The Brightwings

The Brightwings

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"The band's leanings are unquestionably pop - layered harmonies drive infectious chorus melodies over guitars and piano - but the evenhanded sincerity of the songwriting adds a vital element that separates the group from other acoustic acts" - Travis Smith, THE BOSTON METRO

Biography

THE BRIGHTWINGS::
Based in Boston, The Brightwings consist of three singer/songwriters: Matt Rafal, Dave Dombroski and Dan Holden. Their name is taken from an episode of the television show "The Wonder Years," which was set in the late 60's and early 70's. The Brightwings are influenced by that same era, hinting at the honest and simple sounds of The Eagles, CSNY, Tom Petty and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band incorporates this nostalgic vibe into their songwriting, creating modern songs with a classic rock feel. Three part vocal harmonies, acoustic guitars and heartfelt lyrics are all key elements of the Brightwings sound.

"With their life-like, narrative lyrics, it's easy to get caught up in the chorus of many of their songs. Combined with their multi-faceted harmonies, the crowd recognizes true talent when they hear it." Stepanie McCabe, The SIMMONS COLLEGE VOICE

"The band's leanings are unquestionably pop - layered harmonies drive infectious chorus melodies over guitars and piano - but the evenhanded sincerity of the songwriting adds a vital element that separates the group from other acoustic acts" - Travis Smith, THE BOSTON METRO

Discography

The debut album is slated for release in late Spring of 2005.

Two tracks from the album are available for download on the band's website.

Set List

The Brightwings can play both acoustic and electric sets.

The band can play up to three 50 minute sets per show or two 90 minute sets. Along with theiroriginal songs, they know a wide range of cover songs, both classic and modern.