Bronson performing in Duluth, Georgia in 2012
August 26, 1979 |
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
|Origin||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Years active||2000 – present|
|Associated acts||The Brilliant Inventions|
Eliot Bronson is an American folk rock singer-songwriter. Best known for his work with The Brilliant Inventions, Bronson embarked on a solo career after the band's breakup with Blackbirds. He also gained attention for a YouTube parody of American Idol contestant Renaldo Lapuz's "We're Brothers Forever".
Early life and career
Bronson was born in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1999, he began playing at local coffeehouses and was dubbed a "folk singing wunderkind" by The Baltimore Sun. He later moved to Atlanta, where he formed the duo The Brilliant Inventions. The band became a staple of the Atlanta music scene, winning several local and national music awards and gaining a substantial fan following. In 2010, the band split up and Bronson continued solo, releasing Blackbirds in 2011. In 2012, Bronson released Milwaukee, a collaboration with the band Yonder Orphans (Kevin Leahy, Will Robertson and Bret Hartley).
- Blackbirds (2011)
- Milwaukee (2012)
- 2005 Winner Eddie's Attic Shootout (The Brilliant Inventions)
- 2008 Best Local Musical Act from Creative Loafing (The Brilliant Inventions)
- 2009 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Award (The Brilliant Inventions)
- 2011 New Folk Finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival
- 2013 First Place Winner (country) of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest.
- 2013 Winner Eddie Owen Presents Songwriter Shootout
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