The Brian Bateman Blend
Inspired by a pair of depression era cowboy guitars – the weathered instruments sang the first notes of a song that became “Wedding Gown”— #1 Country and Folkin Boise on ReverbNation summer 2010 —providing Bateman...
The Brian Bateman Blend
Inspired by a pair of depression era cowboy guitars – the weathered instruments sang the first notes of a song that became “Wedding Gown” — #1 Country and Folk in Boise on ReverbNation summer 2010 — providing Bateman with an intriguing musical path he recognized as an otherworldly calling.
Words and phrases swirled in Bateman’s head – resulting in a collection of colorful images married to undeniably familiar scenarios. They are the epitome of true love songs. Heartbreaking. Ironic. Comedic. Poignant poetry. Sounds for the perpetually broken hearted – taking aim at love’s repeat offenders.
The Brian Bateman Blend began as a three-piece in the summer of 2010. The group features Brian Paul Bateman (vocals and acoustic guitars), Trevor Arana (drums and percussion), and Matt Sisco (bass) and Gary Glaesemann (lead guitar).
In January 2012, “Break The Chain” – an autobiographical anthem for self-empowerment – hit the #1 spot in Alternative Country on Ourstage.com (an MTV partner).
Shows to date have included several benefit concerts for the Treasure Valley Chapter of the Autism Society, Two performances at United Vision for Idaho’s Liquid Forum, standing room only performances at The Fixx Coffeehouse, fundraisers for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the American Red Cross, Advocates Against Family Violence, and local Kiwanis chapters. Additionally, the band hit high marks at the 2011 Boise Music Festival and the 2011 Canyon County Music Festival. In August 2011, The Blend headlined Boise’s Knitting Factory Concert House and have been asked to return several times supporting national touring acts such as Alpha Rev, Mickey and the Motorcars, and JJ Grey and Mofro.
The debut CD from The Brian Bateman Blend arrived July of 2011 to the praises of Idaho Statesman entertainment editor Michael Deeds. “Beneath the surface, there’s an intensity about the group’s pop-rock storytelling, dominated by Bateman’s forceful vocal calisthenics.”
Influenced by every type of music imaginable, and with players who cite Johnny Cash, Rush, Brandi Carlile, The Smiths, Elvis Presley, k.d. lang, Todd Snider, and KISS as iconic heroes, The Brian Bateman Blend are a melting pot of rock, country, alternative, pop, soul, blues, and rockabilly. The blending of many styles creates a unique sound among today’s popular offerings. The music is in a category all to itself… It’s simply Blend.