Brother Valiant
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Brother Valiant

Bloomfield, NJ | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Bloomfield, NJ | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Folk




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Still working on that hot first release.



Brother Valiant is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Alex Amsterdam, bassist Declan O'Connell and percussionist Gabriel Marr.  The band started in the spring of 2014, after Alex had shared with the guys some rough-spun acoustic demos he threw together in his bedroom.

Early on, Brother Valiant began to experiment with other musical collaborators and friends using a variety of instruments including Banjos, Mandolins, Brass and Woodwinds. Rooted in traditional American folk music, Brother Valiant derives their influences out of classic, vinyl-embedded blues, punk and jazz records. From the offbeat compositions reminiscent of Paul Simon and the Violent Femmes to the melodically tasteful intensity of Blood, Sweat and Tears, and Herb Albert's Tijuana Brass Band, the band strives to create something new and exciting from the elements of old. 

Brother Valiant released their first official singles, "Little House" and "Devil" in 2015, following it up with their debut album, "Thus, He Was..." in 2016. The band is slated to release a new EP in the summer of 2018.

The band continues to perform around the Tri-state area and has played notable venues such as The Knitting Factory, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, the South Orange Performing Arts Center, and The Iridium.

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