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6/20/18 Brett signs with Crucial Music Licensing Company out of Los Angeles

Brett has just inked a three-year deal with Crucial Music (www.crucialmusic.com) granting them rights to pitch his song "Until I Think about You" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzIQsJfVrcU&index=10&list=OLAK5uy_n4wlztXRh1f4kcAPaYmZMZ3BAnbbffkoE)  to the television and film industry. Stay tuned to see if his heartfelt song about coping with the death of his father gets any placements in the near future!


3/13/18 Pick up LIVE AT THE JAZZ KITCHEN, VOLUME ONE today!

Brett's new live album entitled  LIVE AT THE JAZZ KITCHEN, VOLUME ONE is available to download and stream today!
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-at-the-jazz-kitchen-vol-1/1338082503
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0795VRK98/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_OocQAbE62527V
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7dHxR1pjQ9kPeUN39Zg4Ov?si=NwhGc3f0QbqcYBUN4cdgrw


1/8/18 New year, new music!

Brett will be releasing his first ever live album (digital format only) at his 3/3 gig at The Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis. The album is entitled Live at the Jazz Kitchen, Volume One and will contain seven tracks (recorded during Brett's last show at the Kitchen on 3/24/17) that span his solo career as well as back to his Great Scott! days. To secure your copy, purchase a ticket to his album release show on 3/3 and a free download card will be handed to you upon entry of the venue. Tickets available now: https://www.thejazzkitchen.com/attraction/brett+wiscons+-+cd+release+party%21%21/


10/20/17 Brett to open for two legendary acts in November!

Australian rocker, actor and teen idol Rick Springfield launched his U.S. music career with the 1972 single “Speak to the Sky” but burst into international stardom in the ’80s with 16 Top 40 hits, including “Jesse’s Girl,” “I’ve Done Everything for You” and “Don’t Talk to Strangers.” More recently, he has enjoyed a career resurgence with his well-received 2016 album, Rocket Science, and his roles in the 2015 film Ricki and the Flash, HBO’s True Detective and other TV series. His intimate, interactive solo concert performances explore the stories behind the songs.

Brett will be joined by Indy Jazz Hall of Famer Rob Dixon on sax for an opening set at The Palladium in Carmel on Sunday, 11/5 at 7PM. Tickets available here: http://www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=6282


Those who have followed BoDeans’ remarkable 30-year musical career know that their blend of compelling songs and high energy performances have retained an unpretentious rock & roll loyal following like no other. Best known for their catchy single, “Closer To Free,” the band’s accessible adult alternative sound has led to many a milestone, including a Rolling Stone Reader’s Poll for Best New American Band in 1987, and support slots with U2, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, George Thorogood, The Pretenders, David Bowie and numerous others. Appearances at Farm Aid, Summerfest, ACL Festival and others followed, along with TV appearances on “Saturday NightLive,” “Letterman,” “Today,” “Imus,” CNN, and ESPN, to name a few. 


Brett is honored to have been handpicked for this slot on 11/10 at the historic Vogue Theater. Tickets available now: 
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1553782?_ga=2.94277210.676664544.1508538768-502698662.1508538768


7/31/17 Brett to offer songwriting lessons --

Brett's initial songwriting camp this summer went well and he's decided to offer in home lessons for the remainder of the summer and into the fall. Students must be able to accompany themselves on either guitar or piano. All age groups welcome. Email Brett: at booking@brettwiscons.com for more info if you or your children are interested. Indy area only.


6/19/17 Brett to open for 10x Platinum country artist Trace Adkins

Brett has been tabbed to open for country mega star Trace Adkins on Thursday, July 20th at the Ford Theater in downtown Wabash, IN. Indy jazz hall of famer Rob Dixon will join Brett on sax. Get your tickets now; this show is almost sold out! Ticket link: http://www.honeywellcenter.org/2016/11/21/trace-adkins-2/


3/17/17 Brett is hosting a songwriting camp this summer!

Be a part of the inaugural Brett Wiscons songwriting camp this summer. Sign-ups are open until June 15th. Camp runs 6/19-6/22 with a performance scheduled on 6/22 at The Cat music venue in Carmel. Students between the ages of 12-18 are accepted. All skill levels! Must be able to accompany yourself on guitar or piano and bring to camp each day. $100/camper. Lunch included. Email: booking@brettwiscons.com to reserve your spot today!


2/14/17 Pick up the new single, "RED," by Brett Wiscons on 3/3/17!

Brett will be releasing a new digital single on Friday, March 3rd via MAD Diamond Entertainment. He teamed up with local legends Anne Balbo and Rob Dixon in the studio and co-wrote the song with Mark Bryan back in the 33 sessions. The track was produced by Spark Joy Music's Ben Cannon in Indianapolis.
   Red (feat. Anne Balbo & Rob Dixon) - Single         
https://www.amazon.com/Red-feat-Anne-Balbo-Dixon/dp/B06W57DGYJ/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=14885...


10/31/16 Download Brett's new album today!

The Heineken Sessions (Deluxe) is out now. Download at your favorite digital retailer. 

iTunes: https://itun.es/us/qvCzfb
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/7MKD9LZUXlLQjKKMNoRV4M?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medi...
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Brett_Wiscons_The_Heineken_Sessions_Deluxe?id=B44uhshoqx3l...
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Heineken-Sessions-Deluxe-Brett-Wiscons/dp/B01M236O9K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1...


6/15/16 "Don't Be the One" hitting radio!

Beginning this week, you'll be hearing Brett's new single "Don't Be the One" on the following stations:
WTTS INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- request line: 1-800-923-9887
WNTI HACKETTSTOWN, NJ -- request line: 908.852.4545
WBSD BURLINGTON, WI -- request line: (262) 763-0195
KFMG DES MOINES, IA -- request line: (515) 244-4146
WFIV KNOXVILLE, TN -- request line: (865) 777-4105
WRRW VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
KVNA FLAGSTAFF, AZ -- request line: (928) 774-1740
WDIY BETHLEHEM, PA -- request line: (610) 694-8100
More to be added soon!


5/12/16 "Don't Be the One" is headed to radio on 6/13/16

Brett's latest single"Don't Be the One" (feat. Anne Balbo) is being sent to AAA radio on Monday, June 13th. He's teamed up with well-respected radio promoter Jeff Appleton at Marathon Entertainment to get the song in front of the program directors at specific stations across the entire U.S. of A. We will list which stations begin to add it to rotation right here at brettwiscons.com so his loyal fans can call into their local station and request it.


10/28/15 Pick up the Heineken Sessions EP today!

Order today at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Heineken-Sessions-EP-Brett-Wiscons/dp/B016DVLKNA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=144609...

You can also order on iTunes: The Heineken Sessions EP by Brett Wisconshttps://itun.es/us/v_ZB-
And if you'd like an autographed hard copy, buy it on PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=Kw-rGL2DxxHa6XxqUy_hGMawobBZyM_Ez8VfY3KHs...
And stream for free at Spotify here: https://play.spotify.com/album/2eHRRJfGd1vUhXdHTFquZ9?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medi...



9/28/15 New single and video will be released on 10/1/15

Please buy, share and enjoy the new single "Don't be the One" (feat. Anne Balbo). Thank you to my Kickstarter backers and to my wife for inspiring the song.  https://itun.es/us/51Hq-

Brett


8/18/15 The Heineken Sessions EP -- arriving this fall

We are in the final stages of production of The Heineken Sessions EP. I can't wait to share it with my fans. In the coming weeks, be on the lookout for a way to pre-order the EP. 
Track listing:
1. Side Stage
2. Don't be the One (feat. Anne Balbo)
3. Lovin' You
4. Until I think about You
5. Don't be the One (acoustic)
6. Lovin' You (acoustic)

Cheers!
Brett



6/15/15 Recording the Heineken Sessions...so far

Had a great first session down in Awendaw last week. Was lucky enough to have local legends, Gary Greene (drums), Hank "you very" Futch (upright bass) and Charlie Thompson (pedal steel) lay down some tasty parts. I nailed almost all of my vocal parts - thanks to some great coaching from my producer (a legend in his own right) Mark Bryan. The week of 6/22 will see us finish the tracking phase of the EP. I hope to release it by the end of 2015 - hopefully before Thanksgiving! Stay tuned to www.brettwiscons.com for all details!

Have a great summer,
Brett



3/2/15 Brett's new novel is available now!

Download today!
Amazon Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/Turn-Three-Third-Whitman-Adventure-ebook/dp/B00U58PJ0I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=...
Barnes & Noble Nook:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/turn-three-brett-w-wiscons/1121282931?ean=9781631926556
Promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51PYML_o5oM


2/20/15 Pre-order your copy of TURN THREE

I just received a few pre-release copies of my new novel. Secure yours now!
http://brettwiscons.com/BearWhitman.aspx


1/12/15 The Heineken Sessions EP will be released in 2015!

Thanks to another successful Kickstarter campaign, I'm once again teaming up with my GRAMMY-winning producer Mark Bryan (Hootie & the Blowfish) to record a new EP. And I'm bringing friends. Lots of friends. 

Stay tuned for new music. 

Brett



7/24/14 College tour rounding into shape

I'll be hitting the road this winter and spring for some college dates. Hope to see you then

1/20 Mount Mercy U - Cedar Rapids, IA 12p
4/14 Henry Ford College - Dearborn, MI 11:30am
4/21 Vincennes University - Vincennes, IN 5pm
4/22 Vincennes University @ Jasper - Jasper, IN 12pm
4/28 Anoka Ramsey CC - Cambridge, MN 11:30am
4/29/15 Inver Hills CC - Minneapolis, MN 11:30am
5/8/15 Ivy Tech - Madison, IN 12pm

More dates tba!
-Brett


7/1/14 "INDIANA SUMMER" official release!

http://www.indystar.com/story/entertainment/music/2014/07/01/wiscons-rathskeller-biergarten-indiana-...


6/2/14 It's going to be an "Indiana Summer" all over the country!

Thanks again to my friends and fans for filling the Rathskeller Biergarten for the filming of my new single, "Indiana Summer." Boy, oh boy, what a time we had. The new video will drop worldwide by the end of June. Be on the lookout for it and always keep it right here at www.brettwiscons.com for the latest updates. 

If you haven't purchased the new EP or single yet, find the digital and physical versions here: http://www.brettwiscons.com/discography.aspx

-BW



5/26/14 UPDATE! Official video shoot for "Indiana Summer"

On Sunday, June 1st, Brett and the band will be shooting the official video for his new single "Indiana Summer." If you're interested in being an extra in the video, being filmed at the Rathskeller Biergarten, email us at booking@brettwiscons.com with the subject line "Video shoot VIP." Must be 21+. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/651266484938763/?ref=5
Stay tuned for the release date to coincide with the first day of summer(6/21)! 






4/16/14 Brett at KMC (Plaza Stage) before Zac Brown Band on 7/13!

The band and I were handpicked to kick off a great night of music with Zac Brown Band at Klipsch Music Center on the KMC Plaza Stage on Sunday, 7/13 in Noblesville, IN. I witnessed my first ever rock show (Hootie & the Blowfish) on these historic grounds in 1996 and it sparked my true love and passion for music and performing. It all comes full circle on July 13th. We hope you'll join us then and there!

For tickets: http://www.livenation.com/venues/14412/klipsch-music-center

-Brett


3/1/14 Order the new album now!

It's been a long time coming, but the new album is finally available for public consumption. For a physical copy, order via PayPal here (http://www.brettwiscons.com/discography.aspx). To download at iTunes, follow this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/33/id834283304

Please leave a review and/or rating on the iTunes website. See you on the road!

-BW


1/31/14 Spring Tour shaping up nicely

Catch Brett in a town near you!

#BWEP33 Spring Tour

2/9 Castleton Grill (Shine Music Series) Indy 7p
2/11 Paul Smiths College - Brighton, NY 5p
2/12 Private Event - Frewsburg, NY 7pm
2/13 Park Street Tavern - Columbus, OH 9:30p
2/14 Cobblestone Grill - Zionsville 7p
2/19 Univ. of Wisconsin @ Marathon County - Wausau, WI 11:15a
2/21 Cobblestone Grill - Zionsville 7p
2/22 Broad Ripple Tavern - Broad Ripple, IN 10:30p
2/26 Plat 99 - Indy 7p (CD Release show w/Matt Record)
2/28 The Loft @ Trader's Point Creamery - Zionsville, IN 6p

March
3/1 Cobblestone - Zionsville, IN 7p
3/3 "INDY Style" TV appearance Indy 9am
3/17 Brockway Pub - Carmel, IN 8p (BW trio) St. Paddy's Day
3/24 The Bluebird - Nashville, TN 6p
3/25 TBA
3/26 "Lowcountry Live" TV appearance Charleston, SC 10am
3/26 Awendaw Green Barn Jam - Awendaw, SC 6p
3/28 Palmetto Brewery - Charleston, SC 5p
3/29 JJ's Wine Bar - Franklin, TN 8p

Stay tuned to www.brettwiscons.com for all info!


1/6/14 Kickstarter campaign to fund new novel!

I had so much good fortune with the Kickstarter model involving my new music, I decided to try and fund my latest novel in the same manner. This campaign runs until 1/31/14 at 11:59p.m. EST. Check out my link and see if you can make a pledge. $10 will secure your digital copy and $25 will reserve your limited edition, autographed, physical copy. Thanks in advance!

Brett
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bwep33/second-installment-of-the-bear-whitman-book-series



12/16/13 NEW ALBUM TO BE RELEASED ON 3/3/14

Brett is happy to announce his new album, 33, co-written and produced by GRAMMY winning musician, Mark Bryan (Hootie & the Blowfish), will be released on Monday, March 3rd. "I'm so excited to put out these songs and spread the word one fan at a time. Working with Mark in Charleston and Awendaw, SC was a dream come true," said Brett. Tour dates in SC, NC, TN and beyond will accompany the release. 


Official track listing for 33:
1. Indiana Summer
2. Sooner or Later
3. Sarazona
4. Sophia's Winery
5. Broad Ripple

Stay tuned to www.brettwiscons.com for all up-to-date info!


10/22/13 Brett would love to play your next house party or corporate event!

What goes better with an intimate gathering than live, soulful, acoustic music? I can't think of much. With the holidays sneaking up on us with a vengeance, consider partnering with a reliable, professional musician. Need a hint? He's 6'4" and his name is on the top of this website! Yes, Brett would love to play for your next event. No event is too big or too small. Just you and a dozen of your closest friends in your living room? Let's get friendly, neighbor! Your boss put YOU in charge of securing the entertainment for the company holiday party for 500 people? Eek! Not to fret, Brett is comfortable in front of crowds ranging from a few to a few thousand.

Contact me directly for booking and other inquiries at: booking@brettwiscons.com

Happy planning,
Brett


10/8/13 Check out Brett on live TV in HD!

Brett performs two songs off 33 on Indy Style with hosts Tracy Forner and Andi Hauser.

http://www.wishtv.com/indy-style/brett-wiscons


10/7/13 Download "Sophia's Winery" from CD Baby beginning 10/8/13!

My debut single from 33 is available via Amazon at this link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/brettwiscons2

If you like fun songs featuring horns and discussing such deep political issues as drinking wine and driving around in a Cadillac, this is the song for you!

Musically yours,
Brett


8/14/13 Pre-order your copy of #BWEP33

I'm running an exclusive Facebook pre-sale of my new EP. Hit this link to pick up your copy before it's too late! While supplies last.

https://www.facebook.com/events/171076279743265/

Brett


8/13/13 Sneak-peek at album artwork!


Original artwork by www.chavezart.com. #BWEP33 coming this fall!



8/11/13 Book two in the Bear Whitman saga is moving along!

A few of you read, and actually enjoyed, my debut novel, Friend or Foe?. For that, I'm grateful. I've been working hard lately on the second installment, Searching for Sara Caruso. It had been somewhat on the back burner due to my musical adventures, but I've returned to the story and it's been exhilarating. I can't wait to share that with my readers later this year. 


Inquisitively,
Brett 



8/7/13 Close, so close...

Greetings--
My fantastic art team is finishing up the design of my album and my production team is finishing up the mixing of the tracks. We are mere weeks away from some fresh, new music. I will be debuting the cover art soon and accepting pre-orders for advance copies. I'm not releasing it to the public for awhile, but there will be some "promo" copies made available to my top fans.

Stay tuned,
Brett


7/30/13 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Event

Check out my friend and college classmate's fundraising page to combat Leukemia & Lymphoma. I'll be helping her out at an event this fall at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. More details to follow. Let's just say, I better watch the movie Cocktail a few times and pay close attention to what goes on BEHIND the bar, not in front of it.

"We are living in an extraordinary moment. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is on the brink of incredible breakthroughs that have already begun to change the lives of thousands of patients; treatments that can manage a person's condition with a daily pill, therapies that seek out cancer cells and kill them, and the use of a patient's own immune system to eradicate cancer not someday, but today.
I started this team four years ago to Walk in honor of my gift of survivorship, to walk in honor of friends I have lost and my patients who are not able to walk for themselves.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds those treatments.Please make a donation and check my Web site frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!"

http://pages.lightthenight.org/in/Indianap13/mariposa554

When you give a little, you get a lot!
-Brett



7/11/13 The experience of a lifetime

I'm back from a great trip in South Carolina. It all kinda went by so fast, it's hard to believe the music was even made. But I know that it was. I can't wait to share these new songs with you! Many big announcements coming this summer and fall! College tour dates, lead single release date and much more!

See you on the road,
Brett


6/25/13 Recording the new EP beginning Sunday, 6/30!

After months of planning, writing and creating, I'm finally recording my new EP beginning Sunday, 6/30. I'll be making the drive back to the beautiful city of Charleston, SC to link up with my producer Mark Bryan. His fantastic studio is named Stone Point and it's in scenic Awendaw, SC. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures and I can't wait to share this new project with my fans! Check back here and twitter and Facebook for updates. 

I'd like to give a big shout out to my Kickstarter backers for funding this project and having the initial belief in me. I won't let you down!

Anticipatingly,
Brett




6/6/13 WARMfest 2013 lineup announced/tickets on sale!


Friends,

I'm excited to announce I'll be performing at WARMfest 2013 with headliners, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Michael Franti & Spearhead, G. Love & Special Sauce, Mayer Hawthorne and Red Wanting Blue! 

Check out www.warmfest.org for a complete lineup. I'm playing a Sunday set on 9/1. More details tba.

Single Day tickets for WARMFest are on sale now.  Tickets are $30 per day! Ticket Link for Single Day Tickets Sunday 9/1: http://ticketf.ly/16ffend

WARMfest takes place in Broad Ripple Park over Labor Day Weekend (8/31-9/2).

Cheers!
Brett



5/31/13 College Tour will start this fall!

Greetings from Zionsville,

I wanted to let you all know I recently joined the roster of artists being represented by Wally's World of Entertainment. Don't let the name fool you - these guys are legit: (www.houseofwally.com). They are a national college booking agency based in Nashville, TN and are eager to work with me and help me build a nationwide following via college campus performances.
Some big name artists (John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson) got their start performing on campuses, and I'm excited to follow in their footsteps and begin this new adventure.

I'm teaming up with my Kickstarter video director, Kurtis Bowersock, on 6/4 to shoot a promo video for the college market. I'll keep you posted on its progress.There will be a lot of travel involved with this undertaking, so I have to give big credit to my lovely wife for all of her support and encouragement in regards to my career. The gigs won't start popping until September and when school is back in session. Stay tuned to brettwiscons.com for all tour dates.

Gratefully,
Brett


5/24/13 Five songs for #BWEP33 have been selected!

Well, after driving 1860 miles, I'm home from a long week in GA and Charleston, SC. My producer and I have settled on the five songs for the new EP. We're still working out a few kinks, but we'll be recording full-band versions in July. The titles are as follows: "SaraZona," "Indiana Summer," "Sophia's Winery," "If You Can Get It," and "Sooner Or Later."

I can't wait to share these with my fans!

-Brett