Findlay Brown

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Findlay Brown
Born 1976 (age 38–39)
York, England, United Kingdom
Genres Pop, experimental, ambient
Instruments Guitar, vocals, piano, personal computer
Years active 2000–present
Labels Verve, Peacefrog

Findlay Brown is a Yorkshire-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and producer. His music is melodic, gentle and intimate, drawing on influences from the rural settings where he grew up. His songs are metaphoric, often using nature's imagery to illustrate the inner conflict in the search for a more truthful way of living.

His debut album, Separated By the Sea, was released in 2007 on Peacefrog Records in the UK. It was produced by former Simian singer, Simon Lord. Brown's second solo album, Love Will Find You, was released in 2010 on Verve Records, US. It was produced by ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler.

Slow Light is Brown's third solo album release, co-produced with Danish producer Tobias Wilner, and with influences drawing from minimalist music, soundtracks, African music and classic songwriting.

Collaborations and touring[edit]

Findlay Brown has toured and collaborated with: Erol Alkan, Lily Allen, Au Revoir Simone, Carl Barât, Barbarossa, Bat for Lashes, Brendan Benson, Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve, Blue Foundation, Briganté, Bernard Butler, Alberta Cross, Drivin N Cryin, Duffy, Johnny Flynn, Bert Jansch, Keane, Simon Lord, Lovefingers, Luca C, Brendan Lynch, Shelby Lynne, Passenger, Fionn Regan, John Renbourn, The Sleepy Jackson, Angus and Julia Stone, Richard Swift, Taylor Swift, and Paul Weller, and at the Warchild Benefit Concert at Brixton Academy with the Pet Shop Boys.[citation needed]

In 2013, Brown formed a DJing duo with Xander Ferreira which they called The Happy Show, playing host at events — both in Brooklyn, where they are based, and elsewhere — to which they brought an "African groove". In describing these events, one reviewer said the pair had "created a joyous, ritualistic, dance gathering."[1]

Brown's concerts and touring from 2006–2015 included major cities throughout Europe and the US. He has performed at all the major summer festivals, including CMJ Music Marathon, the End of the Road Festival, the Glastonbury Festival, the Latitude Festival, the Reading Festival, Secret Garden Party, and SXSW.[citation needed]

TV and media[edit]

Findlay Brown appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman in January 2010 with a full orchestra. Findlay has performed several TV show appearances such as The Late Show with David Letterman, Top of the Pops and TARATATA. Radio support from radio hosts Zane Lowe and Jo Whiley (Radio 1) Ferne Cotton (Radio 2), John Kennedy (XFM), Rita Houston WFUV, KEXP, Deepak Chopra (Sirius Radio).

Findlay Brown has appeared in many major international media and publications, including: The Guardian, Mojo, The New York Times, Vice, The Sun, Vogue, Musicweek, The LA Times, Spin Magazine, Arena, Oprah, Uncut, Word, Drowned in Sound, Stereogum and many more.

His song "Come Home" was featured in a television advertisements for the credit card company MasterCard.[2]



  1. ^ "NEWS: Findlay Brown Returns w/ Slow Light Out 9/4, Premieres 'Ride Into The Sun'". Todd Star Photography. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Simpson, Dave (2007-02-16). "Findlay Brown, Separated by the Sea". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 

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