Dennis Brennan 10/9/20

Dennis Brennan is one of the Boston area’s leading rock/roots singer/songwriters He’s a cagey veteran who hasn’t won similar fame but can electrify audiences with his ability to cross brilliantly from rock to soul, blues, country, and jazz, while breathing fresh life into each. He has a killer band featuring Jim Hagerty (bass), Chris Anzalone( drums) and Andrew Stern (guitar).

Live Show Tickets: $23
Live Stream: Free


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Dennis was born on the wrong side of the tracks in Marlboro, Massachusetts. At age 9 he entered show business as Rumplestiltskin in a grammar school play. In 7th grade, he performed “Louie Louie” with a local garage band at the Berlin, MA. Town Hall and quickly evolved into “the lead singer.”

That band evolved into “The Paranoids,” his musical outlet throughout his high school years. They opened shows for both The Remains and The Barbarians, garage band legends who are each featured on “Nuggets, original artyfacts from the first psychedelic era” Rhino R2 75486.

Following high school, Brennan’s education continued as lead singer in such well regarded outfits as “The Dirty Rye Band,” “The West Side Band,” “The Martells,” and “Push Push.” These bands performed in every bar and dive on the East Coast. An education indeed.

In 1992, he formed the Dennis Brennan Band and started his solo career, quickly releasing two critically acclaimed recordings on Upstart Records, a division of Rounder. In 2000 he released “Rule #1” on ESCA Records which resulted in glowing reviews from The New Yorker, The Chicago Sun Times, The Boston Phoenix as well as other publications nationwide. These recordings showcase Brennan’s ability “to not just tip toes into genres, he strips naked and plunges right in.” – Bill Holmes, AMPLIFIER.

He has been nominated for 4 NEMO awards and has won 2 NEMO awards for “Outstanding Roots Rock Band.” His songs have been acquired for use in films and television, notably the movies “Copland,” “The Matthew Shepard Story,” “Clockwatchers,” and “Loveland.”

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