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  Peter Brandon
California  USA
Photo by Darcy Lythgoe
small song sample
 
 
PETER BRANDON
-LIVE-
Saturday January 12th, 2008
@

The O.C. PAVILION
www.ocpavilion.com

Call (714) 550 - 0550
Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
for tickets with NO SERVICE CHARGE!!!

Tables are still available but will go VERY fast!

This venue is AMAZING and the June show SOLD OUT so get your tickets NOW!

Peter will be debuting NEW SONGS for the FIRST TIME and vows to bring you an evening of entertainment you won't forget!!!

Thanks for all of your support!
 
Dear Friends:
I wanted to send out a special "Thank You" for all of your support the past few years! Today I was given the opportunity to have one of my songs played on LA's Country Station 105.1 Go Country, and it was a very surreal experience. I have always grown up dreaming I could one day hear one of my own songs on the radio and today, that dream was realized. It would not have happened if it weren't for YOU...so I wanted to say "Thank You" for your support and encouragement!

 I am so blessed and if this year is anything like the past year, I am one lucky man!   
God Bless and thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Peter Brandon
 
This is a great cause and should be a special night. If you are interested in attending, please respond to this email for ticket information. 4 bands will play 30 minute sets and the show will be a LIVE webcast and recorded for a national Television special called "Finding Gina". We know it is a Wednesday evening, but we hope to see you there!
Peter Brandon


Gina for Missing Persons FOUNDation Launches
“THE SQUEAKY WHEEL TOUR”
Peter Brandon Joins Global Community Effort to Gain
Attention for Missing Woman Gina Bos
 
October 17, 2007
8:00 pm $15
The Coach House
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA
949-496-8930
Peter Brandon will join hundreds of other artists banding together with the band Clementine with one cause for 19 days of events spanning the U.S. and 12 Countries to reach out to 100’s of missing people and Bring ONE Home…

The Squeaky Wheel Tour “SWT” runs from October 17, through November 4. This worldwide tour will feature several hundred missing people profiled by 100’s of artists performing in over 300 events throughout the 50 states and twelve countries. The focus of the events is to gain attention for 100’s of missing people in an effort to bring at least ONE home.

Gina Bos, last seen October 17, 2000 disappeared after leaving Duggan’s Pub in Lincoln, Nebraska following an open mic night. Her car was found outside with the trunk ajar and her guitar inside. She is 5’7”, brown hair, brown eyes, anyone with information should call Lincoln Police Department 402-441-7204 or 402-441-7708. http://www.411gina.org/nebraska.htm#bos 

Entertainers earmark their events to profile a local missing person or persons. They talk about the local missing person and ask attendees to take a flyer to post throughout their community. A daily updated list of the events, locations, dates and most importantly the missing to be profiled may be FOUND at www.4llGina.org.

Peter Brandon is one of many artists using their talents to help this grassroots effort to bring attention to the missing. Clementine member and founder of the Squeaky Wheel Tour Jannel Rap’s heartache became a fight to gain attention for her sister causing her to realize she was not alone. Hundreds of thousands of families had the same fight. Their loved ones simply vanished with no media hook. She had to do something to change that. SWT is held every year at this time. This year Jannel’s new band, Clementine www.Clementineband.com (that was conceived during SWT 2006) will be touring the US the entire 19 days profiling the missing and filming a reality TV Series FINDing Gina slated to air Spring 2008.
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FOR MORE INFO:
GINA Production Office
Fazia Donnelly or Jannel Rap
714-779-2754 fax 714-779-2768
GINASWTPress@yahoo.com 
 
Peter Brandon announces Fall/Winter Southern California Show dates:
Southern California Country Singer/Songwriter and 2007 OCMA and LA Music Award Nominee Peter Brandon has announced the rest of his 2007schedule for the year:

Sunday Sept 2nd 2007: California Speedway- Fontana California
Peter and his band will be one of the featured artists on the Main Stage at the California Fan Zone before the race. Time:TBA

Friday Oct 5th: St Bonaventure Fair - Huntington Beach , CA
Peter and his Band will be the headlining band playing 3 sets between 5:30 and 9 pm.
Come out for a family fun festival and entertainment.

October 13th: OC Walk to Remember-Irvine California
Peter will sing "Brand New Wings" to kick off this Memorial Walk to take the steps for those that will never take them. For more information visit :
www.ocwalktoremember.org

October 17th: The Squeaky Wheel Tour: The Coach House, CA. 8 pm
Peter and his band will be one of four artists raising awareness for
Missing People. Please respond to this email for tickets. This will be a LIVE webcast and very fun show...For more information
on this chairty visit www.411gina.org

November 2007- LA Music Awards
"Drive Real Fast" has been nominated for 2007 "Song of the Year"

Dec 2nd: John Force Holiday Car Show- Irvine California Tix TBA
Meet the Entire John Force Family during their Annual Charity Car Show
benefitting "CHIPS for KIDS" a community program for the Highway
Patrol. Flyer will be available soon and IS open to the public!

January 12th 2008: 8 pm OC Pavilion- Santa Ana California Tix $25-35
Don't miss this spectacular venue as Peter will debut new songs and a new show never seen before. The last show here was a sell out and this one should do the same. call 714 550 0550 for tickets. If you missed the last show here, you do not want to miss this one! Visit www.ocpavilion.com  for more information.
 
Thanks so much for your support! Looking forward to seeing you out at a show soon!

Hi there!
Hope life is treating you well! Things have been going great with the band! We just got off two fun shows this weekend one of which was playing with 7 time Grammy Winners Asleep at the Wheel !!

I was just checking in to see if you have made your reservations yet for our HUGE show at the OC Pavilion June 9th? I am SO excited about this show and really hope you can be a part of it!  It will be different than any other show we have EVER done...including a few BRAND NEW SONGS! The venue is GORGEOUS and everyone attending is invited to a VIP get together underneath the theater at "The Vault" which a really cool lounge area with a Jazz Trio playing and a very intimate comfy setting!
You can get tickets through www.ocpavilion.com  or by calling
714 550 0550. Please let them know that you are friends of the band! If you have had fun at previous shows and think a friend would enjoy the show..this is the one to bring them to! Check out the website if you haven't already and see for yourself! Tickets are going at a good pace right now, so the faster you book them, the better the seats will be! There really isn't a bad seat in the house, and all seats are leather theater seats!
Take care and hope to see you soon!
Peter Brandon

EXCITING NEWS:
PETER BRANDON
HAS JUST BEEN NOMINATED FOR
(2) ORANGE COUNTY MUSIC AWARDS FOR:


BEST COUNTRY
AND
BEST LIVE ELECTRIC BAND
(ALL GENRES OF MUSIC)
WWW.ORANGECOUNTYMUSICAWARDS.COM 
for more details

THE AWARD SHOW WILL BE HELD
SATURDAY MARCH 31ST AT THE GROVE IN ANAHEIM!


THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR AMAZING SUPPORT THIS YEAR AND BEING A PART OF THIS EXCITING JOURNEY!

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT MISSED THE BIG
COACH HOUSE CD RELEASE PARTY Feb 18th:
PETER'S NEW CD "DRIVE REAL FAST" IS
NOW AVAILABLE!
SIMPLY RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL FOR INFORMATION
ON HOW TO PURCHASE THE CD WITH 11 NEW SONGS!

There are a few shows coming up...but the one you DON'T WANT TO MISS is
Saturday June 9th 8pm
@ The OC Pavilion
www.ocpavilion.com

THIS VENUE IS AMAZING (click on the link above) ... This will be unlike any Peter Brandon show you have seen before!
In addition... there will be a private party afterwards in the beautiful Vault Lounge and YOU are invited!!
This area is usually reserved for VIP only...
but on this night.....
YOU are VIP!
Call 714-550-0550 for tix and remember to say
"Peter Brandon sent you"

OTHER UPCOMING SHOWS:
THURSDAY.....MARCH 15TH 9PM @
COWBOY COUNTRY IN LONG BEACH
ONLY $3 COVER
WWW.COWBOYCOUNTRY.MU 

THURSDAY...APRIL 26TH 8PM AT
THE COACH HOUSE W/ HAL KETCHUM
WWW.THECOACHHOUSE.COM
(PETER BRANDON FAN CLUB HAS TICKETS FOR $20 WITH NO SERVICE CHARGE. REPLY TO THIS EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION)


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL SHOWS AND EVENTS PLEASE VISIT:
WWW.MYSPACE.COM/PBRANDONMUSIC

Dear Friends:
Thanks for your encouragement, love and support.... hope to see you soon!
Peter Brandon
WWW.PETERBRANDON.NET

HEY FRIENDS!
This is an invite to the FINALS of the Orange County Music Awards "Electric Band of The Year" Competition! It is only a 30 minute set for us and could be HUGE for us if we are able to win this with so many amazing bands that have competed! If you could make it out and help us get over the edge that would be AWESOME.
Thanks for all of your support and hope to see you soon!
Peter
 
Locally world famous: Peter Brandon
Peter Brandon is a champion of the old-fashioned love song.
By BRIAN QUINES
SqueezeOC.com
Peter Brandon of Huntington Beach.
PHOTO COURTESY OF PETER BRANDON




"Locally World Famous" is an occasional feature profiling up-and-coming musical artists from Orange County.
Peter Brandon
Hometown: Huntington Beach
Age: 31
On the Web: www.peterbrandon.net   or myspace.com/pbrandonmusic  

About the artist: If you saw Peter Brandon on the street, you might not expect him to be Orange County's next country star. Brandon doesn't sport 20-gallon hats, snakeskin boots or skin-tight jeans.

He does sport a thick goatee and drive a Ford F-150, and he does love a good ol' fashioned country love song.

"For me it's about heartfelt lyrics," said Brandon, who works as a manager at Anchor Blue in Brea Mall, and is a worship leader at a Costa Mesa church.

Seven of the 11 songs on his new album, "Drive Real Fast," set for release on Feb. 18, are ballads.

Brandon's fully aware he's releasing his country album in a county where there's no real country scene. In Cahoots in Fullerton is one of the few country venues in the area, and K-FROG in San Bernardino is the only local country radio station since KZLA shut down.

And Orange County, mostly known for throngs of punk and indie bands, hasn't produced a major country music megastar.

"There are a lot of closet country fans out there. Hopefully I can provide an outlet for all of them," said Brandon.

He plans to move to Nashville if he gets a good response to the new album.

The beginning: Brandon developed an affinity for country music when his Cypress College batting coach played country tunes at practice. He was drawn to music's honest, sincere lyrics.

When he transferred to the University of Nebraska as a broadcast journalism major, Brandon had access to sound studios and equipment and spent late nights recording country music songs as a hobby.

The hobby turned into a career goal in 2000, after Brandon wrote the song "Brand New Wings" for his best friend's little sister's memorial service.

"I guess God needed one little angel / to take care of heavenly things / and though it is hard / I know in my heart / you're flying with brand new wings."

More than half of the 1,000 mourners at the service wanted a copy of the song.

"I really realized what a song can do to people. I wrote that song in 15 minutes and it changed the outlook on something so tragic for so many people," Brandon said.

That same year, Brandon asked his parents for an unusual Christmas gift – studio time to record a three-song demo. He got his gift and eventually traveled to Nashville to shop his demo around. Brandon didn't get any immediate response and was prepared to leave Nashville disappointed.

While he was boarding his flight back to Orange County, he handed his demo to a man in front of him in line. That man was Dave Northrup, drummer for Travis Tritt.

Northrup liked the demo and flew Brandon out a couple of months later to record a self-titled debut album.

With a solid demo in hand, Brandon was able to book shows and draw crowds in Orange County – even selling out two shows in one night at Martini Blues in Huntington Beach.

Influences: Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, James Taylor, Steven Curtis Chapman and Chicago.

Hello!!!
Hope you had an AWESOME Christmas and New Years!
Just wanted to say thanks for your support this past year and looking forward to what 2007 has in store!
It has started out great with a nice feature in the OC Register on Thursday
(click to read)
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/article_1406335.php
We are also working VERY hard on the CD Release Party that will be held at the Coach House Sunday, Feb 18th @ 7 pm. This will be different than ANY show we have done before and will be the first day my new CD "Drive Real Fast" will be available! Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased through the Coach House directly @ (949) 496-8930. Dinner RSVP's will get you the best seats possible. THIS IS AN ALL AGES SHOW!
Hope to see you there for a GREAT night of fun!
Thanks again for your support!
Peter Brandon
 
       
Peter grew up in Fullerton, California
and attended Sonora High School. He excelled in baseball and basketball and was very involved in his high school youth group at church. It was there where Peter fell in love with acoustic guitar and he began playing worship songs.

After graduating in 1993, he attended Cypress Junior College and played for the Charger Baseball team. In 1994, they won the State Championship and he earned a scholarship to the University of Nebraska to pitch for the Huskers. This was Peter's first time away from home, and he found himself writing many songs. As a Broadcasting major, Peter was able to get into the recording booths late at night to record his music.

After graduation, Peter came home to California. For few years his dreams were on hold. But USA Network's "Nashville Star" was holding auditions and Peter decided to dust off his dreams and take a shot. He made it to the regionals where he performed to a standing room only crowd at "Montana's" in San Dimas. In 2004, Peter met Travis Tritt's drummer, David Norththrop. David helped Peter arrange a recording session with Nashville recording engineer Frank Green - the result was Peter's self-titled album, "Peter Brandon."

Peter's musical influences include Garth Brooks, Steven Curtis Chapman and James Taylor. Peter also enjoys playing basketball and softball, snowboarding, traveling, and loves roller coasters. Peter is the son of Jack and Kathy and has a
younger brother, Jason and a sister-in-law, Darcy.

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