Xave Brown
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Xave Brown

| Established. Jan 01, 2014

Established on Jan, 2014
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"IMA Awards - Press Release"

For Immediate Release NOVEMBER 23RD, 2008



Denmark based Xave Brown is among a diverse group of independent musicians named as a Finalist in the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards. Xave Brown’s highly acclaimed single ‘Call of the Wild chalks up another award nomination - this time in an international arena. (previous WAMI winner & Musicoz finalist ). Call of the Wild is the feature track off his latest album, Whalebone Beach.

“Just received a copy of 'Call of the Wild.' I'm totally blown away by it! I love it! His voice is more than "liquid honey" - it's pure soul!!” Miss M. Presenter 100.7 Highlands FM.”

“Just listened to you on ABC 7:20,… brought tears to my eyes .. thrilled to add your voice to my list of … ahh finally something fresh!” Bekki, Perth

“raw and beautiful .. the atmosphere on this track is stunning” Isabel Pappini, Undercover Tracks, USA

IMA Finalists will now advance to the final round of judging by a distinguished group of influential artists and industry insiders. The Judges who will determine this year’s IMA Winners include Peter Gabriel, Suzanne Vega, Roger Daltrey, George Jones, Buddy Guy, James “Blood” Ulmer, Paquito D’Rivera, Keith Urban, Lee Ritenour, DJ Skribble, Clint Black, Kurtis Blow, Zakk Wylde, Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis, MTV Music Supervisor, Carrie Hughes, JVC Jazz Festival talent buyer Jason Olaine, mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, and many others.

IMA Winners and Finalists will appear in the 11th annual edition of The Musician’s Atlas 2009, on sale January, 2009. Regarded as the industry’s most comprehensive contact directory, The Atlas is used by independent musicians and entrepreneurs to market and sell music more successfully.

Developed and coordinated by Music Resource Group, publisher of The Musician’s Atlas, the Independent Music Awards program delivers a variety of premiums to Winners including:

· Year-long marketing campaigns, partnerships and distribution alliances, that will place the Winners in front of millions of music fans and industry decision makers around the world.

· The IMA Winners CD compilation will be distributed to 10,000 music fans and industry at events such as SXSW, Ozzfest, The Warped Tour throughout the year and promoted to more 650 US & Canadian college & public radio stations.

· eMusic will promote IMA Winners to millions of their subscribers throughout 2008.

· Exposure to nearly 10 million viewers of ManiaTV.com and Havoc TV.

Cast your vote for your favorite IMA Finalists at http://independentmusicawards.com/ima/imajudges2009.asp
at the IMA Vox Populi Jukebox.


For more information on the Musician’s Atlas and the Independent Music Awards contact
Joelle Caputa (joelle@independentmusicawards.com) at 973-509-9898.

For more information about Xave Brown please contact Susan Clarke: mob 0433882012, dingobeachmusic@yahoo..com.au, & www.myspace.com/xavebrown - Music Resource Group


Whalebone Beach - 2008
Black Smoke - 2005

WAM Compliation CD 2008
WAM Compilation CD - 2006
THe Next Big Thing CD - 2005



Biography - Xave Brown

Western Australia's Xave Brown is a singer songwriter of highly original music that travels in surprising and unexpected directions. Xave's acoustic tunes are driven by complex rhythms, intricate finger picking and vocals that switch in an instant from a throaty growl to liquid honey.

As a solo performer or with his band , Xave voyages into the intimate and mellow as easily as the upbeat and dancable. Likened at times to Damien Rice, Ben Harper and Gomez, Xave cites his influences from a more vintage line of inspiration - Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits.

Xave has established himself as a highly regarded musician in the South West, playing regular gigs on the local and Perth circuits as well as at major festivals including; Fairbridge, Bridgetown Blues, Nannup Music Festival, Wignalls Vintage Blues Festival, Broome Shinju Festival and the Harbour Sound Festival.
Now based in Perth, Xave and is band are developing a strong city based following.

Xave's talents receive ongoing recognition from the music industry. His last album 'Whalebone Beach', has had two standout tracks receiving industry acclaim. His single ‘Call of the Wild' was nominated in the international Independant Music Awards 2008, the top five in the Australian Musicoz Awards 2007, won the 2006 WAM Regional Song of the Year and was included in the 2008 WAMI Compilation CD.

Whalebone Beach track, 'Winterwind' was nominated for Regional Song of the Year in the 2008 WAMI Awards.

Xave has won the Albany and regional semi final heats of The Next Big Thing and had title track off his CD “Black Smoke” included in the 2005 WAM compilation CD.

Keeping good company, Xave has supported some highly esteemed musicians such as Paul Kelly, The John Butler Trio, Xavier Rudd, Carus, Nathan Gaunt, Andrew Winton and Snowman. Xave has toured with The Kill Devil Hills, Ruby’s Grace and been part of two separate WAMI regional tours.

Xave recorded and produced his first album Black Smoke at his home studio in Denmark in 2005, and in 2007 recorded his second album with Melbourne producer Nick Huggins – released in 2008.
Xave is currently recording his next album - preview the first track 'The Fall' on the audio section.

Check out Xave at: www.myspace.com/xavebrown

Contact: Susan Clarke at