She was raised down across the holler, where the river winds and the old coyote cries.
Brea was actually discovered several times (she wandered off frequently) as a singer first, by her grandmother (the tipsy one) who would vacuum the house to drown her out; then by her music teachers, who were amazed by Brea's ability to sing above even the loudest ShopVac. Brea's mom eventually hooked up with this guy who was willing to drive Brea all over the place so Mom didn't have to drive all over hell's half acre any more. Turns out Dave was into Moonshine too so it worked out well for everybody.
Brea, then, met up with another bunch of "moonshiners" (musicians this time) who helped her write some more drink'n songs and made some videos and stuff. THE END
Ottawa Valley's Brea Lawrenson captures emotions and stories in her music that have put her on the charts several times in the last five years. Her success is further punctuated with appearances at fairs and festivals (Ottawa Bluesfest, Boots & Hearts, Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Havelock Country Jamboree and Kemptville Live Music Festival) where she has shared stages with many well established artists, opening for Meghan Patrick, Tom Cochrane, Tebey, The Washboard Union, The Road Hammers, Ronnie Prophet, Brett Kissel and many more. Brea's full band show is backed by Ottawa Valley's popular band doubleBack - Brea & The BOIs have a stellar festival show that mixes old with new and will have you dancing in the aisles.
Teaming up with Bill Miller at Sharp 9 Music and his award winning producers Pete Lesperance and Jeff Dalziel in 2019, Brea continues to rack up some impressive feats while retaining her status as an independent artist. With her continued success, she’s leading the charge for indie artists in Canadian Country Music today. Stay tuned for another great collaboration with this team in early 2020.
Brea's #Brealieve CD released in May 2015 was written and produced in Nashville and Canada. She was nominated for CMAO Rising Star, Female Artist of The Year, and Songwriter of the Year. In July 2018 , she came back with another powerful album "DEMONS" featuring those signature crystalline vocals. The album hits home with personal stories and feelings that range from self-doubt to triumphant self-confidence. Brea’s small-venue solo acoustic show will mesmerize with her performance and sheer soulful vocals.
Growing up in a small eastern Ontario town, Brea realized at an early age, her love for music. She engaged in vocal training at the age of 13 and has never looked back. Winning first and second place awards at the Montreal Music Festival in Classical and Broadway at the age of 15.
Anti bullying Campaign - RespectED Program for The Canadian Red Cross.
Brea and co-writer Braiden Turner wrote the song "Black and Purple"
(on Brea's album "no regrets") This song was adopted by The Canadian Red Cross and became the theme song for their RespectED Anti bullying Program.
"The Black & Purple Campaign"
The two girls toured across Western Canada every September for 5 years. They performed and spoke, spreading their anti-bullying message in many schools.
They received a Red Cross Canada Citation for their work as Western Canadian Ambassadors of the Anti-bullying Campaign.
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