Red Tooth and Claw
Jonathan Brain Indie-folk singer Jonathan Brain’s songs travel the open landscape of the soul; with a unique voice described as "extraordinary" by Wire Magazine and as “haunting” by The Australian he paints distinct visions of post-millennial life - the beauty of the everyday, relationships bungled and hearts on the mend. Jonathan has performed extensively across Western Australia and interstate, including recent performances and workshops at the National Folk Festival in Canberra and the Fairbridge Festival. With quicksilver guitar playing, an effortlessly pure voice and literate songs, Jonathan is an engaging and unique live performer. His two solo EPs showcase his varied influences, which range from alt country, folk balladry and rock through to rich choral and instrumental textures. Jonathan also enjoys a lively schedule as a choral director, working with a number of professional, community and school choirs over the last three years.
About Jonathan: The guitar lines in the songs, loud or soft, captured the intended mood flawlessly, providing a base for his pristine, soaring vocals. He closed the set with the traditional English folk ballad, I Am Stretched On Your Grave , perfectly capturing the haunting melodies before the band filled out the sound… Jason Kenny, X-Press Magazine …Jonathan Brain shone in front of the small crowd. Enticing and dulcet, Brain showcased a talent for telling stories of tempestuous romance, love and loss. Brain’s exquisite voice and his skill on the guitar give his songs poetry that extends beyond the lyric and into the music…Josie Smith, X-Press Magazine