David Arthur Brown


David Arthur Dark brown can be an American musician as well as the lead vocalist and primary songwriter for the united states band Brazzaville.

Life and career

David Arthur Dark brown was created in LA, California, on June 19, 1967. He was a runaway who later on became enthusiastic about low quality travel and poetry. He traveled through Asia, SOUTH USA and Europe for quite some time. On the way he discovered to try out the saxophone. He performed sax with Beck from 1997 through 2000. Throughout that period he discovered how exactly to play your guitar and began composing songs and performing.He lives in the Eixample community of Barcelona, along with his wife and two small children.He's best referred to as a "self-taught individual."

Early years

Brown shaped Brazzaville in LA, in past due 1997. 1 day he was reading a tale in the L.A. Instances about the civil battle in Congo. The dateline from the tale read BRAZZAVILLE Reuters. The term jumped out at him and he understood he had discovered the name for the brand new band. It had been only later on that he found out what an incredible guy, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, the person the city have been called after, have been.Brazzaville’s early years (1997–2003) were spent mainly in LA. They documented and released 3 complete length albums throughout that period and performed countless displays in L.A. Apart from two East Coastline Travels in 2002, they do little touring because of Brown being on the highway with Beck. Dark brown and Beck had been friends in the East Hollywood coffeehouse picture of the past due 80s/early 90s.


Brazzaville’s 1st 2 albums, 2002 and Somnambulista, were made by Michael Rozon in the S.S. Clove Manufacturing plant in North Hollywood. They presented musicians such as for example Smokey Hormel (Beck, Johnny Money, Tom Waits, Smokey and Miho), Danny Frankel (Lou Reed, Fiona Apple, K.D. Lang), David Ralicke (Dengue Fever, Beck), Kenny Lyon (David Baerwald, Lemonheads), Joel Virgel-Vierset (Nina Hagen), Joe Zimmerman and many more. Their third recording, Rouge On Pockmarked Cheeks presented production function by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Beck, Travis, Sir Paul M.) and Tony Hoffer (Air flow, Beck, Belle and Sebastian, Supergrass, Grandaddy) aswell as Michael Rozon.In 2003 Dark brown moved to Barcelona, where he formed his Western version from the band. Brazzaville’s 4th studio recording, Hastings Road (2004), was documented in both LA and Barcelona and was combined in LA. It featured music artists like Victor Indrizzo (Willie Nelson, Queens from the Rock Age group, Dave Gahan), Greg Kirstin (Beck, Actions Number Party), Erica Garcia, Joe Zimmerman, Mike Bolger, Kenny Lyon, David Ralicke and many more.November 2003 marked the very first time Brazzaville was invited to try out in Russia. They performed 2 displays, the 1st in Moscow at B2 and the next in St. Petersburg at Crimson Golf club. Brazzaville was asked by the fantastic critic and article writer, Artemy Troitsky. Artemy experienced found a utilized Brazzaville Compact disc at Tough Trade Information in London in the entire year 2000. He started to play it on his radio display in Moscow and published several evaluations about the music group, essentially creating the origins of what would become Brazzaville's largest group of fans.In 2005 Brazzaville was invited to try out the esteemed Istanbul Jazz Festival. This is largely because of the attempts of Wayne Hakan Dedeoglu and Aylin Gungor. These were the editors of the culture publication in Istanbul known as Bant. Brazzaville finished up playing 4 displays in a single week in Istanbul and one in Izmir. Turkey is becoming among Brazzaville's most went to countries with increasing variety of fans.In 2006, Brazzaville released their initial CD documented entirely in Barcelona. It had been entitled East L.A. Air flow and featured associates of Brazzaville’s Western european fall into line. The record reached the very best of the graphs in Russia because of its edition of Star Known as Sun, with the renowned Russian rock-band, KINO. In 2008, East L.A. Air flow premiered in European countries by V2 Information.In 2007 David Dark brown was asked by Russian music group Bi-2 to create lyrics to "Kao sun street", a tune that the music group had Russian lyrics but felt the music would sound better in another language. He decided, and eventually documented it. His overall performance is roofed in Bi-2's recording "Нечётный Воин" (Unusual warrior).In past due 2007, Brazzaville completed their 7th studio room album, 21st Hundred years Girl. It had been released in Russia in Feb. 2008 and in america and Canada in August 2008. The music, The Clouds in Camarillo co-written with Dark brown’s good friend Misha Korneev is definitely a duet in British and Russian. It really is an account of Dark brown’s mom’s amount of time in the condition mental medical center in Camarillo, California. The music became popular all around the Russian speaking globe and spent additional time in the very best 10 than some other music that yr. It helped to create Brazzaville well-known in Russia & most countries from the previous Soviet Union.In '09 2009, Brown visited Istanbul to record an album with Turkish producer/musician Deniz Culyan (Portecho, Norrda). The effect was Brazzaville In Istanbul. Released in Turkey and European countries from the Doublemoon label the recording quickly shot in to the best 20 from the European Globe Music chart.Also, in '09 2009 Dark brown recorded and released his first solo album beneath the name David Arthur Dark brown entitled Teenage Summer season Days. This year 2010, Brazzaville toured thoroughly. In addition to numerous displays in Russia, Turkey and Ukraine, Dark brown and Kenny Lyon performed a 25 time home concert tour for america. Also, in August 2010, Brazzaville was asked by the united states Embassies in Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Armenia to try out a 5 week tour there as ethnic ambassadors of the united states.In 2011, Brazzaville released a fresh album entitled Jetlag Poetry which included 9 brand-new Brazzaville songs aswell as cover versions of David Bowie's Moonage Daydream and Arthur Russell's Your Movement Says.In Might/June 2011, Dark brown and Kenny were invited by Pocket Information of Beijing to try out a 12 city tour of China. Furthermore to playing many membership shows using the music group Brown, often followed by Kenny started playing increasingly more kvartirniki (home concerts).



2002 (South China Ocean Information, 1998) Somnambulista (South China Ocean Information, 2000) Rouge On Pockmarked Cheeks (South China Ocean Information, 2002) Hastings Road (Zakat, 2004) Welcome to... Brazzaville (Internet of Mimicry, 2004), (Zakat, 2005) — best music, including tracks in the first 4 albums East L.A. Air flow (Zakat, 2006) 21st Hundred years Female (2008) Teenage Summer months Times – a 2009 MP3 rock and roll record Brazzaville in Istanbul (2010) Jetlag Poetry (2011)

Brazzaville in 2012. Plans

2012 would be the 15th wedding anniversary from the founding of Brazzaville. Dark brown has a brand-new supervisor, Sergei Andreev and his business Magic Container, located in Odessa, Ukraine. Magic Container is getting a concert using a 48 piece symphony orchestra aswell as the capturing of several brand-new movies for Jetlag Poetry as well as the discharge of the autobiography of Dark brown which is released in US, Russia and CIS countries, Turkey and China. Furthermore, Brazzaville will end up being releasing a fresh Greatest hits Compact disc and vinyl fabric LP - Welcome to Brazzaville 2. A thorough, 15th wedding anniversary concert tour can be prepared for 2012. For a long time, Dark brown has had an excellent dream of switching a vintage cargo ship right into a journeying music festival. He's continuing to go after this and expectations that by using his brand-new management team, it'll soon turn into a reality.