After growing up on the piano, multi-instrumentalist BRETT ORR left high school and spent ten years playing drums in Melbourne.
From 1995-2005, Brett appeared at venues of every size - from 5 people in an intimate café, to 8,000 people at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. His original band supported such names as The Living End, Eskimo Joe, Something for Kate, Frenzal Rhomb to name just a few. Brett was the drummer in an original band with a budding Tim Minchin, a hot funk act that held residencies in some of Melbourne’s top venues.
After a decade of drumming on the original and covers circuit, Brett moved to the Sunshine Coast and went back to the drawing board, re-learning his childhood instrument - the piano. It was at age 28 he discovered he had a singing voice, and spent the next few years playing solo shows on the Sunshine Coast while writing his debut album and honing his singing voice.
“Foundations” – a 10-track album where he performed most of the instruments - was eventually released in late 2011, and Brett performed it with his band at the Caloundra Festival, Hervey Bay Festival, and Splendour in the Grass. In club venues, he supported such names as Diesel, James Reyne, Kate Ceberano, and Tijuana Cartel.
Brett was also co-founder of electronic outfit “The Brains Trust”, performing to thousands of people at Golden Days Festival and The Big Pineapple Festival. The eternal student, he moved to Brisbane in 2014 and is currently studying jazz at the Conservatorium.
He can be seen performing all over Brisbane in a variety of outfits - through blues, jazz, funk, RnB, and House music. Sometimes he’s behind the kit; other times playing keys and singing in corporate bands; he also performs solo shows as a one-man-soul-band.