Swing/Easy Listening/Pop Solo

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John Brennan was born in London's East End an area renowned for producing such stars as Anthony Newley, Matt Monro and Des O' Connor to name just a few.  By his late teens John was singing in popular bands presenting a variety of musical styles from Rock and Roll to Jazz Standards.  In his twenties he became a professional singer fronting the show band “Showcase” and providing musical backing for some of Britain's best known comedians and cabaret performers touring the U.K.  Emigrating to Australia became the moment to make a complete change and on arriving in Brisbane, Queensland he quickly established himself in the cabaret scene performing up to three shows a night seven days a week. 

In 1979 John was awarded the title of Queensland “Entertainer of the Year”, the following year, thanks to his peers votes, he was once again presented with the award which he gratefully accepted from Britain's Entertainer of the Decade “Danny la Rue”.   John followed on from these awards by being chosen to appear in a Command Performance show alongside many international stars. 

At this time Johns second album “ The Nearness of You”, a more laid back style of easy listening music, was recorded. He was also appearing on T.V with Paul Sharatt and Izzy Dye, on radio at 4BH and headlining onboard cruise ships sailing out of Sydney.

In the late 1990's, influenced by his newly found passion for swing, jazz and the Big Band sound, John when approached to front the newly formed Australian “Glenn Miller Tribute Band” accepted and together they performed at many leading venues and functions. For his new shows John established his own big band appearing across Queensland and N.S.W  in theatres, clubs, cultural centres and corporate  events. 

There is a distinct quality to his performance and with a voice that is smooth and mellow together with a delightfully unpretentious stage presence John has an unmistakable way with a song and it is easy to understand why one comes away from his shows with a feeling of being truly entertained. It is this talent together with a touch of comedy and spontaneity as well as the ability to put his audience at ease that kept John in demand internationally for guest artist appearances, concerts, corporate and private events as well as cruise ship performance worldwide.

Winding down his career on the big stage has been the chance to not retire from the industry but rather downsize his act to a much more intimate and portable sound. So with this in mind his solo act a "Touch of Swing" was created and is ideally suited for clubs, hotels, corporate and private events.

In addition to a “ Touch of Swing” is John's new solo show “Sounds of the 60's” which takes you on a magic carpet ride back in time to the fascinating, psychedelic, revolutionary music of the "60's"..... 

For booking or enquiries please contact JOHN BRENNAN
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