Bruce is an award-winning song-writer currently being hailed as one of the ‘true quality’ talents to emerge in 2009.
Having recently won US based ISSA's Independent Singer Songwriter of the Year (Oct 08) AND the Westcoast Song-Writers’ competitions (May 2008) - beating all talent over every genre from across the globe - for his debut solo single ‘Two Worlds Colliding’.
Also nominated for ‘Best Solo Artist’ video for at Juice TV awards 2007, selection for review of his self-funded album ‘Audience of One’ by US based magazine ‘Performing Songwriter’ (June 2008) and radio-play from New York to Auckland to Berlin, Bruce Conlon is certainly hitting the ground running!
Bruce was the heartbeat and main songwriter of the popular rock band, ‘Eight’, and is considered to be one of New Zealand’s most talented songwriters. The group formed way back in 1996 and were lauded for allowing their music to breathe and take shape over time, independently releasing their critically acclaimed first album ‘Build’. Then in 2004 Sony BMG (NZ) released their Gold selling album ‘Moving’. Thanks to Bruce’s powerful songwriting coupled with the band’s amazing musical abilities, the album produced 6 hit singles, including no. 4 hit ‘Centre of Me’ and the huge no. 1 ‘No way to decide’
In 2006 Bruce moved to London to work on his debut solo album. The album signalled a transition from creating ‘sound-scapes’ and a soundtrack experience to 11 new tracks that strongly invokes every kind of emotion you can imagine.
Recent performances in London include the Shephards Bush Empire, London City Showcase, Dublin Castle, The Bedford, The Regal Rooms, Koko, Cafe De Paris and Fulham Palace. Bruce is an engaging and charismatic performer who lives and performs for his fans. Watching Bruce you are introduced to a complete show where every detail is taken into consideration so the fan is drawn into the ultimate musical experience. Consequently Bruce has hordes of loyal fans that follow his career with great enthusiasm.
Bruce credits with the heaviest influences on him as a musician, artists such as The Cure, Björk, Bruce Springsteen, Kings of Leon. Produced by Nick Manders and Bruce, and mixed by Sam Gibson (Pearl Jam, Natalie Imbruglia, Crowded House, Bic Runga). The new album ‘Audience Of One’ is independently self funded with further support and funding from New Zealand On Air, and is available for further development and release in all territories.
The new album ‘Audience of One’ is independently self funded with further support and funding from New Zealand On Air, and is available for further development and release in all territories.
You can buy the new album here