BMG (NZ) released their Gold selling album ‘Moving’. Thanks to Bruce’s powerful songwriting coupled with the band’s amazing musical abilities, the album produced 6 hit singles, including a no. 4 hit ‘Centre of Me’ and the huge no. 1 ‘No way to decide’

In 2006 Bruce moved to London to work on his debut solo album. The album signalled a transition from creating ‘sound-scapes’ and a soundtrack experience to 11 new tracks that strongly invokes every kind of emotion you can imagine. Bruce is an engaging and charismatic performer, recent performances in London include the London City Showcase, The Bedford, The Regal Rooms, Koko, Cafe De Paris, Fulham Palace and The Apple Store.

Bruce is currently in the studio working on the new album.