Defined by searing guitar licks, witty lyrics and memorable pop hooks, the Brother Big Bad sound is at once unique and interesting. Their influences are as far reaching as their ambition- including such diverse acts as: Dave Matthews Band, Led Zeppelin, Liquid Soul, John Mayer, James Brown, Ben Folds, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Barenaked Ladies.
BBB is driven by the creative forces of guitarist/singer D.J. Phillips, bassist Andy Carroll and drummer Matt Weaver. Together, their experiences include having an original song in the top 25 on the CMJ charts, opening for national touring act Jump Little Children in Nashville, Tennessee, participating in the Cabo Wabo Battle of the Bands at the Hard Rock Cafe in Memphis, Tennessee and being invited to perform at the Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. The members of Brother Big Bad have also the unique privilege of performing in theatrical venues nationwide in such productions as: The Lovely Liebowitz Sisters, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, The Medora Musical, Honky Tonk Angels, Beehive, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline and Tony and Tina’s Wedding.
In previous bands, the musicians in Brother Big Bad have rocked many Twin Cities venues including, but not limited to: First Avenue, The Cabooze, Bunker’s Bar and Grill, Fine Line Music Cafe, Bryant Lake Bowl, Artist Quarter, Minnesota Music Cafe, Five Corners Saloon and Lee’s Liquor Lounge.
The band members are working together through refreshingly upbeat and musically explosive live shows to carve their own niche in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.