Broni has enjoyed pleasant accolades and exciting experiences during his music career. But none of that means much now if you're only jumping on board at this point - what matters is, what's he doing now? and next?
What he's doing now is celebrating the existence of his new LP 'To Get Her Together', and sharing his sounds with people all over the world, with live shows and independent distribution of his music. 'To get her Together' reminds the listener of the positive story in each sad song. What seems melancholy on the surface is actually full of hope and a feeling of 'having it all together'.
Broni also loves to connect with his audience. Always conversing on social media, and offering new songs on the day they’re written on YouTube. He even offers personal Singing Telegram deliveries of his music to your door step.
What he's doing next is playing and connecting with people on repeat, and he will soon be heading back to his second home town - San Diego - entertaining more and more audiences at house shows and working on new material that he will most likely be giving away. Free. What a guy.
How do you describe your music to people?
My official pitch that i throw at people is I'm a folk pop singer/songwriter/fun-haver that sounds like conor oberst and damian rice had a baby and it grew up to write spontaneous hopeful songs.
Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
Well, my dad was a music dabbler in the 70's so he was always strumming around the house. But he was a left hander, so it wasn't until my parents bought my older brother a guitar and he taught me About a Girl by Nirvana and Zombie by the Cranberries.
I was writing songs right away... simple and horrible songs about beating up my bullies and telling people they are ugly. But by high school i was writing 'beat around the bush' love songs... as in you wouldn't know they were love songs because i was too scared to be that open.
A couple years after high school i finally felt comfortable enough in my own skin to put my heart on the line and say the word love in songs and be honest.. now one might think i say love a little too much. But when you love love, why not sing it out?
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Play music to an attentive and participating audience. It's an unexplainable feeling.
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
The business part full stop... I didn't start writing songs so that I could run a business. But that's todays reality. Keeping on top of invoices, offering freebies and hoping it encourages a future purchase or show attendance. Learning how to do the marketing... everything other than entertaining and sharing my music is challenging for me. But I love it.
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to wear a suit daily like my dad... then after i went to a couple of weddings in cheap suits i got well over that. I don't think I ever really had a profession in mind. Always wanted to be playing music or acting but not even sure if i was expecting to try that for a living.
In what way has your community impacted your development as a musician?
I come from a small eastern suburb in Melbourne. There are only a handful of musicians around here that are actually having a real crack at it, and that has made us a pretty tight knit group. Always at each others shows.
But there are so many communities in the city it's harder to break in when your a burbs boy.
What other artists out there do you love?
Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale, from LA, I supported them on my last trip to california, and fell in love with what they're doing.
Bushwalla - I asked him to perform on my latest album and it was a dream come true.
The list can go on and on.
What does your future hold?
My immediate future is nurturing my latest album 'To Get Her Together'... I also would like to release a live DVD and a 3rd record this year... As well as another California stint. I'm really ready to keep busy this year, I finally feel like I understand how to build an audience and I'm going to give it one super crack. Other than that, hopefully the future holds a little extra cash so I can at least keep this boat afloat.