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BRYEN WILLEMS JOINS THE PLANET COMPANY
Bryen Willems (a.k.a the Swamp Duck) is proud to announce he will be only the third Australian artist to be distributed by The Planet Company.

The Planet Company’s Graeme Regan is extremely excited and feels Bryen is a welcome addition to The Planet’s family. Known for their diverse and eclectic catalogue, as soon as they heard Bryen’s debut album Too Cold At Home, they immediately knew they had to add him to their distribution arm.

Bryen’s album is under the Leap Records banner, and The Planet Company look forward to working alongside this small but determined label.

Bryen’s musical interest was sparked only after settling down in Australia, having moved from his Louisiana home with wife Karen. An Australian citizen for a number of years now, his musical influences are of bayou heritage with an Australian flavour.

Too Cold At Home, produced by Gary Brown and Les Scott, is a brilliant collection of self-penned tunes and a treasure trove of country covers – featuring the first single Honky-Tonk Song and the new single Deep Down I’m Shallow.

Evidence of Bryen’s potential has been his recent Top 20 finalist nomination in the UniSong International Songwriting Competition, with co-writer Tim Costello, with his current single Deep Down I’m Shallow.

So if you’d rather have some nancy-boy, sissy, pseudo-country pop stuff, then you’ll need to look elsewhere – as there’s none of that from Bryen Willems.

Having travelled the planet from USA to Australia, it seems like The Planet Company is the perfect home for Bryen’s music.

Too Cold At Home will be available through The Planet Company early August.
Photo (l-r) – Bryen Willems, Nicki Gillis (Leap Records), Graeme Regan (The Planet Company) and Bianca Jang (The Planet Company)
www.bryenwillems.com
www.myspace.com/bryenwillemsmusic
www.theplanetcompany.com
Further information contact:
Publicity - RUM Entertainment ph/fax 02 4285 1461 (m) 0439 730460 rum@rumentertainment.com
Distribution - The Planet Company ph 02 9283 8250 fax 02 9283 8307
 
 
 
Thanks for Playing Tracks from “Too Cold At Home”

A big thank you to the radio stations that are playing tracks from the album “Too Cold At Home”. Without you in radio getting our music “out there” we could not do what we do!
 

NFS #112 – Track 19
Artist : Bryen Willems
Track : Honky-Tonk Song
Album : Too Cold At Home
Sample :
Click here for NfS 112 Sample Player
The debut album, Too Cold At Home, from Sydney singer/songwriter BRYEN WILLEMS was released in January 2007. Bryen’s musical interest was sparked after settling down in Australia, having moved from his Louisiana home with wife Karen, and works in the country scene as a radio presenter and musician and fronting his band, THE BAYOU BOOGIE BOYS.

With producers Gary Brown and Les Scott, the album is a collection of originals and cover songs drawing from a virtual treasure trove of the best country, blues, swamp and southern rock from the last 50 years. The album features self-penned tracks, Honky-Tonk Song, Beer And Lipstick, some excellent co-writes, and the beautiful duet As Long As I Live with songbird NICKI GILLIS.

The single is a great honky-tonk shuffle – you can smell the sawdust!
Product Info : Independent LEAP 004
Links :
Bryen Willems

The song is a fun little honky-tonker…poking fun at CMC (hi Tim!) and the pretty boy country pop that’s often on video music television…
At the end of this gig guide I’ve listed all the stations that receive the NFS Compilation (this is a compilation disc sent to radio nationwide with various country artists’s singles’ on it). The stations will receive it sometime next week…so if you want to join in the fun ring your local station listed at the end of the gig guide and request the song!
Now…on to the live gigs…
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Bryen Willems (a.k.a. “the Swamp Duck”) usually fronts a five piece band called Bryen and the Bayou Boogie Boys - playing a mix of originals and drawing from a virtual treasure trove of the best country, blues, swamp and southern rock from the last 50 years.

Bryen’s debut album is set for release early 2007, titled TOO COLD AT HOME. Recorded at Unit 4 Studios, with producers Gary Brown and Les Scott – the album is a collection of originals and songs that have influenced Bryen over the decades.

He has worked with artists such as duo SweeneyKilleen, Ronni Rae Rivers and Nicki Gillis, as well as several overseas artists including Cajun songstress Gayla Lejeune and Texas singer-songwriter Floramay Holliday.

In addition to fronting his own band, Bryen also has the privilege of playing bass or guitar and providing backing vocals for local country band Tall Timbre. You can also find him regularly playing alongside one of Australia’s top country vocalists Nicki Gillis, featuring in many classic country duets.
Bryen has worked as an announcer in country radio on Sydney's 2RRR88.5FM and at Festival 101.5FM during the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
His musical interest was sparked only after settling down in Australia, having moved from his Louisiana home with wife Karen. An Australian citizen for a number of years now, Bryen’s musical influences are of bayou heritage with an Australian flavour.
His debut album TOO COLD AT HOME, features self-penned tracks HONKY-TONK SONG, BEER AND LIPSTICK, co-writes DEEP DOWN I’M SHALLOW, BABY ARE YOU RUNNIN’ and the beautiful duet AS LONG AS I LIVE with songbird Nicki Gillis.
Bryen and the Bayou Boogie Boys shows are just the thing when you want a shoe-shufflin’, hip swingin’, toe tappin’, high energy straight-up country. Touches of Ricky Skaggs, Hank Williams, Billy Joe Shaver, Merle Haggard and Chris LeDoux – all rolled into one. Of course, if you'd rather have some nancy-boy, sissy, pseudo-country pop stuff you'll have to look elsewhere - none of that around here!
www.bryenwillems.com
www.myspace.com/bryenwillemsmusic

For interview and further details:

RUM Entertainment

Ph/fax 02 4285 1461 (m) 0439 730 460

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Bookings Phone:

(m) 0413 153 884

Bryen with Nicki Gillis who do heaps of gigs together

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