A veteran studio and stage musician, Bruni has performed with a number of bands including the New Jersey Art Rock bands Funkaphobia and Falling Man -- whose members included James Murphy of LCD Sound System. After relocating to Los Angeles Bruni fronted the three piece Power Rock band The Big Field, which was produced by Warren Cann of Ultravox. A number of those songs were licensed for indie movie sound tracks. As music producer, Bruni gained experience under mentor Jim Wirt of 4th Street recording fame (Incubus, Hobastank, Something Corporate, The Beach Boys). The studio offered him the opportunity to work with quality artists like No Doubt, Michael Penn, Human Drama, Gingersol, and many others. "My fondest experiences at 4th Street were getting the chance to sing backup and play guitar on sessions for some great albums." Bruni produced 'These Robot Days" with the same perfectionism and 70's sound that defined 4th Street's success.

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Dean Bruni

Dean Bruni channels the raw, honest, style of his New Jersey roots and some, hailing for the same musical mecca that spawned Bruce Springsteen, Pete Yorn, Bon Jovi, Tom Verlaine, Patty Smith and The Smithereens, Bruni has a fresh style all his own. "These Robot Days," Bruni's newly released CD is an ethereal blend of Americana and Vintage 70's Brit Rock infused with poetic soul. Bruni's writing offers up a bold personal look at a life in transition.
In the spirit of artists like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, James Taylor, and Graham Parsons, Bruni delivers his own unique vocal style, complimented by his ever present bag of guitar magic. The title track, "These Robot Days" starts with a reflective vocal and descending acoustic guitar line as the band plays softly in support only to meet the chorus with a soaring 80's e-bow guitar that slowly snakes its way into your soul. "I don't follow any trends," explains Bruni, "I just write from that 'pure' place that I invoke my ideas from". The 5th track on the 13 songs CD, "Shadow on the Wall" plays with an unfiltered acoustic swagger topped off by Bruni's full throttle harmonica -- reminiscent of a young Bob Dylan, telling the haunting tale of big city dreams gone wrong. According to Bruni, it's about staying real. "If I don't feel it, I can't write it down, and wouldn't want to".
A veteran studio and stage musician, Bruni has performed with a number of bands including the New Jersey Art Rock bands Funkaphobia and Falling Man -- whose members included James Murphy of LCD Sound System. After relocating to Los Angeles Bruni fronted the three piece Power Rock band The Big Field, which was produced by Warren Cann of Ultravox. A number of those songs were licensed for indie movie sound tracks. As music producer, Bruni gained experience under mentor Jim Wirt of 4th Street recording fame (Incubus, Hobastank, Something Corporate, The Beach Boys). The studio offered him the opportunity to work with quality artists like No Doubt, Michael Penn, Human Drama, Gingersol, and many others. "My fondest experiences at 4th Street were getting the chance to sing backup and play guitar on sessions for some great albums." Bruni produced 'These Robot Days" with the same perfectionism and 70's sound that defined 4th Street's success.
Dean offers the local Los Angeles scene some great weekly performances. "I try to perform with sincerity, and from the heart, and move people with my songs, isn't that what artist are supposed to be doing these days?" His acoustic set is a stripped down version of what he does on "These Robot Days," which has gotten a very favorable response from his audience. His charm and natural magnetism is a definite draw, be it fellow musicians or followers of his music. "I feel its most important to connect with my audience, because we're all there for that experience, and the more I give them I also get in return, and that's the beauty of what musical performance should be about"

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