Michael Brandmeier

Michael Brandmeier

 Madison, Wisconsin, USA
BandPopRock

John Mayer meets Sheryl Crow meets Socrates meets Nat King Cole meets the year 2006....Michael Brandmeier _____ IN STUDIO NOW WORKING HARD on my THIRD CD Due Late Spring 2006. I LOVE IT so far. I hope you will too! I left you with a taste of the tunes in EPK.

Biography

Summer 2006

Michael Brandmeier (artist/songwriter)
bio

Michael Brandmeier is an authentic, acoustic pop artist who's music is being heard around the globe. His song SO THEY MAY MARRY will be featured in the Indie Film called "FLANNEL PAJAMAS" which premiered at THE SUNDANCE MUSIC FESTIVAL, 2006. A song off Michael's upcoming CD due this spring was just featured on the brand new series on ABC FAMILY called BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE. His songs have also been on QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY & MTV's THE REAL WORLD and the CBS hit series JOAN OF ARCADIA, The WB's hit TV series DAWSON'S CREEK which is now in syndication worldwide, NBC'S hit soap opera, PASSION'S, a PARAMOUNT/Shannon Elizabeth movie called DYING TO LIVE & more.

TRUSONIC names MICHAEL #1 Played Indie Solo Artist in 2005
Mon, Jan. 3 2006
TRUSONIC RETAIL PROGRAMMERS, which is a music service provider for RETAIL stores all around the globe, has announced AAA/POP singer/songwriter, MICHAEL BRANDMEIER, as the number one played Independent Artist in 2004 & 2005. Artists and bands are ranked by play frequency and (TRUSONIC ROYALTIES). Michael's "PERFECT POP" as Tim Ward the Director of Music Programming calls it, averaging 5000-8000 plays a day.

Also, is "cry for help song" called I'm All Right (Help Me), off the upcoming
September, 2003 CD "CRAZY WORLD" was named the SONG OF THE YEAR by the INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS in the FILM/TV category and is included the The WB's DAWSON'S CREEK make
your own soundtrack and will be on the SEASON TWO DVD release along with another
song of his, "ONCE AGAIN". Dawson's Creek still airs in
over 35 countries. As well as in the PARTY OF FIVE DVD release of Season One set for May, 2004

Michael was also nominated in the OUTSTANDING MALE/SINGER/SONGWRITER category
in 1999 and this year, 2003 by the LA MUSIC AWARDS.

His debut pop CD, "SPIRIT ON THE RUN", has received rave reviews, led by
such major periodicals as the CHICAGO SUN TIMES describing it as "a superb, debut
CD". BILLBOARD MAGAZINE depicted Michael as "an up & coming artist". MUSIC
CONNECTION magazine states, "this Wisconsin based resident could do very well
with some promotion and distribution behind him".

When not in the studio, Michael performs in the top acoustic venues in Los Angeles, Chicago and Madison, WI.
Check out Michael Brandmeier, as he delivers his genuine brand of musical truth.

Lyrics

ANYMORE

Written By: Michael Brandmeier & Craig Snider

Anymore

This is life, this is you and me
In a world of responsibility
I stand before you respectfully right now
I gotta say what's on my mind
I've been holding it in for a very long time
And I know girl, somethings gotta change somehow

I've drawn a line in the sand
And here's where I stand...

I ain't gonna do what I don't wanna do anymore
I ain't gonna feel what I don't wanna feel anymore
I ain't gonna give what I don't have to give
That's no way for a soul to live
I ain't gonna do what I don't wanna do anymore, anymore...

I know I can be the passive kind
I can let things go, let things slide
And To my own heart many times I have not even been true no
Yea, but I'm tired of giving more than I can take
I'm bent over so far I'm about to break
I'll give you one good reason why a change is overdue

Cause if it don't work for me
It won't work for you ya see.......so I

I ain't gonna do what I don't wanna do anymore
I ain't gonna feel what I don't wanna feel anymore
I ain't gonna give what I don't have to give
That's no way for a soul to live
I ain't gonna do what I don't wanna do anymore, anymore...anymore..

Yea, yea, yea, yea, what I'm talk'n about is
Freedom, freedom now, freedom baby, freedom, yea, yea..cause

I ain't gonna do what I don't wanna do anymore
I ain't gonna feel what I don't wanna feel anymore
I ain't gonna give what I don't have to give
That's no way for a soul to live
I ain't gonna do what I don't wanna do anymore, anymore...anymore..
No I aint gonna do it anymore...
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RETURNING HOME

Written By: Michael Brandmeier

RETURNING HOME

In this life we live we are only returning home
In this life we live we are only returning home
So we break our backs and we tow the line
Adding two parts water & one part wine
In this life we are only returning home

In this life we live we are only pounding on stone
In this life we live we are only pounding on stone
We can hit is so hard that we break our soul
All these damn life lessons can take their toll
In this life we are only pounding on stone...

And the more I loosen up my plans
The more I'm able to understand
That this road in front of me
Has but one true destiny
In this life we are only returning home…

In this life we live we are only shaking off dust
In this life we live we are only shaking off dust
Then right back there from which we came
Til' we find our spirit in a brand new case
In this life we are only shaking off dust

And the more I loosen up my plans
The more I'm able to understand
That this voice inside of me
Only wants me to believe....

Can you take my hand and together we can sure try
Can you take my hand and together we can sure try
To wipe away all this pain inside
Make this journey a smoother ride
For in this life we are only returning home
For in this life we are only returning home
For in this life we are only returning home

Written by Michael Brandmeier

Phone: 608-223-0004
Email: silenthwk@aol.com Copyright © 2005

IT'S ONLY RAIN

Written By: Michael Brandmeier & Craig Snider

IT'S ONLY RAIN

It's all right, It's all right
The storms they are raging strong tonight
It's okay, I know
It's gonna be okay, I know
If we remember, it's only rain, it's only rain

It's all built up
It's all built in
From when we were young
And everything that's happen since back then
But now, it ain't then...so

It's all right
I know it's gonna be
It's just life
I know it's gonna be
Come on now, we've all got our own crazy battles to fight
It's okay
I know it's gonna be
Everything's gonna be okay
I know it's gonna be
If we remember-IT'S ONLY RAIN, IT'S ONLY RAIN

Bridge:
Rain that can wash away your fears inside
Rain that can fill you up when you're running dry, bring you to life
And we'll all rise above it in the end…yea, yea,

It's all right baby
I know it's gonna be
Yea, it's all right
I know it's gonna be
Come on now, roll down your window
And let's enjoy the ride
It's okay
I know it's gonna be
Everything's gonna be okay
I know it's gonna be
If we remember, IT'S ONLY RAIN
IT'S ONLY RAIN, IT'S ONLY RAIN
IT's ONLY RAIN, I feel your pain
IT'S ONLY RAIN, IT'S ONLY RAIN, IT'S ONLY RAIN…

FALLING UP

Written By: Michael Brandmeier/Dan Lavery

FALLING UP

There's a dream in my soul
And I’ll never, never, ever let go
It's thicker than my blood
Thicker than my blood

There's a world under fire
Always waiting for me just outside
No I won't deny it
I wouldn't even try it, don't you see

And I believe in my heart
I believe in my soul

That I'm falling up again
Yes I'm falling up again
AGAIN (in ECHO CHAMBER)…
I look back and I can see
I made some progress through my misery
I learn something new now
Chasing the truth down as I go

I believe in my heart
I believe that I know

I am falling up again
Yes I'm falling up again, again…

And every mistake I make yea, is taking me home…

This is life, this is me
This is everything I wanted to be…

And I believe in my heart
I believe in my soul
That I'm going where I'm meant to go

As I'm falling up again
Yes I'm falling up again
Yes I'm falling up again

There’s a dream in my soul
It’s thicker than my blood
Now you know…

Written by Michael Brandmeier & Dan Lavery
Michael: E-Mail: silenthwk@aol.com

Discography

IT'S ONLY RAIN (FULL LENGTH CD) 2007
SPIRIT ON THE RUN (Full Length CD)
CRAZY WORLD (Full Length CD)
(SO THEY MAY MARRY) Single Wedding Song
...see: http://www.michaelbrandmeier.com

Set List

Spirit On The Run
Crazy World
Maybe This Time
The Only Way To Go
I Never Listen
Returning Home
It's Only Rain
Anymore
I'm All Right (Help Me)
Lightning In A Bottle
When Two Souls Collide
Another Day
So Much More
Right Next To Me
I'd Rather Be Lonely
I Bet You Don't Know Me
I Can't Let Go
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