Karma County front man and hands on producer behind albums like Jimmy Little's instant classic Messenger, author of international best seller The Open Tuning Chord Book For Guitar, film composer, songwriter, veteran performer and sometime session guitarist for people like David Bowie and more.

Find out more about Brendan in his bio, check out dates to see him play live or go to shop to get some music... djoldbrendo soft rockin' in the free world.
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New album SINGSONG was recorded live in Mark Jago’s old timber cottage on Sydney’s northern beaches over three days in July 2018. Karma County songs, a couple from various solo albums, and some favourite covers. No overdubs, just voice and acoustic guitar. There are only 50 Limited Edition CDs available, individually numbered and signed. Get your copy here $25 includes postage and handling.

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Short & Sweet: CD
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10 songs, 32 minutes, Short and Sweet! Recorded with The Magnolia Orchestra - Aldo Betto (guitar), Giacomo Da Ros (bass) & Youssef Ait Bouazza (drums) - at Yellow Fridge Road in the Tuscan seaside village of Porto Santo Stefano in April 2017.

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I'm back  

Been a bit busy. Just mastered my new 6 track EP Sonofobituary with Don Bartley. Should be out next month with some shows interstate and in Sydney Sept/Oct/Nov, keep an eye on dates page. Meanwhile give track 1 Town Hall Steps a spin.

Will be in Newcastle 20th August as music director for the premiere of Buried Country at The Playhouse and 12 and 13 October at Melbourne Festival. It will be a great theatre event with a diverse range of established and emerging indigenous singers and a cracking' house band. Some shows with THE PINKS and others coming up too.

Enjoying my time as an APRA Director in an fast changing music business environment, is hard to keep up. See youse all on the mean streets... Brendo

Summer 2015 

No cicadas yet but it sure feels like summer. Silly season is upon us but there's a few things to be done before putting my santa hat on, mostly planning and preproduction for some big events next year - deets in 2016!

In November it was great to welcome my buddy, composer and former Go-Between, Amanda Brown to APRA Board. Looking forward to collectively kicking some goals for the membership.

Only a couple of live dates coming up before Xmas then it's time to hang out at the beach for a bit of R&R. Give the gift of music this Xmas with a Brendo Triple Set.

Meanwhile check out The Good Baker's Dream clip, my Xmas/summer song - peace on earth and cold beer at Xmas time!

See youse all on the mean streets… Brendo


Now it feels like spring (apologies to northern hemisphere friends). Kutcha Ewards' new album is finished, sounds great. Looking forward to going out on the road and playing it. Have been doing some behind the scenes planning for some special events next year which will keep me on my toes. Stay tuned for more in the new year.

And it's coming up to a year for me as a director on the APRA Board, a great learning curve but something I am enjoying immensely.

Only a couple of live dates coming up before Xmas but will be going into the studio in October with drum legend Rob Souter to work on some new songs. See youse all on the mean streets… Brendo


Only 6 months to summer. Much to do. Almost finished Kutcha Ewards' new album. Should be out later this year and hopefully we'll be out on the road playing it live. It's a great record. Am busy in education too, teaching music business at Ultimo TAFE, production at Bondi WAVE and songwriting at AIM. And enjoying my work as a director on the APRA Board.

But I do love to play. Have just posted a bunch of new dates with Dead Marines, some shows with the band and a coupla mini tours around NSW and some special shows with Reels' icon Dave Mason. See youse all on the mean streets… Brendo


My favourite time of year in Sydney. Have been busy doing some 'grown ups' work with APRA Board and associated committees but still making time to work on some new music. Have six songs in the bank for a new album. And almost finished an album as producer with the great Aboriginal singer Kutcha Edwards, watch out for this one.

And always some gigs here and there with THE PINKS, Dead Marines et al so check out tour dates… it's a full life. See youse all on the mean streets… Brendo


Thanks to all who voted for me in the recent APRA Writer/Director poll. This time I got across the line. Looking forward to being an active participant in crafting APRA policy and getting some good outcomes for Australian songwriters.

Speaking of songwriters I'll be doing some shows at Sydney Opera House as part of Sydney Festival in January - accompanying Dave Mason, a special collaboration with 2 time Grammy award winning pedal steel guitarist Lucky Oceans and a rocking' blues show with THE PINKS. Check out my Tour Dates page for more info. I'm off to Europe for 6 weeks but much to do when I get back - mixing Mark Lucas' solo album on the mighty Neve console at GPHQ and finishing off an album with the great Aboriginal singer Kutcha Edwards, watch out for this one… and always working on some new songs of my own. It's a full life. See youse all on the mean streets… Brendo


Aint it good to see the sun… Very happy to announce that I'm running again for the Writer/Director position on APRA Board, my 4th tilt at the job. Members please vote for me, non members tell your friends. Read here why I'm running. Also happy that Bernie Hayes new album that I worked on is mastered and sounds FANTASTIC! It's a real Bernie album, a bit of a Stiff Records vibe but with some stand out ballads too, and it's ALL Bernie.

I'll be presenting a Music Industry Primer 18th Oct as part of a special masteclass series for Bondi WAVE, tix here. Check out my Tour Dates page, I'm performing all over the next few months - solo shows, THE PINKS, Dead Marines, playing with Dave Mason and others, a special show in Melbourne with the great Aboriginal singer Kutcha Edwards who I'm producing an album for - plus working on recording projects with Sydney singer/songwriter Mark Lucas and alt country band Not Good With Horses. And always working on some new songs of my own. It's a full life. See youse all on the mean streets… Brendo

Winter vibes 

In June I'll be playing 8 dates with The Audreys on their 'Til My Tears Roll Away tour plus a one off Wine Island show with Rob Souter & Doug Nairn at Co-Op Club, Church Point, check tour dates page for more. And I'll be in Brisbane June 23 for annual APRAs awards dinner to see my friend and Australian music legend Lindy Morrison receive The Ted Albert Memorial Award.

I've been out playing some gigs with Robyn Hitchcock and Dave Mason and keeping up 1st Sunday of the month residency at Petersham Bowling Club with Dead Marines. 

I've got three albums on the go as producer at the moment with Bernie Hayes, Kutcha Edwards and Mark Lucas. And have recorded some new songs of my own. Is good to be busy. See youse all on the mean streets... Brendo 


A late post for the new year, been busy. Played a few shows, worked on some records, had a holiday.

Next month Walking In The Rain (that I produced for Doc Neeson) will be released as a single ahead of the Rock Wiz Vanda & Young special on SBS TV on 24 March.

I'll be finishing off Bernie Hayes 4th solo album (my 2nd as producer) and doing the odd gig here and there, check tour dates page for more. See youse all on the mean streets... Brendo 

Summer Torpor 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year music fans. I'm heading down NSW coast for a week of beach inactivity, BBQs and the occasional martini. My mate and fellow Dead Marine Bernie Hayes is staying a couple of doors away so there will be some guitar strumming at some stage.

I'll be hitting the new year running with a few producing jobs and some live gigs in NSW, VIC and Tassie, check tour dates page for more.. See youse all on the mean streets... Brendo