Canberra band Brewn will perform at the Coonamble Raindance Ball

Dance up a storm: Canberra based country rock band, Brewn, comprises of Michael Bond, John and Anthony Barbara and Zack Whittaker. Photo: Supplied.
Dance up a storm: Canberra based country rock band, Brewn, comprises of Michael Bond, John and Anthony Barbara and Zack Whittaker. Photo: Supplied.

Putting on a great show and hopefully helping to break the drought is the aim of Canberra based band, Brewn, when they perform at the Coonamble Raindance Ball this October.

The down to earth blokes comprises of lead singer and guitarist, Michael Bond, twin brothers John and Anthony Barbara - on drums and guitar and Zack Whittaker on bass.

They were approached to play at the charity ball after a committee member of the Raindance Ball saw them play at the 2018 Dubbo Show, where they supported Tania Kernaghan.  

The aim of the event is to help life the spirits of the farmers and wider community who are struggling during the drought.

This will be the first time the band will have performed in Coonamble and Michael said they were really looking forward to it.

“We’re excited to be a part of a community event,” he said.

Tickets sold out to the event in just a few days.

Michael joked that he would have loved it to have been because of the band, but said it was fantastic the Raindance Ball has received so much interest.

“It’s fantastic to see the community come together,” he said.

While Brewn have played at fundraisers before, Michael said the Coonamble Raindance Ball really stands out for them.

“We love getting involved in country events like this,” he said.

“Hopefully we break the drought.”

Michael said their performance at the Coonamble Ball will 100 per cent be about having a good time.

“It’s great for us because we love getting out and meeting new people. We’re really excited to get behind a country event like the Coonamble Raindance Ball and be involved in the party,” he said.

Michael said they love performing in country towns and have been doing so for a long time.

“I think they (rural communities) are more receptive to country music,” he said.

For those that don’t know too much about Brewn or their music, Michael said they are a country band with musical influences of rock and pop.

“But we’ve all got different styles of music as we all come from different (musical) backgrounds,” he said.

“So when we come together we’ve got this unique sound which really makes Brewn stand out.

“But the most important thing is to be yourself and do your own thing.”