From the heart of the music industry itself comes a musical fusion of multiple genres in the form of Bravesoul. This three-piece set – consisting of singer/guitarist Marty Rod, bassist Eric Noble and drummer Max Breaux – is still relatively new but they have all the makings of band that is capable of selling out stadiums with their rich, extremely enjoyable sound, emotion-heavy yet still relatively catchy lyrics and strong, personality-filled stage performance abilities.
Bravesoul has a music style that’s a blend of the bluesy/soulful rock of One Republic and the edgy indie/alternative of Young the Giant paired with vocals similar to Kings of Leon and the energy of There For Tomorrow. They draw influences from bands with strong lead singers or strong solo performers but still successfully incorporate their own flair into their music (especially in Rod’s perfect combination of expressive, gritty and haunting in his vocal style). Noble describes the band as “chameleons” while Breaux makes it known that they truly give it their all, whether it be during live shows or in their recording sessions.
No matter what their set time is (one was a really late weekday show), they still have the ability to draw in a decent-sized crowd and keep them pumped up for every song. They go up on stage and do their thing without a second thought and reel in the attendees with their confidence and obvious passion for their art. With an energetic and attention-grabbing performance style similar to Imagine Dragons and an almost theatrical personality being portrayed in Rod’s vocals, there’s no doubt that they will be able to reach their goal of performing at a giant venue in front of a huge audience waiting to sing along with their utterly mesmerizing set list.
Bravesoul definitely has some pretty exciting things happening to them this year. They have not one, but two EPs being released (one in February and another a few months later). They are playing two showcases at SXSW (one of which is for VH1) in March. And they just completed their residency at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood and will be focusing on touring throughout the year. There is a lot of potential in a band that knows what combinations of music genres work for them as well as having that impeccable drive some local bands lack. It won’t be long now before Marty is having his pre-show yell-fest and whisky swig inside of a fancy tour bus.