Session Date: August 7th, 2013
The original members of Brother Bean came together one summer night in Grant, FL for an all night jam that ushered in the dawn. There was an immediate feeling in the air from the energy created in that first session, and everyone left the next morning dumbfounded by what they had stumbled away from.
“It’s about discovering new music … for instance, music that is layered, intricate, technical, flowing, whimsical, elating and euphoric like that of the Melbourne favorites (and now one of my favorites) Brother Bean. Never have I seen a band create such a mood in a venue where no one spoke and everyone just listened…” – Orlando City Beat
As years passed and the band evolved, the fresh new sound that is Brother Bean firmed up. Shows are packed with finely crafted songs, dazzling improvisational sections, an eye-popping, state of the art, intelligent light show, and a strong support of fans willing to go the distance to catch a show.
Combining elements of funk, blues, rock and roll, and an underbelly of intense jam, this infectious live music flows through mind, body, and soul. If you like the music to grab you and take you with it, then you’ll love an evening with Brother Bean!
Brother Bean has performed at numerous festivals across the Southeast including: Bear Creek Music & Arts, Ashefest Music & Arts, Down on the Farm Festival, Anti*Pop Music Festival, Open Grass Music & Arts, Sandy Shoe’s Music Festival, Earthday Peace Jam, FIT Solar Energy Conference, Ft. Pierce’s Friday Fest, and a special headlining appearance at the Love Gathering in the everglades.
Some notable venues Brother Bean has performed at include: Hard Rock Live (Orlando, FL), Deerfields (Horseshoe, NC), City Limits (Delray Beach, FL), Tobacco Road (Miami, FL), Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park (Live Oak, FL), The Social (Orlando, FL), Bamboo Room (Lake Worth, FL), Loco’s Grill & Pub (Savannah, GA), Smokey Joe’s Café (Charlotte, NC), Spanish Moss Farm (Quincy, FL), Dunedin Brewery (Dunedin, FL), Bryant Park Ampitheater (Lake Worth, FL),
Brother Bean has had the privelidge to share the stage with: Umphrey’s McGee, Col. Bruce Hampton (ARU, Codetalkers), Perpetual Groove, Brian Stoltz & the Funky Meters, Drive by Truckers, Ivan Neville, & Karl Denson.
With contagiously outgoing personalities and stage precense, and through the love and support from a wonderful fan base, Brother Bean has become a fixture in the Southeast music scene.
Eric Flint – guitar, synths, vocals
Pat Livezey – drum kit
Russ Neidhardt – bass, vocals