Brett Dennen was simply a lot of fun at the Bijou Theatre this past Friday night!
My wife and I were familiar with his music for a while,but on a recent road trip we heard him guest dj on Sirius Internet radio station and really fell in love with him. He has a lot of endearing features...he's tall,red headed and quirky but with a great unique voice. Whenever we hear him on the radio we always do our best impression of him from his guest dj show "Hey this is Brett Dennen."
His music is infectious and makes you want to get up and dance. His voice is mesmerizing and it makes you want him to turn off all the electronics and do a whole show acoustically. In fact there was a moment in the concert that he did a few acoustic numbers. One specifically he did because a fan got his attention and claimed he promised to sing it. Of course he gladly did so and then afterwards asked, "is there anything else I promised anyone ?" The crowd laughed and shouted other favorite song titles. Brett then played "Ain't No Reason" and it was one of my favorite musical moments of the night because it was just his soulful voice and his guitar and the Bijou at its best amplifying the sound.
Get out to see him if you can...here are some tour dates.
Also go here to see his latest video for "Comeback Kid (That's My Dog)". It was filmed at the Oakland A's ballpark and its a great song off his latest album Loverboy.
Mike Smith, The Showbiz Kids