Denver’s own Brave Song Circle is a boy/girl multi-instrumental duo spreading love through music. One man, one woman and as many instruments as they can fit in their hatchback. BSC gained local and national recognition through a successful crowd-funding campaign to record and press their sophomore record, Unconditional. They have been touring heavily in 2013 to spread the word and the music.
In honor of their show at Illegal Pete’s Pearl St. December 7th (with Sarah Slaton), we asked them five questions, and we learned that Dustin should not have caffeine, and Lauren wants to have Jason Mraz’s love child. Check out the questions below, listen to the band here, and follow their goings-on here!
If someone were to buy you a drink at your Illegal Pete’s show, what should that drink be?
Dustin- I would like a Maker’s and Sprite please. No whiskey and coke..I’m sensitive to caffeine and would finish our 45 minute set in 8 minutes.
Lauren- gimme a Jamo and ginger please. And seriously, don’t give Dustin any caffeine, you should see him at 10a band practice after 2 cups of coffee.
What is your craziest experience with the band?
Loading every instrument we know how to play in a small hatchback sometimes leads to travel problems. For instance, sometimes luggage may fall off the roof on the highway, or a ratchet strap may fly off never to be seen again. Other times you just might have to pour melted snow out of your bass drum before putting it on stage. Good thing our drum set is a piece of shit.
Lauren – Jason Mraz/Vladmir Putin/Max Bemis & Miley Cyrus
Dustin- Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder/Hitler and Autotuning/Bruce Lee
What is one song that influences your songwriting?
Lauren – The World As I See It (Jason Mraz) – I try to have a worldly perspective while maintaining my integrity and this man does it the best. We should have a love child.
Dustin – Lover, You Should’ve Come Over (Jeff Buckley) – Poetic lyrics immersed in dark, obscure melody, leading to dynamic vocal contrast. Plus I danced to it at my wedding.
When you go to Illegal Pete’s, what do you order?
Lauren – chicken pesto on wheat with all the salsas, all the veggies and none of the dairy
Dustin- I’ll eat Lauren’s when she looks away or is Facebooking.