Michael and Tim Brennan
Michael - A pioneer of the early independent music years in Halifax with his band the Lone Stars, Michael Brennan has been in Toronto for over 15 years, performing with his band the Wayward Angels and building a reputation as one of the city's finest country-influenced singer-songwriters. The singer-songwriter says his influences are broad as he listens to everything from harder rock to blues and classic rock and roll (Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Elvis, Solomon Burke, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC and Led Zeppelin to name a few). Michael will be accompanied by his brother, Tim, one of the progenitors of the well-known band, Joel Plaskett Emergency, and who is currently a professor at NASCAD.
Tim - Tim Brennan grew up and learned to play music in Inverness. He has been playing in different bands since the 1980’s. He has been awarded an East Coast Music award and Juno nomination with the Joel Plaskett Emergency band. His latest collaboration with Joel Plaskett was short listed for the 2016 Polaris prize. He spends his time between Halifax and Inverness.