Brent Gee is a exciting and passionate performer whom writes melodies and lyrics that will send you into a state of nirvana
Performing solo acoustically since 2003, Brent has performed in the local and national scene from small coffee shops and bars to large clubs and festivals
Brent is formerly the lead saxophone player from the musical group "Nelson Flavor" whom became popular in 2007 in the Midwest funk rock scene playing festivals and clubs throughout, utilizing his degree in Music Performance (instrumental saxophone). Nelson Flavor recorded under a Minnesota recorded label that ended with a sour taste in their mouth, later to go completely independent
"It was a eye opener to see the political bs that record labels and promoters can truly care less about the artist and the rights to their music. The bottom-line and productivity in their eyes are the driving factors, your just their puppet. With today technology, social media, networking, and accessibility, who needs a label?
In 2011, the group decided to go separate ways, allowing Brent to once again fully concentrate on his singer-songwriter career
"I never stopped writing songs and/or performing acoustically, its just hard to balance both when Nelson Flavor was so busy, and that had to be my concentration. I loved the guys and the music we played.
Influenced by many acoustic styles, Brent credits his sound, ideas, and inspirations to acoustic acts such as Howie Day, Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band), Dave Matthews, Jesse Lacey (Brand New), Secondhand Serenade, Citizen Cope, Jason Mraz and Aaron Lewis (Staind)
"It would be hard to narrow down my sound to one genre because I am influenced by many styles of music from classic rock, modern rock, blues, reggae, and funk." says Brent. He goes on to say "when performing, I enjoy playing a upbeat party tune then switching gears to a ambient or melodic feel to create that emotional roller coaster to the performance"
Brent is currently in the process of recording his debut EP "Willow" to be released in the Fall of 2012
"It has been difficult funding the project, but when it is all completed, it will be worth the wait"
His single "Eraser" is featured on Cities 97 (Minneapolis, Minnesota radio station) and iHeartradio for online streaming. Self-promoting, agent, composer, and artist currently resides in the Minneapolis area, actively traveling and performing.