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Australian band, Kotadama, “is 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, whilst 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. Their first single, See You Tonight, became No 1 at KISS fm,NY in June/July 2009.In 2009,they were invited to Japan and BAM festival,Barcelona to showcase their first album,"Dichotomy".They were invited to perform at Charlotte Music awards night(NC),Nov 09 and See You Tonight was nominated for HMMAwards(US). In October 2009, they won the International Singer/songwriter Awards(Festival4stars)UK and attended the workshop in London in January 2010. Early 2010 they were invited to showcase at Vancouver Music Business Conference and Indiefest, Toronto. Mid 2010 they were invited to showcase in NZ.They were voted the top two bands at City Showcase, New Zealand.(Nov 2010,400 entries) They have been working with David Kershenbaum and will return to the US on completion of “Dichotomy”. Dichotomy has been released in January 2011.
Kotadama create songs describing the human condition, stories of love, loss, inspiration, life and the delicate ongoing relationship between man and earth. In a world where hate, anger, and jealousy dominate, Kotadama brings a powerful essence of truth and inspiration to people everywhere.