Jonathan Bree

Fri. Jun 28, 2019 at 8:00pm IST
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Multi-talented New Zealand musician, producer, Lil Chief Records label head and founding member of The Brunettes, Jonathan Bree has announced his first ever Irish show at Whelan's on 26 June 2019. Following the release of his third album Sleepwalking, Bree and his band are coming to Ireland as part of a US and European Tour which has been receiving rave reviews across the world. Ever busy he is currently recording material for his 4th album with release date to be announced.

Bree's live show is captivating and otherworldly - both aurally and visually. His solo career is marked by well-planned visual aesthetics with his 2018 music video for “You're So Cool” becoming a YouTube sensation racking up over 10 million viewers to date.

Tickets €16 plus booking fee (additional charges may apply) go on sale today from Selective Memory ( and Ticketbooth (

Jonathan Bree began his musical career in the late '90s with The Brunettes. The chamber pop group signed to Sub Pop, toured the world, and released a run of sunny, witty albums until  2009. After that, Bree continued to co-run Lil Chief Records, worked on albums by Princess Chelsea with former Brunettes member Chelsea Nikkel - including the single "The Cigarette Duet," which was viewed over 20 million times on YouTube - and released albums under his own name.

While running Lil' Chief Records, Bree also concentrated on his own music, and in 2013 his first solo album, The Primrose Path, was released. At the same time, he and Nikkel were working on the second Princess Chelsea album and The Great Cybernetic Depression hit the airwaves in 2015. It was followed quickly by Bree's second album, A Little Night Music. Bree released his highly anticipated third solo album Sleepwalking - an enchanting, orchestral pop record - in 2018 to critical acclaim.

Praise for Sleepwalking included:
Sleepwalking is exactly that kind of masterpiece that is a product of somebody who drinks, eats, and sleeps music.” Soundblab

“Refined and classy - with no sweat or blood spilled, but plenty of hearts bruised and broken - the record is a subtle and sophisticated listen made by a master craftsman whose beating heart is laid bare for all to see just below the glossy surfaces.” Allmusic

“Sleepwalking is a record of sublime and sophisticated classic pop that conspires to lead you, willingly, into its dark night.” NZ Herald

Tickets for Jonathan Bree live at Whelan’s on 28 June 2019 are priced at €16 plus booking fee (additional charges may apply) are on sale now from Selective Memory ( and Ticketbooth (

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Selective Memory presents
Jonathan Bree
Whelan’s, Dublin
28 June 2019
Doors 8pm
Tickets €16 plus booking fee are on sale from Selective Memory ( and Ticketbooth (

Upcoming Selective Memory Events:
11 May: The Herbaliser - Button Factory
13 May: Better Oblivion Community Center - Vicar Street
2 June: Drab Majesty - Workman’s Club
28 June: Jonathan Bree - Whelan’s
13 July: Joan As Police Woman - Liberty Hall, Dublin
14 July: Joan As Police Woman - An Grianan, Letterkenny
16 July: Joan As Police Woman - St Lukes, Cork
17 July: Joan As Police Woman - Theatre Royal, Waterford
27 July: Orbital - The Big Top at Galway Arts Festival
3 & 4 August: Beatyard - Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dublin
17 August: Broken Social Scene  - Vicar Street
26 & 27 August: Beirut - Vicar Street
26 September: Spiral Stairs - Whelan’s

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Whelans 25 Wexford Street
Dublin 2, Dublin D02 H527
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