Artist : Brendan Ware

Born Brendan Luke Ware (1st April, 1979) in Ipswich, UK, Brendan Ware is the second brother of three. Born into a working class family, he spent most of his childhood in the village of Kesgrave (near Ipswich) where he went to school. Upon leaving University in Derby, Brendan graduated with a second class honours degree in sociolgy and cultural studies where he formed friendships with likeminded musicians and music lovers. His passion has always been music, and from an early age he listened intently to his mother and fathers record collections and watched and learned from his aunties and uncles who were in bands and formed his own family band at the age of 8 performing in front of 100 or so people with his brother Jamie and cousin Daniel. He taught himself guitar at the age of 14 on an old echo guitar his Dad had bought the family and passed grades 1-4 in classical piano. He then graduated to singing and songwriting and since this time has written in excess of over 7000 songs. 10 of these feature on Brendan's first album 'songs of unconditional love' which was self made in 2008 and is still widely available at his live shows. Signing to Ambiel Music in March/April 2010, Brendan has acheived a lifetime ambition. To make great music with likeminded people who believe in him as much as he believes in himself and his music. Brendan recently compleated a national diploma in music from Suffolk New College in 2010 passing with distinction. Areas covered in this subject included such things as composition, music performance, music and society, and improvisation. His debut release on Ambiel is the 'Love is the Key EP'. Featuring the title track 'Love is the Key', 'Heroes', 'Girl' and 'I see the Light', the EP brings together some of Brendan's of Brendans finest work to date. ( release date 24th May, 2010). Working closely with Spencer Horton (Chesney Hawkes, Mohawk, Take The Money And Run), Brendan's work fuses altenative, acoustic and pop, and with work under way for his next as yet untitled 2nd album, Love is the Key gives a taster for whats in store from Brendan in the proceeding months and years to come!