Sultry jazz rock singer/songwriter Bruno Major just finished up his first tour across the States, which included sold out shows in LA and Brooklyn. We caught up with Bruno to get the rundown on his tour and take a peep at the incredible photos he took while on the road. If you missed him this first time around, don’t feel too bad because he’ll be back stateside for another tour in February and March of 2018. Check out Bruno Major’s rad photo diary of his U.S debut down below!
Top 5 songs you spun on the road:
Wes Montgomery, Wynton Kelly Trio “If You Could See Me Now”
Todd Terje “Svensk Sas”
Anderson Paak “Room In Here”
Chesney Hawkes “The One And Only”
London Grammar “Rooting For You”
Must have van snacks:
Beer and Pistachios.
Favorite venue you played:
The Echo In LA was very awesome.
City with the best food:
Gotta go with Berlin. We had some high end Bratwurst and some of the best beer I’ve ever had.
Best show you played on this tour and why:
I have to choose London. It was the final show of tour and all my family came. I cried on stage. A special night I will never forget.
What’s in your rider:
Beer, fresh socks. Hummus and carrots!
If you could have a day off in any city, which city would you choose:
I’d love to spend some time in New Orleans. I’ve never been.
5 must haves on the road:
1. My phone
2. A warm hoody
3. A pillow
4. My 35mm cameras
5. A guitar
First concert you saw:
I think it was Korn in London. I was a metal head as a kid. (Still am).
What is your guilty pleasure album:
Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
What would be your dream collaboration, alive or not:
I would love to write a song with Randy Newman. He’s my biggest influence and in my opinion, the greatest songwriter of all time.
Weirdest place you’ve ever written a song:
The other day a song idea came to me in the gym. I had to run to the front desk grab a pen and some receipt paper and write the lyrics down as house music was banging away in the background.
Feb. 16 / Seattle WA / Barboza*
Feb. 17 / Vancouver, BC / Fox Cabaret
Feb. 18 / Portland, OR / Mississippi Studios
Feb. 20 / San Francisco, CA / Noise Pop Music & Arts Festival
Feb. 21 / Los Angeles, CA / Masonic Lodge*
Feb. 22 / Los Angeles, CA / Masonic Lodge
Feb. 23 / Santa Ana, CA / Constellation Room*
Feb. 24 / San Diego, CA / The Casbah
Feb. 27 / Chicago, IL / Schubas Tavern
Feb. 28 / Toronto, ON / The Drake*
Mar. 1 / Montreal, QC / Mini Campus
Mar. 2 / Boston, MA / Great Scott
Mar. 3 / Philadelphia, PA / Johnny Brenda’s
Mar. 4 / Washington, DC / Song Byrd*
Mar. 6 / New York, NY / Bowery Ballroom*
Mar. 7 / New York, NY / Rough Trade