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Kotadama

Australian band, Kotadama, ìis set to take a place in the US Top 40 and according to Skope Magazine is the next big artist to watch. From string filled melodic rock to soulful ballads, Kotadama has attracted worldwide attention, including several Multi Grammy Award winning US Music Producers. Chris and Evan Brown are currently working with David Kershenbaum, completing their debut album, 'Dichotomy'. It will be released in June 2010 and Kotadama will return to the US to tour and promote the album. Brothers Chris and Evan Brown were raised on a rural property on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia. Both homeschooled, they've had many opportunities to develop interests, from competitive ballroom dancing to stock market trading. In late 2006, while sitting for the University Entrance Exam, Chris taught himself to play the guitar and convinced Evan to play the drums. Inspired by U2, they began playing cover songs. Towards late 2007, Chris (19) and Evan (21) began writing and performing their own songs. After researching extensively, they uncovered a name to represent their song writing, 'Kotadama.' It is a Japanese term, which means 'spirit of words'. Their goal was to write songs that resonate with people of all ages. After having several recording sessions at various well known Sydney studios, Chris and Evan still weren't satisfied with the finished product. They converted a farm shed into a very effective recording studio, and began producing their songs. At the end of 2008, Chris and Evan enlisted two friends (Clint Fish and Scott Mallard) to perform live. They approached numerous Australian radio stations nationwide for airplay and, despite very positive feedback from program directors, discovered that, as an unsigned band, airplay was a very limited option. Undeterred, they began sending their songs overseas and within a short period of time were being accepted for airplay worldwide. Chris and Evan, having recently returned from a successful UK and US trip, are currently working on Music Video Clips for the album. They will return to the US on completion of 'Dichotomy'.

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