Liam Bryant & The Handsome Devils
‘Her Name Means Grace’
Accompanied by his trusty acoustic foot stomp box, “Stompy” and his foot tambourine, “Tamby”, Liam recorded his debut album, The Pessimist & The Optimist at Airlock Studios in Samford Valley with Producer Yanto Browning (Art of Sleeping, Kate Miller- Heidke). The album has been mastered by the ARIA winning William Bowden (Gotye).
To complete the album, Liam invited a very talented bunch of musicians named The Handsome Devils who each brought with them their instrument of choice (electric guitar, bass, keys and drums). Their contribution brought great power, dynamic and space to the album recording and has certainly given their live show a devilish amount of depth.
The first single, ‘Her Name Means Grace’ delves into a theme everyone in this world can relate to, love, and so when the time came to storyboard for the animated film clip, Liam knew exactly which story to base the animation on, arguably the greatest and most tragic love story of all time, William Shakespeare’s, Romeo & Juliet.
Inspired by both classical guitar training and a love of progressive rock, Liam brings a new sound to the singer songwriter genre. With his catchy melodies and acoustic and classical guitar stylings it’s impossible not to be serenaded and moved by his music.
“I think it is important as a songwriter to be writing songs that not only have a special meaning to yourself, but can be interpreted numerous ways by different individuals. Relating and connecting to something someone else has written, sung or has said is what being a human is all about,” says Liam.
Although traits more so than talent are inherited through genetics, it’s fascinating how similar family member’s generations apart express themselves. Like his Grandfather, Liam Bryant began writing poetry when he was 12 years old in the school playground. Little did he know that 17 years later he would discover a collection of his Grandfather’s poems, put one to a piece of his music and name an album after it.
If you like beautiful music and people who are devilishly good looking then do yourself a favour and listen to ‘Her Name Means Grace’ now.
“Her Name Means Grace” by LIAM BRYANT & THE HANDSOME DEVILS is available in digital stores now.
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