"COLIN BRACEWELL sings with more soul than seasoned vets with vocals that are instantly captivating with a range that is truly impressive. He has an undeniable sense of energy with his indie-pop vibe, drawing people in with every note of every song. Even more notable, is the way Colin Bracewell scurries thoughout his impressive range with a sense of smoothness that most vocals would kill for, which translates perfectly into his audience."
GIRL AT THE ROCK SHOWS
"His instrumentation sets him apart from other singer-songwriters of the same genre, often adding gentle synths, a killer trumpet solo, or a moody saxaphone riff to bring a jazzier feel that offsets lyrics of heartbreak (or amplifies them, depending on the listener)."
THE MINNESOTA DAILY, Bel Moran
"Colin Bracewell's music is a masterful display of heartfelt lyricism matched with dynamic songwriting. The brilliant high cries against minimal production, with added depths of emotion, create such a variety of sounds. This is produced through light ambient synths, diverse guitar strums, and often blind-sided switches of melodies and pace from the chorus into the bridge act as clever misdirection, leading into the eruptive outros. His music is a cinematic journey that's leaves listeners hitting repeat, repeat, repeat, in hopes of discovering another goose egg of sounds missed the first time around."
EARMILK - David Sikorski
Originally from Canada, Colin Bracewell learned to play the violin when he was four. He moved to the United States with his family and ended up in Fresno, California. When he sang "Blue Suede Shoes" by Elvis Presley in his school's Talent show in grade two, he knew he wanted to sing for others. He also spent some time playing fiddle and singing in a neighborhood Bluegrass band. He especially enjoyed acting and performing in musicals, which further fed his desire to perform. At twelve, his family relocated to Stillwater, Minnesota, and Colin found himself wanting to join the school's jazz band and needed to know how to play a brass instrument, so taught himself how to play the saxaphone. During this time he continued to sing, play instruments, and perform in musicals. He began formal music lessons, which introduced him to teachers that worked with artists like Aretha Franklin. Colin's vocal teacher introduced him to Classical music and he began singing Opera as a teen along with being in a couple classic rock bands.
At this time, Colin decided to start his own band and begun playing at sold out shows by the time he was twenty and has performed to audiences around the world. His hunger for music and all that it entails has moved him to producing and recording as well as writing and performing as much as possible, to the tune of over 150 shows, including a Midwest tour in 2022.
Currently, Colin attends the University of Minnesota and is working on a double major in Business Management and Vocal Performance. He has won vocal performance competitions and was recently awarded the Music Forward Affinity Plus National Scholarship, NATS Artist Award, and an internship with Taos Opera Institute.
Colin's vocal pads and true lyrics, combined with love and loss, create a unique and gravitating artistry. At only 22 years old, Colin Bracewell has established himself as a strong Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter. His style discovers a dark and nostalgic sound paired with thick production and tight vocals.Read More