Bret Mosley /  Perth, Western Australia Americana
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Bret Mosley

Americana
Perth, Western Australia

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Feel the Love, y'all.

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#1 Americana Artist in Perth on Reverbnation — 06/30/2017

Bret was ranked Perth's #1 Americana Artist on Reverbnation throughout the month of June '17!

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Bret Mosley - What Comes Next (special guest Rose Parker)...

Bret Mosley - What Comes Next (special guest Rose Parker)

I wrote "What Comes Next" in Perth, in the wake of the 2016 US presidential election. America felt farther away than the Sun. The 1930s seemed closer than yesterday.

Buena (Morphine cover)...

Buena (Morphine cover)

Live at The Perth Blues Club, 11 Oct 2016. Video courtesy of Kira Andrews.

American Tune (Paul Simon cover)...

American Tune (Paul Simon cover)

Bret Mosley - Signs of Love (Live)...

Bret Mosley - Signs of Love (Live)

Live at The Carine in Perth, WA

Bret Mosley @ Perth Blues Club...

Bret Mosley @ Perth Blues Club

Bret Mosley performing his song 'Carry Us Away (Robin Williams)' at the Perth Blues Club. 8th March, 2016.

Bret Mosley Video EPK...

Bret Mosley Video EPK

...a compilation of clips from live shows, rehearsals, motel rooms, broadcasts, etc...from New York to Oregon to Texas and points between.

Bret Mosley - "Step Up" feat. Trevor Exter...

Bret Mosley - "Step Up" feat. Trevor Exter

Joined by Trevor Exter on cello. Produced by Richard Burns for culturecatch.com vidcast.

Bret Mosley - "The Story Of Benjamin Darling Part 1" - SXSW 2008 (State Radio cover)...

Bret Mosley - "The Story Of Benjamin Darling Part 1" - SXSW 2008 (State Radio cover)

Video produced by Nick Keene.

Bret Mosley - Seems Like A Long Time...

Bret Mosley - Seems Like A Long Time

"Seems Like A Long Time" words and music by Ted Anderson.

Playing of the cello humbly attempted here with grateful acknowledgement of the genius of Trevor Exter...trevorexter.com

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Bret Mosley /  Perth, Western Australia Americana

"…as if Van Morrison had come from a sharecroppers’ farm." - AMERICANA UK

"...breaks out roots and Americana with a pop singer-songwriter flair." - TIMEOUT, NEW YORK

"…extraordinary sense of rhythm and a razor-sharp tongue." - POPMATTERS

"...he has a Milky Way with words." - BRONWEN EXTER

“My music career is the culmination of a fairly common path,” jokes Texas-born, NYC-native BRET MOSLEY, “before making that first record, I did the usual things: ranch hand, linebacker, fur trapper, ballet dancer, stockbroker, actor, computer programmer, Pilates instructor & art handler…”

Perhaps the diverse journey from small desert town to New York City's indie music scene—attending 28 schools, and living at over 80 addresses along the way—could explain Mosley having a sound which reviewer Aarik Danielson described as, “no more country than R&B, no more folk than rock”.

Nomadic beginnings also prepared Mosley for years of constant touring after the release of his debut album, Light & Blood—which NeuFutur Magazine commended as “a heart-felt masterpiece”. The veteran road warrior has more than 2000 headlining dates under his belt, and has opened for notable international artists Trombone Shorty, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, George Porter, Jr., Jackie Greene, Kaki King, and The Blind Boys of Alabama, among others.

He has followed up Light & Blood with two studio releases: Charge, in collaboration with indie/jam rocker Jerry Joseph—and his self-released EP, X-ING. Mosley is currently producing a new solo album recorded in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Immigrating to Australia in 2014—Mosley has subsequently shared the stage with prominent Aussie artists Ian Moss, The Pierce Brothers, Tex Perkins, Kallidad, Minnie Marks, Morgan Bain, The Hussy Hicks, Blue Shaddy, et al. Now building touring momentum down under, Mosley has been a standout at the Nukara Music Festival, and played to capacity crowds at the 2016 Blues at Bridgetown Festival.

"…roots folk rock at its best...quietly stunning in its seemingly simple beauty..." - ACED MAGAZINE

"...in the desert somewhere between Son House and Leonard Cohen." - WAMC 90.3FM

"...combines every facet of Americana music to form rogue stories in song." - STEAMBOAT TODAY

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Jun 30, 2017

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#1 Americana Artist in Perth on Reverbnation

Bret was ranked Perth's #1 Americana Artist on Reverbnation throughout the month of June '17!

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Dec 23, 2016

premiere

New song/video
New song/video "What Comes Next"

Bret releases a brand new song in a video featuring guest artist, venereated Western Australian singer Rose Parker.

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Aug 17, 2016

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Bret Mosley added to Blues at Bridgetown 2016 line-up

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Aug 04, 2016

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Muso to bring a slice of Americana-Geraldton Guardian
Muso to bring a slice of Americana-Geraldton Guardian

US musician Bret Mosley will be bringing his Americana sound to the Bootenal Family Tavern this Saturday night for an intimate performance.

Although Mosley is often categorised as a blues musician, his style is an amalgamation of many different musical genres.

“The way I would describe my music is Americana,” he said.

“It’s a genre that is coming into its own, that is comprised of the essence of American root forms — blues, bluegrass, gospel, RnB and country.

“It’s none of those pure source genres, but it is the thing they share, the common spirit that underpins the genres.”

Music has always been a part of Mosley’s life. He grew up in a musical family and was singing and playing guitar from an early age.

“I started singing to people when they walked in the house when I was three,” he said.

“I was really committed to learning how to play and sing by the time I was six or seven.”

Mosley hadn’t always planned to be a musician, working a variety of jobs throughout his life including work as a computer programmer and an actor.

“Music sort of waited patiently the whole time until I really committed to following it,” he said.

“One of the pivotal experiences in that progression was going out into the subways and busking in New York.

“That’s when I began to strip away the safety nets that I had maintained up until that point.”

Mosley released his debut album, Light & Blood, in 2007 and has toured extensively around America, clocking up more than 2000 shows.

Born in south Texas in a mountain valley close to the Mexican border, Mosley lived all over the United States, attending 28 schools and constantly on the move as his father was in the navy. In 2014, Mosley decided to move from Brooklyn to Perth, something he had wanted to do for a while.

“For many years, there have been many things that sort of called me to Australia,” he said.

“I think it’s the greatest place in the world — the musical opportunity and the audience I’ve found here has really sealed the deal for me.

“I see myself settling in Australia, absolutely, it’s my home.”

Mosley said he was looking forward to playing at the Bootenal Family Tavern because it gave him a chance to interact with the crowd. “It’s a listening-room setting — that’s such a treat for me,” he said.

“It’s about an intimate experience of the music, as opposed to me sitting in the corner being in the background, which I’m no good at.

“The real heart of what I do is connection. I want to connect with who’s in the room. I try to get really involved with the people who are listening, and talk with them.”

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Jun 03, 2016

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Americana sure to amaze
Americana sure to amaze

A nice feature interview/article in the Augusta Margaret River times by Pierra Willix...in advance of Bret's 12 Jun 2015 appearance at the venerated Settlers Tavern.

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May 07, 2016

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Bret Mosley Ranked #1 in Americana charts in Western Australia
Bret Mosley Ranked #1 in Americana charts in Western Australia

Week ending May 6...Bret Mosley is Reverbnations #1 ranked Americana Artist in the State of Western Australia!!!

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Mar 19, 2016

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Bret Mosley to kick off Nukara Festival

Feb 20, 2016

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Bret Mosley Ranked #1 in Americana charts in Perth

Nov 14, 2015

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Bret Mosley appearing at Blues At Bridgetown Festival

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Sep 23, 2013

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Bret Mosley on Top 10 Americana Charts on Reverbnation

Sep 18, 2013

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New album, "X-ING" due out 10.29.13 on Out Of The Park Records

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Jun 29, 2013

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Bret joins colleague/collaborator Jerry Joseph as Joseph headlines the 5th annual Dixie Mattress Festival in Tidewater Falls, OR.

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Feb 04, 2012

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Charleston City Paper

...delivered a cutting set with a bluesy, snarly, lowdown sound. His bare feet matched the raw power of his persona and voice, making you want to simultaneously dance and cry.delivered a cutting set with a bluesy, snarly, lowdown sound. His bare feet matched the raw power of his persona and voice, making you want to simultaneously dance and cry. Read More...

Aug 01, 2011

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The Music Initiative

As if he was sent to summon a message to the people, Bret slapped and slid his way across his resonator guitar with a fiery, authentic performance that has since impacted my perceptions of what a live show should be. In a world where concert productions are becoming more outlandish as the days go on, Bret's performance reminded me that it's the music and enthusiasm of the people playing that keep me coming back for more. Read More...

Jun 11, 2011

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Columbia Free-Times

...more authentically blues than most of what passes for the real thing these days....a dangerous, haunting tonal quality that brings to mind the late Chris Whitley...Read More...

Jun 05, 2010

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Bret added to Mountain Jam VI Festival Roster, which is on the occasion of Levon Helm's 70th birthday celebration.

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Oct 26, 2008

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Jambase

...one of greatest songwriters I've met in a long time. - Jerry Joseph Read More...

Mar 08, 2008

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PopMatters

…extraordinary sense of rhythm and a razor-sharp tongue…Read More...

Feb 04, 2008

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Americana UK

…as if Van Morrison had come from a sharecroppers’ farm. Read More...

Jan 29, 2008

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ACED Magazine

…roots folk rock at its best...quietly stunning in its seemingly simple beauty..." - Kenya Jones

Booking - Additional Australia/NZ/Intl

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Date Title Location Type Info
Oct 11, 2013 Private Event Sunset Beach, NC Performance  
Oct 17, 2013 340 Creative Group Columbus, GA Performance  
Oct 18, 2013 Alley Bar Montgomery, AL Performance  
Oct 30, 2013 Coppertop Dive and Dine Huntsville, AL Performance  
Nov 08, 2013 Conundrum Music Hall West Columbia, SC Performance  
Nov 09, 2013 Columbia's Blues Festival Columbia, SC Performance  
Nov 15, 2013 Highland Pacific Denver, CO Performance  
Nov 16, 2013 Sabrosa Restaurant Denver, CO Performance  
Nov 17, 2013 The Garage on Beck Salt Lake City, UT Performance  
Nov 20, 2013 Crusty's Pizza Mccall, ID Performance  
Nov 21, 2013 Visual Arts Collective Boise, ID Performance  
Nov 23, 2013 John's Alley Spokane, WA Performance  
Nov 29, 2013 Gilbert Cellars Winery Tacoma, WA Performance  
Nov 29, 2013 Crush Wine Bar Whitefish, MT Performance  
Nov 30, 2013 Stonefly Lounge Coram, MT Performance  
Dec 03, 2013 Top Hat Spokane, WA Performance  
Dec 07, 2013 Jester's Bar Helena, MT Performance  
Dec 12, 2013 Bitter Root Brewing Hamilton, MT Performance  
Dec 13, 2013 Railyard Ale House Billings, MT Performance  
Dec 14, 2013 Murray Bar Livingston, MT Performance  
Dec 20, 2013 Vino Rosso Salt Lake City, UT Performance  
Dec 21, 2013 Grand Targhee Resort Alta, WY Performance  
Jan 02, 2014 Humphrey's Bar & Grill Huntsville, AL Performance  
Jan 06, 2014 Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria Knoxville, TN Performance  
Jan 23, 2014 Underground 119 Jackson, MS Performance  
Jan 24, 2014 Dave's Dark Horse Tavern Jackson, MS Performance  
Jan 25, 2014 The Blue Canoe Memphis, TN Performance  
Jun 27, 2015 The Indi Bar Perth, WA Performance  
Jul 14, 2015 Perth Blues Club, Charles Hotel Perth, WA Performance  
Jul 19, 2015 Redcliffe On The Murray Mandurah, WA Performance  
Jul 25, 2015 The Indi Bar Perth, WA Performance  
Jul 26, 2015 Ravenswood Hotel Mandurah, WA Performance  
Aug 01, 2015 Charles Hotel Perth, WA Performance  
Aug 08, 2015 Ravenswood Hotel Mandurah, WA Performance  
Oct 31, 2015 Mojo's Bar Perth, WA Performance  
Nov 11, 2015 Mojo's Bar Perth, WA Performance  
Nov 13, 2015 Unknown venue Mandurah, WA Performance  
Nov 17, 2015 Perth Blues Club, Charles Hotel Perth, WA Performance  
Nov 27, 2015 Mian Stage Perth, WA Performance  
Nov 28, 2015 Mian Stage Perth, WA Performance  
Mar 18, 2016 Southerly's Bar Port Denison, WA Performance  
Mar 19, 2016 Nukara Roots Music Festival Nanson, WA Performance  
Mar 19, 2016 Nukara Roots Music Festival Nanson, WA Performance  
Mar 26, 2016 South West Blues Club (swbc) Mandurah, WA Performance  
Mar 29, 2016 Perth Blues Club, Charles Hotel Perth, WA Performance  
Apr 10, 2016 Redcliffe On The Murray Mandurah, WA Performance  
May 08, 2016 Clancy's Fish Pub Mandurah, WA Performance  
May 28, 2016 Mumballup Tavern Mandurah, WA Performance  
Jun 05, 2016 The Carine Perth, WA Performance  
Jun 12, 2016 Settlers Tavern Mandurah, WA Performance  
Jun 19, 2016 The Carine Perth, WA Performance  
Jun 26, 2016 The Carine Perth, WA Performance  
Jul 12, 2016 Settlers Tavern Mandurah, WA Performance  
Aug 05, 2016 Southerly's Bar Port Denison, WA Performance  
Aug 06, 2016 Bootenal Family Tavern Geraldton, WA Performance  
Oct 09, 2016 The Carine Perth, WA Performance  
Oct 11, 2016 Perth Blues Club, Charles Hotel Perth, WA Performance  
Oct 16, 2016 The Carine Perth, WA Performance  
Oct 23, 2016 The Carine Perth, WA Performance  
Oct 30, 2016 The Carine Perth, WA Performance  
Nov 06, 2016 The Carine Perth, WA Performance  
Nov 11, 2016 The Carine Glades Tavern Perth, WA Performance  
Nov 20, 2016 The Carine Perth, WA Performance  
Nov 27, 2016 The Carine Perth, WA Performance  
Dec 04, 2016 The Carine Perth, WA Performance  
Dec 11, 2016 The Carine Perth, WA Performance  
Dec 18, 2016 The Carine Perth, WA Performance  
Jan 14, 2017 South West Blues Club at Burlington Hotel Mandurah, WA Performance  
Feb 05, 2017 Settlers Tavern Mandurah, WA Performance  
Jul 22, 2017 The Beer Farm Metricup Metricup, WA Performance  
Jul 23, 2017 Mumballup Tavern Mumballup, WA Performance  
Sep 23, 2017 The Earl of Spencer Albany, WA Performance  
Sep 24, 2017 Clancy's Dunsborough Dunsborough, WA Performance  
Sep 30, 2017 Mumby Pub Mandurah, WA Performance  
Oct 27, 2017 The Denmark Hotel Denmark, WA Performance  
Oct 28, 2017 Mount Barker Hotel Mount Barker, WA Performance  
Oct 29, 2017 Settlers Tavern Margaret River, WA Performance