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Brother Martin

In 2015 when Maria and Dan were living in 2 different countries, they began a long-distance musical collaboration on “Martin,” a song about Maria’s dying dog, which is the last track on their debut EP. 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 always does. Their first song 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 songs of divorce.

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 and powerful, blending styles of rock, jazz and folk.

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 and are set to release 2 new singles in the summer of 2019.




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