News & Notes

Performance announced; tickets on sale NOW!

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It was announced this weekend that Bryan will perform at “the best nightclub in Portland” on Friday, June 20th. And now tickets are available! 

Portland, Maine’s 51 Wharf Restaurant & Ultra Lounge will play host to Bryan’s first live gig this year, so if you’re anywhere near you will not want to miss what is sure to be a stellar show!

Get your tickets NOW!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Forever love!

Originally posted via his Twitter, Bryan wishes you a very happy V-Day with this #TeamBA Valentine’s card — featuring new “Toon B” artwork by Jay (@jaysonalbright). That goes for all of us here at BAM… HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!

VDay 2014

VDay 2014

 

NEW MUSIC: “Two Up” Released!

Two UpIts official: “Two Up” is the first new Bryan Abrams music of 2014! Released for a limited time as a free download through Bryan’s Soundcloud, the track is one Bryan has long wanted to share. Now that he has he’s eager to hear what you think! Head to Twitter or Facebook and let him know!

KOCO News Interview

Oklahoma City’s KOCO News 5 aired an exclusive in-the-studio interview with Bryan last night. You can watch the interview on KOCO’s website.

Dan Thomas sat down with Bryan at Evermind Studio for a “tell-all interview” as well as listen to cuts from Bryan’s newly released Christmas EP “Songs for the Season.”

“If I could sum it up, I am no longer Color Me Badd, I’m Color Me Dadd,” Bryan says of his life since the days in CMB. At one point Bryan is asked point blank if he thinks it is “okay to beat women,” a question addressing the latest round of TMZ-ing stemming from a recent court appearance (from a 2010 incident). “Is that what you are?”

“No, I’m not a woman beater,” answers Bryan definitively. “I do not think it’s ok to beat women.”

He goes on to say, “I have an addiction. I’m a binge drinker. I don’t drink everyday. I’ve struggled with it for most of my life. And so I’ve gotten into some trouble in the past, through drinking. I’m still with the same woman and she’s not the kind of woman that would put up with that kind of crap anyway.”

None of this is news; Bryan’s struggles with alcohol abuse is well documented. What IS teased at the end of the interview is the non-profit charity that is in the beginning stages of coming together. We will have more details on that here at bryanabramsmusic.com, as well as a pending announcement on another related bit if business.

 

 

You made “Songs for the Season” an official TOP SELLER!

We received word earlier today that “Songs for the Season” had made it to CDBaby’s Top Sellers list!

Shhh. Hear that? That’s the big THANK YOU coming from the entire B Team!

In other news, Bryan’s new Christmas EP is now available at Google Play! Tell your Android peeps!

“Songs for the Season” now on iTunes, Amazon MP3

For those waiting to download Bryan’s Christmas EP on the more traditional iTunes and Amazon MP3 — Rejoice!

As of… well, not too long ago, “Songs for the Season” officially went LIVE on both digital distribution services. It remains available on CDBaby.

So what are you waiting for? Go get it!!

 

Fan Contest Announced: “Elves on the EP”

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Head to the Contest section for details on how YOU could be featured on an album cover with Bryan Abrams! Or at least, an illustrated “elf” version of you!

The gist: four fans will be drawn at random from all qualifying submitted names and appear in toon’d form on an “Elf Anthem” alternate cover to Bryan’s “Songs for the Season” Christmas EP. You have until 11:59PM CST on Thursday, November 21, 2013, so head to the Contest section now for details and entry!

“Songs for the Season” out NOW

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Tis the season for NEW MUSIC from Bryan Abrams!

“Songs for the Season” is Bryan’s first ever collection of Christmas tunes. Featuring two original songs and a classic cover (plus a remix), the EP is available as a digital download at CDBaby.com, and will (as of this writing) soon be available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, and just about every other digital outlet you can think of. We will of course keep you posted as outlets go live with the release.

The EP is Bryan’s first official solo release since leaving Color Me Badd earlier this year. Says Bryan, “Color Me Badd never released any Christmas music, and it was always something I really wanted to do. The timing was right, coming out of that, to jump in and do it. These songs are for the fans, plain and simple.”

Longtime friend and producer Hamza Lee produced the tracks at Evermind Studio, and songs feature Bryan’s “right hand man” Jayson Albright (as the rapping Elf Elf Cool J) on “Elf Anthem” and his daughters Kadence and Kai-lee on “Home Again Christmas.” Says Bryan, “Its Christmas! That means family, man, so I wanted to bring a little bit of that to the tracks. Having the girls on a song with me is really special. That was cool having them in the studio and seeing their excitement recording.”

The Scoop on the songs:

Elf Anthem:
The funky elf tune was built from the ashes of a song Bryan originally wrote as a potential Color Me Badd track. “The original was the history of CMB, our story in song form,” explains Bryan. “Jay comes up to me after a plane ride and says, ‘You know, that song could be about elves.’ And the song took off form there!”

Home Again Christmas:
“That song is from my perspective back in the Color Me Badd days. We were always on the road, always away from home on the holidays. That longing to be with the ones you love, that’s where the song is coming from.”

O Holy Night:
“That has always been one of my favorite Christmas tunes and that particular arrangement is so iconic. I wanted to try and put my spin on it.”

BAM! is LIVE!

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Yessir! Bryan Abrams Music is LIVE thanks to the very latest in cutting edge computer electronic technology (as seen in the above photo). A team of forty-seven highly skilled Computerists have painstakingly built every page using only the finest Internet ingredients.SEE the photos! READ the words! MARVEL at the website-iness of it all!

…Okay, so the website IS live and we are very excited. But its not complete. Far from it! So please subscribe, bookmark, or just flat out come back, because we have a whole slew of Awesome planned for BAM.

(photo by Pargon)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRYAN!

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As exciting as the launch of a brand new website is, we would be remiss if our first post wasn’t in honor of Mr. #DoItSexy’s birthday!

Happy Birthday, Bryan! Here’s to the year ahead; may it be prosperous, adventurous, and all kinds of wondrous.

(photo by Will Clayton)