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Brother Martin

It all started when Maria and Dan were living abroad and collaborated on “Martin”, the last track on their debut EP, a song about Maria’s dying dog. 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 do. As soon as they returned to the U.S. in 2016, they formed Brother Martin.

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

Their debut EP “Led-Son” was released in January of 2018. They are currently back in the studio working on their first full-length album.




03/17 Rittenhouse Soundworks Germantown PHL

03/02 The Fire PHL

01/4 Bourbon & Branch PHL




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Led-Son EP

by Brother Martin



Maria Mirenzi - vocals, bari sax
Dan Espie - keyboard, vocals
Jacob Kelberman - guitar
Jon Gruver - bass
Austin Wagner - drums

released January 3, 2018

Tracks 1-4 Recording/Mixing by Luke Shefski of Shefski Productions
"Martin" was recorded live at Rittenhouse Soundworks by Michael Cumming, audio engineer

Mastering by Michael Cumming at Rittenhouse Soundworks


Tracks 1, 3-5 Music/lyrics by Maria Mirenzi
Track 2 Music by Dan Espie, poem by Nick Kohut

Artwork - Margot Gatenby


"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