Douglas Branson aka dB+1

Douglas Branson aka dB+1

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Rock - Alternative | New York, Connecticut, United States
Total Song Plays: 3,654   
Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: 9/16/2021
   Sounds Like: Smashmouth, B-52s

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2017 Hello

Thank you for checking out my 2017 profile. GUITARIST CO-WRITER WANTED and NEEDED. My best stuff is still in the can. Want to dust it off and polish your own??? Seriously someone who digs what I have on this site and wants to have serious fun...and align our creative energies....please contact me. I am still excited about the re-released Don't Leave Home Without One CD and its inclusion in my Rockumentary film about my friend TAN who died in 1991("Have You Seen TAN?"). Please Note: I am ready to go into the studio with some of my musical friends to re-cut Your Boyfriend is a D_ck with female vocal, to pitch to an all girl band, If you know a girl who would be up for it, has attitude and strong pipes please let me know. I am always updating my exit4.tv site and will be updating tunes here on broadjam later in the year with songs from the New England Gothic CD...I am a living documentary...so come on around again.....Friends and Fans.
Also Musicians check out my classifieds.

Broadjam.com is a great place to listen to music..I really love reviewing artists and their music..and have gotten a great sampling of what others are doing away from The Mainstream and shooting for the Stars. Also, I am pleased to be receiving feedback from variety of musicians from all walks of life. Hey...Email me. www.exit4.tv - dB+1


Top Tens on Broadjam

Sat Sept 17, 2011 9:02:30 AM America/New_York
Dear dB+1 (dBplus1),
Congratulations! Your song has entered the following Broadjam Top 10 charts:
Suicide Bomber has entered the Connecticut Top 10 at Broadjam!

Thurs Jul 21, 2011 9:02:11 AM America/New_York
Dear dB+1 (dBplus1),
Congratulations! Your song has entered the following Broadjam Top 10 charts:
Suicide Bomber has entered the Connecticut Top 10 at Broadjam!

Tues Oct 12, 2010 9:08:22 AM America/New_York
Dear dB+1 (dBplus1),
Congratulations! Your song has entered the following Broadjam Top 10 charts:
Sonic World (2mins) has entered the Electronic - Electronica Top 10 at Broadjam!

Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:10:20 AM America/New_York
Dear dB+1 (dBplus1),
Congratulations! Your song has entered the following Broadjam Top 10 charts:
Sonic World (2mins) has entered the Connecticut Top 10 at Broadjam!

Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:07:20 AM America/New_York
Dear dB+1 (dBplus1),
Congratulations! Your song has entered the following Broadjam Top 10 charts:
Sonic World (2mins) has entered the Connecticut Top 10 at Broadjam!

Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:09:21 AM America/New_York
Dear dB+1 (dBplus1),
Congratulations! Your song has entered the following Broadjam Top 10 charts:
Sonic World (2mins) has entered the Connecticut Top 10 at Broadjam!

Tues Apr 13, 2010 9:05:15 AM America/New_York
Dear dB+1 (dBplus1),
Congratulations! Your song has entered the following Broadjam Top 10 charts:
Your Boyfriend is a Dick (Alternative Rock Version) has entered the Connecticut Top 10 at Broadjam!

Wed Jan 6, 2010 9:04:42 AM America/New_York
Dear dB+1 (dBplus1),
Congratulations! Your song(s) have entered the following Broadjam Top 10 charts:
Your Boyfriend is a Dick (Alternative Rock Version) has entered the Connecticut Top 10 at Broadjam!

Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:05:46 AM America/New_York
Dear dB+1 (dBplus1),
Congratulations! Your song(s) have entered the following Broadjam Top 10 charts:
Your Boyfriend is a Dick (Alternative Rock Version) has entered the Rock - Alternative Top 10 at Broadjam!

Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:00:32 AM America/New_York
Dear dB+1 (dBplus1),
Congratulations! Your song(s) have entered the following Broadjam Top 10 charts:
Your Boyfriend is a Dick (Alternative Rock Version) has entered the Connecticut Top 10 at Broadjam!

Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:02:38 AM America/New_York
Dear dB+1 (dBplus1),
Congratulations! Your song(s) have entered the following Broadjam Top 10 charts:
Your Boyfriend is a Dick (Alternative Rock Version) has entered the Connecticut Top 10 at Broadjam!

Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:32:40 AM America/New_York
Dear dB+1 (dBplus1),
Congratulations!
Your Boyfriend is a Dick (Alternative Rock Version) has entered the Connecticut Top 10 at Broadjam!

Tue Oct 2, 2007 09:30:47 America/New_York
Dear dB+1 (dBplus1),
Congratulations!
Ode To Kurt Cobain has entered the Spoken Word Top 10 at Broadjam!

Sun Sep 23, 2007 09:30:45 America/New_York
Dear dB+1 (dBplus1),
Congratulations!
Ode To Kurt Cobain has entered the Spoken Word Top 10 at Broadjam!

Sat Sep 15, 2007 09:30:57 America/New_York
Dear dB+1 (dBplus1),
Congratulations!
Ode To Kurt Cobain has entered the Spoken Word Top 10 at Broadjam!

Tue Sep 4, 2007 09:31:02 America/New_York
Dear dB+1 (dBplus1),
CONGRATULATIONS!
Ode To Kurt Cobain has entered the Connecticut Top 10 at Broadjam!

Tue Aug 28, 2007
Dear dB+1 (dBplus1),
CONGRATULATIONS!
Ode To Kurt Cobain has entered the Spoken Word Top 10 at Broadjam!

Wed Feb 28, 2007
Subject: You've Reached the Top 10!
Dear dB+1,
CONGRATULATIONS!
Your Boyfriend is a Dick (Pop Version)" has entered the Connecticut Top 10 at Broadjam!

DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT ONE

Just north of NYC, and out of the woods of northwestern Connecticut comes a new musical release from composer-musician, multimedia man dB+1 (douglas Branson plus one or more of his friends).

The titles of the songs tell the story and the tunes often portray another as dB organizes a cluster of his own writing and singing voices throughout. It opens with YOU ARE THE GIRL featuring a country piano track and a middle-of-the-road feel to this simple tune featuring the varying sounds of dB?s vocals with an interesting distant echo effect on backing vocal tracks hinting at trouble ahead. YOUR BOYFRIEND IS A DICK, So much for FM air play. dB employs the rasp in his voice for this gem, the second on the disk, and gets right to the point. John Couch intersperses a flowing lead guitar throughout and Bobbi ?FunkeeBoy? Tammaro adds some sugar with the keys. I?m sure dB has met a few dick boyfriends in his time and may regret not being more forthcoming to the girlfriends. ?He?s a dick ... at least he thinks with it? and ?I told you his name is Richard?-spoken by one of the girls-are two classic lines adding to the fun and I?d be willing to bet the guy?s name was not Richard at all, although I?m quite sure he was a dick, and probably still is. No truth to the rumor that dB wrote this song to his girlfriend in a fit of self-loathing. dB plays all the tracks on UNDER THE STARS, mixing simple keyboard lines with soft crunching rhythm guitars in a straight-ahead blues trek. As odd as it sounds the first time it grows with each listen. Just one of those things. EXCELLENT DAY brings us another voice from the same singer, giving us a quick look at another one of his personalities in a spirit of new beginning. The beauty of the song is the singer?s sincere lack of insincerity. Haunting synth track lays a nice background to SILENT STREETS, perhaps an ode to English/Punk/Grunge influences with dB doing his best Lou Reed. Heartfelt keyboard and guitar chords drive the tune with the lead vocalist?s alter-ego on backing vocals. Interesting effect of the two vocals fighting off each other throughout and it?s all Mr. dB himself. Somebody give Ziggy Stardust a copy of this. I"M NOT LAUGHIN ABOUT IT. This one was left off a ?Crazy World of Arthur Brown? album in the sixties - well maybe - and brought back to life by dB with Tobias Feeley providing the instrumentation and a fine guitar solo at the end. It?ll be OK, dB, really. I know it?s not funny but I don?t know what it is, either. dB characteristically utilizes a composite of styles on PEOPLE, PLACES,AND THINGS. The track features hints of SKA - ala Madness - with instrumental jams that could fit on a Matchbox Foo Peppers album, not that there?s anything wrong with that. Great break into a guitar jam midway through to send the tune on its way to a furious finish before stepping back into a stylish piano (McKean Sinkler) interlude to calm things down. Great drum track (Ed McGrogan) too and a nice touch with the guitar (Herc Fede) fade leading the way out the door. Best moments on the disk, THE RANT (F-Word Version) A possible subconscious ode to Ian Hunter without the young dudes, Mr. dB may still be pissed of at the dick boyfriend here. He is from Philly after all, and those guys carry a grudge and step up for their women. Additional cameo appearances by more of dB?s personalities, namely a buzzing background vocal ?she said, she said? bouncing off the power chords. I only wish THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY was longer. I?m taking the title at face value but who knows. No vocals but another fine piano performance by Sinkler and lead guitar by Fede carry this song to a place dB and Fede mapped out. Additional tracks include SUICIDE BOMBER and an ODE 2 KURT COBAIN, as well as TERRIBLE VIDEOS ON MTV, which takes us to a place where none of us wants to go. I think that is the point but I believe dB really wants to hit the MTV scene. Be careful dB, EVERYONE?S boyfriend is a dick in those circles. - Bob Deakin

Clash meets Country

dB+1 music was called "PUNKTRY" by a friend.
His new genre "Punktry Popadelica"
The QUIRKY-er the Better...did you listen to Help U Finish Dance?
dB likes making the listener laugh or go...wow can't believe someone would sing or say that ..put that into words?

INFLUENCES-Favorite Artists

These are some of the artists who continue to influence dB Musicallly, : New York Dolls, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Sisters of Mercy, Ramones, Iggy Pop, Kiss, Ozzie, Clash, B-52s, The Beatles, John Lennon, Chrissy Hynde, Patty Smith, Madonna, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Daryl Hall, Oasis, Radiohead, Beck, U-2, Billy Idol, Talking Heads, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Pink Floyd, Blue Oyster Cult, Judas Priest, Queen, Thompson Twins, Hall and Oats, Gene Loves Jezabel, Janes Addiction, NIN, Alice In Chains, No Doubt, Adam Ant.

dB+1 SONGS - REVIEWS

YOUR BOYFRIEND IS A DICK (Pop Version):
- Lyrics are definitely right on the edge, love your vox, and that guitar riff is amazing! (Female 35, NYC)

- Wow...very funny and sarcastic and completely original. College radio HIT! - studio musician /songwriter (Male 52 California)

- I had my two teenage sons (15 amd 13) listen to this song and they both wanted a copy of it immediatly. This song probably wouldn't get air but I guarantee you it will be a cult classic. I could be wrong it could get air play and blow up huge. This song is right up there with my all time favorites. The prison song by the offspring, etc...
(Male 48 Washington Publisher, A&R Professional, Music Reviewer, Song Writer )

THE RANT (F-Word version)
-Awesome track primed for broadway. Very well performed, whoever does the vocals. This is honestly the most fun to listen to song I have ever heard. The lyrics are hilarious and instrumentation flawless. Could be a modern rock broadway number, the way it sucks one into an imaginary type of story line.

- really liked it - the, anger, the profanities - beautiful, man, just beautiful (Male 28 UK Songwriter)
- cool lyrics (Male 35 Pennsylvania performer)



HELP YOU FINISH DANCE
- Its a good song. I like the little vocal samples. (Male 24 Wisconsin Live Performer)

SILENT STREETS
- Very original sound, very unique and good arrangement
(Male 37 Pennsylvania Studio Musician)

- Vocals remind me a little of David Bowie, Very unique, I would love to hear more. Love the lyrics. I like the emptiness of the arrangement! Yea, I def. want to hear more!!

TERRIBLE VIDEOS ON MTV
- I like the humour and the badness of the vocals.. very punky feel, very catchy. (Male 39 Spain, Live performer)

DOING IT (Demo)
-Good chorus, "Doin' It" hook is pretty catchy. Interesting song, very cool, but I think it could go under Punk more than Modern. Still, it might be too bluesy for Punk. I like that it's unique, and the song does rock. The lyrics are straight to the point. I like the singer's voice and I enjoyed the guitar-playing, too. (Female 28 NYC, Musician)

I"M NOT LAUGHING ABOUT IT (LIVE Rehearsal)
-This is so real, that I just smiled. Not a tribute or parody, but REAL '60's-type Garage! Tasty. Lyrics---who needs them when the VOLUME took the song. Vocals---perfectly 'sunk' into the VOLUME! Recording---sounds LIVE from the basement or garage. All of the ABOVE would destroy chances for a 'record deal'--BUT, it's this same 'realness' that'll give you staying power. Why? Because you can replicate this LIVE---gaining a wider audience than records could ever. This is HOT!
(Male 43 Washington DC, Musician)

ODE 2 KURT COBAIN - Reviews

- I really appreciate the words spoken here. The ordinary person cannot understand the mixed blessing and angst of being an emotionally charged highly creative person. The fact that this recitation is a prayer inspires also, because our country seems to be trying to take God out of everything. The voice is very soothing and the ode questions the relationship between God and suicide.
I would like to see the piece expanded. (Female 60 North Carolina, Publisher, Music Reviewer, Music / Film, Song Writer

- Do you listen to this genre on a regular basis? Yes
What Genre is most appropriate for this song? Spoken Work
Song Analysis
Originality of Song 5/5
Does this song invoke an emotion? 5/5
Would you like to hear more from this artist? 5/5
Would you recommend this song to a friend? 5/5
Overall Rating 5/5 (Female 38 Texas, Song Writer)

SUICIDE BOMBER - Reviews

- Kind of reminds me of some of the earlier punk bands such as The Sex Pistols with some California punk mixed in. Guitar tone sounds great for this particular sound. The bass and drums work well together. Nice use of sound effects like "sirens" things like that. The song has a nice rant to it and probably would sound good in a live venue. (Male 24 Wisconsin, studio musician)

- LOVE the "suicide bomber" chorus with the octave low voice, that ROCKS. Great spontaneous energy. Classic punk influenced song. Nice and raw. I LOVED it.....now make me HATE it !! ;) I would normally say that the guitar sound sucks, but since it's punkish in approach, I guess that's ok. I'd also normally say that the lyrics are total crap, but given the genre, that's a good thing too. I'd even say that the vocalist can't sing, except............that's right......IT FITS THE STYLE!! Good job guys!!!! Keep having fun!! (Male 39 New Mexico. Musician)

- A really, really nice dirty sound. I was reminded of Iggy & The Stooges, or New York Dolls. This tune reeks sleaze from every pore and if you told me it had been recorded in New York in the mid 70s I would believe you straight away. The chaotic bits where it sounds like it might all fall apart in a minute just add to the atmosphere and the whole thing is nicely under-produced. A great vibe. Think I'll add this to my playlist. (Male Musician United Kingdom ,Alternative Rock)



EXCELLENT DAY - Reviews

- Roots Rockout! Just pure rock'n'roll with no frills. Good feel. Thought the last half of song was great, much better than the first half of the song. Disclaimer: I feel all the songs on BroadJam are exactly in the stage of development that is right for the moment, and my Constructive Criticism is only given because it is solicited. I have found the Analyses and Cons I receive on my songs to be very helpful and I hope my review will help you in some way. I generally find it useless to give any negative feedback, as I feel that by the time someone has gone through the process of creating a recording, they are well aware of its properties and qualities. (Record Producer, Engineer, Music / Film, Song Writer , Male 56 Georgia USA)

THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY - Reviews

- I could see this as an opening credit song for a TV show...very nice
The drums could come out a little more, and the recording could be a little louder. ( Male 52, Washington,Studio Musician/Song Writer)

- great instrumentation, nice full sound keep up the good work, you know what the song needs so I wont say it (Male 40, New Jersey, Live Perforrmer)

Other Comments
- Exuberant Performance, The guitar hook in the 'chorus' is quite catchy, Cute Song,