Howie Day’s emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Day’s warm tenor voice “soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit,” as one critic put it. After sales of over a million albums and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road showcasing old favorites, as well as new material from his upcoming studio release.
A native of Bangor, Maine, Day began playing piano at age five and guitar at age 12. By 15, he was writing his own songs and performing across New England. Shortly after graduating high school, Day became a fixture at college coffeehouses across the U.S. He wrote, financed and released his first effort, Australia, which was named Best Debut Album at the 2001 Boston Music Awards. The Boston Globe called Day “gorgeously seasoned, far beyond his years” with “a brave, beautiful singing voice.” During his relentless touring schedule, Day began experimenting with effects pedals and loop-sampling techniques as he performed, layering live percussion with vocal harmonies and guitar parts to become a veritable one-man band. He went on to sell over 30,000 copies of Australia as he navigated the independent music scene and continued to hone his craft.
After signing with Epic Records, Day released his major-label debut, Stop All The World Now, and hit the road to support it. The constant promotion paid off: Stop was certified gold in the U.S. and spawned two Top 10 radio hits: “She Says” and the platinum single “Collide.” After three subsequent years of intense worldwide touring, Day moved to Los Angeles and returned to the studio. His next release, Sound the Alarm, built on the emotionally
complex spirit of its predecessor and delved into Day’s journey from indie wunderkind to platinum-selling artist. It’s lead single, “Be There,” became a staple at modern AC radio.
After parting ways with Epic and relocating to New York City in 2010, Day released the Ceasefire EP on his own label, Daze. New songs began to emerge and evolve at shows across North America and Australia. In 2015, Day released his 4th studio album, "Lanterns", and embarked on a U.S. tour and will perform in UK and Europe for the first time in nearly a decade in December.
New England singer/songwriter Brian Jarvis entices listeners with a captivating honesty and a voice drawing comparisons to Mat Kearney and Matt Nathanson. Whether performing solo with his 6-string or on stage with singer-guitarist Lee Sylvestre, Jarvis has been building a fan base that reaches across genres.
His 2012 debut record Beautifully Broken offers songs about life struggles with heartfelt introspection and lifted by bright melodies. What unfolds is a view of his own painful scars that conveys that life and love are all still worth it. Jarvis composed the music during a period that included the loss of his father and a tough break up. "The songs are earnest, his voice is strong, and both the sentiment and message are genuine", says The Republican.
Brian Jarvis has toured the US with Carly Simon-collaborator Brendan James, and on support for chart-topping artists Andy Grammer and Rachel Platten. In 2017, Jarvis is releasing his newest record and will be touring with indie rock recording artist, Howie Day. Check out Brian on Spotify.