In the popular music world Brien wrote Australian charting song Loveland for 80's band The Raiding Party. His 90's group Circuslife received high acclaim from the music industry but collapsed before a record was completed. Brien has worked with international artists such as Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Suzie Quatro, Fastball, Mike Peters, and Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats) to name a few.
His last Australian band, The Retro Rockets headlined every major Rock n Roll and Rockabilly festival in Australia and New Zealand, recorded 5 studio albums and 1 live album. Brien wrote all the songs for this band and was the lead vocalist/guitarist.
Pete′s style and performance philosophy is based on creating a fun atmosphere, encouraging crowd interaction and playing popular hits that are well known and well loved. His gigs are very much an organic, acoustic affair featuring acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica, loop machine and stomp box for creating an upbeat party/dance vibe! Pete′s performance history includes six solid years working in an acoustic duo with fellow guitarist/vocalist Jeremy White around the Port Macquarie, Byron Bay and Tween Coast areas.
They were in high demand, performing regularly at many of the region′s prestigious venues including The Beach Hotel Byron Bay, Hotel Brunswick, Salt at Kingscliffe, Macquarie Hotel Port Macquarie, to name just a few.Pete is now focusing on solo work in the Hunter region, and is gaining popularity as a fun and engaging soloist, for both hotels/clubs and private/corporate functions.
Pete′s sound is very crisp, tight, dynamic and uncluttered. His repertoire is diverse, with something for everyone from the latest hits to the classics!Pete′s versatility and experience enables him to create just the right atmosphere for all occasions.If you love acoustic pop like Crowded House, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and Bernard Fanning – Pete′s your man for the job!
Dean Kyrwood is an acoustic vocalist/performer with a great fusion of jazz, soul, pop, & dance. He has proven himself time and time again to be one of Newcastle’s top Musicians. Performing regularly at some of the best venues in the Region and entertaining many grateful people at their private functions from Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions to birthday parties to boutique bars and corporate events. In between his performing he is a budding actor seeking the ultimate spot in Hollywood but still appearing on TV and short films before he hits the big time.