“(Brendan Scott Friel) effortlessly pulls you in with a grounding sense of comfort and vulnerability - finding a perfect balance between the authenticity of folk music and a refreshing sense of sonic explorations.” - The Permanent Rain Press
In the late winter months of 2016, Brendan Scott Friel ran away. The long term relationship he was in had come to a messy end. At the same time, his band, that he had just spent most of his life’s savings on, broke up. Brendan was one dead dog away from a cliche country song. Confused and depressed, Brendan spent what little money he had left to go to Holland with just his beat up acoustic guitar and a backpack. He would spend the coming months busking across Europe and rediscovering what excited him about being a musician.
He came back that Summer with a new determination and has since released three full length albums - “Quiet Cars” (2017) which Friel produced and recorded himself, “Summer Moons” (2021) which saw Brendan team up with Juno Award winning producer James Bunton (Donovan Woods, Joey Landereth, David Myles) and “2021” released October of 2023. These releases have received playlist support and features from Mahogany, Exclaim!, Alex Rainbird Music, Canadian Beats and radio play on CBC, Folk Roots Radio, 93.9 the River, Virgin Radio 96.7 as well as college radio stations across Canada, Europe and the United States. His latest record 2021 and independent singles “Piece of You”, “Through the Rain” and “Cold Air” landed spots on Apple Music’s “New in Singer-Songwriter” and “Acoustic Winter” playlist.
WRITTEN BY BRENDAN SCOTT FRIEL
PRODUCED BY JAMES BUNTON & BRENDAN SCOTT FRIEL
MIXED BY JAMES BUNTON
MASTERED BY HEATHER KIRBY @ DREAMLAND MASTERING
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY BRENDAN SCOTT FRIEL
PRODUCED & MIXED BY JAMES BUNTON
MASTERED BY HEATHER KIRBY @ DREAMLAND STUDIO
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