Winner of the Golden Guitar 2018 for the Best New Talent of the Year.
Nominated for three awards at the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival:- 'Male Artist of the Year'. 'Alternative Country Album of the Year' and 'New Talent of the Year'.
Finalist in the 2018 'Queensland Music Awards'
We are fortunate indeed to welcome such a consummate musician such as Brad to the Bug stage.
Butcher always yearned to create. He grew up to the sounds of his mother play Bach and Beethoven on the family piano and spent his nights writing songs on his hand-me-down guitar, but the dream of making it in the music industry seemed impractical so for years Brad silently developed his musical style that mixes the working class grit on Springsteen with the tender expression of Ray LaMontagne.
In 2012, he released his acclaimed self-tilted debut album, which earned him nominations for a range of Australian and international songwriting and artist development awards, as well as supports and guest appearances alongside Busby Marou, Bill Chambers, Mark Seymour and Pete Murray. The single from the record, Conversations & Complications, was co-written by Grammy award winning songwriter/producer Marc Swersky (Joe Cocker/Diesel).
Butcher along with Swersky, explored new themes as they wrote prolifically for forthcoming sophomore album, Jamestown. Drawn to American country roots music, Butcher decided the best way to achieve his vision was to board a flight to America. Jamestown was recorded at Shorefire Recording Studios in New Jersey, (a true vintage gear playground) and produced by Swersky who also played bass on the record. Jamestown was cut live over a period of 7 days and features a group of seasoned musicians including: Steve Holley (Paul McCartney & The Wings), Rich Hinman (Rosanne Cash, Sara Bareilles), Richard Causon (Ryan Adams), & Lorenza Ponce (Sheryl Crow, Bon Jovi). The majority of songs on the record were first or second takes, helping to create an honest, dusty and raw 70ís vibe.