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#1 Posted : 20 August 2018 22:35:59(UTC)
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Birth Name: Brandon Caulfield
Born: February 12, 1987
Origin: Seattle, Washington
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Genres: alternative rock, alt-country, americana, folk, rock
Occupations: musician, singer-songwriter, producer
Instruments: vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, bass, drums, harmonica
Years Active: 2010 - present
Labels: Cosmic Records (2010-2011), Chaos Records (2011-2013), Ocean Records (2013-2014) Studio60 Records (2014-2018) Southbound Records (2018-present)
Associated Acts: The Bards, Hannah Beth, Cristina Lake, Ellie-Grace Summers, Johnny McDougall, Sarah Jade Harrison, JR Rhythm



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Born Brandon Caulfield on February 12th 1987, in Seattle, Washington, he’s a alt-country/rock singer-songwriter and guitarist with a voice to bring a tear to your eyes. With raw emotion and huge intensity he puts everything into his music and following a critically acclaimed debut album, Into The Wild Part I he is hit the touring circuit in the summer of 2011 but not before heading into the studio to record his follow up record, Into The Wild Part II. Quickly building an independent fanbase that his followed him passionately throughout his entire career so far.

Caulfield is the only son of Renée and Robert Caulfield and has an older sister, 26 year old Manhattan based photographer, Haley Caulfield. He has lived in Seattle all of his life and is of Irish and French descent. His great grandfather moved his family from Dublin to Seattle in the early 40’s and his mothers family moved from Calais, France to New York in 1962. Caulfield was brought up around music from an early age and his first memory’s of music was his mother playing Brigitte Bardot records but it was after hearing a collaboration between Brigitte Bardot & Serge Gainsbourg when he started to become obsessed with music.
His father was a more conventional rock fan and this affected Brandon’s music education, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Tom Petty, Van Morrison and Eric Clapton are all heavily embedded into Brandon’s memories of his childhood and have now became big influences on his own style. However, it was a passion for the music of Bruce Springsteen that was the driving force behind Caulfield’s interest in music turning into a lifelong passion.

He was always an outsider at school from a very early age and quickly came to resent the people around him, often isolating him in his bedroom for hours, his parents often tried to get him into therapy to figure out why he was so content on being isolated from the real world. And when he became a teenager, the pressure’s to fit in at school and be popular continued to fuel his resentment for his fellow teenagers, he continued to isolate himself and has stated that he only ever had one close friend. He would spend almost all of his free time in his room reading and scribbling down things on paper and writing down almost everything that popped into his head, it was during this period when he started to learn his craft as a songwriter and soon decided to take up guitar, his parents chose not to buy him a guitar, stating that school was more important than trying to be John Lennon.

He therefore decided to take matters into his own hands and stole an acoustic guitar from a record store during a trip to Los Angeles, claiming he found it on the street whenever asked by his parents about it. He dropped out of school at 16 with no grades and he took a job as a cleaner at a local shopping mall, he recalls that he’d often see former school students and says that the look that they gave him while cleaning the floors is the fuel he uses to become “a better person than they’ll ever be.”
He held down this job for only one year and at the age of 18 he decided to attempt to make it in music, playing various small clubs in the local area, often playing to maximum crowds of 15 people. He stated that although it was tough financially, the freedom of it was the thing he had been searching for all his life.
It was at this point where he roamed from city to city, from the age of 19 he rarely stayed in one place and never truly had a place that he called home up until moving to California later in his life. He travelled the length and breadth of the United States for approximately four years, playing guitar and singing to whomever would listen and making enough money to just scrape by.

His education in the form of formal qualifications is non existent but his education as a person is what makes him unique, his fondness for literacy and poetry is almost obsessive, often quoting Edgar Allan Poe and Jack Kerouac during his early performances, there was a time when he was prone to having self destructive periods in his life, often disappearing for months to isolate himself and was often searching for clarity in his life. As a performer his style is very recognizable for it’s intensity and his emotional vocals, he is shy and retiring at the best of times and struggles with huge self doubt which made performing always a troubling issue for him, but as the years have gone by he has became more comfortable with who he is as a musician and has grown into a popular figured in the music industry as well as with his peers.

He signed his first ever record deal with Cosmic Records in November 2010, a label that was run by legendary musician JR Rhythm, whom later became a close friend of Caulfield’s. While at Cosmic Records he released his debut album ‘Into The Wild Part I’ and the follow-up ‘Into The Wild Part II’ which helped him to slowly build a fanbase. He had minimal success during this period and it wasn’t until signing with Chaos Records in late 2011 that things started to really take shape.
It was the release of his third studio album ‘Tales From The Heartland’ in July 2012 that turned Caulfield into a bona-fide star in the music industry, his Americana influenced record found Caulfield in a position he never anticipated, as the record went on to sell in millions and the singles continually featuring in the top echelons of the singles charts, it was clear that Caulfield couldn’t put himself in the bracket of being just another indie musician.

He followed that record up with 2013’s ‘Some Roads Lead To Nowhere’ and continued to have similar success with two number one singles from the record, but he became inactive for the majority of this period. A regular thing for Caulfield is to take himself out of the whirlwind of the music industry for extended periods, nothing being heard from him often for months at a time, this became more common as he became a father for the first time in 2013 to twins, Caleb and Charlotte, giving him the opportunity to have as normal a family life as possible with his wife and children. But this didn't deter the success of the musician, his next effort in June peaked at number two on the charts and a brief U.S tour during the summer ensued.

He then teamed with an unknown female country singer called 'Alexia Quinn' and put out a duets album called "Wildflowers" in 2015, the album peaked at number one despite very little promotion. It was during this period that Caulfields output became less and less prominent and continued right through to 2018 as the musician dealt with a number of personal issues ranging from struggles with Meniere's Disease which has affected his hearing and ability to play many shows and later the sudden and devastating loss of his wife Hannah Beth in August 2017. It wasn't until almost a year later when Caulfield decided to return to a music studio and attempt to distract himself from this loss that he recorded an album consisting of Bob Dylan covers titled 'Beyond Here Lies Nothin' as well as beginning to work on new music himself.


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ALBUMS
Into The Wild Part I (February 21, 2011) [#40]
Into The Wild Part II (May 15, 2011) [#12]
Tales From The Heartlands (July 29, 2012) [#3]
Some Roads Lead To Nowhere (December 22, 2013) [#3]
Wildflowers (December 6, 2015) [#1]
Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (June 2, 2018) [#4]
Of Mice And Men (TBA, 2019)

SINGLES
Until You're Nothing (February 6, 2011) [#5]
Follow My Ghost (April 17, 2011) [#8]
Patience & Grace (May 22, 2011) [#DNC]
Fireflies & Bedouins (March 11, 2012) [#5]
The Ballad Of A Vagabond (feat. Cristina Lake) (July 22, 2012) [#1]
My Disenchanted Society (August 12, 2012) [#6]
Wild Is The Wind (feat. Hannah Beth, Hayden & Isabel) (November 4, 2012) [#1]
Better Days Ahead (December 2, 2012) [#1]
Arizona (January 1, 2013) [#1]
Nightbirds Are Flyin' (August 11, 2013) [#1]
It Looks Like Heaven Has Another Angel Now (June 28, 2014) [#2]
Wildflowers (October 11, 2014) [#3]
Shadows Of A Tail Light (March 10, 2019)

E.P'S
Floored & Beaten (December 18, 2010) [#N/A]
Ashes Of Dreams We Let Die (March 25, 2012) [#4]

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#2 Posted : 20 August 2018 22:51:15(UTC)
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BRANDON CAULFIELD ANNOUNCES STORYTELLER LIVE TOUR DATES

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Title: Brandon Caulfield: Storyteller Live
Artist: Brandon Caulfield
Location: North America
Year: 2018
Dates: 17
Start Date: September 14, 2018
End Date: October 20, 2018
Ticket Prices: $22 (all seating)

“Brandon Caulfield launches a 17 date tour throughout the United States beginning at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on September 14 and ending at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California on October 20, 2018. Embarking on his first official tour since 2016, “Storyteller Live” will see a stripped down version of his live show along with stories and anecdotes about the songs and how they came to fruition and what inspired their writing. Drawing from his vast back catalogue of songs, each show is guaranteed to feature at least eighteen songs of Brandon Caulfield's with the set-lists varying on a show to show basis. Also confirmed is that the final show at the Hollywood Bowl in California will be filmed as part of a Netflix special.
Ticket prices are fixed at $22 all seating and will go on sale this coming Friday (Aug, 24) via Ticketmaster.”
- Adeline Mulligan (Southbound Records)

Dates:

Sep 14, 2018 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Sep 16, 2018 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
Sep 19, 2018 – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
Sep 21, 2018 – Express Live! - Columbus, OH
Sep 23, 2018 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
Sep 25, 2018 – Murat Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
Sep 27, 2018 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
Sep 28, 2018 – The Sylvee – Madison, WI
Sep 30, 2018 – Palace Theatre – Saint Paul, MN
Oct 5, 2018 – Piedmont Park – Atlanta, GA
Oct 7, 2018 – Shoals Theatre – Florence, AL
Oct 9, 2018 – River Spirit Casino – Tulsa, OK
Oct 11, 2018 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
Oct 14, 2018 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
Oct 16, 2018 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR
Oct 17, 2018 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
Oct 20, 2018 – Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, CA
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