DARK, LOUNGEY SWAGGER

Braver than Fiction at West Street Live by Ben Ponsford

Here we are then – presenting (possibly) the most un-Valentine’s Day blog post you could possibly imagine. No hearts, no cherubic Cupids, no sappy sentiments, no apologies; we are to Valentine’s Day what Scrooge is to Christmas.

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WE ARE [A]LIVE!

It has been over a year since Braver than Fiction played their last gig and although the band have not been completely idle during that time, their rumoured return to the live circuit is eagerly anticipated. The questions that are being asked include: “Has the line-up changed?” and “Will there be new songs?”

Here are the band’s answers (and then some):
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FABRILY T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER #braverthancancer

Martin (guitar), Paul (drums) and Adam (bass) on the sofa at rehearsals, wearing their #braverthancancer T-shirts.

Once upon a time, Braver than Fiction had an idea for a Jekyll and Hyde themed ‘Transformation’ T-shirt so our intrepid keyboard player (and secret fashionista) Jason took the plunge and had one made; there were a lot of “oohs” and “aahs” and the intention was to have armfuls of them produced but, for that time, it remained the only one…

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PLECTRUMAID #plectrumaid

[Screenshot] Braver than Fiction playlist on Spotify

Recently, one of our followers raised the battle cry: “Let’s get this shit trending. I’m all over it!” What, you may ask, caused this outburst? A realisation of just how many Spotify plays it takes your average, indie musician to earn enough to buy even the flimsiest of plastic plectrums, that is what!

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BRAVER THAN CANCER #braverthancancer

There are five of us in Braver than Fiction so statistically, it was inevitable that cancer was going to have some effect on at least one of us at some point.

1 in 2 people in the UK born after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime.
Cancer Research UK

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WE WANT YOU TO HEAR THIS FROM US

Blurred lights

As you may know, Mel recently took a bit of a tumble that put her out of action for a spell and unfortunately it is now apparent that this was due to more than a bout of her usual lovable, clumsiness. Continue reading

REVERBNATION SITUATION

[GRAPHIC] ReverbNation Logo

Braver than Fiction have been using the ReverbNation platform since the band was put together in the summer of 2013 and, whilst we have found some of the free features extremely useful, we do not think that the Premium (paid) features are cost-efficient as far as our needs and expectations are concerned so, we have come to a decision…

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16 DISTURBING COVERS OF “SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN”

[IMAGE] "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" Sheet Music

Boxing Day has arrived and we hope you have all had an incredible Christmas so far and if celebrating Christmas is not your thing, we still hope you’re doing fine! To those who do, now that the magic of the big day has lost its glitter and the fridge is full of left-over turkey and brussels sprouts, you could throw on some tunes and relive the wonder and anticipation of Christmas with joyful renditions of festive classics – unless you are these guys:

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