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"Gibbous (CD Release Party) w/ Driver 13"

The element that sets Madison’s quasi-metallic Gibbous apart from the pack is Shannon Brokish’s potent, dynamic voice. Not surprisingly, it’s high in the mix on the band’s new self-titled debut, presented clearly enough that no nuanced innuendo or drawn-out melodic phrase goes unnoticed. Which isn’t to say that the underlying music can’t hold its own-- the barking guitars guitars and assertive rhythms recall Alice in Chains.

June 16th, 2005 - The Onion


“Gibbous describes their music as dark, melodic hard rock and their debut eponymous CD leaves no doubt. Heavy licks are abundant while singer Shannon Brokish’s honest lyrics and powerful voice add to the atmosphere.”

John Wiedenhoeft, June 16th, 2005 - Wisconsin State Journal

"The Bin"

“Fusing melodic, 80’s style arena-metal with the hellcat grandeur of Lacuna Coil, the Madison metallions chase an epic, mildly progressive sound on their debut. This five-piece revolves around aggro-crooner Shannon Brokish, whose explosive lead is most effective when she takes on the fiery cadence of Melissa Etheridge (as unlikely a comparison as that seems) at her brassiest. With songs like “Slave,” “Psycho Girl,” and “Mister Asshole,” Brokish Seems primarily interested in the ways we abuse each other-- and in the case of the S&M rhapsody “DV8,” the ways we abuse each other for pleasure.”

-Al Ritchie, June 16th, 2005 - Isthmus

"Face Time- Gibbous"

"Playing to growing crowds at clubs both local and regional, Gibbous are quickly manufacturing a name for themselves with energized performances, a darkish hard-rock sound and lead siren Brokish's impressive pipes." -Al Ritchie - Isthmus


Gibbous released a self-titled EP in 2004. The EP has received frequent airplay on WJJO and WMAD in Madison, WI.

Gibbous released its self-titled, 11-song LP in April of 2005. This album has received airplay on 89.9 FM WORT (Madison), 94.1 FM WJJO (Madison), 96.3 FM WMAD (Madison), and 88.9 FM Radio Futuro in Santiago Chile. Credits: Gibbous and Ron Dettwiler (co-producers), Mark Whitcomb (mixing engineer, DNA Studios), and Trevor Sadler (mastering engineer, Mastermind Productions). Manufactured by Breakthrough Audio. It's available for sale at and at Madison area retail outlets.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Our band began with the purpose to create a unique, true-to-self, and original act intended to be an expressive conduit for our musicians, while remaining focused on the benefit of the live music fans. Out of our diverse inspirations and influences, we have delivered a heavy-rock flavor, full of mesmerizing melodies and lyrics.

In April of 2003, Shannon Brokish, Bryan Lawver, Dan Haug, and Dyre Mohr formed Gibbous with the goal to produce original music. Jaffer Hussein joined the lineup as the lead guitarist in May, and Gibbous was on its way to producing its first batch of songs and performing its first shows. Due to the demanding rehearsal schedule of the band, Jaffer had to leave Gibbous so he could finish his engineering degree at U.W. Madison. However, he left us with the powerful song, 664.

Kyle Rattner joined the band in September and Gibbous continued to produce new music. We produced our first, seven-song EP in January of 2004, our listeners took notice, and by May it was clear to observers that Gibbous would quickly assert itself as a top-quality music act in Madison. In addition to beginning the production of an eleven-song L.P. (at the invitation of Madison Media Institute and at no cost to the band, released in April 2005), we were invited to play at the best live music clubs in Madison and Milwaukee (the Annex, the High Noon Saloon, Luther’s Blues, the Rave) with an outstanding repertoire of twenty original songs. We’ve also had the privilege to open for nationally touring bands such as All the Pretty Horses, Cherry Monroe, Damage Plan, Dry Kill Logic, HED (pe), Pigmy Love Circus, Shadows Fall, and Sixty Cycle.

Today, our ever-growing legion of Patsies and Wenches keep coming back for more because they know we aim to please. With the help our fellow, talented artists from Dragonfly Entertainment, Gibbous is set to help produce some of the best club shows in the region! Our stage show will continue to effloresce until it erupts and establishes itself as an over-the-top, musical, and energetic stage show that night clubs in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Michigan will long remember!