John and Rick Brewster, foremost songwriters and guitarists of the legendary group The Angels, one of Australia’s most loved and respected bands are back on the road for selected shows with their band
THE BREWSTER BROTHERS.
John and Rick produced The Angels classic multi-platinum albums. They have been inducted into both the ARIA Hall of Fame and the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame. While continuing to perform with The Angels, the brothers decided to work on a break-away project. They were looking to develop new material shaped by their experiences; both as teenagers growing up in Adelaide and all those years together in and out of the spotlight riding the highs and lows playing in one Australia’s most successful bands. They were searching for an elusive style that would reflect and embody Rick’s early classical piano playing and John’s young teenage years holed up in his bedroom engrossed with The Beatles, Dylan, The Band and the like. THE BREWSTER BROTHERS were born!
They set to work and produced a batch of finely crafted songs with majestic melodies and poetic images which seemed to point a finger to the endless highways and byways they’d traversed and lived on since those far-off Adelaide days – songs such as ‘Do It Again’, ‘Brothers Keeper’, ‘You and I’ and ‘Blue Blood’, which ultimately gave birth to their haunting and evocative first album ‘Shadows Fall’. It is a remarkable work that reflects the full scope of the Brewsters’ musicianship and creative vision.
In 2007 the live album was recorded at the Port Fairy Festival, and late 2009 they released the new critically acclaimed studio album ‘Wounded Healer’. In 2010, Brewster Brothers play Bob Dylan was released.
The Brewsters continue to perform extensively throughout the country, both club you- style concerts and festival appearances. They continue to pack out venues and receive standing ovations.