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Welcome to the wonderful world of Newell! From here you can find out about the many bands Brad plays in at the present: Butter (funky rock), Workbook (Jazz), and baddBop (fusion). Also included is info on his music teaching, recording and film scoring abilities. Enjoy!



Butter is a funkrock trio from N.C..We specialize in great songs, a great live show, and a group sound defined by a guitar/keyboard hybrid called The Gorgan. We recently won Relix Magazine's Jam-Off song contest which resulted in coverage in the Apr/May issue, as well as Blurt Magazine's Best Kept Secret. We're working on our first CD, and we're already getting airplay on several internet radio stations. Influences: Lee Micheals/Big Organ Trio/BlackKeys. Recent venues played: Deep South/Kraken/54 West/Southland/ Champions/Pinhook/Blind Tiger. Members of the band have either played with or shared the stage with such artists as Derek Trucks, Burning Spear, Charlie Hunter, Alex Chilton, Living Color, Cowboy Junkies, Adrian Belew (King Crimson) and many others.
        Besides a full two sets of originals, we can also play a whole night of cover material, which is mostly made up of classic rock, funk and soul. Along with several instrumentals, we can adapt to any kind of club scene./ Brad Newell/Butter/jnewell1@nc.rr.com/butter music on Facebook.

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Workbook Jazz Duo

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Zimmerman Vineyards, 1428 Tabernacle Church Rd., Trinity, N.C. 27370

Workbook is a jazz group from N.C.. We play a large amount of material ranging from standards to originals to jazz versions of rock and soul classics. We can perform in duo or trio formats, which gives us the ability to play any kind of job. All members of Workbook are dependable professionals who have been playing in the area for several decades. Recently we have played at The Irregardless Cafe and Raleigh Brewing Co.(Raleigh), Parazod (Durham), Ruth Chris, Southern Lights and Liberty Oaks (Greensboro), and Hamptons and The Furniture Mkt.. (High Point).

For more info, visit my website at bradnewellmusic.com.