Friday night in...Virginia???!!! 

We don't cross the river to Virginia very often (other than to visit Mike's home recording studio).  Lou gets freaked out by the maze of Glebe Roads.  But on Friday night (June 7), Lou and Aura will be playing as a duo at the Casual Pint in Dunn Loring from 8:00 – 10:00 pm.  This place looks really fun, and we already have a great feeling about it based on our emails with the new owner.  It's a small craft beer place with good looking bar food.  People seem to love it here, and we're excited to give it a try.  We think we'll be playing out on a patio in good weather.  If you're not too scared to cross the Potomac, come join us!

May is Mayhem! 

We're emerging from a quiet winter with lots of gigs in May and June.  Some are private, but the public ones are listed on our shows page.  And outdoor music is back!  Check us out at City Ridge, Windridge, and Gemeny soon.  We'll also be doing the University Park porchfest with Andrew's neighborhood music community on Saturday May 11.  I don't know the exact time yet, but it will be sometime between 2:00 and 6:00.  Send us a message if you want details.

On spring break... 

Lots of travel over here in Bruland right now, which means we won't be performing publicly in April, but we have lots to announce for May and beyond.  The best way to hear about upcoming shows is to join the email mailing list.  Go to the home page to enter your email address, and we'll add you to the list.  We send about one email per month and jealously guard your contact details.  And sometimes, we even remember to announce shows on instagram, so get busy followin'!

Lou and Mike have also been working on recording (with help from Aura and our Danish keyboard player Johannes Langkilde), so you might hear some new studio tracks soon… 

New local venue in Chevy Chase DC... 

On Saturday, March 9 (4:00-7:00), we'll be playing at Wine and Organic in Chevy Chase DC.  We'll be playing as a full quartet (with our quietest drummer Alexey) in the tiny cafe at this new local business .  They're located at 5712 Connecticut Ave. NW in Chevy Chase DC, right in Aura and Lou's neighborhood.  We'll be playing two sets from 4:00-7:00.  There will be lots of wine tasting with free snacks, and for those of you who truly understand wine, there will be a sommelier on site.  This is a great chance to support some really sweet people running a great new local business.  So some join us!   And watch for lots more shows to be announced soon…

Happy New Year! 

Happy New Year from Band Brulee!  We hope you all had a great Week 52.  We'll be in hiding (and hopefully in the recording studio) in January, but we'll have lots of shows to announce soon.  So join our email mailing list to stay up to date.  And we recently (finally) joined instagram!  I guess this social media thing looks like it's gonna stick around for a while.  So if you haven't started following us yet, what are you waiting for?  Stay warm, see you in March!   

Band Brulee on TV! Link to our segment on ABC news...  

Click here to see our segment on “Good Morning Washington” on ABC news 7!  Last week on the very hottest day of the year, the fantastic folks at Riversdale House Museum asked us to play for a little spot with Britt Waters from WJLA channel 7, DC’s ABC affiliate, to promote our upcoming show for their Jazz on the Lawn concert series.  The spot aired on August 4, at 10 AM.  Thanks to Franklin for extracting the link and posting it on his youtube page.

The Riversdale Jazz on the Lawn show will be August 23 from 7-8 PM at 4811 Riverdale Rd in Riverdale Park, MD - A huge green grassy field surrounded by shady trees, with the historic Riversdale House Museum behind the band. This is a great chance to gather outdoors before one more summer slips away.  Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and your favorite picnic dinner, and come a little early to soak in the great community atmosphere.  We'll have Mike on drums, and the great Lex O'brien on vibraphone for a full Band Brulee family reunion!  And if it rains, come anyway because they'll just move the show to an alternate indoor space.    

Trio show: Sat, May 20 at In Bocca Al Lupo in Glover Park (7:00 to 10:00) 

The great people behind the Chevy Chase Italian favorite I'm Eddie Cano, have opened a great new restaurant in Glover Park, not far from the National Cathedral.  As you can see from this article, they are serious about their Roman-style pizza.  In addition to pizza, there's a wide range of Italian specialties, and a few of the neighborhood favorites have been brought down from Chevy Chase (like the addictive fried zucchini).  Best of all, they have built a little stage, and they are now hosting local music!  
            Unfortunately, Andrew sliced his first finger on his left hand while building a new bass, and that finger is pretty essential for playing upright bass.  So he's on the temporary disabled list.  So we'll be playing this Saturday as a trio with Aura singing, Lou on Guitar, and Franklin on trumpet.  We'll play two sets starting around 7:00 and 8:30ish.  So make reservations for 15 to 30 minutes before one of these two sets to ensure you are settled before the music starts.  And be sure to ask to sit near the band so you are in the front part of the restaurant with good sight lines.  See you there! 

Two surprises this week: Thursday at Bocca and our last show at Romano on Saturday 

On Thursday, April 27 starting at 6:30, Aura and Lou will be playing as a vocal/guitar duo at In Bocca Al Lupo in Glover Park, not far from the National Cathedral.  We've played there on two Saturdays so far as a full band, but this will be our first time in that room as a quieter duo.  We have tons of original and cover tunes we never play with the full band, built up from many months of duo gigs in Aura’s front yard during the height of lockdown — our neighborhood friends will find this a nostalgic treat, and we love a chance to distill our tunes down to pure vocals and guitar.  And as you can see from this article, our friends at Bocca are serious about their Roman-style pizza and offer a wide range of Italian specialties.  We really respect the efforts Bocca is making to support local music, and we've heard that Thursdays tend not to be as crowded as Saturday nights, so we'd love to help bring a crowd out for the good people at Bocca.

And for something a little sentimental, we just learned that Romano Vineyard & Winery is closing soon, so this Saturday April 29 (2:00-5:00) will be our last time there.  Come join us for a goodbye to owners Joseph and Jo-Ann who are retiring at the end of June.  And don't worry about rain.  If it rains (which it probably will), they have a nice cozy room in back with lots of wine and music to keep you warm.  This little Napa Valley style oasis will really be missed.

Click on the shows page for more details.