“Just when we were beginning to lose faith in the local music scene, along come the scruffily handsome gents of Brevard Busking Coalition to set things right.”
“Last Night At The Old Hotel is Melbourne Florida’s Brevard Busking Coalition doing once again what they do best – stun.”
Many of our fans are asking, on Facebook and in person, what brYan’s passing means for the band’s future.
We are still adjusting to the fact that he isn’t coming to practice this Thursday, or Sunday, or any day after that. There is a critical piece missing from our lineup, and we’re not sure how we can begin to compensate, musically and personally.
We will be performing this Saturday at 3 pm as a celebration of brYan tilford and everything he was to this band, and to those who can attend, in person or in spirit. We hope to see many of you there.
Any further performances are theoretical right now, existing as hazy shapes floating in a universe of love. We can see them, but could not tell you how far or what shape. We hope our fans understand. We will be keeping you posted on this page.
Brevard Busking Coalition: TBA
“We may have just finished the audio! Ermagerrd! I’m beside myself right now.” That is a day in the life of BBC leader Jared Campbell when asked about the new album.
Stating that he “can’t reveal it yet” when asked about the album name, he can explain about the musical direction that the band is headed in. “The first album was child’s play. This new album is more like adolescents play. We dumped out the entire toy box when it came to using instruments.”
Half the fun of hearing Brevard Busking Coalition is seeing the band perform live. Whether it was damn near silencing the crowd in the lobby of last year’s BMAs upon their arrival, or Campbell running around Lou’s Blues handing out commemorative kazoos, BBC make their music an experience. Tie dyed outfits and nontraditional bar band instruments have set the band apart from their local peers.
The new CD should follow suit. “It’s going to be a work of art,” says Campbell. “Do you remember the Dark Crystal? We are waiting for the great conjunction. We are waiting on the visuals to be finished so we’re looking to release it mid Aprilish. Our art director is having a hay day. Heads will ‘splode. Heads will definitely ‘splode.”
Campbell let leak some of the new song titles; “Thomas Rex”, “Come Down From the Clouds”, “Egghead Salad”.
One thing that we’ve come to expect from the band is the unexpected. Keep an ear and an eye out when the new album is released.
THE VOTES ARE IN AND THE WINNERS ARE:
• FAVORITE KEYBOARD PLAYER: Tony Castro
• FAVORITE BASSIST: Tom Jadooliest
• AMBASSADOR ACHIEVEMENT: Jack Star
• FAVORITE MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUMENTAL: Lou Andalino
• FAVORITE VOCALIST: Paul Bender
• MOVER & SHAKER AWARD: Sue Luley
• FAVORITE GUITARIST: Kenny Tomacello
• FAVORITE DRUMMER: Tom Van Dyke
• HOMETOWN LEGEND ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Joe Calautti
• FAVORITE COVER BAND: Panama
• FAVORITE ORIGINAL BAND: Brevard Busking Coalition
• ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR: Brevard Busking Coalition
Quirky rockers the Brevard Busking Coalition walked away with awards for entertainer of the year and best original band at Monday’s Brevard Live Music Awards.
Favorite original band: Brevard Busking Coalition
Favorite cover band: Panama Band
Favorite vocalist: Paul Bender of Funpipe
Favorite guitarist: Kenny Tommassello of Panama Band
Favorite bassist: Tom Hadoulias of Panama Band
Favorite drummer: Tom Van Dyke of Brevard Busking Coalition
Favorite keyboard: Tony Castro of Panama Band
Favorite miscellaneous: Lew Ingelido of Panama Band for percussion
Entertainer of the year: Brevard Busking Coalition
Hometown Legend Award: Joe Calautti
Ambassador Award: Jack Starr
Mover and Shaker Award: Sue Luley of EARTH Awareness, which raises money for school music programs
We have been nominated for 4 different BrevardLive music awards!
We are honored to be amongst such talent!
The online voting begun @ brevardlive.com/ballot2
Legend has it that David will do a West Melbourne backflip for every vote you give us!
We’ve also been selected to be part of the evening’s show. Sweet!
Truthfully, there is no way to compare their music styling to anyone or anything else out there. It is organic and rhythmic and most of all, unique.
Winning the 2nd Annual Original Music Series sponsored by Brevard Live, Lou’s Blues and Budweiser has propelled BBC into the Original Music scene’s forefront. Their eclectic use of a wide variety of instruments makes their music like no other. They really do swap over 30 instruments during each show!
The band’s lineup consists of Jared Campbell on vocals, mandolin and percussion, Ian Koss aka His Cheap Moves on ukulele, Bryan Tilford on vocals, guitar and banjo, Dave Bitner on guitar, percussion, Anthony Darmana on percussion, and Tom Van Dyke on drums and percussion. And they all play bass!
This humble group of amazing musicians put it all out there at every gig. Their main goal is to play their music in front of as many people as possible. BBC’s busy schedule of playing festivals, benefit concerts and live radio performances doesn’t leave them much time to play for their fans in the streets, or “busking”. Do not fret fellow busker enthusiasts. They’ll be back. It’s what they do.