Peter Brame

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Peter Charles Brame (born 25 July 1979 in Chelmsford) is an English singer-songwriter, pop singer and guitarist, based in Colchester, Essex. He became known through his appearances on television as a contestant in the second series of the BBC talent show Fame Academy.

Brame taught himself to play the guitar when he was 17, and performed in local pubs and clubs as a teenager. He also fronted the indie bands Ish while still at school and Hannahs Fallen while at University. His musical influences include The Verve, The Libertines, Oasis and Radiohead.

Fame Academy[edit]

In 2003, after giving up a sociology degree course, he was working as a management trainee when he successfully auditioned for the second series of the BBC's singing competition Fame Academy. He finished in fourth place.

His recording of "Massachusetts" appears on the Fame Academy Bee Gees Special album, released in August 2003, and was included in the best selling Fame Academy - The Finalists album, released in 2003.

Subsequent musical career[edit]

Initially singing with The Dolls in 2004, he went on to co-found a rock band called One Finger Zen with a former Libertines guitarist, Nick Gavrilovic. They started touring pubs and clubs in the UK, buying an old fire engine which they used instead of a van. Despite a favourable reception from audiences, Brame was declared bankrupt in May 2005 [1] and the band split up later that year.

Still unsigned, he recorded a 17-track album of his own songs in 2005 titled An Introduction, having co-written one of the tracks ("Smash") with the former Gay Dad front-man Cliff Jones. This was made available from his website. He continued to write songs and began performing solo again, showcasing his own material at a number of acoustic gigs.

Early in 2006, he signed to Double Impact Management. His first single, "Wake Up", was released on 21 August on their independent label. This received mixed reviews, being variously described as "like the Black Crowes jamming with a glam rock band", "recalls early Primal Scream and Smashing Pumpkins" and "over-produced to a point where Pete Waterman would probably blanche". However, it failed.

He continues to perform live regularly and appeared at several music festivals in the south east of England in summer 2007.

Brame's firstt album, My Secret Suicide, was released on 13 October 2008.

In 2011/2012 Brame began work on new material with the band Broken Eyes. Brame also works on his solo career with new material.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Fame Academy Bee-Gees Special (Polydor, 25 August 2003) - Track 5: "Massachusetts"
  • Fame Academy - The Finalists (Polydor, 6 October 2003) - Track 13: "In My Place"
  • An Introduction (self published, 2005)
  1. Chasing
  2. Wake Up
  3. Smash
  4. Friday High
  5. Black Heart
  6. I Know, You Know
  7. Thanks 4 Nothing
  8. Wasted Love
  9. Ocean Park
  10. Breathing Down My Neck
  11. Chaos Is Beautiful
  12. Step Off
  13. You Don't Understand
  14. Catch You Around
  15. I'll Be Late
  16. Coming Down
  17. Girl Interrupted
  18. Dying For Your Art
  19. Cry Silver and Gold Horizon
  20. Undone

My Secret Suicide (Manic Records September 2008)

  1. Static Believer
  2. Alcoholic's Love Song
  3. Lost For Good
  4. Borrowed Time
  5. Long Time Blues
  6. Things
  7. Steal Away
  8. Wasting Time
  9. Missed My Chance Again
  10. My Secret Suicide

EP[edit]

Alcoholic Love Songs (Manic Records 17 April 2007)

  1. Alcoholic's Love Song
  2. Static Believer
  3. Borrowed Time
  4. Steal Away
  5. Missed My Chance Again

Singles[edit]

(Fame Academy official downloads, 2003)

"Massachusetts" (cover of Beegees song)
"In My Place" (cover of Coldplay song)
"Be Mine"

"Wake Up" (Manic Records, 21 August 2006)

  1. Wake Up
  2. Waiting For ...

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