NY-based singer-songwriter John Brodeur came to recognition with “Tiger Pop”, his 2001 solo debut album. The record’s combination of earnest lyrics, bold melodies, and experimental instrumentation garnered strongly favorable reviews from the media and fans alike. It was a great creative payoff from the young pop maestro, after toiling for several years prior with numerous failed bands. “Infected” and “Sucker” became featured tracks on retail and media samplers, and Brodeur took opening slots with the likes of They Might Be Giants, Angie Aparo, David Poe, Freedy Johnston, and more. Fans of a more streamlined power-pop sound would appreciate Brodeur’s next effort, “Mix Tape”, under the heading The Suggestions. The Suggestions were born when Brodeur teamed with guitarist-bassist Keith Hosmer and drummer J. Schultz. These four new original songs (plus a fine cover of George Harrison’s “Art of Dying” and a revisitation of the “Tiger Pop” track “Changing Your Mind”) displayed a polished, road-ready rock & roll outfit. Songs like “Be True” and “Birthday Girl” were minor radio hits in early 2003, as the Suggestions reached CMJ’s top 150, and the Top 10 at commercial-alternative-specialty radio. The record gained another round of praise from the media, and the group toured the East Coast and Midwest throughout 2003. The band was also asked to open for groups ranging from Vertical Horizon to Fountains of Wayne; Paranoid Social Club to Gavin DeGraw. John Brodeur’s latest solo offering, “Get Through,” will be available in late 2008, followed by the full-length debut by his latest band, Maggie Mayday. In just over a year together Maggie Mayday (Brodeur, along with bassist Jenn McCarron and drummer Meghan Tully) have already scored a word-of-mouth hit with “Spit It Out,” and have shared stages with bands like the Bravery, TV on the Radio, and 311. All these fine works are available here at WACBIZ!
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