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2009 SUCCESSES! (Full Article)
2009 SUCCESSES!
POSTED BY: brettperkins POSTED ON: 05 Dec 2009 02:37 AM
2009 successes included a new album on the radio in Australia, Ireland, Denmark, the UK and US,  recent song placement on MTV's Road Rules as well as a popular Danish television series, two First Place international songwriting competition wins (Great American Song Contest Pop Category & Australian Song Contest International Category), vocals on a national television ad in DK and several commercially released co-writes.

2009 also saw the founding of the Copenhagen Songwriters Festival, and expansion of the Listening Room International Songwriter Retreats and Concert Series.
 



Radio play and sales have also continued from multiple album releases, as well as numerous songs receiving live play with international artists which include Dana Cooper, Una Healy , Boo Hewerdine, Tom Kimmel, Simon Lynge, Teitur and Kevin Welch.

 



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With musical roots in the early 80's L.A. club scene, with power pop band The Sneaks, Brett's honed his blend of Brit Pop & Americana influences into a powerful package on his 2009  'Red Light, Green Light, Go'  CD, released in 2009 on Gateway Music in Denmark and Trough Records in the US.
 


INTERNATIONAL PRESS:

'The sound of great experience and a relaxed approach to the music' GAFFA.dk

"Songs and vocals in the company of George Harrison, Elvis Costello and Neil Finn" REAL ROOTS MAGAZINE (BE)

Pop/folk songs that embrace the listener like a warm blanket on a cold winters day" BT

"Soul mate and honorary member of the East Coast folk scene" - Dar Williams, Razor & Tie Recording Artist

When it comes to discussing songwriting in Denmark, Brett Perkins is one of three names most mentioned" - JYLLANDS POSTEN

'The voice of great experience' GAFFA.dk

'One of the best kept secrets of the Danish music scene, but not for long' POLITIKEN.

"Completely infectious stuff!" Susanne Milsaps, KCRL, Salt Lake City, UT

"I really liked your prior release ... BUT .. DANISH WEATHER is 100 times better!!! U L T R A cool!!!! ... immediately was put on my *tokeep forever* pile!!" Lord Liiter Radio, Berlin

"A fine example of an artist...emphasizing melody and storytelling" - Santa Fe New Mexican, Weekend Calender Feature

"'Brett's songs show an excellent blend of melody and hook usage. Plus, he's Captain Harmony!" - Ellis Paul, Rounder Recording Artist

"A refreshing singer-songwriter who has a unique touch with a song, whether tackling a current event or political topic, or expressing emotion through his songs, he will captivate his audience with a fine performance. A truly engaging performer" - Wanda Fisher, WAMC Hudson River Sample, NY

"A strong stage presence and engaging vocal style...reminiscent of a youthful Paul McCartney" - Music Connection Magazine, Los Angeles

"His songs are so personal, they're universal" - Flagstaff Live, AZ

"A true troubadour" - Pasadena Weekly, CA

"A truly great songwriter" - Kashmir Klub, London

"Showroom quality guitar/pop from across the Atlantic" - Stadsblad Weekly, Utrecht, Holland

"In danger of being worn out due to constant playing!" - J. Warner/93.7 Heritage FM, W. Australia

"The song is at the center of the scene" - Musikkeren (DK)

"One of our favorite performers" New Music Club/Edinburgh Fringe Festival

"A wash proof hit to be from this sympathetic American songwriter" - Nat & Dag, Copenhagen

ASCAP Special Award Winner 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004



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