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Braver than Fiction #ToolmakersLive Stream - Photo' Credit: Martin Tune

On 11 May 2017, Toolmakers Recording Studio in Sheffield debuted their #ToolmakersLive Stream set-up featuring, Braver than Fiction. #ToolmakersLive Stream Sessions are high quality live video sessions with pristine audio filmed in Nathan Bailey’s amazing, custom-built recording studios in the industrial heart of Sheffield, UK.

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THUNDERCLAP #bettermakeitthefool

Braver than Fiction Thunderclap: #bettermakeitthefool

On 9th December, 2016 at around 5PM GMT, Thunderclap will blast out a timed Twitter, Facebook and/or Tumblr post from all of our supporters, creating a wave of attention (we’re actually hoping for more of a tsunami) but, this will only happen if we reach our supporter goal and that, dear reader, is where you come in.

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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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EMERGENCY MUSIC KITTENS

[Screenshot] Partial Twitter DM courtesy of Mel Lampro AKA @DwarfMaiden

Introducing a ‘Guest Blogger’ here as this story is so great that we had to let her tell it herself; take it away, Tabitha Elliott Bauman – our blog is your blog for today!

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HALLOWE’EN 15 #halloween15

[Photograph] Creepy hand courtesy of gratisography.com

Has it really been two years since this all started? Another Hallowe’en is upon us and it marks our second anniversary as a live band except that (and you may have picked up on this) we have not actually been performing for quite a few months. We had our reasons but this is all about to change now as we approach our third year of gigging with more than a little Hoodoo and charm.

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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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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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MUSICIANS IN CAHOOTS

[Photograph] Rock Fans via Wikipedia

It has been an interesting, exhausting, thrilling and sometimes scary fourteen months since we first took to the stage as Braver than Fiction. There have been the inevitable line up changes, the occasional accident, a few near-disasters but a lot of fun. We have made some amazing friends on this journey and had to honour of sharing various stages (of many shapes and sizes) with an equally eclectic variety of outstanding acts. Continue reading