(photo by Jacob Snider)
Mike Brun is a Brooklyn-based musician known for the wide range of his projects.
During his time living in New Orleans in the years just after Hurricane Katrina, he sang in and directed Tulane University’s official a cappella group, Green Envy; studied trumpet under Vance Woolf; and was an original member of national touring act The Revivalists. After moving back to the Northeast in 2010, Mike generated music for and performed in various experimental theatre productions (Aggrocrag‘s Hello from the Children of Planet Earth for the 2010 Philly Fringe Festival, Fresh Ground Pepper‘s Our Farm in 2011). To push himself as an artist, he created a Soundcloud blog where he released a free track of music every twelve days for the entirety of 2011.
(Photo by Sasha Arutyunova)
Now based out of Brooklyn, New York, Mike engages many of the city’s art scenes in his characteristically diversified manner. He can be found in music venues around New York City not only leading his own band, but as a performer and arranger for a variety of burgeoning NYC-based acts including Shaina Taub and Jacob Snider. He has been featured in various podcasts, including Emma Koenig’s Fuck! I’m in My Twenties (as part of her vaunted Tumblr blog), 11 Things with Leigh Jones, Ear Candy, and The Civilian’s cabaret-style Let Me Ascertain You. A first-call for many New York theatremakers, Mike recently served as musical director and onstage musician to the off-broadway production of Mr. Burns, a play written by Anne Washburn with music composed by Michael Friedman (of Broadway’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Shakespeare in the Park’s Love’s Labour’s Lost). He is also a contributing writer for fashion and arts blogging website, Solifestyle.
Mike is Lead Composer for the musical Folk Wandering, an American celebration of the untold grief that moves us forward. Since it’s inception in late 2011, Folk Wandering has sold out theaters around New York such as Joe’s Pub, Soho Repertory, and Ars Nova.
In August 2013, Mike released his newest album, little blues. A two-year project with frequent collaborator Armand Hirsch, little blues showcases Brun’s most accessible singer-songwriter material. Click here for a name-your-price download.
(photo by Doug Seymour)
Mike is available for writing, arranging, studio work, and live performance. All inquiries, please click here.
Some featured tracks for your enjoyment…