Bryan 'The Man' Ernest

Life is an adventure, man!

Origin Story

My musical journey started with the violin in the 2nd grade, but since the 8th grade, the guitar has been my primary magic wand of choice. I grew up listening to a lot of gospel music and started singing in the church choir. After writing a number of gospel songs, I realised that I wanted my music to reach out to everyone irrespective of their background. This was when I got introduced to the one and only John Mayer. His live concert "Where The Light Is" completely changed my relationship wit Read more...

My musical journey started with the violin in the 2nd grade, but since the 8th grade, the guitar has been my primary magic wand of choice. I grew up listening to a lot of gospel music and started singing in the church choir. After writing a number of gospel songs, I realised that I wanted my music to reach out to everyone irrespective of their background. This was when I got introduced to the one and only John Mayer. His live concert "Where The Light Is" completely changed my relationship with music and opened my eyes to a whole new world of guitar techniques and songwriting. At this point in life, I had just completed my Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course when I decided to start teaching music at a school in Mumbai. I wrote a whole bunch of songs and used to play live gigs across multiple cities, but I could never finish recording these songs for some reason or the other. I resigned from the school to record my album, but 4 months later, I co-founded a company called "Motojojo" with my best friend Sunny Awasthi, which was all about building a community of musicians, travellers and artists from all over the country. Though it was everything I believed in, It took up too much of my time and so after 1.5 years of building the company, I made the decision to dedicate all my focus and attention to music. For over 8 years, I’ve been working with multiple musicians from across the city and I’m currently working on a solo set with 15 instruments. After independently releasing 2 singles, I've started recording my debut album at my home studio and still have a truck load of songs to put out. That’s my story - well just a glimpse of it. I can’t wait to share my music with the world!

Ambitions

I've always known from the inside that my dream is to travel and make music. So armed with my 15-instrument One Man set, I plan to travel the world and spread the message of love and peace through my music, which transcends all language and social barriers.

I've always known from the inside that my dream is to travel and make music. So armed with my 15-instrument One Man set, I plan to travel the world and spread the message of love and peace through my music, which transcends all language and social barriers.

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Challenges

There are so many challenges for an indie musician- right from finding the right people to make music with to getting gigs. Making contacts with event organizers and club programmers is not easy and not always available for everyone. A stable source of income is a challenge but its something that you get used to living with.

There are so many challenges for an indie musician- right from finding the right people to make music with to getting gigs. Making contacts with event organizers and club programmers is not easy and not always available for everyone. A stable source of income is a challenge but its something that you get used to living with.

Influences

The simple complexity of John Mayers Music, the vibe of Jason Mraz, the words of Jack Johnson, the discipline of Ed Sheeran, and gospel songwriting have all played a part in how i percei Read more...

The simple complexity of John Mayers Music, the vibe of Jason Mraz, the words of Jack Johnson, the discipline of Ed Sheeran, and gospel songwriting have all played a part in how i perceive and produce music.

Style

My style of music can be defined as Indie-Pop, Alt Indie-Pop and Folk pop.

My style of music can be defined as Indie-Pop, Alt Indie-Pop and Folk pop.

Performance Atmosphere

What happens when a traveler, blends life-inspired words to happy-go-lucky melodies? Well, people dance, stomp, and sing. A lot.

What happens when a traveler, blends life-inspired words to happy-go-lucky melodies? Well, people dance, stomp, and sing. A lot.

Achievements

  • Developed a 15-instrument solo live looping set.
  • Featured on the Cover on Rolling Stones India Magazine, Dec 2019 edition.
  • TEDx speaker Completed a 12 city tour of India in the month of May '19.
  • Both his solo and duo acts made it through to the top 24 English singer-songwriter acts of India curated by A.R. Rahman and Clinton Cerejo.
  • Performed as the In-house Band for Hard Rock Cafe, Mumbai.
  • Co-founded a travel experience company called "Motojojo" which has spread out to 16-20 cities in India.
  • Played across 30 cities of India till date.
  • Placed 2nd in the Times Singer-Songwriter Hunt in 2016
  • Played at multiple art festivals in India.
  • First Single called "It's OK Not To Be Okay" has over 14k hits on Spotify.

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'We're Alive' Music Video

I believe that "We're Alive" is a song written for this generation. With everything that’s been happening in all our lives, collectively and individually, and what feels like an air of bleakness over which we have no control this is a song that celebrates living. It celebrates the strength we can harness and the power that we hold without. It celebrates our ability to accept our reality today. Most importantly, it celebrates the choices we have to make to shape our tomorrow. The screenplay, pre production, and locations are all set. Now what we need is the finance to produce our piece of art- the art that we're trying to create..and with your help WE CAN :) I've managed to get a lot of my costs raised in-kind so this is all that is left for me to get.

Awesome. I have it.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

'The Original Dog' is the trading name for Original Dog Media Private Ltd. For the purposes of this document, The Original Dog shall be referred to as the "Agent".The term “Artist” is not specifically only a single performer, but it is a generic term that applies to all performers,entertainers, DJs, band members, duos, and solo artists. The term “Donor” refers to the person who intends to fund an Artist promoted on the Agent’s website. The primary work of the Agent is to provide a platform for the Artist to upload their musical work for it to be viewed by the Donor or the public. If a donor is interested in funding a particular Artist, the Donor has to approach the Agent to fund the Artist. By acceding to this agreement the Donor provides for the warranties towards the Agent,for funding an artist, as follows.

WARRANTIES OF DONOR

Arbitration Clause:In case of any dispute that may arise in relation to this agreement between the parties, the same shall be referred to a sole arbitrator to be mutually appointed by the parties in accordance with the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. The award passed by the sole arbitrator shall be binding on both parties. The place for arbitration shall be at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

'The Original Dog' is the trading name for Original Dog Media Private Limited. For the purposes of this document, The Original Dog shall be referred to as the "Agent”. The term “Artist” is not specifically only a single performer, but is a generic term that applies to all performers, entertainers, DJs, band members, duos, and solo artists.The term “Donor” refers to the person who intends to fund an Artist promoted on the Agent’s website.

The primary role of the Agent is to provide a platform for the Artist to create a profile and upload their original work to the aforementioned platform i.e. the Agent’s website, "originaldog.com". The Agent further undertakes to market and promote the Artist through funds, received by running a crowdfunding campaign. The purpose of this campaign, which will be hosted on the website, is to attract Donors to fund a particular Artist.

This contract is between the Artist and the Agent. Any responsibility for the fulfilment of this contract is between the Artist and the Agent. The Agent accepts no liability for nonfulfillment or breach of contract save any breach of the Agent’s Responsibilities.

The terms and conditions between the Artist and the Agent in the form of warranties are enumerated below. By agreeing to the electronic acceptance, the Artist agrees to these terms. This document may be used in conjunction with a Rider and/or contract. Although the contract is divided into sections to draw special attention to the warranties provided for by each party, it should be read in its entirety by all persons involved to gain a broad understanding of what is expected of each party.

WARRANTIES OF ARTIST and AGENT
Arbitration Clause:-

In case of any dispute that may arise in relation to this agreement between the parties, the same shall be referred to a sole arbitrator to be mutually appointed by the parties in accordance with the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. The award passed by the sole arbitrator shall be binding on both parties. The place for arbitration shall be at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.