Early 2019 in the studio... 

Sorry we haven't been seen in public so far this year.  We've been hiding in Mike's studio working on recording new songs.  For much of February, I'll be off in far flung island locations trying to conjure new song ideas, but we have lots of shows planned for March.  I'll add them to the shows page soon.  And in the meantime, check out our photos page for all the recently added pictures.

-Louis

Get your tickets now for Wed, Dec 5 at Twins Jazz on U Street! 

We're really excited about playing at this iconic Washington DC jazz spot!  Our very own Saxophone Colossus Tom Anderson (who you can hear on our CD) will be joining us for the occasion.  It makes us look great if people buy advance tickets (which are thankfully cheap), so please get yours today!  Here are the links for the 8:00 and 10:00 sets.   Twins is a jazz club with Jamaican & Ethiopian-focused fare in an arty, red-walled room, and it plays a key role in Band Brulee history because it's where Lex met his wife!  So show up because you never know what life changing event may occur...

Saturday: Back at our winery with a special guest... 

This Saturday, August 25 from 5-8 PM we'll be back at our favorite haunt in southern PG county, Gemeny Winery and Vineyards, in Brandywine, MD.  Our singer Aura needs to dash off around 7:00 to catch a flight to Bangkok (alas, we won't play One Night In Bangkok no matter how nicely you ask!), but this is good news for blues fans as special guest Miles Spicer will take over the mic after 7 to send you home with a case of the Piedmont blues, and he'll be backed up by the boys of Brulee. Come early, stay late, and enjoy some great wine and dinner from Mr.T's Bustaraunt food truck! 

Gemeny is at 8606 Cedarville Rd, Brandywine, MD, and can be reached at (301) 442-4670. This lovely, lively place is less than an hour from DC, full of fantastic folks, and perfect for rain or shine with an indoor area opening out to a patio - something for everyone. .

Summer Vacation! 

We're off on our usual summer hiatus for lots of worldwide exploration.  This summer, the members of Brulee are fanning out to Australia, Fiji, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Italy, Austria, Spain, California, and Georgetown for tacos at Chaia.  We do have one midsummer gig though on August 8, a rare date when we're all in town.  Check the shows page for details.  And when I get back in August, I promise to update this website with lots of band photos with our gorgeous new drummer Mike Metzger, who really isn't new anymore.  i'm just really slow with the website.  Signing off until August...

Thursday May 17 at Villain & Saint in Bethesda! 

We always love our nights at Villain & Saint: Great sound system, great food, easy parking, and so conveniently locating for all our friends in the Northwest DC and Bethesda neighborhoods.  Aura and I are hoping to see some of the Lafayette community out for this one, particularly since it's a great place to bring the kids for a quick dinner with music after Arts Night.  You can hear our first few songs, and still be home for bedtime!  See you there.

Update on Winery gigs... 

We've been gearing up to get the spring music season started at Gemeny Winery on Saturday April 7, but the weather doesn't seem to be cooperating.  So Saturday's event is cancelled.  But the good news for our southern Maryland winery crowd is that better weather and other shows are just around the corner: Running Hare Vineyard on April 21, Aura and Lou in a Duo happy hour performance at Gemeny on May 4, and then the whole band at Gemeny on June 9.  Click on the shows page for details.  See you soon!

Lots of new shows just announced for the spring! 

Click here for details on 5 new shows just announced for the spring, including the return of the great Johannes Langkilde from Denmark on March 8.  At all gigs, we'll be joined by our fantastic new drummer Mike Metzger, who's just back from performing at the Super Bowl.  Seriously, you can see him in his fancy red uniform behind Pink in all those pictures of her singing the national anthem.  So start making plans to come join us.  See you there!

November... 

We've scheduled a series of shows at our favorite venues in and out of DC, so check out the shows page for details.  I always love gigs at this time of year because Aura lets me play Week 52 whenever I want (my tribute to the spooky and romantic week between Christmas and New Year's in Washington DC).  If you want to start getting into the Week 52 spirit, you can scroll to the bottom of our music page for a primitive but charming living room recording of this seasonal masterpiece. 

I'm working in Scotland this week, and on Wednesday evening, I'll be flying to Copenhagen to visit Johannes and hopefully persuade him to come back to us soon.  Apparently, he's now a best selling author in Denmark (seriously!).  So if you can read Danish, I highly recommend buying his new book and telling me what it says.

This month, we'll be working on fully integrating our great new drummer Mike Metzger who really shined at last week's gig.  We'll also be working more with David Klein on sax, and I'll be teaching our songs to a new trumpet player who'll be joining us at gigs in December.  And we have plans for recording again soon...

Thanks to all the new people who showed up at Villain & Saint on November 2.  We hope you'll come downtown to check us out at Sotto soon.

-Louis