For each member of the Denver-based band Be Brave, making music together has been a nine-month rollercoaster ride of creativity, camaraderie and cultivation — especially when it comes to finding an interesting blend of styles.
“I think our sound is very unique,” said bassist Brett Marcovich. “We try to mix a little bit of everything into [the songs], like pop-rock, alternative, hip-hop, breakdowns, dubstep, and occasionally, acoustic [renditions].”
Since their formation in March, Be Brave has released their first EP, Pursue the Dream. For the past few months, they’ve been supporting this distinctive debut in venues all over Colorado. From their first show at the Summit Music Hall back in May to their headlining holiday show on Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Marquis Theater.
“We have a comedian at the show, which we’re really excited about, because it’s totally different than what you usually see at a local show,” said drummer, Matt Neiberger.
According to Neilberger, a longtime friend of Be Brave, Kyle Coy, will be playing an acoustic set to start the night out. Then, Down by Daybreak is up second. “They’re a young and upcoming band,” said Neilberger, noting that, “right before us are our boys in Calibrate Me — [an] amazing band.”
Along with the handful of diverse acts, this Christmas show will be host to an ugly sweater contest and Be Brave will surely be rocking their own obnoxious threads — “the uglier, the better,” joked Neiberger.
Fortunately, for the fans who can’t make it to the show, the local promotional crew, Mile High Underground, will be streaming the event live on its website.
Be Brave’s last show was in Ft. Collins and, as Neiberger admits, “[it] was a little bumpy.” But for a band that has been playing plenty of local gigs, a few bumps are to be expected, as is experimentation, like the band’s cover of Katy Perry’s mega-hit “E.T.”
“We just thought that song would be a lot of fun to do live, especially since it’s a song everyone knows,” said Neiberger. “It’s a good time to get everyone moving around and singing along. We have many covers coming out, but that’s a secret people will have to see for themselves at our next couple shows.”
The next shows, including this Christmas extravaganza and its emphasis on ugly sweaters, will help Be Brave keep their momentum up until their one-year anniversary in March 2012. After that, Neilberger states candidly, “We hope to tour all over the world — Be Brave is here to stay.”