Hi, I’m Brett Newski. I write heaps of songs and tour my face off in an effort to keep my A.D.D. under control. There are two people who refer to my style as, “American Folk Armageddon,” which happens to be the name of my new record. Other people tell me I sound like the Violent Femmes, Frank Turner, Jake Bugg and Ben Kweller.
n 2011, I was job-less, girl-less and band-less so I bought a one-way ticket to Bangkok and wandered around for six months, recording in dirt-floored makeshift studios in the hills of Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Lost, I moved to Saigon on a $100 motor-scooter. Back in ‘Nam, I wrote nearly 100 power-folk songs.
After two years and two albums, I choked down my final bowl of pig ear soup and boarded a flight to America. Since then, I have graduated from my parent’s basement and spend my time touring the world 200+ dates per year, including Europe, Australia and South Africa.
In September and October 2014 I’ll be touring South Africa for my 3rd time bringing my own brand of punk influenced power folk.
Catch me live at here:
Sep 19 Cheers Pub Kimberley, ZA
Sep 20 – Library At Brazenhead Sandton – Johannesburg, ZA
Sep 23 Rumours*** – Johannesburg, ZA (w/ Fuzigish)
Sep 26 Railways Cafe*** – Pretoria, South Africa (w/ Jay Bones)
Sep 27 White Mountain Festival*** Estcourt, ZA
Sep 28 Park Acoustics*** – Pretoria, ZA
Oct 03 The Music Kitchen* – Port Elizabeth, ZA
Oct 04 Champs* – Grahamstown, ZA
Oct 10 Gecko Bar* Hermanus, ZA
Oct 11 Annex – Cape Town, ZA (w/ Jonny Bud)
Oct 17 Alma Cafe* – Cape Town, ZA
***Denotes full band dates featuring Naming James
*Denotes dates w/ Jon Shaban