Andy Shea


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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Brave Like Us

Recommended if you like: The Head and the Heart, Of Monsters and Men, Florence and the Machine

Story behind your band/artist name: Bravery comes in many forms. Sometimes just following your dreams and being true to yourself can take bravery. Whatever life throws at you- be brave! Brave Like Us!

Band Members: Jay Brazao (bass guitar, percussion) and Laura Farrell (guitar, violin, vox)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Silver Spring, MD

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Laura and Jay played in the same band, 'Rave Parade,' but not at the same time. They wouldn't meet for 2 more years.

Laura and Jay finally met at IOTA during a 'Back to the 90's' tribute show, with tributes to The Cranberries and Green Day. Laura was singing for The Cranberries band, and Jay was there in support of his friend playing drums for the Green Day band. 

Laura invited Jay to play bass for her band "The Right-Handed Lefties" in which Jay replied, "I am a right-handed lefty."

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Main Genre: Indie

Other Genres: rock, folk, pop