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Brother Martin

The Philly-based indie rock band is led by singer/saxophonist/accordionist, Maria Mirenzi, and pianist/vocalist, Daniel Espie. The band creates a quirky, dreamy world that is intimate, powerful, and theatrical, blending styles of rock, jazz and folk.

In 2015, Maria and Dan began a long-distance, musical collaboration while living in 2 different countries. The first song they wrote was “Martin,” a lament about Maria’s dying dog, the last track on their debut EP, and the band’s namesake. There’s something so heartbreaking about not being able to say goodbye to the pet you grew up with, but a song would have to suffice. It usually does. “Martin” captures the band’s sensitivity and depth — you can’t help but feel a little weepy. When they returned to the U.S. in 2016, they formed Brother Martin and continued to write songs about their neighborhood’s lead pollution, political anti-anthems, and nostalgic themes on loss and the passage of time.

Their debut EP “Led-Son” was released in January of 2018.

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Shows

07/31 Bourbon & Branch

Philadelphia, PA

08/16 WORLD CAFE LIVE

PHILDAELPHIA, PA

   

08/22 Open Sound Lansdowne, PA

09/19 Plays & players

philly fringe festival

 

       

 

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Grandfather's Table

by Brother Martin

Maria Mirenzi - vocals, accordion
Dan Espie - piano, keyboards

Renee Drezner - backup vocals
James Licata - guitar
Jack Synoski - bass
Austin Wagner - drums

released July 27, 2019

Mixed and Produced at Miner Street Recordings by Brian McTear and Matt Poirier

Artwork by Julie Alexander

"Led-SOn" EP Review

"This sweet lil EP knows exactly what it's doing the whole way through, and it is a truly impressive put out for Brother Martin, seeing as the debut EP feels solid and put together." - The Hook Journal

Read the entire review HERE

 
Brother Martin's EP Release Show at Kung Fu Necktie, Philly. 1/6/18 

Brother Martin's EP Release Show at Kung Fu Necktie, Philly. 1/6/18